Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sneak Peek time for November's Creative Cafe kit of the month!

Hi Everyone! It's sneak peek time again here at The Rubber Cafe' !

Creative Cafe Kits
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We're getting close to the end of the year, so for the month of November, I can't wait to share with you what we've cooked up!  This month's kit is called Now We're Cookin',  and we hope you'll find there is lots of inspiration here as you continue prepping for all your holiday plans!  Since cooking and baking are such a large part of that we know you're going to love this month's kit!

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Here's a quick sneak peek look at our kit including fun embellishments; ribbons and a 6x6 paper pad , called Made from Scratch!
How 'sweet' is this coordinating stampset!  Take a look at our exclusive "Whipped Up!"

and don't forget to add to your cart, this month's add-on stamp set "Stamping Utensils"

As always, shipping for subscribers begins November 1, 2014

So don't delay... and order your kits today!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

North Pole or Candy Cane

Hello TRC Fans!  I have a super cute card to share with you today.  One of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Story with little Ralphie!  For this card, I have used the cute stamp set showing a little elf with her tongue stuck to the north pole just like in the movie!  LOL  Here is my card......

Don't you just love this image?  Be sure to get your October Creative Cafe' Kit - Christmas Behind The Scenes plus the Add-on set!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christmas Flip Card

Welcome Back Rubber Cafe' Fans!

Today I have my final card that I made with supplies from the October Rubber Cafe' Creative Card Kit to share with you.

This is a fun flip card that I created.

Here is what the inside looks like.

Hopefully, my tutorial will make sense....

Start with an 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of green cardstock.

Fold the panel in half to create a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" side folding card base.
Then fold the front of the card backwards in half to create a fold line down the middle of the card.
Unfold the card.
Lay a die on the front part of the card base centered over the front fold line as shown in the picture below.

Run the panel through the cutting machine only going to the halfway point.

You will end up with a panel that looks like this.

Fold the card up so it looks like this.

Decorate the inside panel.

Create a panel for the front fold by cutting a panel of patterned paper to 2"x 5 1/4".
Use the same die to cut a half shape out of the panel as shown.

Adhere panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the left side of the open card.  Adhere a 2" x 5 1/4" panel of patterned paper to the remaining blank panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

Die cut a white panel with the same die and adhere to the panel as shown.
Stamp image and sentiment on the panel and color.

Fold the card as shown.
Now you will finish the front of the card.

Die Cut another white panel and adhere to the flip panel.
Stamp with the elf image and color.

Tie the three colors of twine around the front left edge.
Finish off the card with the sentiment and tree embellishment as shown.

That's it!  I hope you you enjoyed today's "Flip Card" tutorial and that you will give it a try! 

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes" and the add on set.
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: The three colored twines are from the October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes"
Other: Spellbinders dies

Friday, October 24, 2014

Santa's Lil' Helpers Gift Card Holder: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hi there everyone!  Time for a little more festive fun with The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' KOTM for October!

This card starts with an 11" by 4&1/4" piece of black cardstock.  It's scored at the 5&1/2" mark and glued together along the sides to make a pouch, using a thin line of Scrap Happy Glue:

The front is decorated with a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of red cardstock, layered with a 5" by 3&3/4" piece of gift patterned paper, and a center band made from a 3&3/4" by 2& 1/4" piece of green cardstock with the bottom border punched.  I added a 3&3/4" by 1&1/4" strip of red cardstock, layered with a 3&3/4" by 1" strip of peppermint stripe paper, and the Happy Holidays sentiment stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on a white cardstock strip.  I glued this all together, and tied it up with some jute string with bells before I glued it to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.  I added the peppermint "candies" as an accent to the sentiment:

To make the gift card slider inside start with a 6&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of green cardstock.  Score at 2" to form pocket....glue along edges with a thin line of Scrap Happy Glue

To the pocket: Add 1&3/4" by 3&1/2" strip of black cardstock layered with 1" by 3&1/2" strip of red cardstock punched with border punch. Add a 3&1/4" by 3" piece of peppermint stripe paper above and slightly inside pocket.

Next, stamp the 3 elves and "Do Not Open" seal on white cardstock in Black Tuxedo Ink, color with Copic Markers.  Trim elves piece to approximately 2&1/8" by 5&5/8".  Brush edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Make a 2&3/8" by 6" piece of black cardstock--this will be your slider pull tab piece.  Punch a 1&1/2" red cardstock circle, and a 1&1/4" green cardstock circle.  Stamp "Dec 25" toward the top of the green circle, then glue these together.  Punch out the previously colored in "Do Not Open" seal with the 1&1/2" circle punch.  Glue these circles back to back at the top of the black cardstock slider piece.  Then glue the elves on the Dec 25 side, and the entire slider piece to the pocket piece.

Here is the elves side:

And the gift card pocket side:

Here is a view of the completed card with the slider:

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today.....and stop back soon for more great inspiration!!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
Christmas Behind the Scenes-Elf'n Around
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Christmas Behind the Scenes
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot; Copic Markers-
R17, R37, YG06, YG23, BG01, BG05, 0
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Christmas Behind the Scenes
little b peppermint candies, red jute string; mini bells
Tools:  1&1/2" and 1&1/4" circle punch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hangin' The Mistletoe!

I have another card featuring The Rubber Cafe's Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit!
For this card I used some more holly embellishments from the batch I did up last week.  Don't they make fabulous photo corners for the card?  

The stamp is in the  Elf'n Around stamp set that is included in the kit.  I did a slight modification and only stamped the top two elves on the image.  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and tore the top edge to resemble snow.  I colored my image with Copic markers and stuck them in the snowbank!  

The adorable bows are part of the kit and I added one to the mistletoe and two to elements I cut out from the designer paper pad included in the kit.  They look like gifts!

Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit:stamps, papers, bow embellishment
You're So Fine Glitters:  Patriot Red, Fir Tree Green

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Holidays - October Creative Cafe KOTM

Happy Wednesday TRC fans.  Mary-Ann here today to help you get through your week with a little bit of inspiration using October's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Christmas Behind the Scenes.  This card is super easy.  All you need other than the kit and the add-on stamp set - Santa's Workshop, are circle punches, (or something circle to trace) a doodling pen (because I just love doodling) and pencils or markers to color (and you don't have to be professional at coloring, you can see I am not!)

I started with an A2 red card base with a slightly smaller green polka dot paper.  I cut the holly paper quite a bit smaller than that and attached it all together, wrapped twine and then added it to the front of my card.  I cut a 2 1/2 inch white circle and a 3 inch green circle.  I stamped my elf on the white, then just the stars from the same stamp around the top of the circle, colored, backed it with foam tape and added to the green circle, which is also backed with foam and added the front of the card.  

I stamped my sentiment and holly berries, did a little fussy cutting, coloring and added like you see above.  Then, my newest favorite thing, I started doodling and doodling some more.  I hope that you have been inspired today, if not and you need a bit more inspiration, keep stopping back because our design team is rocking this months Creative Cafe kit!

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Holly Wreath Card!

Hello TRC Fans!  Today I have a fun card to share with you using supplies from the October Creative Cafe' Kit - Christmas Behind the Scenes.  For this card, I used a masking technique that is easy to do and you get a really great card!

For the masking, I used some Eclipse masking paper I have had for a long time.  But its easy to get the same effect by using Post-it Notes.  Just be sure to stamp on the sticky part!  Here is a close-up of my card!

I created a video to show you how to make this card.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps:The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' -October Kit of the month -Christmas Behind the Scenes
  • Paper: The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' - October kit of the Month -Doodle bug 6x6 pad Santa Express
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad; Copic Markers
  • Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue; 3d foam squares
  • Embellishments:  s; Little B red bow in the kit
  • Tools:  Circle dies, masking tape, scissors, glue dots, white pen

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diagonal Swing Front Card

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!!!

t's time to share another fun card that I've made with this months Rubber Cafe' Creative Card Kit!

Today I have a fun "Diagonal swing front card" to share with you that I made with The Rubber Cafe' October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes".

I used the add on stamp kit, "Santa's Workshop",  Scrap Happy Gluememento inkcopic markers, and Score Tape.

Here is a look at the front of the  Card. Keep scrolling down for step by step instructions to create one on your own.

Here is the inside.

To create the front diagonal flap, cut a 4 1/4" wide white panel and a 4" patterned paper panel.  Cut the diagonal top on the two panels.
Score the long edge of the white panel.

Adhere the patterned paper panel to the 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" tree panel with Score Tape.

Here's how it will look on the front.

Here's how it will look on the back.

Adhere the panel to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of green cardstock.

 Create a tag and stamp "Merry Christmas" on it.
Tie the tag to the front panel with twine.

Create the main image panel by die cutting a red scallop edge circle panel with a Spellbinders die.
Die cut another slightly smaller scallop edge green circle with a Spellbinders die.
Stamp elf on a die cut white circle and color with markers.
Adhere all the panels together as shown and then adhere to card with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

When you adhere the image to the card, only use Scrap Happy Sheer Glue on the part that is attached to the "Present Patterned Paper" so that the front panel can still swing open.

Then on the inside of the card, create this panel by stamping and coloring the image.  Back it with red cardstock and adhere to card.

That's it!  I hope you you enjoyed today's "Diagonal Swing Front Card" tutorial and that you will give it a try! 

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes" and the add on set.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento dye Ink;  Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer GlueScore Tape
Embellishments: The three colored twines are from the October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes"
Other: Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle dies