Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sweet Thing - Creative Cafe KOTM

I gotta tell ya, this Creative Cafe Kit of the Month for May really really rocks.  Hardest part was narrowing down the products for just 4 posts for the month. I decided to create a card from a scrapbooking layout sketch I saw on Pinterest.  The collage paper and stickers from Melissa Francis (included in the kit) were perfect for accomplishing the look.  



If you have been following me (Mary-Ann) since I started designing for TRC, you know I love layering and dimension.  For this card, started with a standard A2 kraft base.  I choose the watercolor paper for the background.  I backed some, not all, of the stickers and paper blocks with foam tape.  



Then I stamped, layered, and added stickers until I like the placement.  
I knew that I wanted to draw lines and a border with a black marker and add paint splotches of black to help my black cupcake blend a bit better. 




My last addition was the Queen & Co. pearls that were included in your kit.  

Thank you for stopping by again today, see you in June!
Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Ink and Paint: Momento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, Dylusions black Spray ink
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape
Embellishments: Pearl embellishments included in kit
Tools/Dies: Fine tip scissors, acrylic block, black marker


Friday, May 30, 2014

Wedding Day Elegance: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing an elegant wedding card using The Rubber Cafe' KOTM:
 

The base of this card is 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" white cardstock with the bottom corners rounded.

The first layer is a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of pastel patterned paper with the bottom corners rounded, and a 1" strip of black cardstock border punched and wrapped with a pink seam binding ribbon.  I then added a bow and glued it all down using Scrap Happy Glue to finish the base:



To create the focal point of the card, I started with a 3" by 3&1/2" piece of white cardstock, and punched a border along the top edge (on the 3" side), and then cut a 3" by 1" piece of black cardstock and punched this with the same border punch.  These were layered together on the card.  I centered a 3" by 3&1/4" piece of the pastel pattern paper on the white piece, then layered on a Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Square, that I die cut, then die cut the center out using the corresponding Spellbinders Classic Square die.  This piece was foam taped over the pastel square.  The Classic Square die was also used to cut a black cardstock square that I added to the center of this square (glued directly to the card base....NOT foam taped).

The cake was stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo on white cardstock, fussy cut out, then the scroll stamp was stamped and embossed in grey embossing powder.  I colored the tops of each cake tier using Copic Markers, then brushed a thin coat of Scrap Happy Glue over the entire cake piece, and once dry, buffed on Crystal Ice You're So Fine Glitter--you can see the subtle soft shimmer this gives:
 

The flowers were stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy cut, then glued to the cake.  The sentiment was stamped on the pastel patterned paper, cut into a banner, and VERY lightly brushed with Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.  It was foam taped in the very center for dimension, then just glued directly to the frame edge. Pearls were added to flower centers, the frame, and the top black punched border.
  
Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today.....I plan on making several of these cards to have on hand for the upcoming wedding season....this is a great card to have in your stash, ready to give!
 

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-How Sweet It Is
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-How Sweet It Is
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers C3, C7, 0;
Black Soot Distress Ink
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments:  Creative Cafe KOTM-Queen & Co pearls,
The Rubber Cafe'You're So Fine Glitter- Crystal Ice, Pink Seam Binding,
WOW embossing powder-charcoal.
Tools-Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities-
Fleur De Lis Squares, Classic Squares; corner rounder punch

Thursday, May 29, 2014

June- Creative Cafe' kit of the Month Sneak Peek!

Hi Everyone! I'm back today to share with you all our latest sneak peek for the month of June's Creative Cafe' Card Kit!
http://therubbercafe.com/creative-cafe-kits.html
 This month's kit 'Let's hear it for the boys' is just that- a chance to create cards and projects to celebrate the Men in our lives!
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Here's a sneak peek of the kit papers and content ... you see we have Echo Parks 'Getaway' paper pad included in this kit!

Here's a look at the featured stamp set - 'Just Men'


As always, shipping for those of you already subscribed begins June 1, 2014

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








Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wedding Cake Congrats Card

Hello! Dawn Rene here to share another card I made with The Rubber Cafe's May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. The focal point is a cake stamp colored with COPIC markers. This card could be used for a wedding or an anniversary.

Here is a picture of the finished card...

TRC Cake Congrats Card - DDR

I used 6" x 6" white card stock as the base. I cut out various layers of paper and distressed the edges. I cut out tags from the kraft card stock in the kit and used a crinkle roller to add texture. The twine and ribbon are also from the kit.

Here is a close up of the card...

TRC Cake Congrats Card - DDR CU wm

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Ink and Markers: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, COPIC Markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Ribbon and Twine from the Kit
Other: Crinkle Roller, Ranger Black Glossy Accents, Eyelets

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Fun Easel Card!

Hello The Rubber Cafe' fans!  Hope you are enjoying this month's Creative Cafe' Kit - How Sweet It Is - as much as I am!  The images are so fun and the papers are wonderful, too!  Today I want to share with you a fun easel card that fits into a regular A2 sized envelope.  I really love easel cards and thought this was very clever!



It is very simple to make this style of easel card.  Just cut the kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4" and fold.  Then your will need a paper trimmer and paper scorer.  Score the top half of the card at 1 1/4" from each end.  It should look like this.......

Adhere each of these piece down to the base of the cardstock.  Then you will fold the middle piece in half and that will form your easel!



I added white cardstock and some of the Melissa Frances patterned paper to each side pieces and some more patterned paper to the easel.  I cut/embossed a decorative labels eight from the pink metallic cardstock and cut it to fit behind a Labels Eight die cut.  I stamped the card image onto the Labels Eight die cut and colored it in with Copic markers.  I added a pearl and some You're So Fine Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter to the flowers on my cake!  Here are a few more close-ups!


I stamped the sentiment onto a Ribbon Tags Trio die using Tuxedo Memento Black ink and added the pearls.  Pop the ribbon tag up onto some 3d foam squares to make the easel part of the card!   I tied the pink seam binding into a bow to complete the card! 


Supplies Used:

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Ink and Paint: Momento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black; You're So Fine Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, 3d foam squares
Embellishments: pearls and pink seam binding - included in kit
Tools/Dies:  Scor-pal, trimmer, Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight and Ribbon Tags Trio (Spellbinders)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Decoration Day - Let's Celebrate Step Card!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all getting in sometime to do what you want to do today- as we surround ourselves with family and friends let's also remember those men and women who have died in the service of their country.  
An added piece of trivia!  Did you know that Memorial Day has also been known as 'Decoration' Day?  So how appropriate is it that I share a card today that features a decorated  cake!

 
  • The Card base is cut from the shimmery pink cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11
  • Using my Score-Pal, I scored a horizontal line at 6 1/2 "
  • As in my diagram below - see from that mark down to an 1" from the edge cut 3/4" in from each side.
  • From the bottom edge; score up 1" for only a 3/4" (in to match cut line) flip repeat on the other side
  • From that score mark go up another 1" now on the 3/4" cut section and score again on both sides.
  • Back up to the 6 1/2" score line score down 1" this time only on the section inside the cut edges.
  
  • With your cut and score lines finished - Peak fold at the 6 1/2" line and center 7 1/2" line.
  • Valley fold on each side creating a base for the card to stand upright- focusing a 3 3/4" center and the sides stepping backing.  
Use the picture below to help you get your base set. 


Start decorating your card and cake!  
Cut pieces for the side 3/4" sections - I used decorative edge punch for my card.

To stamp - first stamp the cake image on white cardstock; than start using your decorative elements and flowers to build and ice your cake!  You can mask off areas if you need to- instead I used color from my copic pens, to fill in and hide the background lines from the cake.



Fussy cut out your cake and mount on the Patterned cake paper included in your kit. To add some additional sugar and spice, I used my Clear glitter Wink of Stella pen.  I put a few pearl accents also from the kit, on some of my flowers.  The plate I colored with the Silver glitter Wink of Stella pen, and finally added a label for my stamped phrase Make Life Sweet.
Here's a closer look!
 Here's another look at my card- to finish it up, I looped pink ribbon, and tied the creamy caramel ribbon around to tie it closed.  I mounted another pearl accent in the center.   I cut the phrase 'Sweet Thing' and placed on the lower area of the card.



 I really love how this "sweet" card turned out - and even more how simple it was!  With the wonderful cuts and score of this card it easily showcases your image and looks marvelous!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!  Maybe get your kits out and decorate a few cakes!
Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' kit for May- How Sweet it  is!
Paper:   The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' kit for May- How Sweet it  is!
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle; Wink of Stella glitter pens; Clear and Silver; Copic markers
Embellishments: Pearls and Ribbon from the kit
Adhesives: Dimensional foam squares
Tools/Dies:  Score-Pal; EK Success- open scallop border punch


Sunday, May 25, 2014

May Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month Fun Fold Card

Hi There!  Kristine here today to share a new fun fold card that I made using the May Creative Cafe' Kit of the month., "How Sweet it is".  I found this idea on Pinterest and couldn't wait to give it a try!

I made this fun fold card with supplies from this months May Creative Cafe' Kit of the month., "How Sweet it is" and the add on stamp set, "Always Room for Ice Cream".


This is the front of the card.  The fun is when you open it up and discover all the fun folds!


Here is the first fold that you open up.


Then this panel opens up to reveal the inside.


The main panel of the card measures 7" across and 8 1/2" down.  The top fold is approximately 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". The lower fold is 4 1/4" x 1 1/2"..


When you fold it up it measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" which is a normal A2 size.


I added some paper panels to the side fold piece.


And then added some panels to the top of the top folding panel.


I hope you enjoyed today's fun fold card!  Keep stopping by the blog to see all the other amazing design team samples.


Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - How Sweet it Is-add on stamp set, "Always Room for Ice Cream"
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it Is
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,copic markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Banner Stickers, Twine, and pearls are all from the May Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Dies:  All Spellbinders

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

  These super sweet cupcakes are part of the Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - How Sweet it is!  The only thing better than these cupcakes are real ones!  It's Mary-Ann posting today with a simple quick card.


I started with a black base (A2 card - measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  Then the white block, slightly smaller.  I backed the entire white block with foam and wrapped my Queen & Co. twine that came with the kit, around several times.  I used a small piece of tape to secure the loose ends.  


I stamped the cupcake stamps on random pieces of papers.  I was careful not to waste paper, if I needed the top, I stamped only the top on the edge of the paper I chose.  I used Momento - tuxedo black to tie in with my twine and black base.  I fussy cut the tops and bottoms of my cupcakes, backing the bottom with one layer of foam and the tops with two layers of foam.  Once they were in place, I used Stickles to emphasize the sprinkles and cherry.  

Now, time to go and get some real cupcakes!

See you next Saturday!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - May's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -How Sweet it is!
Ink and Paint: Momento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, Stickles
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape, tape
Embellishments: thread, Twine included in kit
Tools/Dies: Fine tip scissors, acrylic block



Friday, May 23, 2014

Sweet Hello: Creative Cafe' May KOTM

Who doesn't love a little sweetness now and again?  How about CALORIE FREE sweetness!  Laura here with a sweet card made with the add on set "Always Room For Ice Cream" from this month's Creative Cafe' KOTM from The Rubber Cafe':



This easel card starts with a kraft cardstock base.  Instead of the common 4x4 size, I wanted to make a full size 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" card.  The kraft is cut down to 4&1/4" wide, while leaving the full 11" length.  It's then scored at 5&1/2" and 8&1/4".

The bottom of the card starts with a 3" by 4" piece of sprinkle pattern paper and I added a 1" by 4" strip of kraft paper.  For the sentiment, I stamped "i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream" in Memento Rich Cocoa on kraft cardstock.  I used the Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two die to cut it out, then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (all pieces are inked with this except the pink cardstock pieces).  The sentiment is matted on the Spellbinders die piece cut out of pink pearl cardstock, then I added pearls and the ice cream cone brad and then foam taped it to the kraft strip.

The rest of the inside, is the "hello sweet thing" piece cut and mounted onto the pink stripe piece from this pattern paper page:


I added a border of the washi sticker banners to the left side, a few pearls and another ice cream cone brad and then adhered it to the card near the top of the inside.  I added a punched border of pink pearl cardstock with a thin (1/4") piece of sprinkle pattern paper to finish the inside:
 


The front of the card is a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of pink pearl carstock with the bottom edge punched with a border punch.  Just above the punched border a 2&1/2" by 4" piece of kraft cardstock is layered with a 2" by 4" piece of sprinkle pattern paper and wrapped with a crinkled ribbon and bow, then glued down.  Along the top edge, a 1&1/4" by 4" piece of kraft is layered with a 1" by 4" piece of aqua stripe pattern paper, then adhered 1/4" from the to of the pink pearl cardstock.

To create the center panel, I stamped the sundae and the sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then cut out using Spellbinders Labels 22 die.  The cherry on top got a thin layer of Scrap Happy Glue, and then once dry, I buffed in some Patriot Red You're So Fine Glitter, then covered the "chocolate sauce" and the cherry with Glossy Accents.

While that dried, I stamped the sundae on the sprinkle paper and fussy cut out the glass only and glued that on.  I also stamped the little banner and fussy cut that also, then foam taped it to the upper left corner.  Once it was entirely dry, this panel was foam taped to the center of the card front.

To finish the card, I cut two thin banners, stamped a sentiment on one, stapled them together, then glued on the left side of the card (I did use foam tape under that left edge under the staples).  Lots of pretty pearls added to the border and top to finish it up.



Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today....hope you have a wonderful weekend....make sure to stop by for more inspiration soon!




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-How Sweet It Is
Always Room For Ice Cream add on set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-How Sweet It Is
Ink: Memento Ink-Rich Cocoa; Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments:  Creative Cafe KOTM-Queen & Co pearls,
Melissa Frances washi stickers, Ice Cream brads; The Rubber Cafe'
You're So Fine Glitter- Patriot Red, Glossy Accents
Tools-Martha Stewart border punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Spellbinders
Dies Labels 22, Fancy Framed Tags Two