Sunday, June 29, 2014

Keep on Truckin'

Hello TRC Fans!!!

Today I have a  fun easel card to share with you!  
I made it with the June Creative Cafe' Kit - Let's Hear It For The Boys.  This is a terrific kit for all those "DAD" cards  and today I used it for a fun easel birthday card.


Here's how it looks when it's standing up open.


Here's how it look closed up and ready to go in an envelope.


I started with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" panel of cardstock.
I scored it at 4 1/4" and at 2 1/8"

Then I adhered a 2" x 4 1/8" patterned paper panel to the lower portion with Scrap Happy Glue.


Here's a folded view of the same panel.


Next, I tied a piece of green ribbon around the card base.


I stamped the truck image with Memento  Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I backed it with a larger panel of blue patterned paper and then a large die cut burgundy panel.


I adhered the truck panel and adhered it to the card with Scrap Happy Glue
NOTE: Only use glue on the lower portion of the image so it is not glued down above the fold of the card.

Final touch on the front is to create the sentiment piece and adhere to the card with a brad from the kit.


For the inside I adhere a 2" x 4 1/8" panel of white cardstock to the bottom inside of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.  Stamp sentiment with blue ink.
And finally...add the two brads in the corner to help hold the easel in place when open.



I hope you enjoyed my card today!
The Rubber Cafe' design team has been sharing amazing projects all month long and next months kit is going to be a blast!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Let's Hear it for the Boys
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue; copic markers
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  brads from the kit
Tools/Punches:  Spellbinder Dies



Saturday, June 28, 2014

July - 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 July's Creative Cafe' Card Kit!
http://therubbercafe.com/creative-cafe-kits.html
This month's kit will have you walking in sunshine! 'Cause we're celebrating all things 'Fun in the Sun', 'Under the Sea', and 'Nautical'.
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Here's a sneak peek of the kit papers and content ... featuring 6x6 Echo Park pad "SunShine"!

Here's a look at the featured stamp set - ''Under the Sea"

and here's this month's add-on stampset "Fun in the Sun" 

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

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

keep on trucking

Simple yet elegant is what I was going for when creating this masculine encouragement card. 

Mary-Ann here, sharing a  clean card that I created using - June's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Let's Hear it for the Boys!

The most difficult part of this card was waiting for the Gel Medium to dry.  When your in a hurry it is like watching grass grow.  You can encourage it with a heating tool but if you are too close, it can bubble.  I love the natural dried look.  Just get a mask of your choice, spread a thin layer of Gel Medium to the section of the card you want covered.  This will dry completely clear but give your design texture.

I tried my hand at coloring this truck.  I started with the map paper as my base, colored with watercolored pencils and then cut it out with fine tip scissors.  After I backed it with foam tape for dimension, I colored the tires carefully with a black pearl marker.  This will make your tires shine.

The base of this card is an standard A2 size.  I used white cardstock as my base.  Cut a smaller size white piece that I added my Gel Medium too.   I added a 1" strip of map paper to the right side then  backed that entirely with foam tape and attached it to the front of my card base.  Add a sentiment of your choice.


I hope that I have inspired you this month.  
I am looking forward to sharing more with next months kit.
Supplies:
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo, black pearl pen, Colored pencils
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape
Tools /Dies:  Faber Castel Gel Medium, Tim Holtz Latticework mask, applicator, scissors

Friday, June 27, 2014

Father's Tie Card: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hello all!  Laura here today with a card using The Rubber Cafe' June KOTM.  It's perfect for that special guy in your life....mine was for Father's Day, but this would make a great birthday card too:
 

The card starts with any solid color cardstock as the base.  Cut a 3" by 11" strip of the cardstock and score at 5&1/2" to start the tie shape.  I then made small marks using a score board to make an easy "connect the dots" for the lines I cut to make the tie shape.

This short video shows exactly what I did to make the tie shaped base:



Once the base pieces are ready, you trace them onto the patterned paper you'd like to use:


Cut these out, glue them to the original base pieces using Scrap Happy Glue, and then glue the top of the tie onto the large base piece.

Then you can decorate as you'd like.  I stamped the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment in Memento Black Tuxedo Ink on cream cardstock, trimmed it down to 1/4" by 3&1/8".  It's matted with cranberry cardstock cut into a banner shape.  I added the two brads from the Creative Cafe' KOTM to finish it off.

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  Happy Stamping and stop again soon!





Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Let's Hear it for the Boys
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Let's Hear it for the Boys
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments:  Creative Cafe KOTM-Echo Park brads
Tools:  Score board

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's a Golfing Kind of Day! - featuring Guest Designer Gloria Stengel

Good morning! Gloria with you again today!  I had fun as the June Guest Designer here at The Rubber Cafe! This is my last post, but I hope they invite me back again! I have one more card to share, using June's Creative Cafe Kit, Let's Hear it for the Boys



I created a "blank" card that is perfect for birthday or Father's Day, or any other "manly" occasion.

Make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch, top fold card from the light gray cardstock. Trim the decorative paper from the Echo Park Getaway 6 x 6 pad (from the kit) to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches, set aside.

  

Trim dark gray cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and emboss with an embossing folder. Tear the paper at an angle as shown. Rub the surface and edges of the paper with black ink and attach it to the decorative paper.

Wrap the gray seam binding (from the kit) around the top of the embossed panel and attach the panel to the card front. Add a decorative brad to the center of the bow.


Stamp the golf bag onto light gray cardstock with black ink. Using black spray mist, splatter some dots of mist over the top of the stamped image. Trim the image to size and rub the edges with black ink. Attach the image to the left side of the card with foam tape.

Thanks for joining me today!

Gloria Stengel

Supplies:
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe June Kit of the month Echo Park Getaway 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spray Lindy's Stamp Gang Toto's Tornado Black
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Embellishments: Echo Park Getaway decorative brads; ribbon all from the kit
Tools: Embossing Folder; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations French Script

Monday, June 23, 2014

Keep on Truckin 'n Wobblin' -- Creative Cafe' Kit

Hi Everyone!  I've got another card today using those fun 'wobblers' included in this month's Creative Cafe' kit.  Here's a look at my card, I'm also featuring that wonderful old pickup truck.

To make this card- I'm using a simple easel fold card.  I love this card type as your card is always able to stand on display when it's open.  I also like the versatility.  It folds flat for mailing, and you can create a pocket on one end, just right for tucking in a message or gift card.

To start - cut  a piece 4 1/4" x 11
Score at 3 1/4", 6", and at 10" - this last score will help create a small pocket.

To fold your card create a peak fold at the first 3 1/4" score-line, fold a 2nd peak fold again at the 6" score-line.  At the 10" score-line this will fold up to create a pocket.  I used two brads to hold the edges closed.

For my card front cut the following, layer and adhere together.
1 pc at 4 1/4" square
1 pc at 4 " square
1 pc at 3 7/8" square

I stamped my truck colored it and fussy cut it out.  I cut a 3" x 2 1/2" piece from the map paper and folded it both cross-wise and length-wise, distressing the edges and making it look well-used.

Accordian folding the map I adhered it to a wobbler, and attached that to the front.  Taking a thick glue dots I adhered the truck to the map.  I tucked 2 tickets behind this with the words keep on truckin' stamped on each.

To finish I layered my phrase - that I stamped with the Happy Birthday stamp, cutting an arrow on one end.

The layers on this card will make it hard to mail - but it sure would be fun for someone you can hand deliver to.

Thanks for stoppin' in! Have a creative week!
Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit of the month-Just Men
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit of the month- Echo Park Getaway
Ink: Memento- Espresso Truffle; Copic markers
Adhesives: Extra Thick 3d glue dots
Embellishments: brads from the kit
Tools:  Ticket punch- StampinUp!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Fishes Slider Card

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Today I have a  fun slider card to share with you!  I made it with the June Creative Cafe' Kit - Let's Hear It For The Boys and the add on set, Gone Fishing!  This is a terrific kit for all those "DAD" cards  and today I used it for a birthday card.

My project is a Birthday Day card using the main stamp set from the kit called Just Men and the add on set Gone Fishing.

Here it is when it's slid open.


I started by adhering a 4" x 5 1/4"panel of white cardstock to a gray 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top folding card with Scrap Happy Glue.


Then I created this top panel with the Spellbinders Easy Slider Card Die Template out of gray cardstock and adhered it to the card along the edges with Scrap Happy Glue.


I stamped "dad" and colored him with Copic Markers.
Then I die cut the image with a circle die.


Here's the finished card when it is shut and ready to mail.


One last view of it when it's opened up.


I hope you enjoyed my card today!
The Rubber Cafe' design team has been sharing amazing projects all month long and there are more to come so be sure and come back soon!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Let's Hear it for the Boys
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue; copic markers
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Wobbler's from the kit
Tools/Punches:  Spellbinder Circle Dies, Spellbinders Easy Slider Card Die Template.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Birthday

Mary-Ann here to share, probably my favorite card I made this month with Creative Cafe's Monthly kit - Let's hear it for the Boys!  I know that you have seen this guy before and you have seen birthday cards this month, but this guy is too cute not to use.  Besides, we are here to share how many different ways these stamps and products can be used, right?  

So, here is my take...
I started with a standard A2 gray card base.  Layered some base papers and machine stitched the edge of the top layer.  Like last weeks card, I punched a 3" and 2" circle but you can use a cup, a bowl or whatever is round and the size you want to create your nesting circles if you don't have a punch handy.  I whipped these through my machine.  I added these to the center of my card with foam tape for dimension.  Cut a newsprint strip to go across.  Now on to the hardest part for me.  



Piecing this guy together.  I thought about coloring but who can compete with design team member Kristine?  I thought I would just stamp him on the papers I wanted and fussy cut him out.  Be sure to use fine tip scissors or you will be sorry:o)


Here is the inside of my card.  Cute!  I did the same paper piecing technique for his back side and dropped black spray ink to dirty up the white base where I will write my sentiment.



This truly has been fun to share with you and I will see you again next week!


Supplies:
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo, black spray ink
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape
Embellishments:  thread, sewing machine, brads included in kit


Friday, June 20, 2014

Golfin' Birthday with The Rubber Cafe' June KOTM

Hey all!  Laura here today with a birthday card for dad using The Rubber Cafe' June Creative Cafe' KOTM:



My guys tend to like a card that's not too fussy....I'm an embellisher....so this card has the best of both!

It starts with a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" kraft cardstock base, layered with a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of maroon
dot patterned paper.

The strips across the card are 3&1/2" by 1" kraft cardstock, with a 3&1/2" by 3/4" piece of striped patterned paper glued with Scrap Happy Glue onto the kraft base.  These were then glued onto the bottom part of the card.  

To make the rounded ends.....I punched a 1&1/4" circle out of kraft cardstock, cut it in half, added one of the brads from the Creative Cafe' KOTM to the center of each half circle, then glued these to the end of the strips.  The top half circle was made in a similar way, I used a 1&1/2" punch on the kraft cardstock, and the 1&1/4" punch on the striped paper, and centered the brad so it was ready to add later.

For the stamped image, I used a 3&1/2" by 2&1/2" piece of kraft cardstock.  I stamped the golf clubs along the left side in Pumice Stone Distress Ink for a dark tone on tone look.  The happy birthday sentiment was stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink along the top edge.

I glued the to a 3&3/4" by 2&3/4" rectangle of aqua patterned paper as a mat.  And then using a scrap of the aqua, I stamped "DAD", trimmed it down into a small banner, and used foam tape to attach it under the happy birthday.  I attached this piece to the card using foam tape, then added the circle I'd already made to the top edge.

For the action wobble part of the card, I used a 1&1/2" circle punch to make a circle of the aqua pattern paper and distressed it with Black Soot Distress Ink.  The golf club was stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, colored in with Copic Markers, and I added glossy accents to the golf ball.  Once dry, I punched the image out using a 1&1/4" circle punch, distressed the edges with a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink, then glued it to the 1&1/2" aqua circle. This circle piece was attached to an Action Wobble which was attached to the card next to the golf bag.


A great simple card for any golfin' guy!

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today.....guy cards can be fun....especially with the June Creative Cafe' KOTM.  So get out there and go "four" it....haha!  And stop by soon for more inspiration!




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Let's Hear it for the Boys
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Let's Hear it for the Boys
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo; Black Soot & Pumice Stone
Distress Ink Copic Markers C3, C7, YG63, 0
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments:  Creative Cafe KOTM-Echo Park brads, action wobbles,
Glossy Accents
Tools:  Circle Punches-1&1/2", 1&1/4"

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June Guest Designer - Gloria Stengel featuring Creative Cafe' kit - Let's Hear for the Boys!

Good morning! I am so happy to be the June Guest Designer here at The Rubber Cafe! I love the NEW June Creative Cafe Kit, Let's Hear it for the Boys! For this project I used the truck from the Just Men stamp set.


To create this card, make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch, top fold card from red cardstock. Trim the Echo Park Getaway designer paper to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach it to the card front. 


Use a die cut banner template (or trace a paper template) to cut three banner shapes (the largest banner is approximately  4 x 3 1/8 inches). Cut one banner each from red, white, and kraft cardstock. (Note: the kraft cardstock is not included in the kit.) Stamp the truck image onto the kraft cardstock and color as desired. Stamp the sentiment onto the top of the craft banner with black dye ink.


Stack the banners on top of each other as shown. Wrap white seam binding around the bottom edge of the banners and secure at the back with tape. Place an Echo Park Getaway decorative brad through the seam binding and the cardstock on the lower right edge of the banner stack.



Using foam tape, attach the banner stack to the front of the card, approximately 5/8 inches from the top.



Line the inside of the card with either white or kraft cardstock. And you are finished!


Thanks for joining me today!



Gloria Stengel


Supplies:
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe June Kit of the month Echo Park Getaway 6x6 pad
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe June Kit of the month red and white; WorldWin Papers kraft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Markers: Copic
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Embellishments: Echo Park Getaway decorative brads; ribbon all from the kit
Tools/Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax