Sunday, November 30, 2014

Take Flight into the New Year

"Take Flight" December 2014

 Wow November has flown by .. Christmas in twenty four days are you ready? We hope that everyone had a great holiday with your family and friends. We are sorry about the delay in this months kit reveal but due to weather and shipping (I needed to a lot more time for this due to increased holiday shipping ) But I am sure that you will agree that this kit was worth the wait .
    Like I said this year has flown by and this kit is symbolizes how things are evolving here at the Rubber Cafe and in my life.
 I would like to introduce to you our new Kit "Take Flight" this kit includes the stamp set Soaring Above . The stamp designs are different then are usual ... each image is filled with different patterns micro dots , french toile and floral print. Let me tell you I have already taken embossing enamels  to these images and they have such beautiful detail.

Included in the kit: 

Full 6x6 Moments and Memories paper from Carta Bella 
24 double sided sheets of paper with a cross between whimsical and vintage images .. playing with teals , coral, aqua and pink ... (my favorite colors and patterns )
1 Roll of Polka Dot Trendy Tape Queen and Company 
1 Package of Black Rinestones Queen and Company 
8 Yards of Fashion trim in Coordinating colors 
                                                                    8 8.5X11 Coordinated USA made High quality Cardstock
Scroll DOWN TO SEE MORE  
The Bonus stamp set reveal is on the bottom .... :)


Look at these ribbons and embellishments ...



No Guessing it matches ..

One big Party in a box ...







 And last but not least our BONUS add on set ...
"Winging It". I love everything about this set ... the inspirational quotes and that BEE ... it is too cute ..



Are you wondering how you can join in the fun and join Creative Cafe Kits ? CLICK HERE



I hope you enjoy this kit and all the wonderful projects our designers have created ... Stay tuned

Crafty LOVE sent your way

Melissa 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bon Appetite

Have you started creating your cards with this month Creative Cafe KOTM?  If you have, be sure to tag #therubbercafe over at Instagram and on Pinterest too!  We would love to see what you are up to.  

For this card, I started with a A2 blue card base, layered papers onto darker colors for pop.  I added the sticker apron onto of the black paper to tie in with the black borders.  Simple stamping make for a quick and easy card.  Perfect for using up scraps of leftovers from your kit!


See you next month!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: Stickers included in kit






Friday, November 28, 2014

Treat Tags: Creative Cafe' November KOTM

Hi there!  I've cooked up some treat tags to share today, from The Rubber Cafe' November KOTM:





This set of tags could be a gift in a pretty box, or just a sweet addition to a holiday treat gift.

Tag #1:


Start with a 3" by 2" white cardstock base.  Add a 2&3/4" by 1&3/4" piece of green pattern paper to base,  glue with Scrap Happy Glue

Stamp utensils in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, and punch out with a 1&1/4" circle punch.  Add Black Soot Distress Ink to edges if desired. foam tape to tag. 

Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo, trim to 1/2" by 2&1/8".  Glue near top of tag, add pearls.  Punch hole and add ribbon.

Tag #2:


Start with a 3" by 2" white cardstock base.  Add a 2&3/4" by 1&3/4" piece of gold paper to base, glue with Scrap Happy Glue, add stitched border with white gel pen.  

Stamp utensils on white cardstock using Pumice Stone Distress Ink, stamp sentiment on top with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, trim to about 1&3/4" by 1&1/4" and mat on a 1&7/8" by 1&3/8" piece of blue swiss dot cardstock.

Add a 1/2" banner of striped pattern paper, foam tape utensil piece to bottom right corner, and add pearl and ribbon.

Tag #3:


Start with a 3" by 2" white cardstock base.  Add a 2&3/4" by 1&3/4" piece of blue swiss dot cardstock, glue with Scrap Happy Glue.

Stamp utensils on 2&1/2" by 1&1/2" piece of gold paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink (lightly to give a worn/distressed look), glue to blue swiss dot.

Add a 1" by 2" piece of striped pattern paper near bottom of tag.  Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Ink on white cardstock, trim to 3/4" by 2" and add to tag.  Add pearls and ribbon.

Tag #4:


Start with a 3" by 2" white cardstock base.  Add a 2&3/4" by 1&3/4" piece of utensil pattern paper, glue with Scrap Happy Glue and add stitching with white gel pen.

Stamp mixer and sentiment on white cardstock in Black Tuxedo Ink.  Trim sentiment down, creating banner, mat with olive green cardstock and glue near top of tag.  Color blender with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.

Add a 1&3/4" by 3/4" strip of olive green cardstock near tag bottom, add a 1&3/4" by 1/2" strip of striped pattern paper.  Foam tape mixer, add pearls and ribbon.




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Now We're Cookin'
Whipped Up
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Now We're Cookin'
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Copic
Markers: R02, R05, YG11, YG53
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Now We're Cookin'
pearls, seam binding, white gel pen.
Tools: 1&1/4" circle punch

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bon Appetite - A Meal in a Pocket

Happy Thanksgiving Rubber Cafe friends.  We hope you are enjoying your special day with family and friends.  May you have a blessed day knowing we are grateful for you and your support.


The Rubber Cafe team!

Now, lets check out what Michelle Pearson is sharing today!


Howdy!  Here is a fun little project I whipped up for you today using The Rubber Cafe's Now We're Cookin Creative Cafe Kit.  This would be perfect to hand your Thanksgiving Host today!


I started out by making a card with various papers in the kit.  I stamped and colored the image with Copic Markers:  B01, BG10, R02, G40.  I fussy cut the apron and the sentiments and popped them up on foam tape.

To create my recipe pocket I taped the top and bottom edges shut with Scor Tape.

To create my recipe cards I stamped the recipe images from the Stamping Utensils Add-On Kit.
I matted the recipe cards on coordinating paper and embellished them each with a spice that was found in the recipe.  How fun was that?

So, you can create a little meal idea with several simple recipes to tuck into the pocket.  How cute would this be in a basket with some spices and unperishable ingredients for a shower or housewarming gift or even for your Thanksgiving host?

Thanks for popping by today!  Happy Thanksgiving!
Supplies:
Stamps, Papers: Now We're Cookin Creative Cafe Kit.
Stamps:  Stamping Utensils Add On Kit
Embellishments: Chips Candi Dots
Markers: Copic
Adhesive:  Kool Tak Foam Tape, Scor-Tape

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I whipped this up.....

Hi there, I am back with more circles and my third card created with November's Creative Cafe KOTM - Now We're Cookin!  I know you all have circle punches or dies from Spellbinders laying around that will help you accomplish this quick and easy card by just layering some of the pretty papers from the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad and your favorite stamps from the kit.

Starting with a 5x5 white card base, I layered strips of paper and circles to achieve this look.  My top circle stamp is backed with foam for dimension.



Be sure to keep coming back for more DT designs that will make you wanna start cooking up some of your own cards!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, foam tape
Embellishments: Circle punches

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Apron Card

Hello TRC Fans!  

Today I am so excited to share with you a fun apron card that I made with the November Creative Cafe' Kit - Now We're Cookin'!


I started by folding a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock in half to create a side folding A2 card.
I drew cut lines on the top corners of the card.


I cut along the hand drawn lines so that the card base looked like this.


To create the pocket, I cut a 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" piece of patterned paper out.


I trimmed the lower corners off so it looked like this.


Then I took a long piece of yellow seam binding that came in the kit and ran it through my sewing maching using the largest stitch size.


When you pull on the loose ends it gathers up into a ruffle.


I sewed a portion of the ruffle to the top of the "apron".


Here's a closer look.


I adhered the left over ruffle to the back edge of the pocket panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and allowed it to dry.


This is how it looks on the front side of the pocket.


To finish the card, I sewed the pocket onto the front of the apron card. 
I stamped the sentiment on a white die cut oval with red ink and then backed it with a slightly larger patterned paper panel before adhering it to the front of the pocket panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

The final touch was to stamp the utensils on a white scrap, color, cut out and add to the pocket.


I hope you enjoyed my fun fold card today and that you'll give it a try!
Stop by often to check out more amazing cards by the entire design team!


Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month-Now We're Cookin
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month-Now We're Cookin
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento dye Ink; Memento Ladybug red and bamboo dye ink,  Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Other: Spellbinders dies, sewing machine

Monday, November 24, 2014

Creative Packaging Blog Hop


Welcome to our first of many Blog Hop's, featuring "Creative Packaging" ideas from our very own Rubber Cafe Design Team.  We want to inspire you before the holidays, to be creative with what you already have on hand.  You may have leftover papers from your Creative Cafe Kits of the Month and you definitely have the stamps!  
Many of us have big plans for baking and wrapping presents!  
We wanted to spark your creativity and help you decorate your heartfelt gifts.  
There may also be a special gift for you at the end of this post!

We have asked our designers to dig into their stash and create with October's Christmas Behind the Scenes or November's Now We're Cookin' Creative Cafe kits!


Now, here is where you need to go to head to our designers blogs for more details about their "Creative Packaging" creations.  


We hope that you have been inspired!  If you have been, let us see what you have created for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Rubber Cafe Store.  Another lucky winner will win a one month subscription to the Creative Cafe Kit of the Month.

To be considered, we ask that you leave a comment below, 
visit our hard working designers blogs and leave some love 
and you can also link up your personal Rubber Cafe creation with the InLinkz tool below until December 16th.  




Sunday, November 23, 2014

KOM Slider Card

Here is another project I wanted to share with you using this months Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!

I created this fun fold card using the Easy Slider Card Die Template.



To begin you will need:
An 11" x 4 1/4" green panel folded in half to create a top folding A2 card.
A 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" panel of yellow cardstock
A 5 1/4" x 4" panel of patterned paper
A 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" panel of white cardstock



Adhere the yellow panel to the front of the green card with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  Adhere the white panel to the card front with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.



Lay the Easy Slider Card Die Template on the patterned paper panel as shown and run it through your die cut machine.



Cut a yellow panel slightly smaller than the patterned paper panel.



Adhere the patterned paper panel to the second yellow panel as shown.
The yellow paper is the slider.



You can see here how the front will slide open.



Adhere this panel to the card front by using a thin line of Scrap Happy Sheer Glue around the edge so that it can still slide open.

Tie ribbon to the top of the yellow slider panel.
Create the main panel by stamping the apron on a white die cut oval and coloring it.
Back with patterned paper die cut ovals and adhere to card.



Add sentiment to the front as shown.
Stamp sentiment with red ink on the inside.





I hope you enjoyed today's fun fold Slider card and that you will give it a try!  I predict that you will LOVE the results!  Stop by daily to see even more great samples using this months Creative Cafe' Kit.


Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento dye Ink;  Copic Markers; Memento Ladybug dye Ink
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: Silver Pearls and Ribbon- November Kit of the Month
Other:  Spellbinders Easy Slider Card Die Template and classic oval dies, Scorpal

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cookin' It Up: Creative Cafe' KOTM Style!

Hi everyone!  What a great kit from The Rubber Cafe's Creative Cafe' this month.....especially with the holidays on their way!  This card is a great thank you for your Thanksgiving host, a great invite for a dinner party, or just a hello to a friend you haven't seen in a while:



Base:  5&1/2 by 4&1/4" white cardstock.

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" blue swiss dot cardstock

Next Layer: 5&1/4" by 1" strip of blue swiss dot wrapped with a piece of white seam binding ribbon. Glue using Scrap Happy Glue to a 5&1/4" by1&1/2" piece of plaid pattern paper.  Glue this to left side of card.  Add bow to ribbon.

Use the oven mitt and apron peel offs, and stick down on patterned paper, then fussy cut out.  Foam tape to the card front. 

Stamp What's Cookin' sentiment, and utensils on white cardstock in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink,  trim sentiment and mat on blue swiss dot. Glue directly to apron, add pearls.  Punch out utensils with a 1&1/4" circle punch and foam tape to card. You can brush a little Black Soot Distress Ink on both of these pieces if desired:
 

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today....hope you are enjoying the inspiration we are cooking up....more to come soon!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Now We're Cookin'
Whipped Up
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Now We're Cookin'
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue;Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Now We're Cookin'
pearls, seam binding, outline stickers.
Tools: 1&1/4" circle punch