Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scalloped Circle Happy Easter Card!

Hello TRC Fans!  I am here today to share with you a fun project using the March Creative Cafe' Kit - Spring Is Here.  I created a shaped card by cutting the base with a Grand Scalloped Circle die.  I really love to make shaped cards.  They are very unique and eye-catching!


To create the base of this card, I folded a full sheet of the yellow cardstock in half.  I positioned the scalloped circle die so that there was a small place at the fold that didn't get cut.  Then I used the smaller scalloped circle dies to cut the patterned paper and the strip of yellow cardstock.  I stamped the basket, bunny and sentiment onto white cardstock using Espresso Truffle Memento ink and colored them with copic markers.  I used a hand-held punch for the sentiment.   After adhering the patterned paper and the yellow cardstock strip, I added the yellow seam binding.  Then using some 3d foam squares, I added the sentiment and cute little bunny and basket.  To finish the card I tied a bit of the green eyelash ribbon around the bow.

Here is how I finished the inside of this card!



Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding,
Other: Spellbinder Grand & Classic circle dies, Scor-Pal, 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Diorama Card

"Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month.  

This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month! 



I have been having a blast playing with my Scor-Pal and decided to use it to make a fun Easter Diorama Card that anyone would love to receive.




Here is the front of the card.



And when you open it, you get the surprise of a fun Diorama card!


To create this card:

  • Cut a panel of yellow cardstock to 5-1/2"  x 10-1/2".
  • Use your Scor-Pal to score the panel at 3-1/2", 6-1/2", 7", and 10"




  • Flip the panel over
  • Add Score-Tape to the 1/2" tab on the end.
  • Adhere a panel of patterned paper to the panel with Scrap Happy Glue



  • Die cut a circle in the top portion of the panel next to the 1/2" tab.

  • Peel off the Score-Tape and fold the card front flat to glue the tab inside the card front.


    Fold the card front (left side) over the patterned paper panel.


    When you open the card front it will look like this.


    Decorate the inside by stamping and coloring the chick image on a white circle panel and adhering it to the inside of the diorama card.

    Add the sentiment panel and bunny brads.


    Use the patterned paper from the Echo Park paper pad that comes with the kit to decorate the front of the card.



    Here is another look at the front of the card when it is complete.
    Finished card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".




    This is such a super fun looking card and so very easy to make!
    I hope you'll give it a try.




    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
    Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink,  Copic Marker
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding, bunny brads
    Other: Spellbinder classic circle dies, Scor-Pal, 

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Your Boots....Thinking of You

    Hello everyone!!!  I'm sharing another card today made with the Spring Is Here kit from The Rubber Cafe'.  Today I'm using the add-on stamp set available--Wishing You Well--and yes, I am totally crushing on this sweet little boot stamp!!



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

    First Layer: 5" by 3&3/4" piece of yellow dot pattern paper matted on a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock, then glued to the base using Scrap Happy Glue.

    Next layer: Cut three strips from red diagonal stripe paper--all 3&3/4" long, one 1&1/2" (TOP strip), one 1" (CENTER strip), and one 2" wide (BOTTOM strip).  Glue these to the yellow dot paper, and remember to start in the center and work your way out for the best results.  You'll have about 1/4" of yellow dot paper peeking out between each strip of red diagonal paper.

    On the top strip add a 3&3/4" by 1&1/4" piece of flower pattern paper.

    Center strip--on a 3&3/4" long piece of white cardstock, stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Ink, trim very close (it's about 1/4" wide), then faux stitch around the edges.  Foam tape to center strip on card.

    Bottom strip--stamp boots in Black Tuxedo Ink on white cardstock, color with markers, trim to 3&3/4" by 1&3/4", glue to card.  A tip here for coloring in--I used a gray marker under the bottom of the boots....this grounds the image, and also adds some depth to the image.

    To finish, I put together 2 of the flowers--flattened them a bit with my hand, then added leaves.

    A couple of quick tips here--

    Tip 1: I cut the leaves apart on the larger flower for more flexibility in my arrangement on the card.

    Tip 2: use your Scrap Happy Glue to make a larger firmer "glue dot" of your own that is custom for the size you need to easily create your flower.  I wanted about a quarter size and then one a little bigger than a dime for the smaller flower.  I used a scrap of sticker sheet (I save my used sticker sheets from other projects) and filled in a circle of Scrap Happy Glue with a thin layer of more glue and let it dry overnight (doesn't take quite this long, but I don't have to watch it closely or worry about thick spots of glue if I do this).  I then just formed my flower in my hand, then stuck it right on the jumbo dot of dried glue.  Now the flower is ready, and also ready to stick right to my project!

    Here's a closer look:


    Thanks so much for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!





    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    Add On Wishing You Well stamp set
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring Is Here
    Ink/Color:  Copic Markers-YR07, Y15, Y17, C3- Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    felt flowers

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Sneak Peek Time for April's Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month- Good Times to Follow!

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

    Sign up for our Creative Cafe' Kits packed with inspiration today!

     Be prepared to be inspired with this month's kit - "Good Times to Follow"!  This kit is packed full of rich color and embellishments that all coordinate very nicely with our special exclusive stamp set "Vintage Findings".  
    No fooling around this month, I just know you're going to love this kit, and you'll definitely want to include in your cart this month's add-on set, "Those Were Good Times". 

    So don't wait or hesitate-  click now to receive your kit! Yes I want to sign up .
    Here's a quick sneak peek look at the 6x6 paper pad; Jack and Jill by Echo Park included in this month's kit!


     WOW! how amazing is this coordinating stamp set!  

    Take a look at all the gorgeous images you'll have to work with in "Vintage Findings!"

    ...and don't forget to add to your cart, this month's add-on stamp set "Those Were Good Times"

     As always, shipping for subscribers begins April 1, 2015
    So don't delay... treat yourself today and order your kits now!

    Get Well Bouquet

    What a great image for spring...and for a pick-me-up sort of card.  These images are found in the Spring is Here Creative Cafe Kit's Wishing You Well Add-On Stamp Set.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then distressed the edge of the panel for some dimension.

    I added some faux stitching around the edge of this card with a white gel pen.  The felt flowers are included in the kit as well as the fun green fiber.

    Supplies:
    Spring is Here Creative Cafe Kit and Wishing You Well Add-On Stamp Set.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Boots!


    Good Morning, Mary-Ann here with you today to share a very simple yet cheerful card with you, featuring stamps from the March Creative Cafe KOTM.  It contains these beautiful felt flowers and stunning papers from Echo Park.  You will not be sorry if you are signing up for our month subscription.  It is like Christmas every month.  You can go HERE if you want to get in on the fun.  

    I created this card by starting with an A2 green card base.  Layered the green pattern paper slightly smaller and the white card stock slightly smaller than that.  I cut apart my set of boot stamp to fetch out this set of boots.  I stamped directly onto the white cardtstock.  Then I stamped on the stripped pattern paper, creating two different color boots, backed with foam and applied directly to the top of the first stamping.  Then stamped my sentiment.  


    Now that my stamping is completed, I started layering papers on the top of the page.  Making the top layers pop with foam tape.  I also doodled on my papers for an added embellishment.  Then, I assembled my felt hearts and added to my card.  


    Keep checking back with us daily, we will be adding more inspiration to our blog.  You can also find more inspiration by following us on:


    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Kool Tak Foam
    Other: Felt Flowers included in your kit






    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Under The Weather Card with Video Tutorial

    Hello TRC Fans!  Today I want to share with you a card a created with the March Creative Cafe' Kit - Spring is Here and the Add-on stamp set - Wishing You Well.  I made a short video to share showing you how I put the card together and how I used a hot glue gun to create the felt flower included in the kit!  Enjoy!




    Here is my video!!



    Supplies: 


    Monday, March 23, 2015

    Spring Is Here - Guest Designer Ashley Horton

    Hello!  Hello!  It's Ashley, and I am back today to share two new cards with you, for my Guest Designer spot this month.  The Creative Kit of the Month, Spring Is Here, will definitely get you in the mood for spring, whether you're still having winter weather or it already feels like summer! 

    I wanted to do something fun with the ribbon included in this month's Kit, so I decided to use each color on my first card.


    I covered my card base with the text patterned paper included in the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad.  Then I used four pieces of double sided tape to adhere the ribbon to the card.  I just folded each color of ribbon over accordion style and then used my sewing machine to stitch each strip down.  I wanted to add a little bit more interest to the text paper, so I stamped the Welcome Spring sentiment in Black ink.

    On my second card, I kept a White card base and stamped the cute bunny on one of the 6x6 papers from the Echo Park paper pad.


    After I stamped each of the bunnies, I fussy cut each one and added pop dots behind each one to give some dimension to the card.  For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Easter across the center, using Yellow ink.  And for a pop of color, I cut two strips of the striped paper from the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad and added it to the top and bottom of the card.

    These are my last two cards to share with you for my Guest spot this month!  I had so much fun playing with the Creative Kit of the Month for March, and I hope you found some inspiration from all of my cards!  Thanks so much to Karen and The Rubber Cafe Design Team for inviting me to join them this month!


    Supplies:
    Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Kit of the Month; Spring Is Here
    Paper: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Kit of the Month; Spring Is Here
    Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Kit of the Month; Spring Is Here

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Get Well box

    "Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month.  This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month! 

    I have been having a blast playing with my Scor-Pal and decided to use it to make a fun little "Get Well" box that would be the perfect gift for that someone special who is under the weather.





    I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" panel of yellow cardstock from the kit.
    I used my Scor-Pal to score the cardstock at 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 7".
    Then I turned the cardstock and scored at 4".  I used a pencil to darken the lines below so you could see it better.
    Where I put the X... you will cut that part away.



    I flipped the cardstock over and covered each of the sections with patterned paper.
    Then I added strips of Score-tape as shown.



    Then I folded the cardstock up and created the box.



    I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of a white panel with Memento Ladybug red dye ink. Then I stamped the image on the panel with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copic markers before I adhered it to the box with Scrap Happy Glue.


    For the inside I filled a small clear bag with a kleenex and some medicine and tied the sentiment tag on with blue seam binding from the kit.



    I put it inside the box and my project was done!  The perfect get well gift for that special someone!






    I hope you enjoyed my Get Well project that I made with this months kit!




    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Add on set, Wishing you well
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
    Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, ,Memento Ladybug red dye ink Copic Marker
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding
    Other: Spellbinder oval dies, Scor-Buddy, plastic bag

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Spring is Here - not really!

    This month's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - "Spring is Here" is absolutely adorable and spring like.  It makes me want to get in the mood for spring.  However, Mother Nature is not cooperating.  I am capitalizing that because she definitely deserves respect after the winter we have had in New England.  Mary-Ann here, sharing my cute yet simple "Spring is Here" card with you today.  


    I started with an A2 base.  I cut my paper so it would fold like you see.  Added a few layers of different patterns of paper.  I fussy cut the clouds out of the strip piece of Echo Park paper.  For the floral branches, I stamped it twice, turning one set of branches upside down for the right side of my card.  TIP:  In the kit, Melissa provides extremely high quality cardstock.  I find it a bit hard to fussy cut such intricate detailing you see on her stamps.  You may want to stamp this on a lighter weight of paper, to enable easier cutting.  


    You can see here that I popped the small bird, some clouds and the lower tree branch with Kool Tak foam take for dimension.  With an old pair of pinking shears, I trimmed green paper and applied to layers of it at the bottom to replicate grass.

    I hope you are now wishing for spring too.

    See you soon.

    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
    Ink:  Memento Brown Tuxedo Ink, Copic Markers, Watercolor Pencils
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Kool Tak Foam
    Other: Pinking Shears

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    Egg-stra Special Delivery!

    Hi everyone!  I've got a fun card for you today using our Spring is Here KOTM that's a sweet card for Easter or any spring time event or birthday:


    Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" Pearl yellow cardstock

    To create the first layer, cut a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock, then die cut oval shape in the center of this piece about 1/2" from the top.  Turn this piece over and add foam tape around the edges.

    Next cut a 3" by 4" piece of the spring time word patterned paper, and glue this to the center of the card base near the top, using Scrap Happy Glue

    You'll have these two pieces:


    Remove foam tape backing, center the white frame layer over the card front and tape it down.

    Cut a 1" x 4" strip of pearl yellow cardstock, wrap with orange seam binding and tie a bow.  Cut a strip of the chick design paper, mat on pearl yellow carstock.  Glue both of these pieces under the oval using Scrap Happy Glue.

    Stamp the chick twice and the sentiment in Black Tuxedo ink on white cardstock.  Trim the sentiment into a banner shape and mat on pearl yellow cardstock.  Color the entire chick in with copic markers once, then just the egg and the beak on the second image.  Fussy cut out entire chick, and then just the egg and the beak.  Brush the egg piece with a thin layer of Scrap Happy Glue and let it dry (just a few minutes), then sprinkle with Crystal Ice You're So Fine Glitter, rub and buff glitter into egg.  Foam tape glittered egg shell and extra beak piece to full chick image.  Foam tape to right side of oval, add sentiment banner.
     


    Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  I hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous spring time inspiration using this fun kit!  Stop back soon for more!!
     




    Supplies:
    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    Egg-stra Special
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring Is Here
    Ink/Color:  Distress Ink-Black Soot; Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
    Copic Markers-YR07, Y15, Y17, YG06, B02
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals