Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If the Broom Fits....

Hi there!  
This card was created with September's Creative Cafe KOTM - Monster Bash.
I always ask my family for their favorite of the month.  Then I ask my son to place them in order they should appear in my blog posts.  It is funny because, he voted this for the last and my husband voted for it to be the first!  Well, it is my last post with this kit!  You can tell who I listen too:o)


I wanted to make this card look a but more grungy than my other cards.  Not so bright and cute.  I used an old tool I have to rough up the edges of paper, however, a pair of scissors would also do the trick.


I heat embossed the witch boots with white on the small black and white checkered paper.  I used my blender tool, to smudge black ink all over the card.  This turned the white embossing gray and makes the card look old or smokey.


I stamped the broom twice.  I brushed them with the ink as well to help dull them a bit.  I used scissors to help shred the end of both brooms.


I added them on top of each other.  The top backed with foam and placed directly on top of the other.


In this photo, you can see how I shredded the broom so that it looked more realistic. You can also see how I layered the ribbons on top of each other.  Allowing just a touch of each, showing on the edge.

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Monster Bash with the Main Stamp set - Spooky Feet
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodlebug October 31 paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black inkCopic Markers, blender
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Foam tape


Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Doodlebug ribbons.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Spooky Halloween

Today's card for The Rubber Cafe features the Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit.  For this set I used images from the add-on stamp set Monster Lab.

I picked the funky pumpkins from the designer paper pad and cut it to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and layered it on a black panel measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. For a fun touch I doodled around the edge with a 01 Micron pen.

I selected a few coordinating papers to stamp my sentiments out on.
TIP:  I don't precut little banners like this, I stamp them on the patterned paper and then trim them to size with my paper trimmer.  I keep the blade about the same distance away as I trim all of the way around the words I want to use.  If making a banner tail, leave a bit wider space to cut your banner tails.  My banners ended up being just a tad bit over 1/4 inch tall and various lengths.

The dog colored with Copic markers and is fussy cut.
TIP: When I fussy cut, I leave a small white border around images to help make them pop.

The dog and sentiments are layered on a black panel measuring 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches. The green dot paper measures 3 15/16 x 2 7/16 inches.  The dog is popped up over the sentiment box.  The black paper measures 1 15/16 x 9/16 inches and the green dot paper measures 1 13/16 x 1/2 inch.  Again, I do not premeasure my papers when matting, I simply line things up on my paper cutter and cut it the same distance from the image or banners all of the way around.

I used fussy cutting on a chevron piece to form a fun border.  No science to my measuring here, I just cut the paper so I had 3 dark green chevron stripes. 

The gems layered on buttons are my tip of the month...why not layer the embellishments up and create a new look?

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Supplies:
Stamps, cardstock, paper, buttons, gems:  Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit.
Copic Markers

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Halloween Treat Bag

I am back with my final project using the September Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month.

This month's kit is called Monster Bash, and as always there is an exclusive coordinated stamp set, Spooky Feet and an add-on set you won't want to miss called Monster Lab both sets come with enough images to give you endless creative options for all your Halloween needs!

For my card today I used stamps from the add on set, Monster Lab.

This is a little treat bag for your little goblins.


To make this box, start with with an 11" x 5 1/2" piece of teal cardstock.
Score vertically at 1", 2 1/2", 6", and 7 1/2" and horizontally at 4".



Cut two pieces of yellow cardstock measuring 3 3/8" x 3 7/8".
Cut two pieces of patterned paper measuring 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Adhere these to the larger panels with Scrap Happy Glue.

Cut two pieces of orange cardstock measuring 1 3/8"  3 7/8".
Cut two pieces of patterned paper measuring 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".
Adhere these to the larger panels with Scrap Happy Glue



Cut on the score lines up to the 4" score line.
Add scor tape to the cut pieces as shown.



The black panel for the front measures 3" x 3 1/2".
The white panel measures 2 7/8 x 3 3/8".
Stamp the images on the white panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copic Markers.
Stamp the sentiment on a white die cut oval with Teal Zeal.
Back with a larger orange panel.
Add the orange dots and then adhere to the image panel.



Assemble the box.



Punch holes in the side of the box.
Tie ribbon onto the box.



Fill the box with candy and make somebodies day!





I hope you enjoyed today's Creative Cafe' Kit project!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, add on set, Monster Bash
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodlebug October 31 paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Teal Zeal dye ink, Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue and scor tape 
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:  epoxy dots

Saturday, September 26, 2015

October's Sneak Peek - for the Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!

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

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

We have an amazing kit this month! With the holidays fast approaching we're here to with all you'll need to get going on your Christmas cards, tags and projects!  Featuring Echo Park's Story of Christmas you'll love this paper so much that you'll want to use every last bit.  Along with our own exclusive coordinated stamp sets we have something for everyone!  And as always we have coordinated trims and embellishments, that are just the icing on the cake.
So check it out - I just know you're going to love this kit, we're calling Creative Christmas! We'll inspire you to do just that create!
Don't wait or hesitate click now to receive your kit!

Here's a quick look at some of the goodies in this month's kit...

Coordinated boutique trims



 Assorted colored embellishments....

Exclusive coordinated stamp set - Home for the Holidays and add-on set Hearts of the Season.

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

But wait there's more!!! 
we have a special extra bonus stamp set for subscriber to purchase during the month of October - for $7.99, called Christmas is Coming.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Have a Monster Halloween

Hi everyone!!  Laura here sharing a card using the fun Creative Cafe' KOTM for September!


Base:  5&1/2 by 4&1/4" purple cardstock

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" black swiss dot cardstock--glue to base.

Next Layer:  4&1/4" by 4" purple striped patterned paper--glue to swiss dot.

Next Layer: 3&1/2" by 4" green chevron patterned paper--glue to purple stripe.

Then cut a 1&1/2" by 4" piece of spiderweb patterned paper, and a 2" by 4" piece of black swiss dot cardstock.  Use a thin line of Scrap Happy Glue to adhere purple trim to the bottom edge of the black swiss dot cardstock, then glue the spider web patterned paper overlapping slightly.

Stamp the monster feet and Happy Halloween sentiment on white cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.  Color monster feet, and cut out.  Trim sentiment down (about 7/8" by 4") and mat of a thin piece of purple stripe patterned paper, trim ends in a banner shape, and add enamel dots.

Next trim the October 31st piece from the paper pad, mat on a piece of purple cardstock, then foam tape to the front of the card.  Foam tape the monster feet piece just under the edge of the October 31st, then foam tape the Happy Halloween banner over the monster feet.  Add rhinestones to finish.



Thanks for stoppin' by today.....come back soon for more inspiration!




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Monster Bash
Spooky Feet
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Monster Bash
Ink/Color:  Copic Markers YG06, YG23, V15, C3, C5
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Monster Bash enamel dots, rhinestones

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Have a Glittery Mad Halloween

I have a glittery creation for The Rubber Cafe today!  Today I am using the Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit as well as the add-on set Monster Lab.  

I decided that this card needed a bit of glitter, so I added strips of 1/8 inch scor-tape on the background designer paper and used coordinating colors of  You're So Fine Glitter:  Limeade Green, Copper and Purple Rocks.  I also put glitter around the edges of a 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 inch piece of white cardstock to create a mat for my image. Black paper measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.  Designer paper measures 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
I stamped and colored my image up on a 3 3/16 x 2 5/16 inch piece of white cardstock with Copic markers.  Then it is an easy thing to pop it onto the glittered frame with foam tape for a bit of lift.

The enamel dots in the kit are the perfect touch to embellish this spooky potion.
HINT:  It is a fun touch to let a bubble or two hang off of the image panel. like they are floating away.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the lightning bolts and embellished them with a white gel pen.  I let a lightning bolt hang off the image panel as well. The person is stamped, colored and fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

The sentiment is stamped on a 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch piece of green dot paper.  I cut a flag in the bottom edge and tucked it under the image with foam tape. 

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' -Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit - Monster Bash - Doodlebugs 6x6 October 31
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scor-Tape; Foam Tape; You're So Fine Glitter
Embellishments: Enamel dots from the kit

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trick or Treat

I don't dare smell these feet! 
Don't you love the the collection of feet on the Main Stamp set - Spooky Feet?  They are included in September's Creative Cafe KOTM.  I had to use these Frankenstein feet.

Frank's feet have to be green, or is that the hulk?  Anyway, I thought I would make them green with brown pants like Shrek!  After I completed my coloring, I cut the feet out with a circle die cut.  Any type will work.


My card is a 5x5 base.  I layered papers and doodled around the edges.  I created three different size banners to tuck behind my sentiment.  If you are doodling, do this before you tuck them behind.  I added a few orange dots and corner triangles to complete my card.

This month is incredibly inspiring on the blog, so be sure to check back daily.  

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Monster Bash with the Main Stamp set - Spooky Feet
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodlebug October 31 paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black inkCopic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Foam tape
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Queen & Co. orange dots.

Monday, September 21, 2015

If the Broom Fits...

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy again today with another card I created using the fun Creative Café Kit, Monster Bash.  I loved the sentiment, "If the broom fits, ride it," in the Spooky Feet Stamp set, and decided to design a card around it!  Take a peek...

I started by stamping and heat embossing the broom five times.  I then used water color pens to color them.  After they were dry, I cut them out, using the embossed edge as a guide.  I put together the base of the card (purple 5"x 5", Plaid 4.75" x 4.75", green 4.5" x 4.5") and stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the green.  I added the brooms, using some foam tape for the green & purple broom to make it pop a bit more.  To top it off, I created a little bow using the Doodlebug Trims & gems.  I was very happy with how it turned out!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Café: Creative Café Kit: Monster Lab
Paper:  The Rubber Café: Creative Café Kit:  Doodlebug Design October 31st
Ink:  Staz-On, black; Zig Clean Color Brush Markers (Pale Green, Dark Oatmeal, Oatmeal, Lt. Brown, Lemon Yellow, Lt. Green, Lilac; Wink of Stella Brush Marker, clear.
Embellishments:  Halloween Assortment Boutique Trims Ribbon by Doodlebug Design Inc.Halloween Assortment Jewels by Doodlebug Design Inc. available in kit.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Never Ending Halloween Card

I am back with the third card that I created with the September Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month.

This month's kit is called Monster Bash, and as always there is an exclusive coordinated stamp set, Spooky Feet and an add-on set you won't want to miss called Monster Lab both sets come with enough images to give you endless creative options for all your Halloween needs!

For my card today I used stamps from both the kit stamp set and the add on set.

This is called a Never Ending Card.
It's a little difficult to explain how it was created but I am going to try!

But first, let's take a look at it.
Here is page 1.  It measures 6" x 6".

When you open the card and flip the sides around to the back you get page 2



Open again and see page 3.



And finally, flip the pages open and get the final side.


If you flip this side open, you will be back to page 1.

To create the never ending card start by cutting your cardstock:
From the yellow cardstock:
Cut 4 pieces, each 3" x 6" for the card base.

From the teal cardstock
Cut 8 pieces, 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Cut 4 pieces 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"
Cut 16 pieces, each 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"

From White Cardstock:
Cut 8 pieces, 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
Cut 4 pieces 2 5/8" x 1"
Cut 16 pieces, each 1 1/8" x 1 1/8"

To create the card base score each of the 3"x 6" yellow panels at 1 1/2" and at 4 1/2" with your score buddy.


Then turn each of the pieces sideways and score at 1 1/2" down to the other score lines.



Place two of the panels next to each other, horizontally.
Place the other two panels next to each other, vertically.
I placed the square patterned paper on the corners to show you the placement of the Scrap Happy Glue.
Flip the two panels on the right directly on to the panels on the left so that the glued corners meet.



It will look like this after it's flipped.


Open the flaps and flip them behind the panel.
This picture shows the flip in progress.


Then flip the entire card over.
This is side one...now you can decorate it.



Here are some side by sides to show how I decorated each of the pages.

Here is page one.


Page two



Page three



Page four.
note: I trimmed the white panel down a 1/4" and added the additional polka dot panel



It's hard to get the feel of the card from still pictures so I did a short video on my iPhone to show you how the Never Ending Card works.
Not happy with the quality but I think it will help you visualize the finished product much better.


One last designer tip I will give you is too create a quick sample out of  printer paper or throw away card stock. so that you can get a feel for the folds and not mess up with the good paper!


I hope you enjoyed today's Creative Cafe' Kit card!
Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Sppoky Feet, add on set, Monster Bash
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodlebug October 31 paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Tangelo dye ink, Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: gems and epoxy dots