Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tie That Holds

Hello again, TRC friends.  
Today's card is pretty simple yet clean and still cute.  
I used the stamp set that was included with your Creative Cafe KOTM.


I started with a blue cardstock base of 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half to create the card base.
Added a 4 1/4 x 2 inch piece of the yellow to the bottom.
I then cut a 4 x 4 block of blue, embossed it, over and over until I added enough trees to my liking.  Stitched around the edges then backed it with foam tape for dimension.  Emboss the owl on white,  color and back with foam.  Add sentiment and tie bow.

TIP:  For thinner ribbon, I just sliced up the edge of the brown ribbon to get the desired width I wanted.



TIP:  To get the perfect banner, use one of your punches to help you do the trick.  Sorry for the hazy photo.  It was really super late at night, when all in my house were sleeping tight in their beds.  
Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family and Blue Bazzill Cardstock.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Brown ink, White Embossing powder and Brown Embossing Powder
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue Foam Tape
Other: Copic Markers

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Break

Merry Christmas!  

We would like to thank all of our kit club members and supporters for a wonderful year.  Unfortunately, we will be taking a short break from our Creative Cafe kit club for the holiday season.  

Our Creative Cafe KOTM will resume with the February 2016 kit.  

If you are a kit club member, we will be sending you reminders in late January that the club will be resuming.  

Remember, all other items in our store will remain open. 

Some of our designers will still be creating, be sure to keep checking here, on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for continued inspiration.  

How about a Holiday SALE? 
The store-wide sale will begin in mid-December and provide terrific savings and lots of holiday fun for any crafter.  

We wish everyone a safe, wonderful holiday season.

Your friends at The Rubber Cafe

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Family Circle Card

Good morning, Mary-Ann with you again today, sharing my next card with you.  Everything about the November Creative Cafe Kit is just bursting with patterned papers, colorful inks and a super cool black pen.  


I started with gathering the papers that I wanted on the front of my card circle dies, and circle punches.  



I layered my circles using foam tape to raise some of them.  I even doubles some circles with foam for even more dimension.  I decided to doodle around my circles after they were already attached, you would want to doodle first.  

Keep checking back, our team is full of inspiration.  
Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family-Home Sweet Home Add-on Stamp Set 
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family 
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue Foam Tape





Friday, December 4, 2015

Two Gifts Card

Hello TRC Fans.  Today I have a quick and fun card to share using your supplies from the November Creative Cafe' Kit - Love Makes A Family.


As you can see, I kept things kind of simple.  But remember that black Signo Gel pen included in your kit?  It's the perfect pen to use to add some faux stitching around the outside of your panels.  Here is a closer look.....


I used the gel pen around the outside of the orangy layer.  I also used it around the white sentiment panel and on the scarf around the owl.  It's a great pen!  I used the paper piecing technique for my owl, so he would look like he was wearing some clothes!  Here is what I did on the inside of the card.



Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I have given you another couple of ways you can use the Black Signo gel pen that was included in this month's kit!


Supplies:



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Family Step Card

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!

Kristine here today with my final card that I made with the November Kit of the Month Club from, The Rubber Cafe'.   
This month's kit called Love Makes You a Family!  

The kit includes Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Our Family by Designer Lori Whitlock, and tons of amazing ribbons and mini Distress Inks!  

For today I used the stamps from the Creative Cafe' Kit, Family Tree stamp set, and the add on set Home Sweet Home.

I haven't made a stair step card in a while  and this months kit seemed perfect for one so here's what I came up with.


To create this card I started with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of dark brown cardstock.
I used my Scor-pal to score the panel at:
1 5/8"-3 1/8"-4 7/8"-6 1/4"-7 3/4"


Fold the card so that it looks like this.


I forgot to take pics as I was doing the decorating at the beginning but basically, measure each section and then trim patterned paper slightly smaller to fit.
Adhere with Scrap Happy Glue .
Stamp the sentiment with the Peacock Feather distress ink and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Die cut with Classic Circle die.  Back with two layers of die cut scallop panels and then glue to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.


Tie ribbon around the bottom of the card.
Create a sentiment panel by stamping the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on an oval die cut panel.  Back with two layers of scallop die cut oval panels and then adhere with Scrap Happy. Glue


Stamp Home on a white panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with markers.
Trim and then adhere to card with Scrap Happy. Glue.


Stamp owl family on a white panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with markers.
Trim and then adhere to card with Scrap Happy. Glue.


Stamp the two owls on white paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with markers.
Trim and then adhere to card with Scrap Happy. Glue.


And then the card is complete!



I hope you enjoyed today's card.

Check back every day to see all the amazing projects by the rest of the team!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family-Family Tree Stamp Set and the add on set.
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family and Bazzill Cardstock.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Peacock Feathers, copic markers (B10 B11 B13 B91 B93 R21 R22 R24 Y00 Y08 Y35 Y38 YR07 YR68 E31 E33 E35 YG97)
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glu
Other: Prisma Colored Pencils, Scor-pal