Thursday, March 31, 2016

Best Wishes | Tri-Fold Card

Good Morning!!!  Candi back again to share a simple Tri-Fold card using the March Creative Cafe KOTM :)


When I am creating, measuring is not a big deal to me!  Let me explain how I created this card...

I grabbed the kraft 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and placed it in front of me (portrait, not landscape).  With my hands I grabbed the left hand side and folded in that side down and used my bone folder to make a nice crease!  I just guessed as to how far to fold in...no measuring at all!  I opened up that fold and then took the right hand side and folded that side in.  Once again I used my bone folder to make a nice crease!  Just in case you do want to know the measurements...the left flap is 3 1/4 inches wide and the right flap is 2 1/2 inches.  Now I have this really long tri-fold card...next up I grabbed my paper trimmer and just trimmed off what I thought would be a fun size for a card.  I ended up trimming it down to 5 1/4 inches!  Now I have 2 tri-fold cards...one for now and one for later :)

Next I grabbed a few of the 6 x 6 papers from that amazing Paper Pad and trimmed down a piece that would fit the front left panel.  Before I adhered it down, I edged it with my brown chalk ink pad.  I took my second piece of paper from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and trimmed down a piece to fit the right hand side panel.  Once again I edged the paper with my ink pad before adhering it down.


Let's talk about the ribbon and the front of my card again!  After adhering those two panels down, next I stamped out "best wishes" from the Little Cupcake Stamp Set.  I used brown ink and stamped it out on a piece of kraft cardstock.  I trimmed around the wording and edged all sides with brown ink.  I sandwiched the ribbon in between two layers of cardstock with some roller adhesive and then adhered that to the front of my card.  Next I tried several things with that ribbon...I tried just wrapping it around the card and tying a bow, but my bows were pretty sad :( I ended up adhering the ribbon to my card, all the way around to the right hand side panel!  (see above and below)

To cover up that ribbon I added another trimmed down piece from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad...
I left the card empty inside to write my note!


I used several of the Silver embellishments from Queen & Co.!  Those pearls add just the perfect touch to any handmade card!!!


Hope you were able to grab some inspiration from this blog post to create your very own tri-fold card!

I will be back soon with another creation...can't wait :)


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CUPCAKE

Morning TRC friends.  
I am sharing my second card created with the March Creative Cafe KOTM called Special Celebration.  I love the colors in the My Mind's Eye 6x6 patterned paper pack.  It helps bring life to the stamps if you want to keep things simple.  


My card base is 5x5.  I layered the stripped paper 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and then the small floral paper 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I cut a 4 1/4 x 4 piece of green striped and split it at 1".  Leaving a space as shown.  
I used a die and my Big Shot to cut this circle.  You can use a cup and trace it, a punch or anything you have handy.  Use a square if you want!   I did back this with foam.


On the white cardstock, I stamped frosting part of the cupcake, 3 times.  Using the candle part several times as you see  here.  I stamped the bottom part on the striped.  I colored the frosting with a light pink and used the provided pen for effect.  I fussy cut all the pieces and backed them all with foam for dimension.  Before adding this to my circle, I wrapped the pink ribbon around and tied a bow.  


Simple but adorable.  Look forward to see you again next week. 



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Best Wishes Easel Card

Hello TRC Fans!  It's Debbie here today to share with you this fun easel card I created using the March Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Special Celebration and the add-on stamp set - Little Cupcake.  Here is my card....


To being, you will need to cut the pink cardstock to  4 1/4 x 8 1/2".  You will also need a piece of pink cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4".   


After cutting the base of the card, I scored the card at 4 1/4 and at 6 3/8".  I folded the card in half at the 6 3/8".  The top of the card gets fold at 4 1/4" to create the easel.  See above picture......


I cut a piece of patterned paper for the bottom inside of the card.  Then I cut a strip of cardstock and patterned paper to pop-up with foam squares so that the easel portion has something to prop it up.


This is my piece of 4 1/4" square cardstock that will be adhered to the easel fold.  I used scor-tape for extra strong hold!


Here is my card before I added the seam binding and the sentiment.  This was super easy to create and you can just fold it down to mail it!

Here is another look at my easel card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Supplies:

  • Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration- Add-on Set - Little Cupcake
  • Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Pink & White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Rose Coral Colorbox Chalk Ink
  • Adhesives: 3d foam squares, Scor-Tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
  • Embellishments:  seam binding ribbon, Scalloped Oval dies

Monday, March 28, 2016

Celebrate Today

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing another fun card I created with this months Creative Cafe Card Kit- Special Celebrations. This card is all about the stamps and patterned paper that can be found in the kit. Below you will find a quick step by step tutorial. 


Step 1. I started by folding an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half to create a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" card base.

Step 2. Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of patterned paper, this will cover the base of your card. Before adhering it to your card base wrap a piece of blue twine around your patterned paper and tie a bow off to the left side. 

Step 3. Cut a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of  coordinating patterned paper, set aside. This will be used to mat your stamped panel. 

Step 4. Cut a 3 3/8" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock, stamp your cupcake image and sentiment. The cupcake image and sentiment I used is from the #EatCake set.

Step 5. Paper piece or color your image. I wanted my cupcake to coordinate with my background patterned paper so I paper pieced my cupcake with some patterned paper from the 6 x 6  paper pad.

Step 6. Adhere your stamped panel to the piece of patterned paper you cut and set aside in step 3.

Step 7. Adhere the whole panel at a diagonal to your card base.

Step 8. Fussy cut one of the flowers from the 6 x 6 On Trend paper pad and adhere it to the right side of your cupcake.

Step 8. Add some Queen & Company Sliver Pearls to the center of your fussy cut flower, bow, and the upper right side of your stamped panel. 

That's it your finished. You can check out a close up below. 


I hope you enjoyed my card and step by step tutorial today. Thanks for stopping!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration Stamp Set: #EatCake
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Pad
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 On Trend Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White
Embellishments: Dark Blue Twine & Queen & Company Sliver Pearls from The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration
Adhesives: Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape, Kool Tac Foam Tape Adhesive

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, TRC Fans!!!  It's Candi here today and I am SO excited to be the March 2016 Creative Cafe KOTM Guest Designer!!!  I was super thrilled when I found out that there were cupcake stamps in this months kit :) those tasty little treats are my fave!

These kits are so amazing...everything you need to create SEVERAL cards, in one box, delivered to your door step each month!  Here is a peek at this months kit...


Trying to come up with a card for a male is tough, in my opinion!  I thought the kraft cardstock would be perfect for that!  I took the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of kraft cardstock, folded it in half, scored it with my bone folder and then grabbed my paper trimmer.  I trimmed the card down to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4...I love the tiny little size...


First thing I did was stamp out Happy Birthday several times using a brown ink pad.  I tore off a tiny bit along the front side of the card to give it rough edge.  On the edge, I rubbed my brown ink pad to make it pop a bit.  For the inside of the card I trimmed down a little strip from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and adhered that down...I like the color peeking out a bit!


Back to the front of the card, I stamped out the little stars randomly along the edge in black ink.  For that cute cupcake, I stamped it out in black ink onto my extra kraft cardstock.  I trimmed it out closely to the edge and the added a few colors of Stickles to the frosting to give it a fun look!  Once again I stamped out the cupcake on a piece from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and just trimmed out the wrapper part of the cupcake and adhered that to my main cupcake image!  I grabbed the twine and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and then stapled that to the front of my card.  Once my cupcake dried I added some foam tape to the back and put that down on top of the twine!  For the final touch I added some of the navy ribbon...


I love how this cupcake just P O P S off of this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!  I will be around again in the upcoming weeks with more inspiration from this months KOTM :)

Candi Billman

Supplies:
Ink:  Black Versafine, Misc. Brown Ink Pad
Adhesives:  Foam Tape, Roller Adhesive
Stamps:  TRC Little Cupcake
Paper:  TRC KOTM 8 1/2 x 11 Kraft Cardstock, 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Embellishments:  TRC KOTM Ribbon, Twine
Misc:  Mini Stapler, Stickles 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Celebrate today and everyday!

Hello, Jessica here! I created a fun card with products from the MarchCreative Cafe Kit of the Month called - Special Celebration! Today I'm using the fun set, #eatcake!


I used several layers to create this card. However it's very simple. Ready? 

First, the base layer. For this card, my base layer is the pink cardstock. I cut it to 3 7/8"X3 7/8". (My card is 4"X4".) Then, I cut the floral patterned paper to the same size, 3 7/8"X3 7/8".

Using my circle die, I placed the top part of the patterned paper UNDER the die, and the bottom part of the paper OVER the die. This allowed me to create the rounded edge at the top of the patterned paper. While the paper was still in the die, I placed it on top of the card stock, ensuring the bottoms lined up, then I drew the dotted lines using my .05 multiliner. 

I adhered the patterned paper to the card stock and wrapped some washi tape (from February's KOTM) around the card. 

Using the pink card stock, I cut a border and placed it just below the washi tape. Then I wrapped some ribbon around the washi tape and the border and tied a knot.   If you did not receive the February KOTM, you could use any of the patterned papers in the kit for the same effect.

The sentiment is my favorite part. I love creating cards where the sentiment is the focus. I used my dies to cut the shape. While the shape was still in the die, I used my .05 multiliner to create an edge. I used my Copic Marker, G28, to color around the edges of the cut shape. Then I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine in OnyxBlack. 

It may seem a little backwards, but I like to put the card face together first, and then adhere it to my card base. I feel like it is a cleaner look on the edges and inside of the card. 



Supplies:
Ink:  VersaFine in OnyxBlack, Copics, Multiliner.
Adhesives: Glue Dots.
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe's- Special Celebration #eatcake.
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--My Minds Eye On Trend 2, Pink Pearl cardstock by Bazzil.
Embellishments:  Washi tape, ribbon, and dies. 
Misc:  Spellbinders dies

Friday, March 25, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi everyone!  Do you like giving a gift card as a gift, but want to make it extra special?  Sometimes a gift card can seem a little impersonal, but when you create a fun homemade card to put it into, then it's appreciated all the more!

This month's KOTM Special Celebration is perfect for birthday, thank you, anniversary, almost any occasion.  This card could work for so many celebrations:


Here it is with the tag all tucked in: 


It's a simple fun fold card, that has a cute tag either for fun, or it could be a bookmark, or better yet, you could attach a gift card to the back of the tag tucked inside.

To create this card:

Base:  Start with a 8&1/2" by 11" piece of green mint pearl cardstock, cut off 3" from the 11" to leave you with a 8&1/2" by 8" piece.  Next score across the 8&1/2" length at 2&1/2", and then score down the 8" length at 4&1/4" (in half).  You will then cut out the bottom right corner and be left with a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" base card with a 2&1/4" by 4&1/4" flap you will fold up to make the pocket on the front.  Here is a picture of the template:


First Layer:  Cut a 5" by 3&3/4" piece of confetti dot patterned paper and mat it on a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of navy cardstock.  Glue to card face using Scrap Happy Glue:


Add double stick tape to very edges of the flap and fold up to adhere to card front and create pocket.


To decorate outside of pocket, cut 4&1/4" by 1&1/2" piece of peach dot paper, and mat on a 4&1/4" by 2" piece of navy cardstock.  Tie seam binding around this piece and tie a bow.  Glue to pocket front using Scrap Happy Glue.  Cut out 2 banners (one out of green mint pearl and one out of confetti dot) and glue under ribbon.


To create the tag, cut a 4" by 3" piece of white cardstock, and mat it onto a 4&1/4" by 3&1/4" piece of navy cardstock.  Stamp sentiment at bottom edge using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Trim triangle from patterned paper, trim to fit 3" wide card at top and glue.  Cut hooray gold dot piece out and mat on navy cardstock, glue to the top of the tag (it stick up over the top about 1/2").

Stamp balloons using Iced Spruce and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and Black Memento for the strings.  Fussy cut these out.  Glue to the tag, use foam tape under the peach balloon.  Stamp "sprinkle dots" in coordinating ink (I stamped off here to give a lighter look).  Add pearls.


Thanks for stoppin' by today!  This kit is so amazing, it's easy to get creative!




Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration
#eatcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Green Mint Pearl, Confetti Dot, Peach Dot, white, and navy cardstock
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento ink, Distress Ink-Iced Spruce, Ripe Persimmon
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Navy seam binding ribbon, Queen & Co gray pearls

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Be Your Beautiful Self!


Hello!  I'm so excited to share my first card from the new March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.  I used the add-on stamp set called "Little Cupcake."

The beautiful papers in the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 paper pack included in the kit have gold foil accents that just called to be paired up with You're So Fine Glitters!

The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 of the light blue shimmer cardstock.  I selected one of the designer papers from the pad and cut it to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I wrapped the panel several times with the navy twine and tied a bow.  Now the panel can be attached to an A2 folded card.

I cut out one of the cardstock elements to use a base for my cupcake.  I matted it on a 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 inch piece of the light blue shimmer cardstock and attached it to the card as shown.

For the cupcake, stamp it on a piece of acetate with black Stazon ink.  Once dry, flip it over and apply You're So Fine Sheer Glue to the back of the image with Tiny Detailer Kit  as desired.  I used Gold Medal glitter for the wrapper, Limeade Green glitter for the leaf, Princess Pink glitter for the lower flower petals.

TIP: The lighter flower petals were made by using Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter and then dusting it with the Princess Pink glitter while it was still wet.

TIP:  To dry the glue a bit more quickly, I laid it on top of my Ott Lite....just a little tip for the impatient! *wink!*

Finally, I fussy cut the dried glittered image out, leaving a narrow border around the image.  

TIP:  To make the glittered piece look more opaque and brilliant, stamp an identical image on white cardstock and cut it out just inside the outer line.  Adhere your glittered piece to the top and then you will have a brilliant and sturdy element to add to your creation!

I added the image to my card with a bit of foam tape for dimension.

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration Add on Stamp set- Little Cupcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Blue Shimmer cardstock
Ink: Stazon; black
Ribbon: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--navy twine
Other Supplies:  Acetate, Tiny Detailer Kit



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

#itsyourbirthday

Good morning.
I am excited to share the first card I created with the March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.  I used the add-on stamp set called "Little Cupcake."
This kit is full of delicious cupcakes, that can be decorated for each persons taste.  WARNING:  It WILL make you hungry!  It is paired beautifully with On Trend 2 by My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pad and Queen & Co. enamels.  

Let's take a look at my card and then I will break it down for you. 


I started with a 5x5 card base in pink.  
Cut a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 block of mint green and white striped and added to pink card base.
Cut a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 corner floral paper as shown.  I cut the inside of same paper 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I applied the remaining thin layer on the stripped and then backed the inside paper with foam and added to the center of that.  You see stitching around the thin paper,  I cut this with a die. TIP:   You can sew yours to get the same effect without any thread!  Do this before adding foam raised paper square.


I cut out and raised the flowers with foam and adhered back where they came from.  Added pearls for decor.  


At the last minute, I wanted more mint to the top of the card.  I cut a triangle and adhered as you see. I stamped with mint green along the line provided by the triangle.


On the extra white cardstock, I stamped this beautiful cupcake from the add-on stamp set - Little Cupcake.  I colored with copies and then added glossy accents to the top and waited for it to dry before adding to the card.  Last but not least, I added enamels for extra pizzaz!

Keep checking back, our new designers have joined us as we are designing like crazy behind the scenes!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration Add on Stamp set- Little Cupcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Pink Pearl cardstock by Bazzil
Ink:  MMint ink, Copics
Adhesives: 3D foam,  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Queen & Co Enamels

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Celebrate Today And Everyday!

Hello!  Don't you just love to celebrate a birthday with a beautiful cupcake?  I know around our house that is usually the chosen dessert for a birthday.  So today I have a fun card to share with you using the March Creative Cafe' Kit - Special Celebrations.  I used the main stamp set - #EatCake for this card!


This card measures 4 x 9" and will fit into a standard business envelope.  To create this card, I cut a piece of the Kraft cardstock (included in the kit) to 8 x 9" and folded it at the 4".  I cut two different patterns from the paper pad (included in the kit).  The left side is 5 x 3 3/4" and the right side is 4 x 3 3/4".  When I adhered them down there was just a bit of an overlap.  I added the ribbon where the two papers joined.  I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 2 1/2 x 7".  I stamped the cupcakes twice.  Once on white cardstock and once on patterned paper.  I fussy cut the cupcake lines from the patterned paper and adhered them onto the white cupcakes.  I colored the sprinkles with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and then added You're So Fine Diamond Cool Clear Highlight Glitter for some real sparkle.  Here is a closer look......


This month's kit is full of fun images for that special someone's birthday or other celebration!  Thanks for stopping by today!




Supplies:
Ink: Espresso Truffle Memento Ink Pad, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 On Trend Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM Kraft & White

Monday, March 21, 2016

Make A Wish

Hello TRC Fans! It's Amber here with my first post as a Rubber Cafe designer. Today I have a fun Birthday card to share with you using the March Creative Cafe Kit - Special Celebrations. For this card I used this months add on stamp set called Little Cupcake, a piece of patterned paper from the On Trend 6x6 paper pad, the pearled teal cardstock, and the tan seam binding ribbon.


Step 1. I started by folding an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of  teal cardstock in half to create the card base. Once folded your card base will measure 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".

Step 2.  Cut a 4 1/2" x 2" piece of patterned paper from the On Trend 6x6 paper pad. I used the patterned paper with the colorful triangles. 

Step 3. Cut and add a 4 1/2" piece of tan seam binding ribbon to the upper half of the patterned paper, stapling the ends with a stapler. Take another piece of tan seam binding ribbon and tie it into a bow, set aside.

Step 4. Adhere the patterned paper panel with the stapled seam binding ribbon to the bottom half of your teal card base. 

Step 5. Stamp the "Make A Wish" sentiment towards the right side of your card above the adhered patterned paper panel. Stamp the #Itsyourbirthday sentiment toward the bottom right side of your patterned paper. 

Step 6.  Add the tan seam binding ribbon you tied into a bow with some double sided adhesive right below and the stamped "Make A Wish" sentiment, over the stapled piece of ribbon. 

Step 7. Stamp the flowered cupcake from the Little Cupcake stamp set onto some white cardstock, fussy cut, and color. 

Step 8. After my cupcake was colored and fussy cut I took the Clear Glaze Gelly Roll Pen from Sakura that is included in this months kit and added glaze to the entire top part of the cupcake. The glaze added a smooth shiny coating to my cupcake top. You can see a close up below. 


Step 9. Adhere the decorated cupcake to your card front with some 3-D foam tape or pop dots and your finished. 


I'm so happy with the way this card turned out and it was so fun to create. All the supplies I used today except the ink pad, markers, and stapler can be found in this months Special Celebrations Creative Cafe KOTM. Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration Add On Stamp Set: Little Cupcake
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Close To My Heart Markers, Gelly Roll Glaze- Gloss Clear from Sakura
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 On Trend Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM Light Teal Peral & White
Embellishments: Seam Binding from The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Special Celebration
Adhesives: Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape, Best Creation BIG CIRCLES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive
Tools: Stapler

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Celebrate

Happy Sunday Rubber Cafe' Fans!

I am so excited to share my first project that I made with the March Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit of the month, Special Celebration.

Here is the front of my card:



The fun part is when you open it up and another cupcake pop outs!


To create my card I started by folding an  11" x 4 1/4" piece of pink cardstock from the kit in half to create the card base.


Cut the first panel 5 1/2" x 2 1/4" and back with a slightly larger  beige panel.
The second panel measures 4 1/4" x 2" and was backed with a slightly larger beige panel.
The third panel measures 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" and was backed with a slightly larger beige panel.


Adhere the first panel to the center of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.


Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the panel with black ink.


Tie ribbon around the second panel.


Then adhere it to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.


Adhere the third panel to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.


Finally, stamp the cupcake on a white panel and color with pencils.
Then cut the cupcake out and adhere to the card with 3D Foam.


To create the inside of the card I cut a 4" by 10 1/2" piece of white card stock and scored it in half.
I adhered a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of polka dot paper to the top portion and a striped panel the same size to the bottom portion.


On the back side score on the solid lines and cut on the dotted lines.
The dotted lines are about 1 1/2" in from each edge.
The top score is 3 3/4" from the top and the bottom score is 4 3/4" from the bottom.


Adhere this panel to the inside of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.



Stamp cupcake on white cardstock and color with pencils.
Cut out the cupcake and adhere to the popped out panel.



I added the inside panel.
Outside edges measure 3" x 4"

This card is super easy to make and the recipient will be so impressed!
I hope you give it a try!









Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration
#eatcake

Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Pink Pearl, white, and kraft cardstock by Bazzil
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy, and Tuxedo Black dye ink, 
Adhesives: 3D foam,  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Pink ribbon