Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More Chalk Pop!

 I have a few more happy cards for you today using The Rubber Cafe's April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion and the Chalk Pop Technique!
I used the flowers from the Hello, World stamp set.  They look sort of like Morning Glories to me...and I have fond memories of them winding their way up the iron railings as I headed of to school spring mornings as a child.  I chose chalks in the blue tones for these flowers.  I inked the solid image with Versamark ink and then patted the light blue chalk onto the image.  Next, I  stamped the more detailed stamp with Versamark over the chalked image and patted the darker blue chalk on top.   As a final step I inked the flower center with Versamark and then add the orange chalk.  

The leaves were done in a similar way with light and dark green chalks.  Once the images were colored, I fussy cut them.

I used some of the patterned paper from the included paper pack and did a fun paper embroidery edge around it. 

HINT:  Use the pattern of the paper to pierce your embroidery holes.  I love the symmetrical look you get!  I used 2 strands of white embroidery floss.

Flowers are then popped onto the card, some flat and others on foam tape as desired.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black ink. 
This card was done in a similar fashion using scraps of the paper from the kit. 

Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello, World
 Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Versafine Black
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM, Light Green
Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Glue Dots
Other:  Needle, Embroidery Floss-white, Sequins, Pebbles Chalks

Sunday, May 15, 2016

How Are You? Card

Hello TRC Fans!  It's Debbie here today to share with you a card I created using the April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion and the add-on .  This time I created a square card so I can showcase the cute Curved Pennant Embossing folder that is included in your kit.


This card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4".  I cut the pink cardstock to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2" and folded it at 5 1/4".  I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 5 x 5".  Using the Curved Pennant Embossing folder, I embossed the white layer.  I also cut a strip of dark pink patterned paper and a little bit larger strip of the pink bow patterned paper for the bottom.  I added the pink ribbon bow.  Then I got busy stamping my flowers!


I stamped the outline of the flowers using a rose ink pad.  I also used a masking technique for this "bunch" of flowers!  Here is how I did it........



I stamped the flower image from the add-on stamp set - Greatest Gift Of Life, onto some masking paper.  You can also use some post-it notes for this, I used this masking paper because my kids always steal my post-its!  LOL  I cut out one of the flowers from the masking paper.


I stamped the flower image once and masked it and then stamped it again.  This is what it looked like before I stamped the third image.



Here is all three images becoming a nice bunch of roses!  I fussy cut out this bunch of roses.




Then I stamped the leaves and cut them out.  I adhered them onto the back of my bunch of roses before I adhered it onto my card.


Thanks for stopping by today!


  • Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion - add-on stamp set - Greatest Gift of Life set
  • Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM- and Bazzill cardstock
  • Ink:  Rose Red die ink 
  • Adhesives: 3d foam squares; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
  • Other: Ribbon from the kit, Curved Pennant Embossing folder - from the kit; masking paper


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Repetitive Stamping Thank You

Welcome back! This is Rachel Kleinman joining you today to share a simple and elegant thank you card. Not all cards need to be super complicated to be beautiful! With the gorgeous floral stamps in the "Petticoat Fashion" April Creative Cafe Kit it was easy to create my own background patterned paper. 


I created the background with two flower stamps from "The Greatest Gift of Life" that are actually intended to be layered with each other. I just stamped randomly throughout my white cardstock panel in different ink colors... and it's ok if some of them overlap!


Next I trimmed a panel of magenta paper from the Echo Park "Petticoats and Pinstripes" paper pad and embossed my "Thank You" sentiment in white.


All I added to finish off the card was a bow of natural twine (also included in the kit!) and then matted it on a turquoise card base.


I hope you give repetitive stamping a try on your next card! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Kleinman



Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello, World & Add On Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift Of Life
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts White
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White, Teal
Adhesives: Scotch ATG

Friday, May 13, 2016

She Can Do Anything!

Hello TRC Fans!  Debbie here today to share with you a quick card I created using the April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion.  For this card, I didn't use any of the stamps, I used just the wonderful 6x6 paper pad and the pink satin ribbon that was included in this kit.  Here is my card!


One of the papers include this cute little sentiment banner that I just cut out and popped up on the card using 3d foam squares.  I also added a doily die cut from some white cardstock and the middle circle of the doily was cut from some more of the patterned paper.  I added a strip of patterned paper across the card and then tied the satin pink ribbon!  Pretty quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Supplies Used:




Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello! How Are You?

Hello Rubber Cafe fans! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing a lovely multi layered card featuring lots of fun stuff from April's Kit Of The Month- Petticoat Fashion. I also used the add on stamp set called The Greatest Gift Of Life to create today's card. Check it out below along with a step by step tutorial. 



Step 1. Started by folding an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of light yellow 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, adhere to yellow card base. I used the lovely floral patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. After you adhere it to your card base set it aside. 

Step 3. Now your going to work on the layered stamped panel. Cut a 3 1/2' piece of  patterned paper and die cut both ends. I used the solid yellow piece of patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad and die cut the edges with one of Paper Smooches Borders 2 dies.

Step 4. Cut a 3' piece of patterned paper of and adhere it to the piece of patterned paper you just die cut in the step above. I used the two toned polka dotted paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. 

Step 5. Cut a 2 1/2' x 5 1/2'  piece of white cardstock. This is the panel you will do all your stamping on. I stamped the large "Hello" sentiment stamp from the Hello, World stamp set  towards the left side of my panel and added the smaller "How are you?" sentiment stamp right below it. Once my sentiments were stamped I stamped two of the solid blooms in yellow from The Greatest Gift Of Life

Step 6. On another piece of white cardstock I stamped four more blooms from The Greatest Gift Of Life stamp set, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the first two larger yellow blooms I stamped with some 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive.

Step 7. Staple a small piece of folded bright green ribbon towards the top left of your stamped panel, adhere your stamped panel to your two other patterned panels (the yellow die cut piece and the polka dotted piece). Now staple another piece of bright green ribbon along the bottom half of your white cardstock and polka dotted patterned paper.

Step 8. Take the bright green ribbon and tie a bow. Set aside.

Step 9. Adhere your layered/stamped panel to your cardbase. 

Step 10. Add your bright green ribbon bow right below your two stamped flowers and adhere two mini coordinating buttons to their centers. This is completely optional but I like how it gives the flowers more dimension.

That's it your finished!


 I had so much fun creating this fun little card, I hope you enjoyed my step by step tutorial today. Thanks for stopping!

Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello,World & Add on stamp set The Greatest Gif Of Life
Ink: Versa Color Ink Pads
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White & Light Yellow
Embellishments: Bright Green Ribbon from the The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion, Mini Buttons
Adhesives: Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape, Best Creation BIG CIRCLES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive
Tools: Paper Smooches Borders 2 Die Set-Postage Stamp Border, Big Shot, Stapler w/staples

Chalk Pop Technique!

Today's card is an explosion of color using The Rubber Cafe's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month; Petticoat Fashion.

The card base is the Lime Pop cardstock and is 5 1/5 x 4 1/4 inches.

To create the flowered panel I used Pebbles Inc Chalk in Basic Brights and Pastels and the Chalk POP technique.

To do this technique I cut a white piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches.  Then I stamped the solid flowers randomly around the background with Versamark ink, being careful not to overlap them and leaving spaces in between so you can later add leaves.  They will be hard to see, so I recommend a good light source when you are working on this and you can tilt the paper a bit and the flowers will be easier to see.

Next I took a pastel chalk on an applicator and applied it to random flowers.  As soon as you touch a Versamark flower, it will grab the ink and it will be easy to color your entire flower.  Then repeat with a pastel purple color on the rest of the flowers.    Then go through as stamp the leaves and chalk with a pastel green color.

The next step is to add some more detail to the images with the second step stamps in the set.  I stamped each flower with Versamark, being careful to line up the images.   Then I took a pink, purple and green chalk from the brights collection and brushed the images again to add the darker detailing on each image.

When you are finished, wipe your project off with a Swiffer sheet or soft cloth to pick up any stray chalk.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and attached the panel to my card. 


Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: The Greatest Gift Add On Set
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM Lime Pop, White
Tools: Chalk Applicator
Chalks:  Pebbles Inc Brights and Pastel sets

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hello Banner

Good morning creative people! This is Rachel Kleinman sharing a simple but elegant card. I'll be using some gorgeous papers, stamps, glitter, and embossing folder all included in the April Creative Cafe Kit "Petticoat Fashion".  I was playing around with different ways to use the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes embossing folder, and fussy cutting was my favorite choice (it usually is!)!


I ran the embossing folder through my Big Shot machine and a piece of white cardstock. The pattern that is embossed is several pennant banners. I decided to fussy cut the embossed banners so I could use them individually rather than just as a background. I coated the banner in glue and then covered it with You're So Fine Glitter in Princess Pink. Once that dried, I applied another layer of glue on top and let that dry completely. The top layer will stop any glitter from falling off.  


Here's the banner on my card once all of the glue dried. It's still super shimmery but zero amount messy! :)


I kept the sentiment simple by embossing the Hello from 'Hello, World' in gold.


Thank you so much for joining me again! Now go play with your embossing folders! :)

Rachel Kleinman

Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello, World
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM Pink
Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Mod Podge Matte Medium
Tools: detail scissors
Other: You're So Fine Glitter in Princess Pink


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Love Deeply Card

Hello TRC Fans!  It's Debbie Seyer here today to share with you another of my projects using the April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion plus the add-on stamp set, The Greatest Gift Of Life. I really love the color combo of pink with silver/gray so I went with the very pretty patterned paper included in this kit to make my card.


This card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" or A2 size.  I cut the gray textured cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11" and folded it at 5 1/2" to create the base of the card.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4" and the pink/silver doily paper to 3 3/4 x 5" and adhered that to the white layer.   I die cut a small doily from the gray cardstock to layer the sentiment on.  Here is how I did the sentiment.




Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using gray ink.



Stamp one of the swirls in the stamp set around the sentiment using black ink.  I started at the top and stamped around my sentiment.



Then using scissors trim around the swirls and layer this onto the card!  I added the gray seam binding to finish this card.  Love theses colors!!  

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion add-on The Greatest Gift of Life stamp set.
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM- and Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  Memento Dye ink pads - Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black 
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Other: Ribbon from the kit, Crafter's Companion Chantilly Doily die set

Monday, May 9, 2016

Circle Note Card


Hello Rubber Cafe fans. It's Amber here, today I have a fun circle shaped card to share along with a tutorial. I used the teal cardstock, white cardstock, twine, 6 x 6 paper pad, the main stamp set Hello, World and the add-on stamp set, The Greatest Gift of Life from this months Creative Cafe KOTM - Petticoat Fashion to create my card. Below you will find a step by step tutorial to help you create your very own quick and easy shaped card. 


Step 1. Cut two 4 1/2' circles out of teal cardstock


Step 2. Take one of the 4 1/2' circles and score at 4'. I drew a pencil line to show where the score line would be. You only want to score one of the circles, the other circle will  remain flat with no score lines and be used as your card front.


Step 3. Add some double sided adhesive above the score line. Once you have your adhesive added adhere this circle to the other 4 1/2' circle. 


  Step  4.  The score line will act as a fold allowing your card to bend open while leaving the front side flat. 


Step 5. Since your card front is flat you can stamp and embellish it how ever you want without having to worry about a score line.  I cut two 2 1/2' pieces of patterned paper, one out of the teal/pink patterned paper and one out of the bright pink patterned paper. I added the bright pink piece to the right side of my card front and the teal/pink patterned piece to the bottom half of my card front. I also cut the cute little "Notes" tab out of the paper pad and adhered it to the top half of my teal/pink patterned piece of patterned paper. 


Step 6. Stamp some flowers onto some white cardstock and fussy cut them. I stamped and layered some of the gorgeous flowers from the add on stamp set, stamping them to match my patterned paper. Mist/splatter your card front with some colored mist, attach some twine with some mini staples, and layer your stamped flowers.


That's it your finished, you now have a fun circle shaped card instead of the traditional A2 card. I hope you enjoyed my card and step by step tutorial today. Thanks for stopping!


Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello World & the Add On Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift Of Life
Ink: Versa Color Ink Pads, Tattered Angels Baseboard Gravel Mist
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White & Teal
Embellishments: Twine from the The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion 
Adhesives: Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Tools: Close To My Heart Edge Distresser, American Crafts Mini Stapler w/ mini gold staples

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Can't Thank You Enough


Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there.

Today I made a card that would be a great card for your Mom using the April Creative Cafe KOTM - Petticoat Fashion.  I used both of the stamp sets for this card, the main stamp set Hello, World and the add-on stamp set,  The Greatest Gift of Life.



To make this card, start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of yellow cardstock.
Use your Scor-Pal to score the panel at 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2".


Valley fold on the score lines so that it looks like this.



I used the Sizzix Regal Framelits die set.
I used the largest die to make this cut on the card base.



This is how it will look after it's been cut.


Use the next size down to cut a panel out of the patterned paper.



Cut this piece in half.



Adhere the panels to the side of the card base with Scrap Happy Glue


Use the next size down dies and trace around the outside on pink patterned paper from the paper pack that comes with this months kit.


Use the same die to die cut a white panel and adhere to the hand cut pink panel with Scrap Happy Glue.



Stamp on the panel with various Memento Dye inks.


Then adhere the completed panel to the card base with Scrap Happy Glue.


Here's the view from the front.



That's it!
It is pretty easy to make and looks great!
I hope you'll give it a try!




Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion  Hello, World and add on The Greatest Gift of Life.
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM- and Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  Memento Dye ink pads in various colors.  Any ink will do. 
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Other:  Sizzix Regal Framelits die set, Scor-Pal