Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pyramid Tree card

Today - I'm sharing a Pyramid card featuring last months Creative Cafe' kit stamp set. 
I made this card with (3) 4" square pieces- but the fun part is you can use any size you want as long as they are all the same. My mass production set was made with 3" square pieces. One 12 x 12 pc of cardstock or Patterned paper will give you 4 cards.

Here's a look at my finished Pyramid card, using 4" squares- You can see it all the details here!

Here's another set - I made and gave for a bunch of my croppin' buddies!- These are also based on 4" squares.  I used a large brad to hook my left flap behind, and covered with a 5/8" scallop punched circle.   These were a base of Kraft cardstock, and I covered each triangle section with patterned paper from "My Mind's Eye" holiday line.

Finally these are my Christmas card mailings - I also gave a small group of these away to my fellow team members at work.   I just love how they all look standing together!

Here's a view of the inside as well...
Thanks for stopping by !

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Telecscoping Card -Featuring December's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month

Hi Everyone! I'm back today to share a card techinique that I believe is called the Telescope card.

I've wanted to try this out for awhile now, and this seemed to be the perfect stampset to give it a whirl. I'm again featuring our Creative Cafe' - KOM for December Wish Big!

Here's a look at my card from the front.

Card dimensions:
This is a top folded 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card - stamped on 4 x 5 white card stock
and backed with the Pink Print floral cut at 4 1/8 x 5 1/4.
To get the rest of the tutoiral and more details -head over to The Rubber Cafe' blog here!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Creative Cafe Dec kit of the month - Wish Big!

Hi Everyone!

This December kit of the month for the Creative Cafe' - has definitely been fun - and I know you're going to love all the projects and cards the team have been preparing to share with you!

Today - I'm going to share a couple of quick fun tutorials. My card is using the 'Wiper' Card technique which pops up an image or message but lays flat for easy mailing. On the front, I've made a 'faux' Pinwheel that I thought perfect for the front of my card so just had to share that with you as well. So grab your beverage of choice and we'll get started!

Here's a look at my card - as it stands when opened.

And when pushed flat... you can see it will fit nicely in an envelope.

To see more details and a tutorial on how to make the card base and the 'faux' pinwheel head over to the Rubber Cafe' blog here!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Photo Cards - featuring the Creative Cafe' kit-Twas the Night

Hi Everyone-

Today - I want to show you how easy it is to create photo cards for your holiday mailings this year!
And of course my products and stamps used are all coming from the Creative Cafe' kit this month called 'Twas the night.

My photo card today -is featuring my beautiful feline friend, Liberty!

To get more info on how I made this photo card go here to the RubberCafe' blog.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Creative Cafe' -Kit Twas the Night- Glitter Dryer sheet Tutorial

Well we're half way through the month already ! This next card I have to share is actually easier than it looks and makes a great candidate for making several if you're looking for that special card you can send out this year. Add a holiday sentiment or insert a family picture!

The card is a regular A2 card size - but scored on the side - measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  For more info and my tutorial on how I used a Glitter//Dryer Sheet technique to make my snowy scene head on over to the Rubber Cafe' here!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Creative Cafe' - Kit of the Month at the Rubber Cafe' 'Twas the Night!

Hi Everyone ! We're well into our first week of this month's kit release called 'Twas the Night. It's a fun Christmas kit and this month you have 2 add-on stamps sets to use with your kit, plus a full 6x6 pad of Echo Park's 'Tis the Season, it just doesn't get any better than this.

I'm sharing a fun and easy gift box -today. And I'll share how I created my template, but have also made it available for you to download.   Check it all out at The Rubber Cafe' - here  !


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Creative Cafe'-Kit of the month - featuring 2 Treat boxes turtorial for the Rubber Cafe'!

Hi Everyone! Are you feeling that crisp feeling of fall in the air yet? Even in Southern Cal -we're finally starting to get a little of that - especially once the sun goes down! I love this time of year no matter what part of the country I'm living in- but I do miss those wonderful fall colors I grew up with in the midwest!

Today 's project again features all the yummy products included in our October Kit of the month - Fall Harvest!   My project is a little different in that I'm going to showcase 2 - 3" square boxes I made from 1 sheet of 8 1/2" cardstock! I found this wonderful video from Sam Donald  a Stampin' Up demo in the UK - I also step it out for you in my post on  The Rubber Cafe' here!

Here's my 2 boxes- I finished them each a bit differently but they're perfect for putting in some small gift tags, candy goodies, small soap or anything you come up with!

For more details, and a quick tutorial on how to create these two treat boxes head to the Rubber Cafe' blog here!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Flower Pot and Burlap Flower tutorial

Mid October and I have a project to help you get thinking about Thanksgiving! If you're entertaining family and friends this year, maybe this will be something you can make to help adorn your table and everyone's place setting.

Using the stamps and materials from the Creative Cafe' kit, Fall Harvest, and the Add-on set Fall Traditions, I created some fun Place holders with a cute flower pot filled with things each person is Thankful for!

There's a tutorial on how I prepped my burlap and created this beautiful burlap rose over on my post at The Rubber Cafe' - so check it out here

Monday, October 14, 2013

Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Fall Harvest Radient card and Tag Tutorial

Here we are at the end of the first week! How are you enjoying the cards and tags we've shared so far? Well we have more for you which will continue on throughout the month - so stay tuned!

Today I'm going to share with you another paper piecing technique, I have done this before but cut my pieces rather by feel than by measurement. When I saw this more measured and precise approach, (I can't remember where unfortunately) I decided to give it a try.

To get the details and tutorial for this post - head on over to the Rubber Cafe' blog here!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Creative Cafe' - Kit from The Rubber Cafe' - Pumkins in Fall

Today my card I have a project -I'm sharing over at The Rubber Cafe'-  it is featuring word phrases from both the Harvest Time set that comes with your kit as well as the Add-on Fall Traditions set available for sale here.   All the paper stamps and embellishments for this card were contained in our new Creative Cafe' kit this month- Harvet Time!

To see more and get all the details on how I made this card head over to the Rubber Cafe' blog here!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Final Project using the Best Witches - Creative Cafe kit

Well September 30th is here, and I leave you with a final project from our Creative Cafe kit - Best Witches!

This was one of my favorite cards, as it seemed to go together so easily for a change. It's a lot of layers, but that just makes it all the better! Check it out - I'm featuring that wonderful witch flying on her broom stick again! Just love this stamp set !! And the large polka-dot paper in the background is another of my favorite papers.

Catch more over on the Rubber Cafe' blog - here!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

I've posted another project over on The Rubber Cafe' Blog using our new Creative Cafe' Kit - Best Witches!    Today's project is a set of tags -

See the rest of my post here!

have  a great rest to your weekend!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe Kit - Best Witches Distressed!

Hi Everyone! Today I'm back to share with you another card made with the Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Best Witches.
If you're just tuning in for the first time, The Rubber Cafe' just launched our first kit this month from our new Creative Cafe' Kit Club, and the Design team has been busy preparing cards and tags to share with you. Bonus tutorials are available in these posts and will be available to print - so be sure to get in and order your kit today!

Today's card is a fun technique using distress inks to create the background of my card. I have done this before but usually use watercolor paper - as it can best handle the water and ink that you are hitting it without breaking down. However I'm using the yellow cardstock from the kit and I chose to do this as it's a nice heavy wt cardstock so really can handle this process. And I love what the yellow coming through did with the ink!

For more pics and a tutorial on how I made this card-check out the Blog here!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Introducing the New Creative Cafe' Kit Club at the Rubber Cafe'!

Hi Everyone!  Our new Creative Cafe' kit club has been all the buzz lately over at The Rubber Cafe' - and today begins the reveal of what the Design Team have been busily working on! 
So head on over there and check it all out here and don't forget to stop by the online store and order your kit today!

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Rubber Cafe' - New Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! 

To help introduce our new Kit club- we're having a Give-away!  From now until September 5th, you can enter into the drawing for your free Creative Cafe' kit releasing September 1st!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Launching New Creative Cafe' Kit club!

Hi Everyone!

The Rubber Cafe announces the launch of their very own

We've finally done it. We have found a fun wonderfully creative way to bring you hand-picked coordinated papers and embellishments along with an exclusive stamp set all wrapped up in one package.

Shopping doesn't get any easier then this!

Check out all all the scoop on the new Creative Cafe' Kit club over on the blog, we're taking pre-orders for this first kit shipping Sept 1, 2013!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Citrus Greetings and Amazing folds with The Rubber Cafe'!

Hello and Happy Monday!

Here's a post I've shared over at The Rubber Cafe' today -

I've had this Fruit Medley set for awhile and I'm finally getting a chance to play around with it, and having fun coming up with some 'alternative' ways to show off these fun fruity images and greetings!

First,  I have another swing card, like the one I shared with you on the 4th of July!  I told you this card fold was addicting!  This time I've used a new bicycle die I just bought along with the orange slices and 'Knock, Knock' sentiments.

I used my window punch from Stampin'UP! to cut out the fun Knock! Knock! questions and answers.  On the flip side I rolled some paper roses to put into my bike basket. 

Next up - I created a fun Lemon-aide stand that is also a fun amazing fold, as well as a gift card.  I cut the card base and the base of the cart using my Cameo diecut machine, but this card base is much like a step card fold and could just as easily be scored and cut by using your trimmer and /or ScorePal.

The awning is punched again using my Window punch from Stampin'UP!- and the wheel is a lemon slice, and I stamped the "Happy Birthday" phrase- and placed it in the side step on the left hand side.  I wish I'd pushed it up a little higher, as I was photographing this card I noticed it was getting covered a bit from the wheel.

Here's a closer look...

Here's a close-up view of the side you can see the front of the card is like the first step and the side panels become the second step.  

Behind the front step, there is a place for a gift card.  Pull on the 1/2 lemon slice and there it is!  I've included the "Just a little something..." phrase also from the Fruit Medley set.

Here's one more look.  I finished it off at the bottom with some grass I punched, and Red/White bakers' twine finishes off the top!  I love baker's twine, and I seem to find someplace for it in most every card I make these days!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Fruit Medley set
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Pugnacious white; misc black card stock; Echo Park 6x6 pad
Embellishments: sequin stars; baker's twine
Adhesives: pop-dots
Tools/Dies: Memory Box Steel die- Bicycle; MS border grass punch; Cameo Diecut machine; Stampin'Up! -window punch; decorative label punch

Thursday, July 4, 2013

More Patriotic Fun!

Happy fourth of July Everyone!!

Today over at the The Rubber Cafe' blog, I'm sharing a couple more cards with a Patriotic feel!
First I've made a card playing around with the star from Ornamental Holiday stamps and Bo Bunny's Red, White and Blue paper pads.

I stamped a '4' on a flag pennant and accented with a silver sequence star.

My First Swing card! I really love these, and are really adicting! I've seen many tutorials but Beate John's is the easiest to follow here it's also a video so you can play it back as you're making your cuts and folds.
For this one I created my card with a rectangle for my swing shape - it worked perfectly with the Framed Flag stamped image.

Swing it open and reveal the other side and a sentiment!
There's no wrong side to this kind of card! All of my sentiments came from the Remember the Moments set.

Again featuring my Bo Bunny 6 x 6 pad, this 'Swing' card was really fun and simple to make and once you've mastered one, I know you'll want to make another and another...!
Thanks for stopping by have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Ink: Memento - Nautical blue, Clear sparkle gel pen
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Pugnacious White; BoBunny
Adhesives: SU: Dimensionals.
Embellishments: Postage stamp bakers twine; misc sequins; button
Tools: MS anywhere Stars punch; SU- small star punch; paper trimmer