Monday, February 24, 2014

Creative Cafe' - Coffee Sleeve gift card

Happy Monday Everyone! Today - I'm sharing my Coffee sleeve gift card with you, featuring the Creative Cafe' kit for February Tea for Two, and our add-on stampset Coffee Break!

First here's a look at my finished card-

I started out with the coffee sleeve, I have to say I've been collecting a bunch of these and just waiting for the right project to use for these! Folded flat my coffee sleeve make the perfect pocket for my Starbucks Coffee Gift card.

Thanks for stopping in today -  for rest of my tutorial and details head over to my post today at the Rubber Cafe' here!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tea Bag gift tag -from Creative Cafe' -kit of the Month

Today I'm sharing a fun way to share tea bag treat with someone all featuring products and stamps from the Creative Cafe' - Kit "Tea for Two"!  This fun tag is easy enough to add to any giftbag or package! In fact this started out to be a tag, and it kind of 'morphed' off into this gift tag idea.

Here's a view of the front ....

....and here's the back!
To see more details and a quick tutorial how I put this fun project together head over to the Rubber Cafe' post here!  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

More Simple Valentines from The Rubber Cafe'

Hi - Just a few more very simple Valentine ideas using stamps from Tbe Rubber Cafe'-

This simple card features - Biggest Fan! stampset from The Rubber Cafe; - this ise  one of the sweet little 2 set stampsets that includes a simple graphic and accompanying word phrase! 

Another called 'Love Ewe'!

Next is Picture Perfect -this one comes with 2 camera options.
Last I used one of my favorite stampsets - "Just My Type" along with the fun typewriter this one comes with several 'typed' phrases to choose from.

All of these 3" circle cards were stamped with Memento Black ink - and I layered and cut using my Spellbinder Classic Circles and Classic Scallop dies - tieing some Rayon ribbon in black at the top fold finishes them off.  The special touch includes a Red gemstone I had left over from my January Creative Cafe' Kit club - For the Love of Cats and Dogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Rubber Cafe' - Love Fest!

We're having a blast of Valentine cards and ideas coming to you from the whole team today!  So be sure to check it out The Rubber Cafe' Blog and see what the other Design Team members have to share.

For my project - I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how I made my cute little 3 x 3 card envelopes!  I got my Scor-Pal out as well as my Scor-Envi which works along with the newest Scor-Pal.

First of all here's my little Valentine-

 Here's how I made these envelopes.  These are all cut from 5 3/4" square, so that is perfect for this little 6" pads.  So before I started scoring each piece was cut down a 1/4" on each side.  As you see below.

Next with the add-on accessory Scor-Envi, push that up into the RH corner of your Scor-Pal.  The beauty of this little piece is that along with helping you score your sides it also tells you all the measurements you need based on your finished card size - how large to cut your paper, and where to make your score lines.  All the math is figured out for you already!  See below- I placed the scor-tool next to the 3 x 3 card measurements under the Square Cards section. 
 so following the Score-line measurements you'll be scoring 4 1/4" on the LH side, to get the correct line, use horizontal measurements along the top of the Scor-Pal, the next score line is at 7 3/4" this time you'll find the measurement on the Env-Buddy itself, see how below in the picture in the center, how I have paper placed and located the correct line to score by.
Turn your card a 1/4 turn, and repeat this scoring again, so all four sides have been scored.

Now that all 4 sides have been scored since this is a square card, you should have an evenly balanced section on all your flaps and leaving an 3 1/2"square inside. 
You'll also notice these little triangle at each crossing.  Take your scissors and cut these out.  As you see in my first corner above.
Here's my first finished Envelope! 
As you can see above, I've folded all 3 sides in and adhered them closed.  I am leaving the top side open for my card.  If you are doing prints like I am be careful of how the pattern or print is so you don't have them up-side down.
To finish my envelopes, I stamped some postage graphics from the stampset in our Creative Cafe' - Kit last month. So cute!
Thanks for stopping by- please be sure to check back at The Rubber Cafe' blog today and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share ~ Have a sweet day!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe- January kit 'For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Paper:  BoBunny 6x6 pad of Love Letters; Kraft cardstock all from the kit
Ink:  Archival Black; Memento Lady Bug(Red); Versa-Mark; White Signo gel pen; Spica Pink glitter pen
Embellishments: Pink photo corners from the kit
Tools/Dies:  Scor-Pal; Scor-Envi;