The Rubber Café Blog Hop

Dec 11, 2012


Today is the day to celebrate brand new releases by The Rubber Café!

These new stamps were designed by the incredibly talented Jamie Dougherty. You are just going to love these stamps. They are versatile, fun, and I LOVE THEM!!

Today you'll be hopping with:

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NEW RELEASES:

We continue celebrating our new Jamie Dougherty Designs releases. These exclusive stamps are available for purchase at The Rubber Cafe Store!

These releases are perfect to use in your Project Life scrapbooks, mini albums, or projects you are currently working on. They are great with cards throughout the year as well. These sets are are beautifully done in Jamie's typical style and truly reflect her creative talent!


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One of the great things about these stamps is not only do they make great cards but they can also be used in your Project Life albums as well.

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As soon as I saw these designs, I knew I wanted to use them in my Project life album!
 
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I first started with my weekly card using the small polkadot from the Don't be Wishy Washi set to anchor my diecut. That is my all-time favorite of the washis! 

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I also used the round frame and Those moments when sentiment from the Remember the Moments set.

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The I created my mat for my first photo using the solid photo frame from the Pictures Framed  set.

It was so fun making the various cards and accents I was using for this week. Here are a bunch of them I made up ahead of time.  

 
  
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Here are some pictures of my journaling and each card:

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and finally a full view of my first week of Project Life. I’ve taken the plunge and I love it!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed my project share. Don’t forget to visit the other talented designers showcasing the new stamp releases by The Rubber Café!


Supplies Used:

Stamps - The Rubber Café - Don't be Wishy Washi, Remember the Moments, What a Week, Pictures Framed
Adhesive – The Rubber Café Scrap Happy Glue, Foam Squares
Paper – The Rubber Café Pugnacious Signature Paper, Crème, Iron Orchid Designs, Loolah,
Inks – Memento, Lady Bug, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Pepples Sea Foam Green
Misc – Jellie Dots Holly Berry Red, Twine, Making Memories Ribbon
Accessories – Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Sewing Maching, Yellow Thread

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PRIZES:


The Rubber Café is giving away a GRAND PRIZE away for one blog hop participant. To be eligible simply:

  1. Comment on ALL blog hop destinations including The Rubber Cafe  Blog.

  2. Subscribe to The Rubber Cafe Blog

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Contest ends Wednesday, December 12, 2012 midnight CST. Winner will be announced Monday December 17, 2012. GOOD LUCK!


Good luck!
Michele

Holiday Card and Gift Blitz

Nov 18, 2012

At The Rubber Café today . . .

As I was sitting down to plan my Christmas cards this year, I really wanted to do something “Outside the Box” so I challenged myself to make this year's holiday cards without any of the traditional materials . . or at last as few of them as possible.

 
By using items that I wouldn't normally use for Christmas, it allowed me to be more creative. I love using products in totally different ways than what is expected.


I used the fun Stamping with Glue technique using the Pattern Royale Background Stamp from The Rubber Café along with You’re So Fine Glitter in Diamond Cool Clear Highlight, to create this artsy background. I also used some white paint splatters for my “snow” to give it some interest.




I hope I’ve inspired you to “think” outside the box when making this year’s holiday cards. Would love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy.  

Supplies Used:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe  Pattern Royale Background Stamp
Paper: Watercolor Paper
Inks: Pugnacious Signature, Cream
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Sheer Girl Big Girl Bottle, 4 oz, One and Only Tape  
Embellishments: You’re So Fine Glitter in Bronze Medal, Silver MedalDiamond Cool Clear Highlight, Jellie Dots in Holly Berry Red
Tools: Sewing Machine, yellow thread

The Rubber Café New Release Blog Hop

Aug 27, 2012

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop
Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. This is Day #1 and you'll be hopping with Tesa Broman and myself!!

If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start the BLOG HOP from the beginning, simply follow THIS LINK to be taken to The Rubber Cafe blog to begin the celebration.

There will be a Grand Prize for one lucky winner plus smaller prizes along the way. . . so be sure to stop at each blog and leave a comment to be registered. Don't forget to also leave a comment on each main blog post at The Rubber Cafe too.

We are celebrating the newest release called:

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On the Fence

This bundle comes with a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!

What makes this die unique? It's versatility! At first glance, you might see just a fence but soon you'll realize it can be so much more.

To see exactly what I mean, let me show you two cards I created using the On the Fence Die.

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Can you tell what elements were created with this die?  If you guessed the yellow vellum pieces then you were correct! Let me show you how I made these.

Vellum Flower Tutorial:

1.   Fold vellum a little bit wider than the width of the Fence Die and run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine. I was able to cut 5 fences with one swipe of the machine using the vellum.

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2. Using only one fence cut, fold each fence post in half lengthwise

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3.  Trim bottom edge of the fence posts to the same angle as the top

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4.   Accordion fold the fence and squeeze tightly

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5.   Then fold in half one way and then the other way so you get something that looks like this with a great fold in each direction:

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6.  Where the two edges of the fence meet, place a bit of glue and adhere both sides.

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YOU CAN STOP HERE if you want the embellishment in the card below. You just simply spread the accordion apart for however long you would like it.

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I simply layered my sentiment from the Friends set over the top and dove-tailed the edges

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7.  To create the rosettes, simply glue the rest of the accordion pleats together with a very small amount of Scrap Happy Sheer Glue. This glue is perfect for vellum!

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8.   Adhere your favorite vintage buttons to the top of your rosette to create an adorable flower.

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9.  Finally assemble your card

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You can create so many different looks just by changing the buttons 


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To vary the sizes, I simply trimmed the height of my fence die and followed the same steps as above.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial today and are inspired to think outside the box with the very versatile On the Fence Die by The Rubber Café!

Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do.

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BONUS: I will also be picking a mini blog hop winner from the visitors who post comments on my blog. I will put together a little rack of scrappy goodness to the lucky winner! Simply follow my blog and leave a comment to be eligible. I will draw a name on Monday 9/3 and announce it here on my blog. Please be sure to leave a comment by Sunday 9/2 to be eligible. Winner will have 24 hours to contact me.

Good luck!
Michele
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