Happy Spring Tag

Hello! Today I am sharing a cute tag I made with The Rubber Cafe’s April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. It is bright and cheerful – it just makes me smile!

Here is a picture of the tag…

Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene

Here are the steps I went through to create the tag.

I cut a piece of the orange cardstock in the kit to 6″ x 3″ and trimmed off the top corners to make the base of the tag. On a separate piece of orange cardstock, I took various sized pieces that I ripped from patterned paper in the kit and randomly glued them on the orange cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue.

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I cut out the tag shape from the patterned paper collage sheet I just made – 1/4″ smaller than the base of the tag.  I attached the patterned paper to the base, punched a hole in the top, and added an eyelet to re-enforce the hole.

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I stamped butterflies from the kit with pink, orange and green colored CTMH inks. Then I colored in the butterflies with a yellow Copics marker.  I stamped the “Happy Spring” sentiment from the kit with green ink.

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I cut out all the pieces and adhered them with Scrap Happy Glue. Strings of the flower garland were tucked under the sentiment so they dangle from the bottom of the tag.  The blue bling dots were added as accents. Blue and yellow ribbon from the kit were tied to the top with some white fiber.

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Here is a close up of the card!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe – April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Ribbon: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month, Fiber
Ink and Markers: CTMH Inks, Copic Markers
Adhesive: Scrap Happy Glue
Other: Blue Bling Dots and Flower Garland (both from the kit), Eyelets

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When It Rains

Hello! Today I am sharing another card I made with The Rubber Cafe’s April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. One of the sentiment stamps is “When It Rains On Your Parade Just Put On Really Cute Boots.”  So I crafted up this card with clouds, rain, and boots!

Here is a picture of the card…

TRC When It Rains - Designs By Dawn Rene

Here are the steps I went through to create the card.

1.  I covered white card stock with Tim Holtz Distressed Stain (Stormy Sky). I did this by rubbing some of the stain on my craft mat and then swirling the card through the stain.

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2. I put some of the distressed stain in a mini spray bottle. I sprayed layers of the distressed stain and Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink on the cardstock – letting each layer dry before applying another layer. I did this until I liked the color and texture.

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3. Next I used the rain image and the distressed stain to stamp the background of the card.

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4.  I stamped the umbrella, boots, and sentiment on patterned paper from the kit, fussy cut them out, and distressed the edges.

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5. For the clouds, I stamped the image on vellum with the VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad and heated them with clear embossing powder. I lightly applied distressed stain with a sponge. Then I cut out the clouds.

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6. Last, I adhered all the pieces to the card and added White Enamel Accents.

TRC When It Rains - Designs By Dawn Rene

Here is a close up of the card!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe – April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Ink and Markers: Dylusions Ink Spray – Pure Sunshine; VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Adhesive: Scrap Happy Glue
Other: Enamel Accents – White, Clear Embossing Powder

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DIY Baby Shower Ideas

My girlfriend recently hosted a baby shower at her house. Almost all the decorations were DIY – I was amazed.  So I wanted to share them!

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The only item I assisted in creating was the banner. The base of the banner is from Gina’s Designs. The digital chevron paper is from MooandPuppy. The die cuts were made with CTMH’s Cricut Cartridges. Aren’t they cute. People that attended the shower wrote “wishes” to the baby, put them in the envelope and pinned the envelopes on the banner.

On top of the mantel are wine bottles painted with chalkboard paint. The letters for “W-I-S-H-E-S” were written in chalk on the bottles. Beautiful pink and yellow tulips were put in the bottles.

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There was a “candy” bar and a “sweet” bar. The jars were decorated with burlap and/or ribbon with chalkboard stickers.

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The sweet bar had handmade chocolate covered cookies, pretzels, and rice crispy treats – yummy!  Lemonade was served in these adorable mason jars decorated with jute and ribbon. Folks put their name on the chalkboard sticker burlap tags.

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This is a diaper cake – make with three tiers of diapers, burlap, ribbon and items from the mom-to-be’s gift registry.

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Attendees of the baby shower guessed when the baby would be born by stamping little baby feet on a handmade calendar and signing their name. The host pre-ordered thank you cards and the guests self-addressed envelopes – making it easier for the mom-to-be to send out thank you’s after the shower!  I LOVE this idea…

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This is my favorite – the host made this framed letter to use as a decoration at the shower. It can be taken home and displayed in the baby’s nursery too!  The background is fabric and the wooden letters were painted with acrylic paint!

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It was such a beautiful baby shower!!!!

Thanks for stopping by….
Dawn

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Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Hello! Today I am sharing the tag card I made with The Rubber Cafe’s new April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. One of the sentiment stamps is “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” and it reminded me of Saving Mr. Banks which I just saw at the movie theater recently. I decided to make a card shaped like a kite! I used eyelets and ribbon to lace up the front of the kite. Then, I tucked a little tag inside!

Here is a picture of the card…

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This is how you cut and fold the card.

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Here is a picture of the tag that is inside the card.

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Here is a close up of the card!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe – April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Ink and Markers: Faber-Castell Gelato, CTMH Ink
Adhesive: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Ribbon and Banner (from the kit), Viva Paper Pen – Opal, Eyelets

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Wine Gift Tag

Hello! I am celebrating another birthday this week for a friend of mine. She likes to try new wines. So I made her a cork necklace and this tag with grapes on it!

The base cardstock is inked up with Dylusions ink sprays and Tim Holtz distressed inks. I used modeling paste and a stencil to add some texture. The grapes are a Close To My Heart stamp. I added shimmer to the grapes with Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint.

Wine Tag - Designs By Dawn Rene

Here is the cork necklace I made for her gift!

Wine Tag and Necklace

Supplies
Stamps: Close To My Heart
Paper: CTMH Cardstock
Ribbon: Lovebug Creations Rumpled Ribbon, Fiber
Ink and Markers: Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint, CTMH Ink
Other: Modeling Paste, Stencils, Die Cut Leaves, Eyelets

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Happy Birthday Bookmark

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today is my dad’s 70th birthday! I wanted to share this bookmark I made for him with some of my Tim Holtz stamps and inks.

The base cardstock is inked up with Tim Holtz distressed stains and inks. I used modeling paste and a stencil to add some texture as well. I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp once on the background. I stamped it again on a separate piece of paper, cut it out, and adhered it over the first stamp with pop dots to give it some dimension. The die cuts and chipboard shapes are colored with Viva Decor Inka gold and 3D Stamp Paint.

Happy 70th Birthday Dad!
Love, xo

 

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Supplies
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Paper: CTMH Cardstock
Ribbon: Lovebug Creations Rumpled Ribbon, Fiber
Ink and Markers: Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tim Holtz Distressed Stains, Viva Decor Inka Gold Hematite, Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint
Embellishments: Gina’s Designs Chipboard Shapes, Eyelets
Other: Modeling Paste, Stencils, Cheery Lynne Designs Dies, Sizzix Dies

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Tri-Shutter Friendship Card

Hello! Today I am sharing the second card I made with The Rubber Cafe’s March Creative Cafe Card kit. It is a tri-shutter card. I selected this fold so I could highlight all the stamps in the kit and the various patterned papers.

Here is a picture of the card standing up.

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For the base of the card, I used a 6″ x 12″ piece of cream cardstock. These are the instructions for folding the card.

* Measure and mark out the lines on the cardstock

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* Cut on the red lines

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* Fold on the blue lines to make the “mountains” (these lines bend upward towards you)

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* Fold on the green lines to make the “valley” folds (these lines bend downward away from you).

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The pink flower on the front of the card was make with ribbon from the kit and Scrap Happy Glue. I learned how to make this flower at a Scrapbook Expo a couple years ago in a The Rubber Cafe class. You put a large circle of Scrap Happy Glue on a wax paper and let it dry over night. It makes a large glue dot to use for the base of the ribbon flower. You just press the edge of the ribbon round the glue dot – making small gathers. I did a short video last year with more details which you can find on my YouTube Channel.

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Here is a close up of the front of the card when it is completely folded flat.
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Here is a close up picture of the last two sections of the card when it is unfolded. I love that fun hat stamp!
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Here is another picture of the finished card…
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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

 

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit -Fashionable Accessories
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit
Ink and Markers: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, Copic Markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Ribbon, Jute, Dots (from the kit)

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Creative Cafe’s March Kit of the Month Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a card I made with The Rubber Cafe’s March Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. I was so excited to play with this adorable kit. The exclusive stamp set  - Friendship is the Best Accessory – has images of purses, shoes, hats, and flowers. Perfect for me :-) The kit also includes beautiful papers from Brazzil Basic Paper – both patterned papers and cardstock. Plus lots of other fun embellishments – flowers, tags, jute, and ribbon.

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Here is a brief tutorial…

1. I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of cream cardstock. I drew a 1 inch square grid on the cardstock. Then used a 1.5 inch punch to cut out six circles around the card.

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2. I used the cardstock as a template to cut out the circles from two layers of patterned papers. The circles on the top layer are a little bigger. I used a brown marker to add some doodling around the circles with a Copic marker.

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3. I used the cardstock template again and drew the circles on a piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped purse and shoes images from the kit in each of the circles with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.

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4.  I did some very basic, quick coloring with my Copic markers.

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5. Next I created a rosette. I cut my rosette with my Cricut. But there are numerous blogs which have intructions on how to cut out a basic rosette without a die cut machine or cutter. I cut out a circle from a piece of patterned paper, stamped it with a saying from the kit, and added some more doodling around the edges.

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6. I adhered the patterned paper layers to a 6″ x 6″ card base. I created a bow with the pink ribbon from the kit. I colored one of the paper flowers with my Copic markers to match the card. Then I glued everything down with  Scrap Happy Glue.

Here is another picture of the finished card…

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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit -Fashionable Accessories
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit -Fashionable Accessories
Ink and Markers: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, Copic Markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Paper flower, ribbon (from the kit)

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Age Gets Better With Wine

Hello! I have a quick post today to share a card I made for my mom’s birthday – hee hee :-)  I was in the mood to do some coloring and love this stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn

Card - Age Gets Better With Wine

Supplies
Stamp: Art Impressions
Paper: CTMH Card Stock
Ribbon: Lovebug Creations
Ink and Markers: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH, Copic Markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Metal Corners, Metal Clips

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Ink Splattered Happy Birthday Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for The Rubber Cafe.  I layered some stamps and then added color with an ink splatter technique. It was so much fun to make!

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Here is a brief tutorial….

1. The base of the 5″ x 7″ card is white card stock. I stamped the Don’t Be Washi stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the card stock.

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2. I added a layer with the Script Background stamp.

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3. I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray – Pure Sunshine and Dylusions Ink Spray – Postbox Red on my work mat, added some water, wet a medium size paint brush, and flicked the ink on the card randomly.

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4. While the card was drying, I stamped butterflies from Butterfly Set on vellum and fussy cut them out.

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5. Then I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Fabulous Phrases set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the bottom left corner of the card.

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6. For the final touches, I added jute with a button!

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Here is another picture of the finished card.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Don’t Be Washi, Butterfly Set, Fabulous Phrases, Script Background
Paper: CTMH Cardstock, Vellum
Ribbon: Jute
Ink and Markers: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Dylusions Ink Spray – Pure Sunshine, Dylusions Ink Spray – Postbox Red, CTMH Ink
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Button

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