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Happy Birthday with RubberMoon Stamps…

28 Jul

 

 

Today my oldest son turns….23!!  I can’t believe it!  This birthday card is for him..because he loves elephants!! )

I am using this stamp, called eluvphant.

First I got all my stamp colors out.

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I stamped the elephant 2 times per color.

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I used an exacto knife to cut along the line for the ear, so I could make the ear more 3-d.

 

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As you can see, for each elephant, one got to keep the tail and heart, the other is minus the tail and heart, but has it’s ear 3-D’d. I hope that makes sense.

On the base elephant, I put some dimensional foam.

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The result is that you get a 3-D elephant that even stands on it’s own.

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Here are all the elephants ready to go.

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Next, to create the card base…I had the idea to make the white portion, mimic the sky by sewing random swirls on the paper.

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Instead of cutting all the threads, I gathered them all up and taped them on the backside of the paper.  By doing this the threads don’t loosen and become a nuisance.

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To space the elephants, I eyeball it, before attaching them all to the paper.

 

 

 

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After attaching everything, I added a clear Happy Birthday Sticker, and here is the final product.

 

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This is my last post for RubberMoon as my term is up!  I can’t believe the time has gone so fast.  I loved working with all the creative ladies on our team and will miss working with Kristen Immensly!

I hope you have enjoyed all the things I’ve shared!  Thanks for stopping by!!

 

 

Rubber Moon Birthday Creation

27 Dec

Hello everyone in blog world.  I have a special project to share today.  This is for one of my daughters, who has recently had a birthday.

Her birthday is close to Christmas and I know she feels like she gets overlooked most years.

This year was no different, especially with her mommy(me) having to work, and therefore us needing to wait to celebrate her birthday until the following day!

So, I put a lot of effort into making a sweet card for her!!

When she was little, I called her the Purple People Eater, so I’ve made her card in purpley colors, mostly!!

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The base of this card is a shadow box.  Inside I’ve used one of the 2″ Matboard squares, by inchiearts.com, to mount the Stamped Birthday Cake onto.

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Before I put anything on the matboard, I stamped it with the Checkerboard background stamp, using Stazon Opaque white ink.

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I also used the adorable Oh la la stamp and Background splatter stamp in various places.

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The canvas star is a fun mixed media piece by LinnieBlooms.com

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All the other embellishments are things I had on hand at home.

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So what do you think?  Is it a convince-able labor of love for my DARLING DAUGHTER???  I hope so!  I had a ton of fun putting all this together for her.

Be sure and stop by the RubberMoonArts blog.  The women on our team are so amazingly talented!!  You will not be disappointed.

For now, have a great day, this has been Jeannie, with today’s Rubber Moon Arts post.

Birthday Card for a Cute Critter

15 Jun
Hello everyone..I have a fun little card to share with you today.
A certain someone has a birthday this Sunday and this card just might be for that certain son of mine!
I saw the phrase “HOPpy Birthday” in the Lots of Puns set and knew that it’d help make the perfect card for my son!
Above you can see that I not only used the phrase as the greeting, I also used it to make a very faint background too.
I am just in love with my Joy’s Life Stamps
The images turn out great!  The polymer adheres to the acrylic blocks and does not fall off when stamping or cleaning!
If you have not had a chance to try these little cute stamps out…you really are missing out!
I hope you have enjoyed my project for today, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.
Thank you Canvas Corp for the wonderful papers used in today’s card!

Floral Beauty with Authentique Paper and Cheery Lynn Designs

17 Feb
Today I am using more of the New Release dies.
I have made this colorful floral card.
I am so in love with the paper!
I am using my Scalloped Oval Reflections dies today.
I love using the reflections dies that I have for cards.
I used the Reflections Scalloped Oval to create the background.
 After I cut out 2 different sizes of the oval, only using the die as a 1/2 cut, I ran them through my Big Shot using the Wittle Wicker to emboss the 1/2 oval shapes.
I then cut some of the Mini Flourish Ones out in black and made my own rolled flowers with Judy’s Blooms as my flower base and some Scalloped Oval Stackers for my rolled flowers.
I added some Lace Corner Deco B‘s as the final touch.
If you have not seen all our new release dies, be sure to check them all out here.
Also be sure to check out our current Challenge, PRETTY IN PINK.
By participating, you have the chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!
Hope you have enjoyed my post today, this has been Jeannie, have a great day.

An Authentique Paper Never Ending Card

13 Feb
I am excited to share a tutorial with you today. I made a card like this on my blog last week and had a lot of positive feedback, so I thought today I’d share with you how you can make your own.
I have named this card “The Never Ending Card.”
The original pattern for this came out of a book called Very Mary Stationary.
To start you will need 4 pieces of paper.
3 pieces all cut from the same paper will form the base.  The dimensions of those papers are:
4 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″
1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
The other paper you will cut from Decorative Paper and the dimensions are:
4″ x 4″
Take the longest piece and from the left short edge score lines at
1) 1″
2) 1 3/8″
3) 5 7/8″
6 1/4″
Fold along the score lines and you are creating a box.  Put adhesive on the outer edge of the 1st scored section create the box shape.(see next picture)

 

Here is what it looks like, I like to decorate the front before assembling, I find it easiest to do it in this order.
For the tabs you will take the shorter pieces of paper and score them at these increments.
The 3 3/8 paper, score from the left at the 1 1/2″ mark and the 1 7/8″ mark.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to the card middle left.  This just acts a barrier so the inside card does not fall out.
For the 3 1/2″ paper score from the left at the 1″ mark and the 1 3/8 mark.  Fold on the lines and adhere the longer end to the inside center right.  To make the tab open or close, either use adhesive velcro or some sort of reusable adhesive.

 

For the card enclosure you will need on piece of paper that is 4″ x 10 3/4″.  Score this paper at the 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ marks.  Fold the shorter panel up to create an pocket and then fold the other score line to create the card.  Embellish as desired.
Here is the completed card front.  You can see that I used a Card Candi for my tab and underneath I used the Tack it Over and Over glue.
 Here is a close up of the card front.  Don’t you love the Celebrate Papers?
Here is the card enclosure.
The card enclosure opens up to reveal a pocket inside..
…inside the pocket is a matching gift card holder.
Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I just love the floral print on the enjoyment paper.
Here are the different pieces side by side.
Isn’t this a great card?
It really is easy to make, if you have any questions regarding how to make this..feel free to ask me.
I have been enjoying working with the Celebrate line and I hope you enjoyed my card today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Supplies used:

The Never Ending “Mary” Card

3 Feb
Hello there everyone…It is me Jeannie with today’s Cheery Lynn Designs post.
I am still recovering from going to CHA with Cheery Lynn Designs.  I had a blast and got to work with Cherry Lynn Designs owners, Mike and BJ Dywan, their graphic designer Viktor, and the delightful duo, Jan and Pam.
Cheery Lynn Designs was well received and I think the company had a wonderful show, it seems that everyone knows about Cheery Lynn Designs!  Hooray!
Today I am sharing a project that I have entitled the Never Ending Card.  Why? Well, I made it how the pattern said to, but I just kept adding things.
Here is the front of my card, can you see the border?  That is made from strips of the Cuties 3.
Inside the cut out square, I have the Sunflower and Ladybug showing through.
Here is a side view, the rest of the card is stored inside.
This was a very fun card to make.
The brad disguises a small piece of Velcro on the opening tab.
Here is the next level of the card.
This is so bright and colorful, I only embellished her hat and 3d’d everything else.  I used the Pretty Petal die to add dimensional flowers to her hat.
Here is the inside to the above card.
I made a pocket with another level to pull out.
Again you can see I used the Cuties 3 and the Pretty Petals to embellish the patterned papers.
This is the portion that you pull out and this houses the final part of the card.
It is a small tag that says Happy Birthday.
I have used the Fanciful Flourish, Pretty Petals and the Scalloped Squares for the tag.
Here are all the pieces..lots of pieces to make this a fun card.
All the graphics for this card are from a wonderful book I have by Mary Engelbreit.  When I ordered it, I had no idea it came with a CD that has all these graphics on it.  I will never run out now!  Hooray!
I hope you have enjoyed this, I was mainly trying to show that you can use the Cheery Lynn Designs dies to make something very cute, just a notch cuter!  I never tire of using these dies and it seems I am always finding new ways to use them
If you would like a chance to try them, why not check out the information on our challenge.  You can find all the details here.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana, have a great weekend.

Sweet Stamps Tuesday!!

27 Dec

Starting today on the Sweet Stamps blog, we have another new challenge for you!

CELEBRATE

How would you interpret this challenge?

My first thought was BIRTHDAY!

I used the cute little STUFFED ELEPHANT and the HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY stamps.   Other supplies I used are Cheery Lynn Designs dies:  Sweetheart Frame, Miniature Rose, Black Eyes Susans Embossing Plate.

Although this card is in blue, I think it could easily be a boy or girl card.  With a different sentiment it could be a baby card.

My decorative papers are from the Authentique Paper – Journey stack.  This is such a fun pack of paper, I am sooo glad I have it to play with!

If you like challenges and want to join out challenge, head on over to the Sweet Stamps blog and read the entry requirements and link up with us!

You have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps and you can buy some really fun stamps and accessories there!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Can you believe it is almost 2012?

Where has the time gone?

Well…I am off to make a new card, have a great day!

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