Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a ...

Good afternoon. I have a fun card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


Today's card features one of the dogs and sentiments available in the Dogs 1 Clear Stamp Set (3010). I love this dog who is a/k/a Willie from the rubber stamp line ... he is so fun and adorable. Willie was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. He was fussy cut out and paper-pieced back together prior to adding him the background panel I created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The "Howl of a Day" sentiment is part of the Stamp Set, which I cut out with one of the Small Frame Dies Set (950D).

I pulled out some very old Design Paper from my stash called The Pet Stack from DCWV to create the background for today's card, which was inspired by MFT Sketch #328.

Here is a closer look at the Willie ...


This stamp set is so much fun to work with, which can be used for so many different occasions and combined with any sentiment to brighten someones day.

Challenges entered ...
 - Inspiration Destination Challenge #127 ~ Anything goes w/Twist, Masculine
 - The Little Red Wagon Challenge #391 ~ Happy Birthday Boys
 - The Male Room Challenge #59 ~ Many Legs
 - The Paper Shelter Challenge #291 ~ A Birthday Card
 - Simon Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #8 ~ Mother's Day went live yesterday. Need some inspiration ... hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

You are ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm popping in to share some inspiration for the NEW Rubberneckers Stamps Challenge #8 ~ Mother's Day.


I love this adorable Teddy Bear (895-05) and think he is perfect for a Mother's Day card. He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink a couple of times. Copic Markers were used to color the bear, and Colorless Blender was added to a piece of Burlap which I blotted over the bear to add texture. After this dried, I fussy cut the bear out and put him on the side. Next I added color to the flower on the other copy of the stamp, and used one of the circles in the Small Frame Dies Set (950D) to cut it out. Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn was applied under the bear to create grass and Tumbled Glass was applied for the sky. I then paper-pieced the colored bear using a combination of adhesive and 3D Foam Squares.

One of the Best Friends Etc Sentiments (3032) was added to white cardstock that was embossed with an impression plate from Papertry Ink. A couple strips of design paper scraps were added to the panel, and layered on my cardbase. Another circle was cut out using the same cardstock as the cardbase and added under the Teddy Bear (895-05) panel then popped on my background with 3D Foam Tape. The final step was to add a white pearl in the center of the flower.

Here is a closer look at the adorable teddy bear ... 


We have some awesome inspiration for the NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Always Fun Challenge #3 ~ Clean & Simple
 - Come and Get It Challenge ~ Circles
 - HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
 - HLS April CAS Challenge ~ Blend
 - My Creative Scoop Monthly Color Inspiration #21
 - Use Your Stuff Challenge #261 ~ Circles

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

You are a Rare Bird ...

Good morning! Today's card features the adorable Birds of a Feather Flock Together (G370) and Rare Bird Sentiment (E892) from Great Impressions Stamps.


I simply adore these birds and couldn't wait to play with them. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink along the edge of my card with the sentiment in the lower left hand corner. I also stamped the image a couple more times an extra cardstock. Coloring medium is a combination of Copic Markers, Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Markers, with the background sky created with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

I colored the extra birds only and fussy cut part of the birds out, and layered them on with  3D foam squares. It's a little hard to see in the photo's but the top bird is truly in flight and the 2nd bird is sitting on top of the branch.

Here's a closer look ...

Challenges entered:
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #178 ~ Use a Stamp for yous Sentiment
 - Moving Along with the Times Challenge #43 ~ Birds & Feathers
 - Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ Flying High

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Birthday Box Card ...

Good morning! I'm popping in to share another Box Card I created for this months Challenge over at the Scor-Pal Blog.



These Box Cards are so fun and easy to make. The last one I made was for my great-niece who turned 5, and she loved how it opened into a box. 😀


I wrote up a Tutorial on how I made the Box Card. Go HERE to see the tutorial!

Make sure you stop by and check out the inspiration provided by the Designers for our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #36 ~ Interactive Projects. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sing in the Rain ...

Good afternoon, and I'm sorry for the late post. I'm sharing a Spring card that I made featuring stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps.


I created today's card with the lovely Summer Girl Breezy 676-01 and one of the sentiments and borders from the Freehand Border Phrase Set 900. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used for the stamps, and Copic Markers are the medium used for coloring the girl. Tim Holtz Distress Ink was used for the sky and sandy ground, and Glossy Accents added to represent raindrops.

Here is a closer look at the lovely girl ...


Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #7 ~ April Showers went live yesterday. Need some inspiration ... hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

May all your days ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm popping in to share some inspiration for the NEW Rubberneckers Stamps Challenge #7 ~ April Showers (April Showers Bring May Flowers).


Today's card features the awesome Create a Garden 1 (3008) with the Coordinating Basket Garden Die Set (3008D). I started with stamping the basket with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, colored the basket with my Copic Markers, and used the coordinating die to cut it out. Using orange and yellow ink I stamped multiple copies of the flower, and used the coordinating die to cut them out. The flower stems was stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy on white cardstock, and the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Ink.  Tim Holtz Distress Ink was applied under the flowers and basket prior to adding them with a variety of thin and thick 3D Foam Squares. White enamel dots were put in the center of each flower. The panel was then layered on yellow and red cardstock, and then my white card.


We have some awesome inspiration for the NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Daisy Chain Challenge #7 ~ Spring is in the Air
 - Make My Monday Challenge #43 ~ April Showers
 - The Crazy Challenge #246 ~ Spring is Coming

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Little Hello ...

Good morning! I created a FUN Spring card featuring the adorable Duck with Umbrella (F640)Springtime Birdie (E906) and A Little Hello Sentiment (B151) from Great Impressions Stamps.


When I saw these stamps I fell in love with them and had to have them in my stamp collection! The adorable duck and birdie are so sweet together.


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used for stamping, and the color medium used are my trusty Copic Markers. I stamped an extra copy of both images for coloring and paper-piecing the ducks boots, both umbrella's and the birdie. Tim Holtz Distress Ink was used to create the sky and ground cover prior to adding the frame. Once the frame was layered on my panel 3D Foam Squares and Micro Glue Dots were used to add the boots, umbrella's and the birdie.


I layered the final panel on a couple layers of cardstock and my cardbase. The final step was to apply Glossy Accents for my puddle and rain. I then stamped part of the Duck on my envelope.

Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 ~ Anything Goes
 - Inkspirational Challenge #132 ~ Word Prompt "Spring"
 - Crafty Calendar April Challenge ~ April Showers/Spring
 - Crafty Friends Challenge #55 ~ Animals or Birds

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Box Card Tutorial ...

Good morning. As promised here is the Tutorial for the Box Card that I shared on April 1st. This will be a long post, so hang in there.

Box Card
Designed for Scor-Pal by ©Ruza Rebel, April 2017
(original found on Splitcoaststampers)


Supply List:
12” x 12” Double Sided Design Paper
White and Pink Cardstock
MFT Faux Crochet Border
Nestabilities Small Oval and Small Oval Scalloped Dies


Step 1:
Cut 12” x 12” design paper down to 8-1/2" x 11" and put the extra on the side. Place the 8-1/2" x 11" piece on your Scor-Pal Board with the 8-1/2" at the top (measurements in the above picture are to scale; I used Excel, and Paint to create this photo).

Photo shown is of the long side (11") 

• Use your bone folder to Score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" (black lines)
• Turn your paper one-quarter to the left or right.
• Use your bone folder to Score at 1-1/4", 3-3/8", 7-5/8" and 9-3/4" (red lines, as shown below).


Step 2:
• Use your Bone Folder to fold along the 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" score-line (long side, as shown in the left photo above).
• Unfold, and keeping the side you want to be on the outside of the box facing you. Fold the first score-line (1-1/4") at the top and bottom (short side, as shown in the center photo above).
• Turn paper over and fold the second score-line (as shown in the right photo above).


Step 3:
• Fold next two score-lines to create a square (as shown in the left photo above).
• Take the outer upper corner of the just folded sides, and gently fold it down diagonally to create a triangle using your Bone Folder. Repeat for this part for all 4-sides (as shown in the middle photo above).
• Unfold and you will see your box (as shown in the right photo above).


Step 4 (optional decorative trim):
• I cut out 2-pieces of decorative trim with my MFT Faux Crochet Border in White cardstock, cut them down to size - approximately 4" each, and adhered 1/8" Scor-Tape the bottom of the die (as shown in the left photo above).
• Miter or trim the 4-corners at a slight angle (as shown in the right photo above).
• Remove the Scor-Tape and attach the decorative trim to the outside of your box (as shown in the right photo above).


Step 5:
• Turn your box over, outside facing you, and add 1/4" Scor-Tape to the corners like a triangle (as shown above)


Step 6:
• Remove the Scor-Tape, 1-side at a time, and fold the corners behind the decorative edge (as shown above).  
• Repeat this process for the other side of the box.

Step 7 - Make Belly Band:
• Using the "extra design paper" cut it down to 1-/2" x 10".  
• Adhere 1/4" Scor-Tap to each corner, one on the outside and one on the inside (as shown in the photo on the left).
• Wrap the strip around your Card Box leaving a little room for taking it off the Belly Band and putting it back on. Remove Scor-Tape and adhere together.

Once the Card Box was complete I created a card to go inside the box using white cardstock, and the extra design paper.


I embellished the front of the Belly Band with this adorable kitten. After coloring the kitten with my Copic Markers, I applied it to some Scor-Pal Adhesive Sheet and then used my Nestabilities Oval Dies to cut it out. This was adhered to a Pink Scalloped Oval which I added a strip of Scor-Pal 3/4" Foam Tape to the back, and centered it on the front of my Belly Band.




Using the Scor-Pal Envi Template I made a 4-1/4" Square Envelope for my 4-1/4" Box Card. There is a PDF here with instructions for how to create envelopes.

I stamped part of the kitten on the envelope to coordinate with my Box Card.



I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you decide to make one yourself remember to join our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #36 ~ Interactive Project.

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Frolicking Trio ...

Good morning! I created an elegant card for today featuring the beautiful Frolicking Trio (G342).


This is such a beautiful image, and I've had it for a bit. Today was the perfect time to pull it out for my clean and simple card. After stamping the Frolicking Trio I cut it out with my Pierced Rectangle Stax dies and did the same with black and white cardstock, layering it all together. To add a pop of color I applied a bit of blue distress ink around the image, added a Butterfly die over the butterfly in the image, and add some pearls in the center.


Challenges entered:
 - Stamping Sensations April Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Life's a Garden ...

Good afternoon. I'm back again with a card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


Today's card I'm sharing the NEW Clear Stamps Garden Tool Set (3016) and their Coordinating Garden Rools Die (3016D), plus the Leaves Stamps (3023)! Awesomeness!!!

The Garden Tool images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out with the coordinating dies. I put a couple of the tools in the tool box and layered it on a white panel with 3D Foam Square which I added distress ink along the bottom, and layered it on a green panel and put it on the side. Using  one of the leaves in the Leaves Set, I stamped a panel of leaves with Memento Cottage Ivy down one side of the panel, plus one in the upper right corner, and then added the sentiment is the lower right hand corner with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. A yellow strip and some red twine was added to the panel, which I then layered on green cardstock, and then my cardbase. I added my tool box panel to my background along with the shovel with 3D Foam Squares.

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #6 ~ Easter is liveSo hop on over to see what the Designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


You're so very Special to me ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog.

Theme Challenge ~ April Showers bring May Flowers
with an Inspiration Photo 
As always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.


My card features the beautiful Stylistic Flower (G541) with the So Very Special Sentiment (D500), and inspired by the colors in our Inspirational Photo.

The Stylistic Flower and Sentiment were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Copic Markers were used to color the flower. I then added three (3) scor-lines under the sentiment and applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink to create the blue sky. My panel was added to my card with 3D Foam Tape, and then used Glossy Accents to add the raindrops on my panel.

Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #244 ~ Anything Goes 
 - City Crafter Challenge #355 ~ In Bloom
 - Crafty Calendar April Challenge ~ April Showers and/or Spring 
 - The Crafty Addicts Challenge #34 ~ Anything Goes/CAS 

I hope you'll stop by and check out our Great Impressions Challenge, and play along for a chance to WIN some awesome PRIZES. 

Until next time ... Enjoy!



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Box Card ...

Good morning and Happy April Fool's Day! I hope that any jokes played on you are nice and sweet. 😉

It's the start of a new month, and that mean a NEW Challenge starts today over at the Scor-Pal Blog.



I made a Box Card for today's project. It was made with 1 - 12" x 12" piece of double-sided Design Paper along with white cardstock and scraps, and several dies. I am currently working on writing up the Tutorial so that you can try making one yourself. The Tutorial will go LIVE here on my Blog on Friday, April 7th.

In the meantime, here are a couple of more photo's of my Box Card.


The stamps used for today's project (i.e. kitten and sentiment) came with my Cards Magazine that I picked up a couple of weeks ago. The kitten was colored with my Copic Markers, and Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink was used to create the ground cover and sky. I also made the pink envelope using the Scor-Envi Template.


This card was created for my Great Niece who turned 5 last week. She loves her cats so I think she'll love this cute kitten!

Make sure you stop by and check out the inspiration provided by the Designers for our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #36 ~ Interactive Projects. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Until next time ... Enjoy!