Friday, September 11, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge #143


Here's my card for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #143. This is a color challenge of green and yellow. Perfect for the end of summer!

For my card I used:

Stampin' Up! "Hold on to Hope" Stamp Set (2018)

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Ink and Card Stock

Stampin' Up! Granny Apple Green Ink and Card Stock

Misc. Patterned Paper

Nuvo Drops in Yellow

Thanks to everyone over at Retro Rubber for another great challenge, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Turning Paper Napkins Into Greeting Cards

Like me, you've probably seen a lot of videos and tutorials on turning napkins into greeting cards. But I thought I'd give it a try with these beautiful rabbit napkins that I had leftover from Easter last year.

I did mine on the cheap, but here are a few tips I've gleaned:

1) Start with 100# card stock (if possible) and cut it 4" x 5 1/4". 

2) Run lines of glue (I used cheap, white, dollar store glue) across the front of the card stock, about 1" apart. 

3) Use a sponge brush to evenly distribute glue on front of card stock.

4) IMPORTANT! Make sure napkin backing has been removed and that there is only 1 ply of the napkin. 

5) Place napkin over glued card stock, making sure that the image is centered as you like it.

6) Turn card stock over and press air out gently. OR, you can leave a few wrinkles on the napkin. (I like this look the best.)

7) Trim excess napkin overhang to 1/2" hanging over the edges.

8) Run a line of glue around the back of the card stock to glue edges down on the back.

9) Run lines of glue over the front of the card and distribute evenly. It will dry clear and leave your card protected. (EXTRA: You can add some glitter to this step to give your work some extra sparkle!)

10) Let dry on waxed paper.

11) Press with a book and heavy weight to flatten the card stock.

12) Once completely dry and flat, attach dimensional adhesive to the back and mount on a piece of coordinating colored card stock.

13) Finish the inside of the card as you usually do.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Fab Friday Challenge #196

Today's post is a challenge made for Fab Friday. It's a color challenge that screams Fall. And even thought it's 95 degrees here in Kenneth City, Florida, I'm dreaming of autumn, my favorite time of the year.

I just fell in love with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle from this year's Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. The

leaves, acorns and pinecones are so realistic looking. And a friend always tells me to "have a beautiful day." What a perfect sentiment to make her a card with.

Here's my supply list:

SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

SU! Cajun Craze C/S & Ink

SU! Cinnamon Cider C/S & Ink

SU! Crushed Curry C/S & Ink

CTMH Multi Square Window Die

Speckletone True White Card Stock

Thanks to everyone over at Fab Friday for a great challenge! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Stampin' Up! To A "Wild Rose" Cards


This set is one of my favorites, and this time I paired it with some patterned paper from BoBunny. Since I had the paper out, I made two cards, one in blue and one in pink. I really like them both.

Materials List:

SU! "To A Wild Rose" Stamp Set

Reversible Patterned Paper from BoBunny Faith Light

Misc. Inks & Rhinestones

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Retro Rubber Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Card

This card is kind of special because I made it on my new desk in my new craft area! I'm so excited to have a nice place to craft again, thanks to my daughter moving back to Colorado. I miss her and would rather have her here, but a nice craft area is a good consolation prize! Here's a shot of my area:

Anyway, the first card I made on this new desk is for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge over at Retro Rubber. For this card I chose the bottom row: Flowers, Patterned Paper and Bright Colors.

Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals (2014)
Copic Markers
Patterned Gingham Paper from MFT
Misc. Yellow Patterned Paper
Sentiment from Verve Stamps
White Embossing Powder over Versa Mark

I really like how bright and festive this card turned out. Thanks so much to Jane and everyone over at Retro Rubber for another fun challenge!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Guest Designer for Retro Rubber Challenge #134

Wow! This is really exciting for me! This is my first post ever as a guest designer. I'm so grateful to
Jane and everyone over at Retro Rubber for giving me this honor.

The theme for this challenge couldn't be more perfect for me; it's Spring Flowers! And since flowers are literally my favorite thing to stamp, this was a perfect challenge to start with!

So for Challenge #134 I created this card using the following items:

-Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips (2017-2018 catalog)
-Sentiment from Simply Stamps "Pastor Appreciation"
-SU! Flirty Flamingo Ink
-SU! Poppy Parade Ink
-SU! Pineapple Punch Ink
-SU! Gorgeous Grape Ink
-SU! Wild Wasabi Ribbon
-SU! Granny Apple Green Ink and Card Stock
-Patterned Paper from Doodlebug Dot/Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints

And putting it all together, I started with a white card stock base and was able to come up with this Spring Flowers Card:

It was so much fun being a guest designer over at Retro Rubber! Thank you again for that opportunity!


Barb ❤️

Friday, April 10, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge 132-Be There or Be Square

The coronavirus quarantine seems to have a lot of people cleaning out their closets, and that's how I got this stamp set. A friend gave me not only this, but a ton of other old stamp sets. I'm so thankful to have a new-to-me stash to play with.

This is a Stampin' Up! set called "Feathered Hope" from 1998! That's longer than I've even been stamping. What I notice about older sets is how much detail there is in them. It took a lot of time and attention to color all those little spaces, but it was fun.

Since I had this set on my work table I went over to Retro Rubber to check out their latest challenge. At first I didn't think I could do it. It didn't seem like the "squares" theme fit this set, but I made it work. I had to use a 5 x 7 card base to get a good amount of images on there. I filled in with some rectangles using Stampin' Up!'s "Hardwood" background stamp, which I believe is about 5 years old.

The sentiment is newer. It's from Stamp Simply and it's titled "Pastor Appreciation."

I also used Copic Markers and cream card stock (from Michaels) on this project.

My thanks to everyone over at Retro Rubber for another fun challenge! And thanks for stopping by my little blog today!