Thursday, July 31, 2008

CPS#75 Brought to you by Rubbernecker - Part 3

And even more designs from the CPS Designers...we are just full to the brim with diversity and beauty this week! Enjoy~

Grapevine Basket and Bird
Designer - Debbie Olson
Stamps: Rubbernecker Grapevine Basket With Bird SKU:362-02
Cardstock: Vintage Vanllla (PaperTrey Ink), Spring Willow Medium (Prism)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink, Smokey Gary Versafine ink
Tools: watercolor crayons, colored pencils, sewing machine, Spellbinders Pierceability die
Accessories: Spring Moss Grosgrain (PTI), Foof-a-la button
Card Size: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"

You're in my thoughts
Designer: Sherry Wright
Rubbernecker Stamps (background & sentiment)
Making Memories paper
**Prism cardstock
Petallo & Prima flowers
Creative Crystal stones
Queen & Company felt
Ranger embossing powder
Clearsnap fluid chalk ink
Zip dry adhesivr by Beacon

"Have A Cherry Good Day" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson
Supply List:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Creative Imaginations
Ribbon: Michael's brand
Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp & Westrim Crafts
Ink: Tsukineko & Clearsnap
Colored Pencils: Heidi Swapp

Get well
Designer - Kandis Smith
Stamps: **Rubbernecker Stamps**
(letters-Hero Arts)
papers: BoBunny
cardstock: Coredinations
ink: Clearsnap
gems: Hero Arts
label: K&Co.
other: photocorners, machine stitching, linen string

You're the Bees Knees!
Designer Anabelle O'Malley
Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamp Company
Colored Pencils-Prismacolor
Chalk-Pebbles Inc.
Stickers-K and Company
Die Cut-Quickutz

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CPS#75 Brought to you by Rubbernecker - Part 2

Here are some more cards using the Rubbernecker Stamps! We hope you enjoy them.

Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
Designer- Keri Lee Sereika
Stamps: Surfboard With Surf's Up Text, Small Sand Dune, Lazy Hazy Text - Rubbernecker Stamps
Inks: Smokey Grey, Onyx Black, Toffee, Habanero Versafine - Tsukineko
Cardstock: Prism Papers
Patterned papers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Copics Markers
Hemp Cording
Brads - Creative Impressions


Designer: Linda Beeson
Rubber stamps courtesy of RUBBERNECKER Stamps
Patterned papers – Bright Green and Cotton Candy paper/29th Street Market/My Mind’s Eye
Black stamp pad – Ancient page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder – Top Boss/Clearsnap
Clorox Bleach
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Golden Terra Cotta

I used Clorox Bleach and a paint brush to "take out" some of the color inside the image of the Oriental women. This paper didn't react very strongly to the Clorox but some of the color did come out. I then sprayed this piece with the Glimmer Mist.

From Sea 2 Sea
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser
Rubbernecker Stamps
October Afternoon Pattern Papers
Detours Picnic Basket
Detours Gazebo
DetoursDirt Roads
Detours Shapes Diecut
Making Memories Itty Bitty Alpha
May Arts Twine
Colorbox Fluid Chalk
Tsunieko-Versafine Onyx Black
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive

Full Of Sunshine
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser
Rubber Necker Stamps
SEI Pattern Paper-Poppy (Beach Grass)
Tsunieko-Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Stickles
Luminarte Twinkling H20's
Blushing Rose, True Blue, Deep Coral,Sun Burst, Mediterranean Blue
Jaquard #658 Aztec Gold #681 Duo Blue Green
Beacon Zip dry Adhesive

Monday, July 28, 2008

Creating Shaped Cards

Ya better shape up... because I need a...

oh, woops... stop singing Charity, and just share your tutorial already!

Need to get into shape? No, I’m not talking about starting a diet or exercise routine! I mean shaped cards! I thought I’d share a few ways you can make fun, shaped cards!

First, the circle shaped card.

1.Choose the paper or cardstock you want to use and fold in half.

2.Find something circular to use as a template (I’ve used plates, cups, etc for this).

  1. Place your circle template onto your folded paper. Make sure the circle template hangs slightly over the top fold of your card- that way your card won’t be cut in half (not that I’ve ever made that mistake!)
  2. Trace your shape onto the folded cardfront.
  3. Cut the circle shape out, again make sure you don’t cut thru your fold at the top of the card.
  4. If you do make a mistake and cut all the way thru… I have used flip flop fasteners to hold a card together at the top instead..

Voila! A circle shaped card. (Thank you Melissa for letting me use some photos of this technique in action from you!)

What about using shapes you have in your stash of patterned paper?

Have a large star or other shape that you could cut out? On my you rock card, I had a piece of patterned paper with a large star. First, cut out the star and place on a piece of cardstock, folded in half. Make sure one side of the star overlaps the folded edge and then glue the star to the front of your card. Next, carefully cut around your star (cut the extra cardstock off, be sure you only cut the top of the card so you can see the back of the card.)

There you have it! Just decorate the inside of the card as you wish and you have a fun, shaped front to your card!

Next, a fun shape! There are so many great templates online for making shaped cards. I made my cowgirl boot from a picture-drawing I found online. I printed it up and used it for the shape of my card. When working with shapes try to plan ahead and figure out where the card will actually connect- where will the fold be. In the case of my boot, the most logical place for the fold was along the heel of the boot. I folded my cardstock in half and then ligned the back heel of the boot along the fold of the card, then cut out the shape.

Happy creating!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CPS#75 Brought to you by Rubbernecker

This weeks sketch is once again sponsored by Rubbernecker Stamp Company! The designers have chosen images from multiple sections of the Rubbernecker line hoping to show you the diversity of this company.

CPS #75

CPS Designer Ideas

It's Summer
Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Rubbernecker (Chair, sand, greeting)
**Cardstock: Prism
Patterned paper: Scenic Route
Ink: Clearsnap
Markers: Copic
Crystal Gems & Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator: Kandi Corp.

A New Bundle of Joy!
Designer Charity Hassel
Stamps: Rubbernecker Animals In Window, It's A Baby Shower, New Bundle Text
Patterned paper, ribbon, stickers- SEI
Ink: K&Co.
Colored Pencils- Crayola
*I stamped the inside of the card with the Baby Shower stamp... perfect for filling in all those shower details. I also turned the sketch to the left, making the curvy wave the top of my "window".

Coffee Break
Designer Laura Williams

stamp - Rubbernecker
solid cardstock, ink - Close To My Heart
patterned paper - 3 Bugs in a Rug
colored pencils - Prismacolor
twine - craft supply

Melissa Phillips

Rubbernecker stamps
Bazzill cardstock
Melissa Frances
paper, trim, and cardstock tag
Making Memories paper and button
Basic Grey paper, rubon, brad, and cardstock sticker
Maya Road
velvet flower
Heidi Swapp gems
Darice hemp
Ranger ink
Tulle from craft supply

Saturday, July 26, 2008

CPS74 Reader Spotlight & Updates

We randomly choose a reader to be the BIG WINNER of the JustRite Prize Package and that reader was....daaaa daaa dddaaahhhhhhhh


CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please email us (email on sidebar) so we can pass your info on to get the prize package sent right out!!!!

Today's Reader Spotlight goes to Papertrails. Congrats Amy!! *we think your name is Amy* lol

Linda was the lucky designer to choose this weeks reader and this is what she has to say about her card:
This card caught my eye instantly for the completely romantic look Amy was able to create with her mix of products! She so used the sketch as her launching pad and then added some really yummy accents.

And now for all of our reader updates! And my oh my are there TONS this week!!!


























































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Friday, July 25, 2008

CPS # 74 - Brought To You By Just Rite Stampers - Part 5

Well we all seem to really be enjoying our new Monogram Stampers and other product from JustRite! So we thought we would share the bounty of our creativity this week!! :)

Title: Proverbs 16:3
Designer Stacey Kingman

Stamps – Just Rite Stampers
***Cardstock – Prism
Patterned Paper – October Afternoon
Clear Heart – Heidi Grace Designs
Bling – Heidi Swapp
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Circle Punch – Fiskars
Border Punch - Fiskars

Fancy Thank YOU
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika
Stamps: Monogram Stamper, Special Occasions Font Med, Small Letter Set - JustRite Stamper
***Cardstock: Sunflowers Light, Rose Dark, Vanilla Cream Prismatics; Espresso - Prism Papers
Patterned Paper: K&Co.
Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator Honey Comb Brass It Up & 2mm Crystal Crystalina Gems - Kandi Corp.
Classic Oval, Scalloped Circle Dies - Spellbinders

For You Gift Bag & Tag
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: Monogram Stamper, Small Letter Set - JustRite Stamper
***Cardstock: Rose Dark, Vanilla Cream Prismatics; Espresso - Prism Papers
Patterned Paper: K&Co.
Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator, 4mm Crystalina Gems - Kandi Corp.
Classic Oval, Scalloped Circle Dies - Spellbinders

Summer Fun
Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Just Rite Stampers (black circles, date, title)
**Cardstock: Prism (Classic Yellow Green, Classic Blue, Butter Cream)
Patterned Papers: October Afternoon
Ink: Clearsnap
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Circle punch
White Buttons

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CPS # 74 - Brought To You By Just Rite Stampers - Part 4

Designer Charity Hassel

stamps- JustRite Stampers
patterned paper, chipboard, sequins- MAMBI
cardstock- Bazzill

Make a Wish
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Just Right Stampers
Little Yellow Bicycle Pattern Paper
Creative Imaginations Die cut polka dot paper
WolrdWin Cardstock
Archivers Exclusive blank Monogram Stickers
Archival black ink
Ranger Broken China Blue Distress Ink
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Alabaster ink
Ranger Stickles
May Arts Black Twine
Marvy Punches ( circle and Scallop )
Zip Dry Adhesive By Beacon Adhesives

A BIG Yawn
Designer Debbie Olson

Stamps: Just Rite Stampers C-45 Monogram Stamper and Small Letters Set
Papers: Little Girls Biography 101 Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PaperTrey Ink), **Blush Red Medium (Prism)
Accessories: Button Chipboard Flower (Cosmo Cricket), stitched Sweet Blush grosgrain (PaperTrey Ink), buttons (Foof-a-La)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

CPS # 74 - Brought To You By Just Rite Stampers - Part 3

And yet more cards from the designers showcasing the JustRite Monogram Stamper Kit. Don't forget to get your designs using this week's CPS posted for a chance to win your own JustRite Stamper prize pack! :)

Happy 19th!
Designer Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: DIY Monogram Stamper, Special Occasions Font, c-45 Small Letter Set - JustRite Stampers
**Cardstock: Vanilla Cream, Tawny Light, Sage Light Prismatics; Natural Smooth, Copper Metallic
Patterned Paper: K& Co
Inks: Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Toffee Versafine Ink - Tsukineko
Small Scalloped Circle Die, Large Classic Circle Die, Brackets Die, Tan Embossing Mat - Spellbinders
Jumbo Sponge Dauber - Tsukineko
Ribbon: May Arts
Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator & 4mm Crystal Gems colored with dark brown Copic Marker.
Copper Leafing Pen - Krylon

Monogram “M” card
Designer: Linda Beeson
Rubber stamps courtesy of JustRite Stampers
**Cardstock - Prism
Patterned papers – Secret Garden/Life Is Beautiful/Sassafras Lass (both sides)
Scallop punches – McGill
Stamp pads – Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Stickles - Ranger

Designer Kandis Smith

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
stamps: **Just Rite**
ink: Memories
flowers: Prima
brads: Imaginesce
cardstock: Coredinations, Kraft

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CPS # 74 - Brought To You By Just Rite Stampers - Part 2

Here are more samples from the designers, brought to you by Just Rite Stampers!

Happy Father's Day Dad
Designer Keri Lee Sereika
Stamps: DIY Monogram Stamper, Special Occasions Font, c-45 Small Letter Set - JustRite Stampers
Patterned Paper: K& Co
Inks: Frayed Burlap & Walnut Stain Distress Inks - Ranger
Small & Large Classic Circle Dies, Large Classic Oval Die, Tan Embossing Mat - Spellbinders
Jumbo Sponge Dauber - Tsukineko
Twill and Brads - Creative Impressions

Designer Melissa Phillips

Just Rite Stampers
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey paper
Karen Foster Designs paper
Provo Craft Cuttlebug die cut and embossing folder
American Crafts ribbon
Maya Road rubon
Melissa Frances glitter
Stazon ink
Doodlebug gems
Button from craft store

2 Cute
Designer Laura Williams

***stamps - JustRite Stampers
solid cardstock, ribbon - Close To My Heart
patterned paper - 3 Bugs in a Rug

Designer: Linda Beeson

Rubber stamps courtesy of JustRite Stamps
**Cardstock - Prism
Patterned papers – Back To Basics/Bo-Bunny Press (both sides) and Poppy Dot
Circle and scallop punches – Marvy
Red ribbon holder – Creative Impressions
Lion stamp – Hero Arts
Stamp pad – Ancient Page/Clearsnap
Ribbon – Michaels
Paper Distresser – Tonic
Machine sewing

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just Rite Tutorial

This week Kandis has shared a tutorial on how to use the fabulous Just Rite stamps (our sponsor this week!).

The Just Rite stamps have so many abilities and options available that I wanted to show you a couple of my favorites. You can even buy a little hand stamper if you want to ink the stamp in another color. The stamps have grooves set in them so you can add letters and borders as you like.

Here I have made just a basic monogram stamp with a large letter and a basic circle border. I love the bold look and I think it would be really fun for a modern wedding- wouldn’t that look cool on the envelope?

On this one, I used my husband’s initials to create a fancier version. Using a decorative border and two smaller letters on the sides, I created a more elegant look- also great for a wedding. I think this would make a great stamp for my library of books.

Here I have used it without the border. The alphabet is so cute—why not use it by itself? I like that you can make a whole word and then stamp it instead of stamping individual letters.

Okay- now here’s the fun part. I was making my son’s birthday invitations when I realized I could make a personalized stamp just for the occasion. Just Rite has these little mini letters to place around the border and you get enough letters to say whatever you want!

Here’s what I created. I even added little stars between the words for a fun effect. I think this looks really professional. The best part? You can take it apart and make a new saying. I LOVE THIS! I already have MANY plans for this fun stamp!

Now, you could always add a letter in the center. I thought it would be fun to leave it blank and stamp a happy birthday had inside. The options are endless—think about what you could do!!

I hope this has helped open your minds as to what this little stamp set can do. Have fun and play around!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

CPS # 74 - Brought To You By Just Rite Stampers

This week's sketch is sponsored by Just Rite Stampers. We are excited to say that they have also donated an awesome prize to be given away this week!! This includes the C-45 Monogram Stamper and Storage Box, Damask Borders, Small Letter Set, and Medium/Large numbers set. To be entered in the drawing all you have to do is post your card using CPS74 online and post a link in the comments section. You have until midnight Friday July 25 to post your link. A winner will then be drawn at random and posted on Saturday with the reader updates and reader spotlight.

Now for this week's sketch and design ideas!!

CPS 74

Designer Ideas:

Adore "U"
Designer: Sherry Wright
Just Rite monogram stamper
Making Memories paper
Jenni Bowlin bingo card (Adore)
Offray ribbon
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Thank U
Designer Anabelle O'Malley
Stamps-Just Rite Stamps
Patterned Paper-Scenic Route
Die Cuts-Scenic Route
Rubons-Hambly Studios
Jewels-Prima, Heidi Swapp, Darice, Kaisercraft
Ink-Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink

Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Just Rite Stampers
**Cardstock: Prism
Patterned Papers: October Afternoon
Ink: Clearsnap
Felt: Queen and Co.
Flowers: Prima and Creative Impressions
Brads: Creative Impressions
White pen: Ranger