Welcome to a new recurring event, The Rubber Cafe's Creative Packaging Blog Hop. We want to inspire you to be creative with leftovers pieces you may have from your Creative Cafe kits...use them in fun new ways to add some pizzazz to your gifts or holiday place settings!
If you have arrived from Debbie's blog, you are right on track. Be sure you check them all out as well as The Rubber Cafe's blog for your chance to win some fun!
For my packaging this month I decided to use the *covers* of the 6x6 paper pads that are included in each kit! I have resigned myself to cutting into the many beautiful papers to make my projects each month. And often there is not much left after I get done with the paper pads...except the covers! How can I throw those away? They caught my eye and inspired me....and I decided to use them up too!
A tad of fussy cutting around the Made From Scratch label was perfect to layer on a folded piece of paper from the kit. I added a little label to cover the designer name and tell what is in the bag. I used a scrap of the designer paper to stamp my recipe card (Whipped Up) on and then decorated the back just a bit more (shown below)
The brownies are decorated with the cover of the Santa Express paper pad, I added a few little touches from the
For this card I stamped the Collage Pine Cone Tag on acetate...I have been using scrap acetate a lot these days. It is a fun way to add elements to projects without cluttering up the designer paper...you can see through it and that is a big bonus!
I stamped the ornament on some coated specialty cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. A bit of faux stitching and some metallic embroidery floss finishes off my card.
Be sure you bop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what Heidi did with these same images, to see the other girls' work and for your chance to win some fun!
This clip is called Princess Tiara. The beads on this clip have a fun iridescent touch to them.
For this card used a background that I made with HoneyPop paper. The butterfly is die cut from a piece of polished stone paper. Yep, me not throwing away my scraps again! I colored the images with Copic markers. Put it all together and you have a fun feminine birthday card!
I'm sort of the *glitter girl* at The Rubber Cafe', when I saw the fun stickers included in the kit I couldn't decide whether I should glitter them or paper piece them! For this card you get both! I placed the sticker on a piece of acetate from some packaging that always seems to be coming home from shopping expeditions. I glittered the blue and then put paper under the acetate piece for a paper pieced effect.
I popped all of the elements up on foam tape and added a few pearls from the kit that also are the perfect embellishment.