Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Rubber Designs - Bone Appetit & More Bone Appetit

For my post today I have some fun ideas for you using the July featured stamp sets, Bone Appetit and More Bone Appetit.  Here are a few treat projects I created, and at the bottom of the post I have listed many more ideas.

 I used Cha Cha Patterned cardstock and a saying from Bone Appetit to make a topper for skeleton bones (pretzels).

 This fun treat is a Hersheys candy bar wrapped in gauze to make a mummy.  I added google eyes and a tag with a saying from Bone Appetit.

A mixture of raisins, nuts and candy corn make a Ghost Grub treat in a jar.  The saying is from Bone Appetit.

How about a spooky iced drink with a little food coloring to make Witches Brew?  The saying is from More Bone Appetit.

And don't forget your dog.  He would enjoy a treat in a bag too with a special saying from Bone Appetit.  The topper on the bag has Amelia Patterned Cardstock.

Here are a number of other ways to use these two stamp sets.  These are taken from some ideas suggested by The Angel Company several years ago.

Bone Appetit

More Bone Appetit

Bone Appetit Ideas

BEWARE - cleverly conceal Pop Rocks in a tube or open them all up and put them i a bowl.  Serve them as a topping for ice cream for a thrilling effect!

SKELETON BONES - Create a mixture of healthy snack mix and candy "bones" that you can find at your Halloween store.

YUMMY MUMMY - Anything CHOCOLATE!  This is great for co-worker gifts. 

RICE CREEPIES - Make a batch of Rice Crispy Treats and add a touch of food coloring to the batch.

MUMMY MIX- Serve up some healthy dry snacks.  Incorporate raisins and/or dehydrated fruit.

GHOST TOASTIES- Make toast and use a ghost cookie cutter to cut out.  To make it even creepier, add a touch of food coloring to the butter.  Or add food coloring to milk to pour over cereal.

TERR-FRIED EGGS - Make eggs look scary and over cooked.  Consider adding food coloring, ham, green peppers, or other omlet style food to the eggs.  Serve with Ghost Toasties!

COUNT DRACULA - For breakfast add some ice and food coloring to milk.For juices add food coloring for a spooky look.  For a fancy drink mix Sprite, food coloring and shredded ice.  Top each drink with a pair of wax fangs.

GHOST GRUB - Trail mix combined with various colored candy corn.

GHOULISH GOURD - This goes with anything made with pumpkin - pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, or even a plastic pumpkin filled with spooky treats. 

DEVILED EGGS - They just sound spooky!  Let the egg shells crack and then brush food coloring on to the egg shells.  Let the food color penetrate the shell.  Peel the eggs...they will look spooky!

BOO-BERRY PIE - This fabulous stamp can be used with your favorite pie.  Or maybe you'd like to create little pies in the shapes of ghosts for good little ghouls and boys.

BAT WINGS  - BBQ wings never looked so.....curious.

WITCHES BREW - Make Shirley Temples for your little ones or any clear soda with a touch of green food coloring.  Garnish with a cherry.  This would be fun served in a cauldron lined with dry ice!  Spooky!

FRANKEN BURGERS - Create 'mini' burgers.  Serve on a dinner roll 'bun'.

HALLOWEENIES - Take a hot dog and give it legs like an octopus....cutting up about half way.  Cooke the hot dog in the microwave or boil.  Make 2 eyes using gel cake decorating frosting.  Serve on a bed of Ramon noodles....cooked without the flavor packet.  Color the noodles with food coloring.  Place your hot dog in the middle of the noodles and serve.

SPOOK-ETTI -Make your spaghetti as normal, however, use food coloring to color the noodles before serving.  Serve with garlic bread....aka GHOST TOASTIES and a COUNT DRACULA.

BONE APPETIT - My favorite!  Dog bones for the special dog in your family. 

Challenges entered:
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything But a Card
Kaboodle Doodles - Birthday or any Special Day
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Red Rubber Designs -Trick or Treat card

This cute image is from Trick or Treat by Red Rubber Designs.  I made a fun card with this July new release stamp set.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  The background patterned paper is Amelia from RRD.  I added a Antique Triangle Loop with ribbons to the image.

I even stamped the inside of the card.  The background is stamped with Jardin Moss Palette ink.  The spider is suspended on a wobble spring which makes it bounce up and down when the card is opened.

Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes 

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Red Rubber Designs - Sunflowers

A $10 Gift Certificate to the Red Rubber Designs store will be awarded to TWO randomly chosen participants!

 JB0612 is the tag for Flickr this month.  Upload your entry here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/redrubberdesigns.

My sketch card is actually a re-make of a shadowbox card I had already done and posted for this week when I learned we would be using the sketch.  You'll see the shadowbox card below.  I cut it apart and re-made it into this sketch card.

I've used this month's featured stamp set, Sunflowers for my main image with a saying from Contemporary Greetings.  The images are colored with Copic markers and placed on Hemingway patterned cardstock.  I sponged Cognac Palette ink to the white cardstock on which the image is stamped.  The tags are from the Hemingway cardstock collection also.  I added copper Stickles to the background paper and a jewel to the tag with the saying.  A bow tops the side tag, and I've added 5 snaps down the right side of the card. 

Here is my original shadowbox card using the same images as above.  I also used 

I used an oval Coluzzle cutter for the oval opening.  The patterned cardstock is Hemingway.

Copic markers used to color the images are:
YR16, YR23, Y32, Y35, Y38, E13, E17, E19, E25, E27, E29, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, N0, N1, N4, N7, C2, C5, 100 

Now it is your turn.  We would love to see your RRD creation in our Flickr gallery.  Please join the fun and show us what you have stamped. 


Crafts and Me - Ribbon and Bow
Crafty Creations - Tag
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Elphine House - Things with Wings
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Wings Things
Stampin' Royalty - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red Rubber Designs -Halloween Fun One-Sheet Boxes

Here are some ideas for fall.  These are treat boxes called One Sheet Box made by scoring an 8.5x11 cardstock.  (Tutorial for the box is at the bottom of this post).  I added some stamped images from Red Rubber Designs Trick or Treat and Halloween Fun.  All the images are colored with Copic markers. The background cardstock is Amelia patterned cardstock by RRD.

The first treat box is yellow cardstock. I used the cat image from Halloween Fun.  The saying is from Trick or Treat.  Added embellishments are a Spiral Clip, an office clamp, and ribbon.

Here's another image from Halloween Fun.  I colored some white brads with Copic markers to get the desired color.  It also has an office clamp for the closure and a ribbon.  The saying is from Trick or Treat.

The last treat box is made with green cardstock and also has Amelia patterned cardstock.  I distressed the edges of the cardstock and also the white cardstock on which the image is stamped.  I added some Pointed Turn Mounts which I colored with Copic markers to match the box.  the closure is a green Spiral Clip tied with a ribbon.

Would you like to know how I made these little boxes.  Here is a quick tutorial to show you how to fold an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock into a box.

1.  Place cardstock on scoring board (Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart, etc), aligned vertically to the left side of the board.  Score at 2 1/2 and 6 inches.

2.  Turn cardstock horizontally on the board and score at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches.

Using the ruler on the long side of the board, make a light pencil mark 2 inches from the corner.  Repeat on all corners. 

Fold the score marks to the inside.  Line up the first score intersection with a line on the scoring board.   I used the 5 inch line.  Unfold the cardstock.  Make sure you keep the score intersection on the 5" groove and line up your 2" mark on the same groove.  Score from the intersection to your mark to create a diagonal score.  Repeat on all four sides. 

Fold all score lines and your box will look like the above.

Fold it together and clip it, and there you have a treat box ready to decorate.  Be sure to unfold it to do any stamping or to add embellishments.

Challenges entered:
The Crafter's Blogger's Network - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations - Whiskers 
Stamp with Fun - Favorite Stamps 
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Goes 
Truly Madly Crafty - Animals

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red Rubber Designs Blog Hop- Every Leaf

It is Red Rubber Design's monthly blog hop again.  
The featured stamp set for July is Every Leaf.  

Check out all the new release stamps for July by clicking here.

I made a side-step card using Amelia patterned cardstock.  The images are colored with Copic markers.  The small leaves are stamped, colored and cut out, as is the butterfly and acorns on the big leaf.

Here's a close-up photo.

Now here is the fun contest in which you can join and have a chance to win the featured stamp set, Every Leaf.

Each blog on the hop (except the Red Rubber Designs Blog) has one word that will complete a phrase somewhere in their blog hop post. Once you find all six words (that's a hint!) put them together to form a phrase. You may have to rearrange them a little bit!

Note: The word you need from each blog will be obvious if you read carefully.... it looks just a little different from the rest of the letters!

Once you figure it out, email the phrase to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com and be sure to put your name and email address in the email with the phrase. Every correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the featured stamp set - Every Leaf - and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Contest ends Sunday, July 8th at Midnight (US-CDT).

Here is the order of the blog hop:
Red Rubber Designs  
(This post has contest details)



 Check out all the new release stamps for July by clicking here.

Challenges entered:
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Think Outside the Box
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bingo Birthday card

My  bingo-playing sister just had a  birthday, I created this birthday card especially for her using Red Rubber Design's Bingo stamp set.  Also I used a TAC stamp So Girly.  The saying is from RRD Sophisticated Sentiments.  I hope she enjoys her card.

Other supplies:
Green and Ivory cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa
Palette Jardin Moss
Green Ribbon
Rollabind discs 

Challenges entered:
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Landscaping - Use Dimension
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - Celebration/4th of July
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Smudgy Antics - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Bows and Ribbon
Use Your Stuff - Button Up

Tutorial Tuesday
Today is Tutorial Tuesday on the Red Rubber Designs Blog.  I have created a tutorial using the Shattered Glass technique for rubber stamping.  Check it out and see how to make a "shattered glass" card.  It is fun and easy!  
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