Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Creating with Stamped Inchie Art

Creating with little works of stamped art which are only one inch by one inch can be fun and add a new dimension to card creating or other crafting. No need to be intimidated by creating such mini works of art as you'll see from this tutorial.

I'll focus on creating two types of "inchies" here. The first one is going to show you how to create your own inchie art by adding elements to a 1x1 inch square.

Later I'll demonstrate how to have fun just punching 1x1-inch squares from stamped work.

My first card shows an inchie as a focal point.  It's easy to use this tiny work of art and build a whole card around it as you see here.

To create this inchie I'm using two stamps from the Red Rubber Designs line: Fanciful Vintage and Enjoy the Scenery. A one-inch punch is not a necessity, but makes this a lot easier.

After I've stamped out both my stamps, I punch a one-inch square from my dates stamp to create a background canvas.  I've added some ink to color the background.

I then cut out the image of the face from the stamp below and color it as well. 

After adding the female face to my inchie background, I attached a small faux rhinestone.  I then back the inchie with several layers of cardstock and I've created my first piece of inchie art!


Anothe fun way to create inchie art is to simply punch one-inch squares from your stamped images.  The fun with this method is it causes you to look at your stamps in a different way, finding specific parts of the stamp you like and that would work well on a small canvas.

Below is one of my favorite collage stamps, Fly Fairy.  I easily see that I can punch out different parts of this stamp to create 1x1 pieces.

After punching three separate pieces, I backed them with some larger cardstock and then attached them to my card.  I added a sentiment at the bottom to complete this simple card.  It couldn't be much easier!


Finally, although a little more involved, the project below involves using both creating inchies and well as simple stamped inchies.

I started by stamping the image Twinkle in Your Eye three times on three different colors of cardstock.

For the grid card below I created an inchie from an image and word using the Twinkle stamp.  You'll see this one in the middle of my grid.

 The remaining inches were punched from the different colors of paper.  Notice how you can find a variety of different images to punch as you look closely at a stamp.

I then arranged my inchies on a cream colored piece of cardstock to create this card which looks a lot more difficult than it actually was!

You can find this tutorial as a FREE download

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Specials All Weekend!

Greetings! I hope all of our American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Things are quite exciting around here this weekend with our Holiday Specials celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday:

Also, make sure that you LIKE our Facebook page, because we're having FLASH DEALS* all weekend long, through Monday! The more LIKES we get, the more DEALS we'll offer!

And remember our Big Deal for November - FREE SHIPPING on any order over $20! Good through December 5, 2012.

* Flash Deals are limited-time sales that offer deeply discounted products. We'll be consolidating shipping after our Holiday Specials promotion is over, so if you've already ordered from Red Rubber Designs this weekend, no worries - you can order as often as you like to take advantage of our FLASH DEALS! The shopping cart will charge you for shipping if any individual order is under $20, but I will remove the shipping cost(s) before I charge your credit card IF your combined purchases (through Monday) are over $20.

We've made a few changes in the Red Rubber Designs store to make things easier for you to find what you need:

Tutorials - Tutorials and Templates are even easier to download! I've changed them up a bit and now you no longer have to go through the ordering process to get the FREE Tutorial you want. Just one click and you're done!

New in the Store - Our New Arrivals link has been updated to also show you the latest rubber stamps in the store. You no longer have to wait for a blog post to find out what the latest items in the store are!

Red Rubber Designs Flickr Group - Have you joined our Flickr Group yet? Our Flickr group has all sorts of creative projects and beautiful inspiration using Red Rubber Designs rubber stamps, patterned paper and other products. Did you know: When you upload your project (using a current Red Rubber Designs rubber stamped image) to our Flickr group we link it to our product pages? (See the "Click here to see project examples using this stamp!" links on the stamp pages in our store.) YOUR project helps other customers see just what can be done using our rubber stamps and patterned paper! We'd love to see your art, so come join us!

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget about our FLASH DEALS on our Facebook Page!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Savings!

Join us at www.RedRubberDesigns.com for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.... heck, we'll do the whole weekend!

10% off ALL Rubber Stamps
Good through Monday 11/26!

Plus orders over $20 ship FREE!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Post-It Note Folio with Pockets

There are a lot of cute Post-It Note tutorials around, but when I started making these a few years ago I wanted pockets in mine for coupons, etc.


Today I'm sharing my version for the first time! ;D You can use my guide below to get started.

Glue and fold inward top outer flaps of folio. Use a strong, quick-drying glue.

Now fold inward bottom outer flaps BUT DO NOT GLUE!


Glue on TOP of the flap you just folded over. Then fold entire bottom price up making sure to match up edges. This will form your pocket.

Finish inside of piece by using a corner rounder. 

Now pull out your Red Rubber Designs card stock, patterned papersinks, stamps and have a ball decorating the front cover.

Havin' a Ball rubber stamp set is featured in this project. Quick and fun gift idea for the holidays and so cute!


 All products used are from the Red Rubber Designs store.

Diana Queen 

You can find this tutorial as a FREE PDF download in the Red Rubber Designs store!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

Our latest contest at RRD was to guess the number of snowflakes in this:

To win this:

The winner this month is   DANI.   Her guess of 71 snowflakes was only 6 flakes away from the correct answer of 65 making her the closest to the correct number. (Dani, please contact Pam at contest@RedRubberDesigns.com to collect your winnings.)

Didn't win this time? You can still get this sweet stamp at a 40% discount here.

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Pam is always adding new stamps and fun items to the Red Rubber Designs store.  Take a few minutes to check it out...you might find just what you were looking for at a great price.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

First Thursday: Blog Hop and Contest

Winter is quickly knocking on our door and the holidays are not far behind. Wouldn't it be great to get a head start on your holiday creating?  Join us this month for "Holidays in Winter" and we will help you prepare for the busy holiday season.
 This month's Spotlight Stamp is "Twinkle in the Eye".

Twinkle in the Eye
Spotlight Stamps are always 40% off with any order. What a great deal that is!  Want to see all of the featured releases for November?  You can find them here.

The Design Team is excited to show you what they have created with this sweet stamp.  To see all of their creations you'll have to do a bit of traveling to each blog listed on the blog roll at the bottom of this post. Be sure and let them know that you visited....comments although not required are greatly appreciated.

Now, here's the contest. We had so many entries for our last guessing game that we are doing it again.  In the following picture you will see a portion of my snowflake stash.  The contest is to guess how many snowflakes have drifted onto my workspace. 

Please send your guess (only 1 guess per player, please) to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com.  
One winner will be chosen from the correct answers. If there is no correct guess, the person who comes the closest will receive the Spotlight Stamp "Twinkle in the Eye". In case of a tie, a random draw will take place between those tied.

Contest ends Sunday, November 4 at midnight CST.   Good Luck!

Blog Roll
Louise - Kard Krazy