Friday, August 31, 2012

Winners of JB Challenge

If you enjoy challenges and have any Red Rubber Designs stamps, we would like to invite you to play along with us in the Just Because Challenge. It occurs on the third Thursday of each month. It is simple to enter and always has a prize for one lucky person...sometimes more.  Hope to see you next month. For more information on our challenges go to our challenge information page.

Now to the winners of the August Challenge. We had two winners this month and here are their entries.


 Congratulations, Carol and Becki.  You can collect your winnings by contacting Pam at

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Stamped Christmas Ornament

Welcome to today’s Tuesday Tutorial. As you know this month we are sharing some holiday inspiration so you can get an early start on those cards, gifts and decorations. Today I am showing you how to turn a one dollar paper mache ornament from the craft store into a beautiful piece for your tree or as a gift.

Supplies Needed:
Catelynne Paper Stack
Joy and Peace Stamp Set
Beauty of A Woman Stamp
Angelee & Natalee Ribbon
Cognac Palette Ink
Beaux Arts Blue Palette Ink
Black ink
1/4th inch corded ribbon
Acrylic paint

1. Gather supplies.  Rip little pieces of paper

2. Randomly place torn paper on top of ornament and glue down.
Repeat on back side.

3. Gesso over entire surface allowing some of the paper to peek through.

4. Add various colors of acrylic paint over the gesso.  Be careful not to cover up all the paper or gesso. Remember to do this on the other side of the ornament.

5. Take the snowflake stamp and stamp in blue over the paint.

6. Add more gesso and paint to blend everything together.  Spray with golden glimmer spray to add some sparkle.  I used a script stamp with cognac ink to randomly stamp in the background.

7. Glue ribbon or cording around the edges of the ornament.

8. Stamp one of the verses from the Joy and Peace Stamp set. Tear a border around the edges.  Swipe cognac ink over the torn edges to create a distressed look.  Stamp the script stamp over the background randomly in cognac ink.  I used a feather to embellish before gluing down the verse.

9. Bundle a few feathers together and tie with ribbon.

10. Glue down the bundled feathers as well as any other embellishments you want to add.
This completes the first side.

      11. I made a rosette from the paper.

    12. I stamped the dove from the Joy and Peace stamp set in black ink and fussy cut the image.  Layer the stamped image on top the rosette and the ornament is complete!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Birthday Bash Celebration!

Wednesday, August 22 - Sunday, August 26

It's my birthday and I want to celebrate BIG!
And I'm inviting everyone to join me!

(Discount shows up in your cart.)
(Except the Dollar stamps - they're still only $1!)

My Birthday Bash starts Wednesday, August 22
and goes through Sunday, August 26 -

because everyone should celebrate their
birthday for more than just one day!

* For shipping U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and APO Destinations only.

Tutorial Tuesday: Inspiration Challenge

Welcome to our second Tutorial Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! For the last several months, our Design Team has been bringing you some wonderful tutorials to help with your stamping and crafting projects. Occasionally (usually about once a month) we have a Tuesday open and decided it was the perfect time to have a challenge and invite you to play.

Our Inspiration Challenge is easy: It's an open challenge - you can create any project in any medium you like, as long as it's based on one (or more!) of our Tutorials. The only requirement is that you use a current stamped image from our store.

You can find all of the Tuesday Tutorials here on the blog or you can download them free from our store.

Please use at least one image from the Red Rubber Designs store as the focal point in your project. Upload your challenge submission to the Red Rubber Designs Flickr Group using the challenge tag TT0812 (that's TT [as in Tutorial Tuesday] zero812 [as in August "08" and the year "12"]). Also, please tell us which Tutorial you used as inspiration!

See our Challenge Information page for details on the general challenge rules and how to upload your challenge submissions to our Flickr Group.

Deadline for submitting is Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Midnight CDT.

A $10.00 gift certificate to the Red Rubber Designs store will be awarded ONE randomly chosen participant in our Tutorial Tuesday Inspiration challenge!

Can't wait to see what our tutorials inspired you to create!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week In Review, 08/20/12

Happy Monday, everyone!

I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the newest stamps in the store:





Whew! And there are more coming so keep an eye out.

Don't forget about our Just Because challenge! Did you know that we give away TWO gift certificates to the Red Rubber Designs store to two random players? You just need to play along and you might win!

Also ..... you might want to check in with us this Wednesday (the 22nd) to see what's going on.... just sayin'.....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Third Thursday Just Because Challenge

We hope you are ready to "cook" up some fun as this month we are having a "recipe" challenge.
Here are the ingredients for your project....interpret as you may.
  1. One (1) stamped image as your focal point.
  2. One (1) sentiment.
  3. Something sparkly.
  4. Ribbon
Upload your challenge submission to the Red Rubber Designs Flickr Group using the challenge tag JB0812 (that's JB [as in Just Because] zero812 [as in August "08" and the year "12"]). See our Challenge Information page for details.  You must use at least one Red Rubber Designs stamp.

Here are the projects that the Design Team has cooked up for your inspiration.  You can visit each blog for details on their project by clicking on the link below each picture.

inside of gift card holder with sentiment
Please see our Challenge Information page for more information on our general challenge rules and how to upload your projects.

And we have prizes! A $10.00 gift certificate to the Red Rubber Designs store will be awarded to each of TWO randomly chosen participants in our Just Because challenge!

This challenge will end on Thursday, August 30 at midnight CDT. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Stamped Cork Pin

This is Paula-Kay with a tutorial to show you how to make a Christmas pin using cork paper and stamps.  I’ve used Red Rubber Designs Ginger Joy for the stamp.

  You will need some supplies to begin: Palette Noir ink pad, patterned cardstock (I’ve used Cha Cha patterned cardstock), a piece of Cork paper, a piece of Kraft cardstock, Ginger Joy stamp, white Liquid Applique, scissors, two pearl accents, a pin back.

Step 1:  Stamp Ginger Joy on the piece of cork, and also on the piece of Kraft cardstock, and the neck bow on the Cha Cha patterned cardstock.
Note:  Stamping on Cork paper is just like stamping on cardstock.  You can color it and cut it, mount it on background cardstock.

Step 2:  Cut out the image stamped on the cork and the Kraft cardstock.  Cut out the bow stamped on the patterned cardstock.

Step 3:  Glue the cork image to the Kraft image (which will be the backing).  Then glue the bow in place on top the cork image.

 Step 4:  Next add a little pink to the cheeks with a marker (I used a Copic marker) and glue two pearls (or buttons or jewels) on the front.

 Step 5:  Add white Liquid Applique to the icing on the image.

 Step 6:  Heat set the Liquid Applique with a heat gun until it puffs up.  (Don’t overheat or it will burn).

Step 7:  Turn Ginger Joy to back side and glue the pin back in place using strong glue (E6000 works great).

 Step 8:  As a last minute thought, I decided to add some small google eyes to Ginger Joy.

And now your Ginger Joy pin is finished.  What a fun little project to wear during the winter and Christmas season or to give as a gift.

You can download a FREE PDF version of this tutorial in the Red Rubber Designs store!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week In Review, 08-13-12

We're celebrating Christmas in August here at Red Rubber Designs! We're featuring some fun Christmas - Holiday stamps and the Design Team is creating some wonderful projects to show them off.

Paula-Kay has a bright and cheery Christmas card for you.
Louise created a beautiful December calendar page.
Kate shows us how to use non-traditional colors with her holiday card.
Sarah features some adorable treat bags - great for those holiday gifts.
KC is in the giving spirit with her Christmas card.
Diana ponders holiday shopping in her card.

Our Big Deal this month is paper punches! All of our Marvy Uchida Clever Lever punches are 30% off their already low price. (Discount shows up in your shopping cart.)

We now have Dollar stamps! More will be added weekly. Get a big bang for your buck with these fun stamps!

Did you hear? We now offer our Featured Stamps in bundled sets at a discount! This is a great way to save some money and get the stamps you want. Save from 10 to 20% off the regular price of buying the stamps separately.

We have some new stamps in the store! Check these out:

Don't miss our next Tutorial Tuesday tomorrow (say that three times fast!) - it's a fun one!

And on Thursday we'll have another Just Because challenge! Stay tuned!