Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Creating Tags For Scrapbooks

I love using tags on my scrapbook pages and find I can create gorgeous ones of my own with some of my favorite rubber stamps and ink. I usually create a variety and then have them on hand as I go about my scrapbooking.

In this tutorial we'll see how stamps from Red Rubber Designs work beautifully in creating such tags.

You'll first want to gather a variety of tags in different sizes.   I also like the library pocket that comes from the Pockets & Pieces cardstock punchout set.  It holds several different sized tags.

Next, gather some of the stamps you'll be using.  I chose a couple different background stamps, images, words, etc.

Finally, you'll want to select several colors of coordinating ink.   The Palette inks work well for this project.

Some of your tags can begin with stamped backgrounds.

You can add small photo frames, journaling spots and phrases or images to
your tags.

The Memories set from Red Rubber Designs has great word stamps for scrapbook tags.

Fabulous Frames will give you a variety of frames to add small photo spots to your tags.

The journaling lines from the Punctuation rubber stamp set gets a lot of use from me.   It can be used singularly or stamped repetitively for a longer journaling spot.

More samples of tags.  I especially like the "Remember This" stamp from the Fanciful Vintage set. I also used images from Fly Fairy and Just Bee-Cuz here.

As you can see, by adding images as well as words you can also create some cool embellishments for your pages.

Finally, I stamped on the library pocket from the Pockets & Pieces set (Ancient Map and Fly Fairy) and stamped  two tags to fit inside.  Once again, I used my "Remember This" stamp as well as frames from the Fabulous Frames.

I hope this tutorial helped inspire you to pull out your stamps and start stamping some tags to include on your scrapbook pages!

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

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Last Day of our First Birthday Celebration!

I wanted to give you a quick reminder that today is the LAST day of our Birthday Celebration!

Be sure to take advantage of our Celebration SALE:

All Craft Tools - 40% OFF!

Select Rubber Stamps - 25% OFF!

Over 100 Stamp Sets On Sale!

Almost Everything Else - 30% OFF!

-- AND --

Orders over $100* receive FREE:

One Rubber Stamp Grab Bag of Images
One Rubber Stamp Grab Bag of Words!

*Total, after discounts are applied
Discounts calculate in your shopping cart.
Good through Sunday, Mar 24

And don't forget our Birthday Present to YOU! LIKE our Facebook page to enter!

Everything ends at Midnight PDT tonight, so don't miss out!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Birthday Celebration Facebook Giveaway!

I told you there was more coming!

It may be our birthday, but YOU get the present!

In addition to the fabulous sales going on through the weekend, we're having a HUGE giveaway on our Facebook page!

That's right - you can enter for a chance to win a Copic Ciao 36pc Set "C"! How fun is that?! AND you can potentially win bonus entries when you share our giveaway with your friends! (Be sure to follow the sharing instructions after you've entered.)

So be sure to LIKE our Facebook page - you never know what we'll do next. What are you waiting for? Go enter! Good luck!!

Official Birthday Celebration Giveaway Rules
Red Rubber Designs

1.  To participate, complete a Red Rubber Designs entry form on our Facebook Page with your name and email.

2.  The sweepstakes will be conducted March 21st through March 24th, 2013. Deadline for entries is March 24th, 2013 at Midnight Pacific time. A random drawing of all the entries will be held by Tuesday, March 26th. Winner will be announced by Wednesday, March 27th.

3.  Qualification for the sweepstakes drawing: You must LIKE the Red Rubber Designs Facebook Page in order to participate in the drawing. Once you LIKE our page, the entry form will be available to you on the Red Rubber Designs Facebook Page. Due to high shipping costs, entries are restricted to participants with ship-to addresses within the United States (including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and APO Destinations).

4.  Winner will be determined by the following:
1. You receive ONE entry for yourself (only one entry per Facebook user).
2. You receive ONE BONUS entry for for each Facebook user who clicks through your SHAREd link, LIKEs the Red Rubber Designs page and enters our giveaway. (After entering the giveway, you must SHARE it via the dialogue popup window in order to receive bonus entries.)
3. ONE winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the approved entries and notified via email.
4. If the first winner does not respond with a valid mailing address, another winner will be chosen randomly from the approved entries.

5.  Prize to be awarded:
1. One Copic Ciao 36pc Set "C"

6. You must be 21 years of age or older to win.  No purchase necessary.  You need not be present to win. Void where prohibited.

7.  The contest is open to everyone within the United States shipping area (including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and APO Destinations) with the exception of employees of Red Rubber Designs LLC, their families, agencies and representatives.

8.  All taxes relative to the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner.  No prize substitutions, assignments or transfers.  No cash equivalents.

9. If you are a winner in the sweepstakes, you must provide your valid mailing address to Red Rubber Designs in order to receive your prize.

10.  By participating, all entrants acknowledge and agree that they have entered the contest of their own free will, that the full rules and details of the contest have been made available to them in writing and they therefore understand and agree that neither Red Rubber Designs LLC, their agents, affiliates, sponsors, representatives or employees have any liability with respect to any damages out of acceptance and use of a prize.  By entering this promotion, participants agree to be bound by these rules.

11.  Approximate retail value of the prize totals $200.00 (including shipping costs).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Birthday Celebration!

Happy Birthday to Red Rubber Designs!

I've been quietly getting ready for a big celebration
and I want all of you to join me!

All Craft Tools - 40% OFF!

Select Rubber Stamps - 25% OFF!
Over 100 Stamp Sets On Sale!

Almost Everything Else - 30% OFF!

-- AND --

Orders over $100* receive FREE:

One Rubber Stamp Grab Bag of Images
One Rubber Stamp Grab Bag of Words!

*Total, after discounts are applied
Discounts calculate in your shopping cart.
Good through Sunday, Mar 24

I've never believed in celebrating birthdays for just one day, so this First Birthday Celebration will last through the weekend! All sales are good through Sunday, March 24!

Be sure to watch here on our Blog (do you Follow us?) and our Facebook page (have you LIKED us?).... because you never know what other ways I might find to celebrate - and you won't want to miss it! (Really. Don't miss it. You'll regret it if you do - trust me!)

Happy First Birthday!

It has certainly been an exciting first year at Red Rubber Designs! Today is our first birthday - our online store opened one year ago, today!

We have some fun and fabulous things in store for you so that you can help us celebrate! But first, I'd like to take a walk down memory lane...

I couldn't have done this alone. This past year I have been blessed with an amazingly talented Design Team! They have worked hard all year creating so many incredible projects featuring rubber stamps and patterned paper from Red Rubber Designs. I cannot say enough good things about these girls: They are all magnificent! And not only creatively - I am also blessed to be able to call them friends.

These ladies have been with me for the past year, but sadly their time with Red Rubber Designs is coming to a close. Their term is up at the end of this month, but I thought it would be fun to showcase their awesome talent with you today. And, I've asked each one of them to choose their favorite project(s) over the last year and share it with you - so please take a few moments to visit each of their blogs (linked below) to see what they've picked!

Everyone did such a wonderful job - it is so difficult to choose just one project!

Sarah Hemphill, Vintage Figments
Sarah's beautifully elegant style shines through everything she does. Her projects most often display her vintage flair, but she also demonstrates her ability to create in other styles as well. Sarah was a huge blessing to me as she was my Design Team Coordinator over the last year. I'm not sure I would have managed without her!

Happiness of Life

Kate Yetter, The Scrap Yard
Kate often wowed me with her intriguing and beautiful mixed-media backgrounds. She turned every stamped image into something spectacular and continuously shows off different ways to create with rubber stamps.

Easter Chicks

Louise Granlund, Kard Krazy Louise creates with a soft, romantic expression which makes all of her projects lovely to look at. She's been published many times by top stamping magazines and with good reason!

Beauty of a Woman

Paula-Kay Bourland, Creative Stamping with Paula-Kay I call Paula-Kay the Queen of Copics! She has truly mastered the art of coloring stamped images and her projects really showcase her color skills. Cardmaking is her passion and it shows - they are gorgeous.

Wonder and Joy

Diana Queen, Wordbird's Nest Diana's projects can be easily defined by one word: Pretty! Everything she does has her feminine touch all over it - from the beautifully colored stamp images to her use of bows and other bling.

Lovely Peony

These ladies are also responsible for the many fantastic tutorials created for you and posted here on the Red Rubber Designs Blog. They have worked hard and I cannot thank them enough! Please continue to visit their blogs - you won't be disappointed!

I will be back soon with MORE - don't miss our Birthday Celebration - stay tuned!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sharing the Green!

This time of year, we all have a touch of Irish in us as we go GREEN in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.

Here at Red Rubber Designs, we're spreading some of that GREEN around!

Save $5.00 on any order over $25.00 at the Red Rubber Designs store this weekend only! Just use the coupon code GREEN at checkout.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blog Hop Winner

We have a winner for our March Blog Hop contest.  The contest was to guess how many pieces of sugary goodness were (I say "were" because they aren't there anymore....mmmm) in the candy dish.

We had 2 participants send in the same guess of 217 so had a random draw to decide who wins the Spotlight Stamp set Easter Chicks.

The winner of the draw is Barbra of Stampin My Heart Out.  Congratulations, Barbra!  Please contact Pam at contest@RedRubberDesigns.com to collect your prize.

Oh, the number of candies? 279.

Tutorial Tuesday: Konnichiwa Stamped Gift Box Topper

Create your own stamped Gift Box Toppers ~ our tutorial shows you how you can customize your gift packages beautifully!

Start by stamping your focal images twice. I used the Konnichiwa stamp set from the Red Rubber Designs store.

 If you will be using alcohol markers for coloring, the Memento Tuxedo Black is a good ink pad to use.

Choose your patterned papers then color your stamped images to coordinate. I used the Rustic Chic Collection from Red Rubber Designs.

Now cut out your images. You should have a colored and a plain of each image.

Sandwich the two layers together using dimensional tape.

Glue a strip of your patterned paper to the front and back of a smooth clothespin.

Attach your focal image to the front of your clothes pin with glue dots.

And now you have you finished gift box toppers… clip one to your package or gift bag.


You can find a FREE PDF download of this tutorial in the Red Rubber Designs store.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March First Thursday Blog Hop and Contest

March is upon us and we would like to focus on Special Occasions whether it is Easter, (yes, it is in March this year), birthdays, new babies, or other occasions that present the need for a special card or hand made creation.

Easter Chicks

You can win our Spotlight Stamp set by correctly guessing the number of candies in the candy dish shown in the picture below. Please send your guess to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com.  Please include your first name, your guess, and a link to your blog (if you have one). Contest ends Sunday, March 10 at midnight CST. Only one guess please.

This will be our last First Thursday Blog Hop but don't despair, some exciting changes are coming soon. You can find out all about them by following our blog or liking us on Facebook.

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Louise - Kard Krazy
Sarah - Vintage Figments

We hope you'll visit each of our Design Team member's blogs and let them know how much you've enjoyed their projects this past year! They have presented wonderfully creative projects for you and they deserve a big round of applause - and some nice comments on their posts!