Retro Rubber Challenge

Retro Rubber Challenge 106...

A new challenge is afoot at Retro Rubber!  It is time to earn your stripes and use them on a card.

RRCB 106

This card did not turn out anything like when I started.  I was going to stamp the stripes and then ended up with pattern paper instead.  You just have to go with the flow!  I started by die cutting two stitched ovals and stamping the sentiment using my W+9 Strictly Sentiments stamp set from 2013. rrcb 106 1 (541x640)

Then I flagged the ends of the striped paper (it pays to save scraps!), added some gold thread and then adhered everything together.  Finally, I popped up the sentiment and added some gold stars. rrcb 106 2 (640x467)

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! daffodil delight.  PTI white and harvest gold.  Stamps:  W+9 Strictly Sentiments (2013).  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! stitched shapes.  Other:  Thread.  SU! enamel stars.

Retro Rubber Challenge 105...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber and we have a surprise for you!  We are partnering with Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!  We are using their sketch and pairing it with our requirement to use stamps older than a year.  This is double the fun! You can link up your entry with both challenges. 

RRCB 105

I love a good sketch and this was a fun one!  I pulled out my W+9 Punny Produce: Peaches from 2014 and set to work.  I stamped the peach in black, peach parfait and pear pizzazz before die cutting the mini scalloped square. rrcb 105 1 (524x640)

Using my flag dies from Reverse Confetti, I die cut flags in some plaid and solid paper and stapled them together instead of running the flags across the top.  Then I popped up the mini square and added the sentiment! rrcb 105 2 (640x476)

I love this card!  Play along with Try Stampin’ and RRCB by linking up HERE and HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! peach parfait and white.  Lawn Fawn plaid patterns.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT stitched mini scallop squares.  RC flags.  Stamps:  W+9 Punny Produce: Peaches (2014).  Inks:  SU! pear pizzazz and peach parfait.

Retro Rubber Challenge 104...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  Jan Clothier created a fun tic tac toe challenge for us!

RRCB 104

I went with birthday, washi and butterflies!  I punched three mini butterflies using some plaid paper, perfect plum and granny apple green. rrcb 104 1 (555x640)

I used several pieces of washi tape before adding the butterflies.  My sentiment, from PTI Ways to Say Birthday from 2017, is stamped on a washi tape die cut that I popped up for some visual interest.  I finished off with a bit of bling. rrcb 104 2 (640x430)

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, perfect plum, and granny apple green.  Lawn Fawn plaid patterns.  Stamps:  PTI ways to say hello (2017).  Dies/punches:  SU! mini butterfly punch.  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT washi tape.  Other:  washi tape, rhinestones.

Retro Rubber Challenge 103...

We have a new Retro Rubber Challenge for you!  It’s all about love and ribbons!  Make a love themed card with a ribbon or twine and you are in like Flynn!

RRCB 103

I started with some random sizes of die cuts using pattern and solid paper.  Then I added the sentiment from my trusty Clearly Besotted Message Me stamp set from 2016. rrcb 103 1 (541x640)

Finally, I ran the card thru the linen impression plate and added some peppermint twine. rrcb 103 2 (640x404)

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white, raspberry fizz and simply valentine pattern paper.  Dies:  PTI linen ip.  MFT cross stitch squares and rectangles.  Stamps:  CB message me (2016).  Other:  Twine.

Retro Rubber Challenge 101...

It’s a new challenge and the last one for the year for Retro Rubber!  As it is the holiday season, we have a fun photo inspiration for you to try!

RRCB 101

I started with a sweet snowman family stamp from Anita’s Stamps from 2002.  I used my SU! markers to color the images and then added a bit of chalk in the background. rrcb 101 1 (640x527)

I stamped the sentiment (Clearly Besotted Message Me 2016) and then die cut with my pierced rectangles.  I layered a couple of pierced rectangles and then adhered on top of a couple of other rectangles.  Everything was run thru the trusty linen impression plate. rrcb 101 2 (640x474)

Play along HERE!


The winner of my blog comments from Challenge 100 is Tara Prince!  Tara, please email me at seejanestamp at outlook dot com to claim your prize!  Congratulations!!  Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment!  You are all winners in my book!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS: SU! white, vanilla, cherry cobbler and be of good cheer dsp.  Stamps:  Anita’s snowmen (2002) and CB message me (2016).  Inks:  SU! markers and chalks.  Dies:  MFT pierced rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge 100...

Welcome to the first ever blog hop for the Retro Rubber Challenge!  We are changing things up a bit to celebrate our 100th challenge!

RRCB 100

Here’s the scoop…play along with our celebration themed tic tac toe challenge!

Then hop around to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment!  Each team member is offering up some surprise retro (new but older than a year) goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on their blog.  That means there will be seven winners!

As always, we will be listing the five top picks with the winning pick receiving a prize for this challenge only.

*You do not have to enter the challenge to win but you must leave a comment on the design team blogs in order to have a chance to win! we go:

Claire Grantham

Neva Cole

Donna Idlet

Maria Rodriguez

Jan Clothier

LeAnne Pugliese

Jane Knudsen

Help us celebrate 100 challenges!!

I am so excited to be celebrating 100 challenges!  When I started this challenge, I never dreamed we would still be going at 100! 

You may just be starting the blog hop or hopped here from Jan Clothier.

I opted for the balloons, ink smooshing and glitter for my card!  I am using this sweet balloon giraffe from Close To My Heart Balloon Animals from 2016.  I heat embossed it in white on a piece of water color paper. rrcb 100 1 (596x640)

I also heat embossed the sentiment before doing my ink smooshing.  I die cut the watercolor paper, adhered to the card base and added glitter dots and rhinestones. rrcb 100 2 (640x405)

Thank you for checking out our Retro Rubber Blog Hop!  Play along and link up HERE!

***Be sure to leave a comment to win a brand new retro prize.  Comment on each of the design team blogs for a chance to win!!*** 

Your next stop on the blog hop is Claire Grantham!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! lemon lime twist.  Watercolor paper.  Stamps:  CTMH balloon animals (2016).  Inks:  Tim Holtz distress – twisted citron, spun sugar, picked raspberry, dried marigold and spiced marmalade.  Dies:  MFT blueprints 22.  Other:  SU! glitter dots.  White embossing powder.

Retro Rubber Challenge 99...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s Anything Goes!


I opted for a fall card!  I started by swishing some cajun craze ink on my card base and then added a polka dot tag die over the top. rrcb 99 1 (553x640)

I die cut a couple of leaves and added to the tag.  Finally I added a sentiment from my Papertrey Ink Autumn Hills stamp set from 2012.  A little twine finishes off the tag. rrcb 99 2 (640x412)

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, cajun craze and crushed curry.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  RC dots tag layer.  Concord & 9th layering leaves.  SSS sketchy banners.  Inks:  SU! cajun craze.  Stamps:  PTI autumn hills (2012).  Other:  SU! crushed curry twine.

Retro Rubber Challenge 98...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s a photo inspiration so use the colors, items or harvest theme for your card!


My card is super clean and simple.  I stamped a trio of squash and added a sweet sentiment. rrcb 98 1 (537x640)

I am using the Stampin’ Up! Gourd Goodness from 2017.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Message Me from 2016.  Finally, I ran the card thru my linen impression plate and was done. rrcb 98 2 (640x387)

Join us by linking up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! gourd goodness (2017).  CB message me (2016).  Inks:  SU! certainly celery and old olive.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge 97...

We are starting a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s a tic tac toe courtesy of Jan Clothier.  I puzzled a bit on this one and finally went for the bottom row of animals, windows and circles.


I rolled the window and circles together by die cutting a stitched circle in the card front that I popped up on the card base. rrcb 97 1 (515x640)

Before adding the card front, however, I stamped this sweet puppy and colored with my pencils.  It is from the SU! Bella & Friends.  This stamp set came out in 2016 and I purchased it as soon as I saw it that year. rrcb 97 2 (640x500)

I added a bit of chalk around the image to ground the little guy and then stamped the sentiment on the card front.  I love the saying and always think of Toy Story when I see it.  And now I am humming the tune.

Play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! Bella & Friends (2016).  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  Lil Inkers stitched circles.  Other:  Colored pencils and chalks.

Retro Rubber Challenge 96...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber with a fun sketch by Claire Grantham!


I love a great sketch so I went to town with a Christmas card.  Using pattern paper and cardstock I created the bulk of the sketch. rrcb 96 1 (640x563)

I die cut three threes and a circle and then arranged according to the sketch.  That was when I realized I forgot about the sentiment!  So I went for it and just stamped on the patterned paper.  The sentiment is from my trusty 2016 Clearly Besotted Message Me set. rrcb 96 2 (640x452)

Join us and play along with this sketch!  Link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, real red, old olive, crumbcake, smokey slate, and merry moments dsp.  Dies:  RC trees.  Stamps:  CB Message Me (2016).