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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Holly Brown: Warhol Rogue Kids

Hello! It's Holly posting today, and I've been having fun with my Relish Reading stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs. Here, I've used the kids in the swing with a Warhol technique (Technique Junkies) and some fun baker's twine. Aren't those kids cute??

Did you know that you can get EZ Cling Mount Foam as well as nice rigid storage panels from Rogue Redhead Designs now? I love one-stop shopping! :-)  There are some terrific directions on how to use the EZ Mount foam on this page

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Milliner Misses Causing Customers to Be Caught

Caught in the act of making great impressions, that is!!  Here's some great Milliner Misses art from two of our customers - Cheri and Sue.

Here's Cheri's "Something in Blue" is an eye catcher!  She has framed Bea in a beautiful die cut and added lots of lovely touches to this pretty piece.  Check out the Floriculture roses in the background!

See more of Cheri's at at her blog - Stamp'n Boomer!

Sue has taken a different take with our terrific twenties trio!  She has used a masking tape background to highlight these lovely ladies!  With this fun background, Sue has chosen to add subtle highlights to the image for a soft quality and stylish finish! 

You can tell that these ladies are a favorite of Sue's as she also created the card below with a total different look for our stylish trio!  Don't you love the soft spring color on that lovely white textured backdrop?

To see more of Sue's art, check out her blog - Stamping Sue.

Get stamping with your RRD images and you too might get caught redhead-handed!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beverly G: Anniversary Gate Fold

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
I've got two pictures for you today. I've created another gate fold because you've still got time to get in on Challenge 9-Gate Fold Cards.
Spring is blooming all around where I live so I have gone with some bright springy colors. Peach Parfait, and Rose Red, who knew those colors looked that good together. The pattern paper is from a K&Co. Valentine Pad  from last year. (I've got to stop hoarding and cut and use these pretty papers I love to add to my stash).
I just love this couple from the Just Sayin' stamp set, I just know he's being romantic. The sentiment inside is from the Bits & Pieces stamp set and the flower from Just Sayin'. I used a removable glue dot to hold the card closed, it's works great, not to bulky.
April 8th is the deadline on the challenge, love to see you all come join in.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, March 26, 2012

3D RRD - We've Caught Zoe Redhead-Handed!

There's been so much excellent Rogue Redhead art from our fabulous customers that we just can't wait to show it off! 

Here's two great pieces from Zoe!  The first one is a fantastic Mardi Gras arch.  Using her Carnival Dreams stamps and the gorgeous gold, green and purple color palette of the Mardi Gras season, Zoe created this wonderful 3D piece!

The second piece is this magnificent hanging! Zoe used masking tape for a fabulous and funky border!  The main images are from RRD's Beach Babes plate and Zoe set them into a great landscape of seaside fun!

To see more of Zoe's art, visit her blog - This Little Place.

Want to get caught redhead-handed?  Just go rogue with your art!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Barbara Washington: A Fancy Gatefold Card

Since this month's challenge at Rogue Redhead is gatefold cards, I thought I'd try my hand at it. I had some Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders to make the fancy, filigreed tops to the card. My sentiment panel background is made by stamping the fern and the rose from Floriculture with Creative Inspirations shimmery paint. The sentiment is stamped with jet black archival paint over the top of the images. The stamps on the inside of the card are also from Floriculture. I'll bet you can guess that I really love the Floriculture images and sentiments. To finish the card I added some CI fairy dust paint to the filigree and then adhered some bling.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Deb Corder: Ladies in Blue

It's Spring!!!

Aren't the ladies from MILLINER MISSES beautiful in blue and yellow?

This month's Rebel Challenge is gate-fold cards.  It's not a card format I use very often, but I have to say I like the end result here.

The ladies are triple mounted on die-cut panels using my new Stampin Up! Labels set.  The designer papers are Basic Grey.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Repeat Impressions from Barbara

Barbara has been caught, recaught and caught again!  Because of her repeat Rogue activity, we asked her to be one of special Guest Rogues for the Carnival Dreams and Just Sayin' releases.  Fans of Barbara's fab art will be happy to hear that she'll be joining the Rogue Crew starting May 1st!

Even though we have kept her very busy helping us out, Barbara still had time to create some new Rogue art on her blog!  And so, here she is - caught again!!

Here's Barbara's  beautiful in blue design using her Milliner Misses set.  Don't you love how she has framed Beatrice!  The lovely rose is a perfect embellishment, echoing the other circular elements in her design.

Savoring the last of the snow season, Barbara created this completely cute card using her Candy Kisses set!  I love how she picked up the background colors in her colored image.

To see more of Barbara's art, visit her blog - Magic Delights!

Want to get caught redhead-handed using your RRD stamps?  Ink up and get crafting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Rogue CAS-ual Fridays

This week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is to make a card using:

1 - A Pattern
2 - An Image
3 - A Sentiment
while keeping it Clean & Simple

I decided to go Rogue with the challenge using a pattern & image from Just Sayin' together with a sentiment from Bits & Pieces.  I paper pieced my pretty flower & added an ivory pearl center.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Caught in the Last Days of Winter

Shelly's been caught redhead-handed creating another great winter card with her Snow Hugs stamps!  We thought we would share it with you before we move into the mild clime of Spring.

This card just delivers warm wishes of love from the fabulously zentangle-enhanced image of the loving couple to its heart-filled background! 

To finish off this fab card, Shelly added flower soft to the young lady's muff, giving it a fantastically soft look and feel!

To see more of Shelly's great art, check out her blog - Creative Rumblings.

Want to get caught redhead-handed?  Just ink up your RRD stamps and get creating!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gate Fold Challenge: Laura Liddell

I had to quickly make a card for John's Mother today so I combined it with the current Rogue Redhead challenge of a gate fold card. I have used the relish reading plate for the cover and inside the flowers from the Floriculture set and words from the Bits and Pieces plate.

There is still time to join in with this fun challenge. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Holly Brown: Wisteria Ladies

Good morning! It's Holly posting today. You've heard me say this before, and I'll say it again. I love the Milliner Misses set from Rogue Redhead Designs. :-) I stamped these ladies with wisteria ink, die cut them, and then sponged more wisteria ink around them. I used a faux stitching technique on the layered mat and a touch of Cuttlebug Highlights on the embossed background. The sentiment comes from the Bits and Pieces set - such a versatile set! You can make just about any sentiment you want from the words in this set.

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We've Caught Anna Redhead-Handed!

First time Rogue on the Run, Anna, has created a lovely card using her Relish Reading stamps.

In this very pretty piece has Meagan daydreaming while she reads and sitting on a fabulous tableau of lovely lilac buttons. Above her is a beautiful torn heart which has been stamped with the Almanac Background and the Voltaire quote.

The wonderfully textured backdrop of Anna's creation makes it all the more fabulous!

To see more of Anna's amazing art, check out her blog - Anna Christensen Crafts.

To get caught redhead-handed using your RRD stamps, just post your creations to your blog and turn yourself in by emailing us at

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beverly G: Relish Reading

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone! Are you ready? Challenge #9-Gate Fold Cards is up and running.
I actually titled my post after the focal point stamp I used from the Relish Reading stamp set. I also used stamps from Just Sayin', and Beach Babes sets. That sand background from Beach Babes is such a versatile stamp and the flower from Just Sayin' made the perfect holder closure for the flap on this Joy Fold card.
It's a little fancier gate fold, but so easy to put together. I'll even give you the measurements:
Base: 8 1/2" X 4 1/4" scored at 3"--This creates the left half of the gate
Piece to create right gate: 8" X 3"--I scored this piece at 3 1/2" to accommodate the longer stamp, but if you'd like you can score it at 4" for a fatter gate.
Just a little tip: when attaching the holder closer to the front of the card be sure to place it where it will catch enough of the corner to hold it and then use Scor-Tape or Red Line tape on the left side of the closure or else the flap will pop it off.
The rest of the process is choosing the pretty papers and stamps to create a striking card that will wow the recipient.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, March 12, 2012

Penny Bennington: Reading among the flowers

Using the theme of the current Rebel Challenge, here's a gate-fold card. I find that card structure to be one of my go-to types of cards because it's simple but just a little different. My cardstock base as well as the ivory cardstock has stamping done tone-on-tone using Distress Ink with the text from Relish Reading. I cut a small panel from the ivory cardstock and embellished it with a sentiment from the same set and a flower from Floriculture and attached half of it to the left side of the gate-fold base.

When the card is opened, the rest of the sentiment is found on a matching sized panel attached to the right half of the gate-fold lined up so it's directly underneath the top panel and not seen until the card is opened.

Here is the card completely opened using more stamps from Relish Reading with fern fronds from Floriculture.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rebel Challenge #9: Gate-Fold Cards

Thanks to everyone who played our last Rebel Challenge! Your fabulous stamped backgrounds were beautiful!


This month, we are going for form over fashion! We want to see some great

Gate Fold Cards

Last week, I showed you some extra simple gate fold cards! They are so easy, you won't be able to stop making them once you start! Just divide the length of your chosen base into 4, score at the first and third fourth measurement, fold, and decorate away.

We've got a new FAQ up for challenge participation for easy reference! Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must be a gate-fold style card or project.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.

This challenge will end on April 8, 2012. The winner will be announced on April 11, 2012 and will have until May 11, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using Floriculture

To see some quick gate-fold cards, check out our post from last week.

Your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Deb Corder: Floriculture Spring

Spring in Colorado is an interesting season. Monday and Tuesday it was 70 and GORGEOUS. Tomorrow we're suppose to have snow. But you know it's spring and you're waiting for the flowers to bloom.

I thought I'd get started with some springy colors and Floriculture. The paper is Bo Bunny.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Winner - Rebel Challenge #8: Use a Stamped Background

Thanks to everyone who played Rebel Challenge #8: Use a Stamped Background! All your backgrounds were amazing!

Drumroll...and our randomly drawn winner is ....

Congratulations! CG, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until April 6, 2012 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Happy Days, Brenda Brown, Sharon - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Happy Days

Artwork by Brenda Brown

Artwork by Sharon

Each challenge we will now be picking 3 Ravishing Rogues from among the entries using RRD stamps.

The RC008 Ravishing Rogues are Shelly Schmidt, Stamping Sue W., and Dawn!

Artwork by Shelly Schmidt
who used Candy Kisses and Snow Hugs

Artwork by Stamping Sue W.
who used Relish Reading and Milliner Misses images

Artwork by Dawn
who used Relish Reading images

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what we have planned for Rebel Challenge #9!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Uncommon Misses

This card uses the sketch from the Authentique Blog with stamps from Milliner Misses.

Papers & trims are from Authentique's Uncommon collection. I clipped through a scalloped border to turn it into a pennant & added two tiny butterflies to embellish the Misses' hats.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Simple Set Saturday: Gate Open Spaces

To say that I am a paperaholic is to put it mildly. I am in love with pattern, color and coordinating designs. That's why I am making gate-fold cards today! They are a fantastic way to show off pretty papers and I find them quick and easy to put together. Surprised? So was I!

Another thing to love about gate-fold cards is that I get to use up "the other half" of my cardstock. I so often cut an 8.5" x 11.0" piece of cardstock in half for a single card and then the other half lies there neglected begging to be put to use. I keep them all stacked neatly on my craft table but I don't always remember to raid my stash for my next make.

For today's cards, I pulled out all my halves and one of the Graphic 45 paper packs I had purchased awhile ago. It has lovely vintage designs with close tight patterns. I matched 4 of my halves to the pretty papers, picking out one light and one dark designer paper for each card. I went with strong but deep colors with the cardstock.

Gate-folds are nice and easy and can be made from a variety of sizes. You can make tall, small, long or wide. To make a gate-fold, you just need to know the measurement of 1/4 of the length of your card. It's Saturday so I didn't want to do too much hard math. I trimmed my 8.5" length to 8" so I didn't have to fiddle around with 1/8" measurements.

I don't have any fancy scoring machines or gizmos. so I just use my cutting board with its lovely grid, a straight ruler and a hand-held scoring tool (although the edge of a bone folder would work too). I lined up my cardstock on my cutting board and, using my ruler, scored my cardstock at 2" and 6".

I folded the edges in and used a bone folder to crease the folds more crisply as well as adjust how the edges met.

Using my measurements (card base of 5.5" x 8"), you need 4 pieces of patterned paper measuring 5.25" x 1.75" for the inside panels and two pieces of patterned paper measuring 5.25" x 3.75" for the inside and back of the card.

You can mix and match as you desire. Keep all your scraps as they will come in handy for the stamped portion.

When the paper panels are cut, adhere them all to your card - inside and out.

Once I've adhered all the patterned paper panels, I turned my attention to creating a panel for the front of the card. For this front panel, I stayed pretty simple. I stamped a single image onto coordinating cardstock and framed it in patterned paper and matted it with the same cardstock.

To add a nice finish, use some of your scraps to cover the back of the front panel. You don't need to cover the whole back - only half - as half will be adhered to the card. It's a nice finish and uses up more of your scraps!

Put adhesive on the HALF of the front panel that will stay fixed to the card. DO NOT PUT ADHESIVE ON THE WHOLE BACK or you'll end up with a very pretty "tube" of paper and not a card at all. Close the "gate" so it lies flat and place your front panel down, pressing the adhesive down flat. I find doing it this way, I don't have any problems with positioning.

The last thing you have to do is create an inside panel. I tried a few different things with the inside panels on this set. With all that patterned paper, it's nice to leave part of the inner panel free to write a note or salutation. I decided to use the same pattern as the outer panel - cardstock matted with designer paper mounted on another piece of the same cardstock.

I have a few acrylic blocks with those handy lines etched into the surface for aligning your sentiments nicely but when one isn't close at hand, I just use the lines on my cutting mat - aligning the block first and then the sentiment. Works every time!

I like to close my cards with a little Velcro as it is quick and simple and stable. I place one of the dots on the back of my front panel, usually the hook part. I add the coordinating loop dot right on top, as if it was closed, leaving the adhesive side up. All I need to do then is close the card to get the second dot placed perfectly.

I kept this bare bones as it is "Simple Set Saturday", but you can really dress up these cards, add tons more stamping and lots of lovely embellishments. For a fancier closure, you can use ribbon or twine or even a tab closure.

Here's a closer look at my quickie versions of this fun format:

Stamps: couple and sentiment from Just Sayin' plate.

Stamps: woman, cat and sentiment from Just Sayin' plate.

Stamps: old gent from Just Sayin' plate and sentiments from Bits and Pieces.

Stamps: disgruntled youth and sentiments from Just Sayin' plate.

Hope you try this format out to get a head start on our upcoming Rebel Challenge! Come back next Saturday to see more gate-folds and to join in! Yes, that was a hint for a regular readers :)
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