Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' New Release Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. This is Day 4 and today you'll just be hopping with me !!

If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start this BLOG HOP from the beginning, it's not too late just simply follow THIS LINK to be taken to Day 1 of The Rubber Cafe blog where this celebration began!

There will be a Grand Prize for one lucky winner plus smaller prizes along the way. . . so be sure to stop at each blog and leave a comment to be registered. Don't forget to also leave a comment on each main blog post at The Rubber Cafe too.

We are celebrating the newest release called:

On the Fence Bundle


This bundle comes with a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!
What makes this die unique? It's versatility! At first glance, you might see just a fence but soon you'll realize it can be so much more. Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do.

So on with the Hop!! My project for today continues with my post from Saturday where I introduced the first part of my "Home Sweet Home" wall hanging -

Here's the rest of my banner - the fun part of this project was in using the new On the Fence die! It's versatility amazed me! Each time I've teamed it with the Window Garden set, but I tried to use it differently for each portion of my banner.
  • In the first part of my wall hanging I made the cluster of coorigatged chipboard roses with the On the fence die. I added sparkle by gently spritzing with a Frosted sparkle spray made by Tsukineko.

  • For the 'Sweet' part of my 'Home Sweet Home' - I created this Sweet Shoppe, usint our Fence die to cut my striped awning I paired it with the Window Garden set which just turned out too fun! I also added a corner of fence on the lower edge cut again from corrugated cardboard.

  • The last 'Home' section I think may be my favorite! Here I used the Fence die as a fence, but my special twist, I wove my black gingham ribbon through for a finishing touch.     

Here's a close up of my roses. 

And here's a quick tutorial  how I made these!
Gather your supplies:
  1. Recycled Seattles best coffee sleeves - for the coorigated cardstock(I hit the convenience store at the Chevron station almost every morning on my way to work and found I just couldnt' throw these away)
  2. A Diecut machine, like a Cuddlebug, Big Shot, or Grand Caliber
  3. Scrap Happy Glue - premade and setup over night to create my own goober glue bases.
Let's begin:
  1. Using your favorite die cut machine, cut out 2 fence lengths for the larger rose about 1 " in diamter, and 1 fence length will do the smaller 1/2" size.

  3. Before you start to roll cut each fence piece heighth down by half, if this is still too high when you're done rolling, you can cut it down some more.  For this project the heigth worked for me and gave me something to wrap my ribbon around - but for a card or scrapbook page you may want it to sit a little closer to the page.  

To roll your rose
  1. start one end and rolling the cooragated texture towards the inside start to roll and bend the tips back.  .

  3. For the bigger rose, I added a second section of fence - the smaller roses were made with just one section- you can cut to fit the size of flower you like.
  5. Once it's rolled to the shape and size you want place down on your pre-made Glubers!  If you need to adhere any more layers use a fast drying glue like Fabric-taq or a hot glue gun.  
    I made my own Gluber (Glue-dots) using Scrap Happy Glue.  I punched a piece of cardstock with a 1"circles along the length to act as a pattern or mask.  Directly below is some clear packaging I'm recyling for the purpose of storing my Gluber.  This size works great for anchoring rose flowers. So found making my own to give me just the size I need. 
    Squeezing the glue I filled in each circle so it covered moving the tip around and being careful to not get it too thick.  I set this aside over night to 'cure', it will remain tacky and if stored in a plastic baggie can be kept for quite awhile.

  7. Spritz, Ink or color as you'd like, this works great with colored cardstock too!
That's it for today, be sure to check back into the Rubber Cafe' blog tomorrow and see what Kristine and Jen have to share with you.  But before you go be sure to leave your comments here as well as back at the The Rubber Cafe' blog here to be eligible for the grand prize.

Good luck and have fun hopping!
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Window Garden, Home is Where Your Cat Sleeps
Ink:  Memento- Dove Gray, Black, Ranger Distress Markers and Ink, Aged Mahogony
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Ribbon, adhesive crochet trim, misc gold charms, double circle paper clips large eyelets.
Tools:  The Rubber Cafe' - Spellbinders- On the Fence Die, Scallop and Smooth Hearts, various Sizzix Bigz Dies, Birdhouse, Sweet phrase, Scallop circles  


Jacquie Southas said...

great project Karen - I absolutely LOVE the way you used the fence die to create an awning!

Eva said...

OMG!!!! How creative are you with the fence die!!!! Now that's thinking outside of the box for sure!!!! Love your gorgeous project!

Basslady said...

this is so gorgeous!

i love the idea, to use the fence-die for creating a flower!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jess said...

i love this!

MsMad said...

your project is fantastic.
Barbara Bird/Gecko Galz DT

Olga said...

this is gorgeous, those flowers are amazing!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous project. TFS.

Sue D said...

Love the creative ways you used this fence die--love the awning and thanks for the flower tutorial.

Nikki said...

Seeing what you can do with a fence die really show's there's alot more then you thought it was :)

Gloria Stengel said...

You are the most creative person I know. And coming from our group, that says a lot! LOL this is beyond awesome!

Monica said...

love your tuts! thank you for sharing. .soooooooooo super cute!!!

Joanne said...

Lovely project!!!! Love it love it love it!!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just love the flowers from the die, so darn creative, wonderful layers sweetie.
thanks for sharing

TesaB said...

Ohhh WOW! This is such a fun and totally gorgeous project. And WOW again for all the cool things you do with the fence!!!! Amazing!!!!

scrap scha4 said...

From the picket fence die to the ginham (sp?) papers to the recycled coffee holders flowers...this is amazing. I will definately be copying those flowers!

ehbost said...

Thanks for the tutorial on making the flower and the Gluber tip. Am a new follower of you all.