The Rubber Café New Release Blog Hop

Aug 27, 2012

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop
Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. This is Day #1 and you'll be hopping with Tesa Broman and myself!!

If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start the BLOG HOP from the beginning, simply follow THIS LINK to be taken to The Rubber Cafe blog to begin the celebration.

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

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.

To see exactly what I mean, let me show you two cards I created using the On the Fence Die.


Can you tell what elements were created with this die?  If you guessed the yellow vellum pieces then you were correct! Let me show you how I made these.

Vellum Flower Tutorial:

1.   Fold vellum a little bit wider than the width of the Fence Die and run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine. I was able to cut 5 fences with one swipe of the machine using the vellum.

vellum  cuttingout

2. Using only one fence cut, fold each fence post in half lengthwise

3.  Trim bottom edge of the fence posts to the same angle as the top


4.   Accordion fold the fence and squeeze tightly

accordion  folding1

5.   Then fold in half one way and then the other way so you get something that looks like this with a great fold in each direction:

6.  Where the two edges of the fence meet, place a bit of glue and adhere both sides.


YOU CAN STOP HERE if you want the embellishment in the card below. You just simply spread the accordion apart for however long you would like it.

I simply layered my sentiment from the Friends set over the top and dove-tailed the edges

7.  To create the rosettes, simply glue the rest of the accordion pleats together with a very small amount of Scrap Happy Sheer Glue. This glue is perfect for vellum!

8.   Adhere your favorite vintage buttons to the top of your rosette to create an adorable flower.

9.  Finally assemble your card

You can create so many different looks just by changing the buttons 

To vary the sizes, I simply trimmed the height of my fence die and followed the same steps as above.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial today and are inspired to think outside the box with the very versatile On the Fence Die by The Rubber Café!

Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do.


BONUS: I will also be picking a mini blog hop winner from the visitors who post comments on my blog. I will put together a little rack of scrappy goodness to the lucky winner! Simply follow my blog and leave a comment to be eligible. I will draw a name on Monday 9/3 and announce it here on my blog. Please be sure to leave a comment by Sunday 9/2 to be eligible. Winner will have 24 hours to contact me.

Good luck!


Olga said...

absolutley amazing!!! Love that fence!

Basslady said...

wow! thanx for this fabulous inspiration!


hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

melissa said...

Very nice love the tutorial

TesaB said...

What a wonderful creative use of the die!!! Gorgeous flowers looove your cards!!!!

Sue D said...

Very creative way to use this fence die!
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Abigail Stoops said...

Very creative use of that die!!!!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

WOW!! Love both of your cards and the rosettes you created with the On the Fence die template!! Fantastic tutorial--love all of the step-by-step pictures!! Fabulous Job!! ♥

sweetmar said...

Awesome.. how creative..

sweetmar said...

Awesome.. how creative..

~Michelle~ said...

fun flowers you've created! :)

gela said...

Wow I would have never thought of is idea.

kelly said...

those flowers are simply wonderful I can think of a million ways to use them !!! Thanks for he insperation :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So fun and creative ! Love how you used the die.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cool use of the fence die. TFS

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love the flowers made from the die! What a great idea!

MichelleB said...

This tutorial was great- I also took a peek at the Faber-Castile one as well and have some at home so will have to play a bit now:) Thanks for sharing with us!

sillyp said...

great aways of utulizing a die. Love your cards.

Caryn S said...

Seriously amazing use of the fence die! Wow who would have thought?

Debbie said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing...

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I'm a new follower! Love how you made rosettes and the cool embellishment using this die! Thanks for the tutorial!

Joanne said...


Monica said...

Thank you soooo much for the tut! who knew! lovely work.

Nikki said...

I love the your creations :) thanks for sharing

Jo said...

how cool - thank you for the fun tutorial as well as the cards.

Karen T said...

Too cute! I really love how the center embellishment turned out. great inspiration and wonderful tutorial.

Debby said...

What a great way to show the diversity of this die. Wonderful

Debby said...

What a great way to show the diversity of this die. Wonderful

ehbost said...

Thanks for the outside-the-box peek of other uses for the die.Lovely cards.

Jess said...

beautiful rosettes! makes the fence die so versitile!

Penny Walker said...

very cute card thanks so much for sharing

KB said...

Thanks for sharing your creative vision using the fence die! It's always fun to see how others can look at the same thing and see very different possibilities!

MsMad said...

cute cards.
Barbara Bird/Gecko Galz DT

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Kathy Carter said...

I Love the way you were so creative with the Die. Great Idea and Awesome Card. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Carter

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