Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday.
We are back from Coventry and today further celebrations for
Elliott's birthday - the whole family coming over for a dinner tonight.

Today's tip/technique is using rub-ons with your Grand Calibur and die cuts. 
Do you have a stock of them languishing in a box/drawer somewhere?
Do you have a surplus of the lolly sticks that come with them??
Here is a different idea to apply your rub-ons.
Position your desired design onto cardstock.
As opposed to using the traditional lolly stick to transfer the image, create your
cutting sandwich for the Grand Calibur with a piece of extra card for a shim.
Run it through the machine and your image will transfer,
you can then use your patterned card to die cut hearts and more.
Easy peasy and I personally think a lot quicker.
I have noticed that rub-on quality varies from company to company
so have a rummage through yours to find the best ones.

Take care friends and thank you for stopping by each time.


Rosie said...

What a brilliant idea!

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, I find that the lolly stick distorts the cards, you can see where the 'rubbing' has been done, this looks a lot better, shall definitely try thus out. Have a great day...... Lynn xx

Bea said...

Fab tip Christine - hope you all enjoy your family meal.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Another great tip today.
Really pleased you and Elliott had a good weekend.
Enjoy your family meal tonight.
Take care. x.

Chris said...

Morning Christine,
A great tip, I don't have any rub ons, but this looks like a better technique to use than lolly sticks. Enjoy your family meal tonight.
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
What a fab tip i shall definitely be trying this one .
Have a lovely meal, nothing can beat a good family Dinner ,{ psst Elliott , not even a Mc Ds }.

Take Care
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Great top tip-it might even make me dig out my rub-ons that have been relegated to the back of the drawer!

Have a great family meal today.


pinksparkle said...

I threw most of them away as I didn't like the result, will have to give it a try now! Have a lovely day celebrating Elliot's Birthday with family.

val jones said...

What a great idea Christine. Like everyone else I have a pile of rub ons languishing in a drawer somewhere.
Glad you had a good weekend.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Well I never thought of that!
Enjoy the family get together. JuliaT x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great tip. too late for me though I gave all of my rub ons to the brownies to play with.
Enjoy your family meal.

marg said...

Hello Christine!
Clever girl thinking of that...much neater.......and yes I have a box of those !
Have a nice time celebrating !
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine , Very good idea. love Jean Z xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A great idea, I will be giving this a go !!
I hope you all have a lovely birthday meal.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What a great tip, will be trying this one.
I hope you all have a lovely time tonight, a family meal is hard to beat isn't it : )
Take care.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Great tip today, I have loads of rub ons somewhere, so I'll dig them out and give this a try 👍
Enjoy your family meal this evening, I'm sure Elliot's enjoying his extended birthday celebrations!
Janice xx

Janice said...

Morning Christine, I haven't ever used rub-on as I always felt that using a lolly stick to rub them onto the card would leave marks on the card - but using the GC would certainly be a better way of doing it. Glad you had a good day yesterday. Enjoy the family meal tonight...hope Dad is feeling better now. Janice xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Christine. Thanks for today's tip. I had problems with rub on's last week _ will try this technique out soon. Having stored rub one for a long time may be the problem but who knows the new technique may just be the answer

Glad you had a good weekend. Birthday wishes to Elliott and happy family evening

Good wishes


Laura O said...

great idea and you are right bet most crafters have some of these somewhere .Laura O

Lacelady said...

Happy Birthday to Elliott Christine, it was my DGD's birthdayt yesterday (19). I don't have any rub ons, but I can substitute other things, such as punched lace designs.

ElizabethS said...

Happy birthday Elliott, have a great time this evening.
Another great tip from you today Christine, what else do we expect from you. I do have a few rub ons so will give it a go? Thank you.
Elizabeth x

CraftyJo said...

What a great idea! A real lightbulb moment :)

Cinders61 said...

I do indeed have rub ons languishing in a forgotten place lol. This is a fabulous tip which I will definitely be trying x

hazel young said...

Great tip Christine not really used rub ons since i was a child but like the idea of them as easier to position than peel off's. xx hazel

SusanP, kent said...

Wow, a brilliant tip. I have some faux stitch rub-ons that have been languishing for years. I will have to try this technique for transferring them. It sure beats all that rubbing!

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, busy busy busy so catching up again! Great idea and glad you had a good weekend! Hugs Carole Z X

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