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Monday, March 21, 2011

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#81) No Rubbing of Rub ons!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

Does anyone out there still use rub-ons?

If so, I found a way to use them that does NOT require a popsicle stick, rub-on tool or rubbing of any kind!

Curious yet?

Here's what you do:
Simply peel off the backing, place the rub-on where you want it & run it through your embossing machine. That is all there is to it.

For your sandwich you will need the indicated supplies in the exact order listed:

"A" Plate + cardstock + rub-on on top of cardstock + rubber embossing mat + "B" plate then you run it through your embossing machine.

This sandwich applies to the Cuttlebug since that is what I used. You basically want a thick base to set your cardstock on, then the rubber/embossing mat to impress softly- creating the contact needed so when you add the thinner plate over the top of the rubber/embossing mat that keeps everything engaged & provides the necessary pressure while rolling through the machine to secure the rub-on to the cardstock.

Basically, whatever machine you use you could probably follow the protocol for embossing to applying rub-ons & it should work.

That's all for this week. Hope this tip comes in handy.
Have a wonderful week!


  1. Great idea! I never would have thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. Have a wonderful week! :)

  2. Such a great tip. I don't use rub-ons but I have always wanted to get some and try them out. I think they will be great for scrapbooking:)


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