Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rub-ons are rubbing off on me

Rub-ons are a new item that Stampin' Up! is carrying in the Spring-Summer Collection catalog. I've had a package laying around for almost a month, and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I did use them on one project, and the results were satisfactory, but they didn't evoke a wowed response, as in, I have to have these! But, when I saw these heart-shaped clear glass votive holders at Target, I thought I'd give them another try.

They come in white and black of the same pattern (there are 5 to choose from), and I was right in my hunch that the white ones would show up better than the black on the glass. Still, I like the look of each and the way they snaz up what was a plain item.

If you've never worked with rub-ons before, the name explains how they are applied. These are patterns that are sticky, and are sandwiched between two layers of plastic. The backing peels off and allows you to position the detailed decal where you want it. The plastic layer on top serves as a transfer mechanism. You rub on that layer with a popsicle stick (a crude, but effective tool) and this releases the decal from the plastic and makes it stick to your surface. These stick to almost anything--paper, chipboard, ribbon, wood, glass, ceramic, plastic--so they're very versatile.

In the upcoming Sale-A-Bration mini catalog (available Feb.1), there is a set of 4 sheets of these in 4 colors--white, black, chocolate chip, and olive--and there's a project shared that utilizes the rub-ons and a ceramic mug. I'm going to investigate that more, because I think that may be a cool project to add to February's SAS! The catch is that this set of rub-ons can only be procured--notice I didn't say purchased because they're not for sale--with a $50 merchandise purchase. If you have had your eye on some items in the new S-S Collection, February will be THE time to take advantage of the FREE set with every $50 purchase! Consider hosting a class at your house to introduce your friends to stamping...and rub-ons!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that if you're interested in attending the Hershey Kiss Treat Party night, or in ordering a packet of everything you need (except stamps and ink) to make these little goodies, you can let me know by leaving a comment here!


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Jenn, this is GORGEOUS! Wow! You're rubbing off the rub-ons on me! LOL

Anonymous said...


Sara and Hanna love the idea of making and giving these as valentines. What do you think? We'd love to get together since it's been so long, but in the interest of time, I can also just get the supplies from you if that's better for you.