Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. This is Day #1 and you’ll be hopping with Tesa Broman and myself!! When I knew I would be working with the fence die from The Rubber Cafe, I knew I wanted to do something unique with it. Well this is unique!

Did you know you can take an ordinary fence die and turn it into something other than a fence? To see exactly what I mean, let me show you two cards I created using the On the Fence Die.

On the Fence Card

Fence Card Two

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

Vellum Flower Tutorial:

1. Squeeze together tightlyFold the 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.

Flower Tutorial 1

Flower Tutorial Step Two

2. Accordian fold the fence at each post lengthwise

Flower Tutorial Step Three

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

Flower Tutorial Step Four

4.  Squeeze together tightly

Flower Tutorial Step Five

5.   Then fold in half so you get something that looks like this:

Flower Tutorial Step Six

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

Flower Tutorial Step Seven

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

Flower Tutorial Step Eight

7.  Then simply layer the sentiment from the Friends set over the top and dove-tail the edges

Fence Flower Card

8.  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!

Flower Step Nine

9.  Adhere your favorite vintage buttons to the top of your rosette to create an adorable flower.
10.  Stitch your card base.

Sewing the Card Base

11. Assemble your card.

Card Assembly

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.

Fence Flower Card

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 Cafe.

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.

We are celebrating the newest release called:

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                    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.

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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!
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