Friday, August 31, 2012

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop!

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop
Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. This is Day #5 and you've found your way to my blog!! If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start this 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-bundle
On the Fence Bundle
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. Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do. Let's get started. Here's my project for the day:

 The minute I got the "On The Fence" bundle, I knew I wanted to do something spooky!  There is something about fences that get me thinking of Halloween.  I created this little paper house as a tea light luminary.  I started with the wood texture stamp and embossed it with WOW embossing powder in Black Glint.  I did the same with the windows and shutters.
 The fence was die cut from wood grain embossed cardstock.   This die was so easy and cute! 

 I cut out the windows and added stamped vellum that was ripped to create the look of broken glass.  It was easy with the Rubber Cafe's Scrap Happy Glue! It holds on and doesn't let go!
Here's another view. I  created the top with a piece of the fence die cut and assembled with a slit cut at the top of the roof.
 Here's the center of the window as a single window with shutters pop-dotted.
 Trick of treat anyone?   By the way, the edge of the roof was created with the fence die cut. I just placed the edge over the top of the die and ran it through...
 The doors are actually windows from the "Through A Window" set.  I embossed it with WOW embossing powder in Black Glint over a book page.  Do you see the door knobs? They are Jellie Dots in Black Soot! 

 Here's what the little house looks like lit up... I used a battery-operated tea light (for safety's sake) to create the glow inside!

 I hope you enjoyed my project for the blog hop!  Make sure you leave a comment and head to the Rubber Cafe blog to leave a comment there for a chance to win the prize!

Did I get you in the Fall mood?  Halloween is just around the corner!


Nikki said...

I love Halloween and this would be just so kewl to line up with lights along the driveway tfs :)

Caryn S said...

Spectacular! I plan to make a haunted house this year for my dining room table and this is full of fun ideas.

TesaB said...

Wohoo!!! What a super fun, gorgeous spooky house!!! LOVE your innovative way of using the stamps!!!

gela said...

That is too cute!

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is so creative and cool! a fantastic inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Nedlnut said...

Love it!

Jess said...

love this! didn't realize how perfect this set was for a haunted house!

Sue D said...

Very awesome and creative. I like how you used the fence die and the doors made of book pages.

Monica said...


sooooooo cool!!! You definitely got me in the mood for fall!

Karen T said...

Such a cute house! I loved the roof details - great use of the background stamp, and clever getting the edge from the fence die! Wonderful touch to have it lit up!

swan fence said...

Wow….i loved it. What the fine use of fence and great creativity of design and light make it awesome Halloween house.