Tuesday, November 30, 2010



I know this announcement ALWAYS get’s me in the spirit of the season.


Click the above link for a quick video announcing the startup! I get so excited for this time of year, I can hardly stand it!

Tim will present 1 tag, everyday beginning December 1st.

Now, I know it’s really hard for everyone to play along EVERYDAY for almost 2 weeks.

And as in the past, I will hold classes, where WE will make some of the tags from

This year’s 12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS! How cool is that?

What’s in it for you? Well, YOU get to learn the techniques Tim uses. YOU get formatted COMPLETE instructions,

And YOU get to make 4 BEAUTIFUL tags in each work shop! PLUS YOU get to work with some items you may not have in your stash, and I will show you how to substitute when we can.

These classes have ALWAYS been popular, so let me know if you can attend.

I know we are all so busy during the season, but it’s important to take some time to make some art, spend time with creative friends and gift yourself some time to play!

First series of 4 tags will be:

SUNDAY, December 12TH 12:30 – 4:30 or Thursday DECEMBER 16TH 10:00-2:00 PM $39 (includes all items needed to make the tags.

Second series of 4 tags will be:

SUNDAY, January 2nd 12:30 – 4:30 or Thursday DECEMBER 30TH 10:00-2:00 PM $39 (includes all items needed to make the tags.

These classes will fill up fast! Email me at Jan@redrubberpaperandink.com for information or to signup!

Movers & Shapers: Ornamental Die

Another of the Magnetic Movers & Shapers. Gotta love these. Such versatility!

You'll notice I put the Holes magnetic die in here. You'll ask "can't I use one of the dozens of hole punchers I have? Sure you "could"...
BUT if you are making a 'book' or an item where you HAVE to have those holes in the exact same spot EVERY TIME, you'll want these Holes!

This is what the combo looks like after cutting. Notice how you place the paper upside down as WISH cuts backwards???

The completed piece! Not only do you have the Ornamental piece cut BUT a cool frame you can use on another project!
Great recycling!

Makes you just want to go play now doesn't it???? So what are you waiting for? Go have fun! Oh, bummer, don't have the supplies? EMAIL ME! I can hook you up!

Using the Tag & Bookplate die

This die is so cool. The LARGEST of the Alterations dies, but fits comfortably in my BigShot.

Notice the different areas to work in! The 'tag' part will accept a piece of paper 3.5" wide by 11" long. This will cut the tag & re-enforcemont holes.

The metal plate will allow you to use any of the magnetic Movers & Shapers to cut anywhere within the tag.
Who wants to make a fools bet Tim is designing more of these for the Winter CHA in January??? Come on, I could use the cash! LOL.

Smaller pieces can be placed on the left of the die to cut the 2 bookplates. This is an awesome way to use up smaller scraps of paper!

Why do you 'want' no NEED this die when you can buy tags?
Because you can cut a tag from just about any material or paper-stock you have!

You can also setup your cardstock in software to print contact or swap information and attach it to a finished tag to complete the back and make it pretty! Brilliant!

This image shows the Tag portion of the die with the WISH Magnetic Movers & Shapers die placed in the lower portion, and the finished tag so you can see what it looks like.

Movers & Shapers: Using the L-Base Tray & magnetic dies

At my open house, we used the Tag & Bookplate Alterations die, along with the WISH Movers & Shapers magnetic die from Tim Holtz' collection. There have been a lot of questions on how these items, along with the L-Base tray work and why you NEED them :).
So here's some pics & explanations on how these work, hopefully they will make sense and be clear enough that you are able to make a decision on whether these products will work for you. Please do email me with any questions!

This is the L-Tray. It has a metal piece that fits in the tray. This is used with the large cutting pads and magnetic Movers & Shapers. Placed inside is the WISH die.

Here I had precut the snowman, and will cut WISH into the bottom ball of him.
TIP: The word WISH is backwards. You HAVE to put your piece/paper face down or it will cut backwards! Cut a test piece first!!!!

This is the sandwich:
L-base tray
Wish Die
Precut shape (snowman)

The top cutting plate fits over the top of the L-Base Tray so your precut image won't shift! Below is the cut piece!
SIMPLE and most excellent!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Join me this weekend for the Red Rubber Annual Holiday Sale & Open House! EVERYTHING in-stock is 25% off with many items at 30-40% off!
Make this Reindeer Wish Tag all 3 days!

Need some help or ideas for a project you're working on? Bring it along and we'll see what we can do.
Beginning FRIDAY 11/26th, EVERYTHING in store is 25% off!
I have one of the best selection of “TIM HOLTZ” available locally! The full line of Alterations Dies & Fades, Distress Ink Line (ALL 36 colors of inks along with Embossing powders, Crackle Paints & Stickles), Grunge board, Grunge Paper, Idea-ology, Alcohol Ink (individual bottles), Tissue Tape, Paper Stacks & Stamp Sets (Tim now has designed 100 sets). Masks, Fragments, Baubles & Facets! PLUS many of the ‘tools’ and extras Tim uses!
7 Gypsies Artist Paint Tray, Clear Stamp sets, ATC Holder & Receipt Holder
Zutter “O” Wires (All Sizes) 35% off! (these also fit the Cinch)
Palette Hybrid Ink Pads (35% off)
Glitter sets & Glass Glitter by Art Institute
Pewter Findings by Nunn Designs (perfect for you Resin casters!) and beautiful detailed brads.
Ranger Products: Glossy Accents (available also in small bottles) Enamel, Memory Frames and Glass (1” to 2x2”), Adirondack Pigment Inks & Watercolor Washes (both at 30% off), Perfect Pearls, Perfect Ink Refresher and Ink cleaners.
StazOn Ink pads (many colors to choose from) and re-inkers plus StazOn Ink cleaner
Smooch Ink in Pearl, Silver, Gold, Red (great Holiday colors!)
Stewart Superior Memory Mists (30% off) and India Ink
Jenni Bowlin Crepe paper and mini-patterned papers
Odd and hard to find items like: Angelina Fibers and Film & Frozen Opals 30%
Stampbord shapes (including ATC, OVALS & CIRCLES (no longer available)) 30% off
Masks by Heidi Swapp (40% off)
ALL PAPER by the Sheet is 35% off, Chipboard shapes and book making items.
Time to get ready for the ’12 Tags of Christmas’ with #8 Tags! The size and style Tim Holtz’ uses. 15 Tags for $2.50

I've opened this sale up to my online friends, so let me know if I can help with your shopping!
Email me with questions at Jan@redrubberpaperandink.com

I look forward to seeing you over the weekend!

Saturday and Sunday 11-5:30pm and Monday 11-7pm.

Located in the beautiful Holy Hill area of Richfield, WI just 10 minutes north of Menomonee Falls, just 1.5 miles west of Hwy 41/45