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Posted 1/13/2013 by mandalika in General Scrappin'
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PeaNut 424,588
May 2009
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Posted: 1/13/2013 7:57:41 PM
I have always liked them!

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PeaNut 51,078
October 2002
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Loc: US

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:11:45 PM
I'm not a huge fan, I always managed to mess them up.


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PeaNut 153,742
June 2004
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:16:16 PM
I love the jobs rub ons. Not sure I like the trend though. I am somewhat rub on challenged.


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PeaNut 93,127
June 2003
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:17:42 PM
I liked them but didn't use them very often.


PeaNut 101,686
August 2003
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Layouts: 12
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 1/14/2013 12:10:34 AM
I liked them. But now as I've seen them stick to page protectors and rub off the pages, as well as end up breaking and cracking, I'll be staying away.

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PeaNut 254,376
March 2006
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Loc: Australia

Posted: 1/14/2013 1:32:30 AM
I like them when they work - learnt a long time ago to try it where I can cover up if it is one of those rub ons that don't work - brands like JB work first time everytime - K & Co were the same too


PeaNut 435,262
August 2009
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Posted: 1/14/2013 3:34:51 AM
Yay! Will so be getting the ones from Amy Tan!

I guess I've been pretty lucky with my rub ons, the have worked well and they still stay on the pages years later. What I like about them is that they add some depth and gives more of an airy feel than stickers. I'm also a terrible stamper and often find it hard to motivate myself to buy a stamp for several dollars when I rarely like to have the same images on my layouts more than once or twice. So for me, rub ons are cheaper and will on most occasions actually produce the motif with a crisp look as opposed to my smudgy stamping...


PeaNut 35,086
April 2002
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX

Posted: 1/14/2013 6:21:42 AM
I agree with bestcee I can't trust them. I haven't bought a single rub-on since seeing them on my PP or cracked. Very upsetting.


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February 2004
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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:21:59 AM
I love them when they were out before. Making Memories was one of my fav and my least fav was Heidi Swapp. Too say the least I gave all the Heidi Swapp ones away and I kept my Making Memories.


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PeaNut 9,556
January 2001
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:27:23 AM
I have never had the best of luck with rub ons. I have used them but they are not my favorite.

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October 2002
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Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana

Posted: 1/14/2013 10:16:42 AM
I don't mind them...when they work. I've had ones that were years old work perfectly. And ones that were brand new that didn't. It all depends on the quality of the manufacturer.

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PeaNut 39,057
May 2002
Posts: 5,196
Layouts: 0
Loc: Texas

Posted: 1/14/2013 10:38:31 AM
I actually like them and had pretty good luck with them. I have layouts that are ten years old,and the rub-ons are still stuck and looking good. However, I will say that some brands were good,and some were awful,so I just picked the brands that worked.

I really like some of the new Jenni Bowlin rub-ons,especially that jar,so I will probably check them out.



PeaNut 486,481
October 2010
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Loc: SF Bay Area, CA

Posted: 1/14/2013 10:41:08 AM
I have a bunch but hardly use them. I do like them when they work, especially the color ones.
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PeaNut 354,487
January 2008
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Posted: 1/14/2013 10:48:13 AM
I have always loved rub-ons, especially the alpha ones. I have a ton of rub-ons that are old, but have never had any issue using them even if I had them for a long time. Maybe I've just been lucky?

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:05:38 AM
I'm so glad! I love them. I did have some bad luck with some Chatterbox alpha rub-ons eons ago, though... they cracked and wouldn't come off the transfer sheet. I finally had to throw them away. There are some really cute sheets of them this CHA, I love the Amy Tangerine ones.


PeaNut 402,346
December 2008
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Loc: Buffalo, New York

Posted: 1/14/2013 12:23:01 PM
I love rub-ons, never had any problems and so happy they are still being made! There are a lot of manufacturers that make them still - I too love the new Jenni Bowlin ones!

To those of you who don't like rub-ons - let me know if you have some to purge!


PeaNut 36,144
April 2002
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Layouts: 53
Loc: Louisiana

Posted: 1/14/2013 12:34:56 PM
I LOVE rub-ons (the well-made ones that is -- I make sure to stay away from cheap brands). Rub-ons are so great to add stamp-like images to handmade die-cuts, mats, photos, etc. To make sure I only rub on what I want, I staple the whole sheet together then cut out the image I want to use. I've never stopped using them!


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August 2009
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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:37:23 PM
Still hesitant about these. Guess I could use up the ones I have left and see if I fall in love w them again.

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