Last week, I made a Decorated hanging coaster with the Ginger Blossom Designer Series paper and square coasters and last night, at my downline meeting, we made decorated coasters with the round coasters.
I had one extra set of supplies cut from last night, so I decided to tweak the design a little bit and do another one.
(You can click on both of the pictures in this post for a larger view.)
For this coaster, I used paper from the Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper (Stampin' UP). I sanded around the edges with fine grade sandpaper to give it a distressed look.
I had some strips left over of one of the papers with the leaves on it and thought they would come in useful as embellishments on the blue patterned paper I covered the coaster with. I cut three of the leaf images out and then adhered them along the edges of the coaster and trimmed them. I sanded over the edges of those, as well.
Oh......I've had a few people email to ask where they can get coasters. You can find them at Stamp On This. I've bought from them many times and they're always very quick to ship and have great customer service. You can get both the square and the round coasters on this site.
For the word image on this coaster, I used my new "Define Your Life" stamp set that I got as a freebie from Stampin' Up after Sale-a-bration. I never really noticed this set in the catalog before a few weeks ago. Another demonstrator mentioned that she was getting this set as one of her freebies and then I noticed a few other demonstrators saying the same thing. I figured I must be missing something, so I checked my catalog and thought, "Wow! I LOVE this set! How did I miss this before?" I can't get enough of it now!
I stamped the words on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Blue Bayou ink and then swiped my ink pad on the edges of the cardstock. I mounted it on a piece of Blue Bayou cardstock, but before I did that, I distressed the edges of both pieces of cardstock with the little distressing tool that comes on the Cutter Kit (Stampin' Up). I realized that I haven't used that little tool in a while, so it well over due for it to come out of my drawer and get used again.
The words got mounted on top of the coaster with pop-dots for some added dimension.
I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes above my word image (I used the larger hole punch) and threaded a piece of Very Vanilla grossgrain ribbon through. I found that with this size hole, the ribbon needed to be double knotted so that it wouldn't slip through the holes.
I didn't cover the back of the coaster, but that's something that I would definitely do if I knew the other side were going to be seen.....like if this were to be used as an ornament.
Make sure you check back in tomorrow. I'll have this week's Bake it, Make it & Take it Post up tomorrow! My house smells like chocolate and pecans and let me assure you that I've already taste-tested to make sure everything is yummy.....and it is!