Stamp Sets: Language of Friendship; Hello, Doily; Ink: More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry stampin’ write markers; Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade classic; Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White card stock; Other: Big Shot, Scallops Circle #2 die, bird builder punch, Boho flower punch, window sheets, cork sheets, adhesive sheets
I’m loving these little coasters! They’re great “throw away” coasters for summer. I’ve been making sample ideas to show one of my hostesses, and we decided on coasters and fabric flower barrettes. I’m thinking this coaster will be fun for everyone to make, and I designed this little box to hold a whole set as a hostess gift.
This coaster takes an extra step, since you add the bird and flowers. First, I stamped the doily background on the Island Indigo square in Island Indigo classic ink. Then I sandwiched an adhesive sheet between a cork square and the Island Indigo square, and attached adhesive to the window sheet. (I didn’t pull the backing off this piece of adhesive). I ran it all through the Big Shot with the scallop circle die, then stamped and punched the bird and flowers. After I adhered them to the Island Indigo coaster, I peeled the backing off the window sheet adhesive and adhered it to the coaster.
Here are some others –
This uses the wonderful single stamp, “Sail Away,” and the Nautical Expedition designer series paper from the summer mini. (Warning: You only have until the end of August to order from the summer mini catalog!) Again – extra steps. I stamped the boat on the window sheet first, then again on Whisper White card stock. I colored the boat and flag with markers, then cut out the sails, boat and flag. I cut out the coaster the same way I did the bird coaster (cork and paper together with adhesive; window sheet and adhesive w/backing) then peeled the backing off the window sheet and adhered the sales, boat and flag to the window sheet, then the window sheet to the coaster.
Tomorrow I’ll start working on some tile coasters for Mike’s office. I’m thinking a beach or nautical theme. His office colors are burgundy and navy, so I think the nautical images will look great.
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