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Saturday, December 22, 2007

From Coaster to Calendar

I love to alter things! I picked up these great coasters at a local mall. And here's what I did:
Apply glue stick all on one side of coaster and apply designer paper. I used Cutie Pie and Brocade Background and another paper I had in my stash. Trim excess and corners. Repeat on all sides. (2 coasters). Then I stamped the year on the front with a set of acrylic number stamps I have. (can't remember the name) The calendar was printed out on my computer and then cut. I then punched holes with my Crop-O-Dile and attached it with my Square Rhinestone brads or my Circle Rhinestone brads. Then I held the front and the back coasters together and punched holes at the top with the Crop-O-Dile. I put Jumbo Eyelets on both and set them with the Crop-O-Dile too!!! (I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE this tool!) I tied them together with the Double Stitched ribbon or used the Satin ribbon that was on special. I added buttons, and little clips that I also had in my stash. I can't wait to make more of these!
The one done with the Cutie Pie paper is for my mother so I stamped the heart around her birthday and did same in March for my Dad's!
I got the template from CAT on SCS .
I got the coasters at a seasonal store in the mall called Pubdecor. They had a web site, but now it is down! Don't know if it's been hit now too much or not!
You may also want to check your local liquor stores. I saw a rectangle one at the register area of one the other day but only took one. Maybe they have some and could sell them to you. Sorry!


beate said...

Joan, I love it! I love that you found rectangle coasters!!!

Happy Holidays. Hugs and smiles

beate said...

Joan, I love it! I love that you found rectangle coasters!!!

Happy Holidays. Hugs and smiles

Jackie said...

LOVE the coasters--absolutely great project. Would you mind telling me where the calendar template came from? Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

i so love this idea.
thank you for sharing. this is something i can make quick too as a christmas gift.

uppss... now i see what beate wrote... rectangular coaster... oh nooooo
where iam going to get these?

Cambria Turnbow said...

AWESBOMB!!! Thanks for sharing the link to the print offs! YOU ARE BOMB BABY!!!

Rebecca said...

THese are great!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

These are too cute! I discovered your blog through an e mail I get from Stampin' Up Sisters, thanks for posting there so I could "discover" you!

Shannon said...

Oh these are so neat!! Wish I had some coasters too. Neato!! ;)

mochamama said...

Love these soooooo much

Anonymous said...

WOW, these are the neatest. I am going to make some too, great idea. StampinJo Ontario Canada