Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, July 21, 2007

I finally created something with my coasters!

I ordered a large box of coasters a while back and never got around to making anything with them. I had my first hostess club meeting last night so that got me motivated to come up with a fun project for the group to do. I think they all really enjoyed making this project and they were all so cute when done!

We used the designer prints double sided papers in Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst & Rose Red. I got to try out my new Crop-A-Dile, the cool new Jumbo eyelets & the On Board Blossoms & Basics chipboard for this project. The Crop-A-Dile punches through the chipboard like butter! That thing is great...sure to become my favorite tool! This was also my first experience using chip board and I must say it's pretty fun to work with. Here is the coaster frame we made:

I'm loving the new double stitched ribbon! It really adds a nice touch and is really nice to work with. So far I only have the Wild Wasabi, but can't wait to get some of the other colors. The only stamps used for this project were Little Pieces which we embossed with white for the center of the chipboard flower and So Many Sayings, the Level 1 Hostess set, which we punched out with the Word Window punch. I plan to give this to my niece Amanda. The photos were taken at her high school graduation last month.

We also did a card last night using the Pick A Petal set and the new In Colors. It is a fun, happy card. We used Purely Pomegranate for the base and ink, but it photographed a bit off. We used the rock 'n roll technique for the petals. First ink stamp in Groovy Guava then rolled in Pomegranate. I doodled around the edge with the white gel pen. Some of the group was nervous to try this, so I suggested faux stitching instead. Either way...they all looked great!

My hostess Kim was happy to get Baroque Motifs and Side Kick Sayings with her Hostess Credit plus some goodies from me. I altered one of those cute little note books from Target using the Petals & Paisley designer paper and a chip board frame from the On Board Blossoms & Basics. In between projects we enjoyed a yummy dessert made by Kim...boy that was good! Thanks again for bringing dessert Kim!

1 comment:

Laurie Schmidlin (Lauraly) said...

Wow! These are beautiful! I especially love the coaster frame! That is fantastic!!