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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Cute Coaster Calendars

Last night was the last meeting for my hostess club group. The past six months sure flew by! I have really enjoyed meeting with them each month...what a nice group of women! Having this club each month has challenged me to continuously come up with new ideas to show them. Luckily there is the Internet loaded with so many great stamping blogs and websites...so many excellent ideas and so little time!



For one of our projects last night we did these cute coaster calendars. I had first seen them on a great blog I love to visit called Stampin' Mama Designs. On her post here Erika gave directions and a source for ordering these little calendars. I'm so glad I saw this because in the past I had printed/cut them myself...this was so much easier! I gave the group a choice of making theirs magnetic or with an easel back like the post it note coasters shown here.


I had an assortment of patterned papers to choose from so it was fun to see how different everyone made theirs. We stuck to using two stamps...either the medallion from Carte Postale or one of the flowers from the new Hostess set Time Well Spent. My sample done with Carte Postale is an easel back and the Time Well Spent sample is a magnet. I think I like the layout better on the Time Well Spent version because it shows more of the patterned paper.


I'm also going to put up a photo of the easel back one from the side view so you can get a better idea on how that looks.


I also had the group make a little pouch and then fill it with some really cute handmade gift tags.


They loved them! When they were done they had an assortment of 14 gift tags that they could use or give as a cute little gift. That project ended up turning into a real challenge for me because 3 of the 6 members ended up not being able to attend last night, and I always stamp their projects if they can't make it. So...that means I stamped 42 tags and made 3 coaster calendars last night with the rest of the group. You should have seen me...I was a stampin' fool! Actually I can't believe I got them all done (there is assembly required;-) C & J you owe me big time! hehehe


I'll post the tag pouch and tags tomorrow after I take some pictures.


Today we are finally putting up our Christmas tree! Yeah! Have a great day!

11 comments:

Just me said...

Those are fabulous. I love it. I just might have to find some coasters now!! These are great. Looks like you all had fun.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

These turned out wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing your version of them. And I love the easel back! What a great idea!

Andrea, said...

Wow these are fantastic, what a great idea. I love the papers you have used

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

These are so beautiful!! Love the idea of the easel!! Too cute! I've been wanting to make some of these...I'll have to find the time! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

I already owe you for such awesome ideas that you share every month! Thank you so much! You rock! I love these!

CV

Stampin' Heather said...

These turned out so cute. I might have to give them a try.

Maren said...

What a fabulous gift idea! Have fun with the tree!

Teresa said...

I love these maybe I can get them made in Jan

Katie Skiff said...

I love these calendars. I wish I had been on the ball to order them !!

ink'n'rubba said...

another great idea and they are all so different and beautiful - it's impossible to choose a favourite!

Janine said...

These are too cute. !!