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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Todays Featured Blog: Jackie Bowman

Today I share with you another great blog full of fantastic creations, Jackie creates fantastic cards and is often inspired by etsy! Enjoy and be sure to stop by her blog and give her some love!

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Coaster Calendar Magnets


by Erika martin


If you have a bunch of coasters hanging around your craft stash (like a lot of us do) and you want to put them to good use this holiday season, you can create small calendar magnets that are wonderful as teacher or co-worker gifts. They're also a great stocking stuffer for the teens in your life so they can put them inside their school locker. You can save the coasters from the next time you dine out....great way to "Go Green!"

They're so fast and easy and cost effective, too!

What you'll need:

* Stamp set of your choice
* Square chipboard coaster
* Ink pads
* Magnet
* Hot glue gun
* Ribbon
* Coordinating patterned paper
* Fine grade sand paper (if you'd like to distress the edges of your patterned paper
* Corner rounder punch
* White and colored piece of cardstock
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Small printed calendar (from Stamp On This)


Step-by-Step instructions

* Cover a coaster with cardstock, trim around the edges and swipe a coordinating ink pad over it to give a "suede" effect.
* Cut a smaller piece of patterned paper (distress the edges with sand paper if you like), round the corners and adhere to the coaster.
* Wrap a piece of ribbon around the top of the coaster and secure around the back with some hot glue.
* Use hot glue to adhere a calendar on the front of the coaster
* Stamp an image onto white cardstock and trim it out.
* Adhere the stamped image onto the coaster with Stampin' Dimensionals.
* Glue a strong magnet to the back of the coaster.



Featured Project; Jingle All the Way gift tag

Stamps
• Christmas Classics

Paper
• Kiwi Kiss card stock
• Riding Hood Red card stock
• Whisper White card stock
• Kiwi Kiss Patterns Designer Series paper

Ink

• Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
• Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon
• Hemp Twine
• Silver eyelets
• Stampin' Dimensionals
• Crop-a-Dile ™
• 1/2" Circle punch
• Blender pens
• Tag Corner punch
• Papier-mâché box



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November Express Kit - Advent Calendar
November Express Kit - Advent Calendar