Monday, May 12, 2008

Coaster book creation!


As I was surfing a while back, I came across this cute little coaster book with directions on how to do it! I saw it on Amy Celona's site - click HERE to see her take on it! I just picked up some new Penny Black Stickers and thought this would be perfect! So, away I went! I know Amy used a couple pieces of paper to make her accordion folds. I was lucky. I had a long strip and was able to just do it without attaching pieces together. I think when I started, my piece was 8-1/2 by 17. I got it at my LSS!
I cut my paper 1/4" shorter than my actual coaster so that it wouldn't overlap and then scored 1/4" less as well so that my "folded squares" were 3-3/4" square. I created the "pockets" with just a piece of paper folded in half. The measurement was 3-1/2" by 3-3/4" and then folded in on the 3-1/2" side. The rest is just embellishment!

So, what would someone use this for??? I have no idea! I just thought it was fun to make! I put the "memories" tag (Impression Obsession sentiments) on because I thought of two things - first, stuffing a picture inside OR creating a birthday list for each month and stuffing that inside. I thought, as a gift for a friend, you could stuff a photo of the two of you and you could stuff a gift card and message in the second pocket -- Ok, I'll stop now! I know you guys are creative people. You can come up with something!! If you make it, let me know!

Here's a look at the inside close up! One of the butterflies was cut out and mounted on card stock so that I could "pop it up" with foam tape. The flourishy stamp is from Inkadinkado!


The "postage" stamps were also mounted and popped up with foam tape.
I should mention-- if you are in the Billings area-- this is one of the projects we will be making at stamp camp! So, if you haven't signed up yet - give Mary a call! We are going to have a blast with the MOST PROJECTS ever created at a stamp camp! at least 10 cards and this project! WOW! Like I said, call Mary at Stampressions!!

Before I go, I wanted to say thanks for all the fun comments you left on yesterday's post about my daughter -- it truly warmed my heart and made Mother's Day even better!! You guys are the best!!

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunshine, mix good cheer with friends, enjoy it and bless God for it. You are only sure of today. Do not let yourself be cheated out of it."~Author Unknown
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