Well, it's good to get back to work! My "assignment" last night was to create a couple sets of coasters to use as door prizes for our church's ladies retreat - which is happening this coming weekend, and which I unfortunately cannot attend :o(. So here is what I came up with:
The one above uses the new Stitched Exotics set along with Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, and Always Artichoke craft inks, with the Print Pattern background stamp done in Close to Cocoa ink. Blues and browns are really hot right now, and I must say that I, too, like the combination.
This one uses the new Tart & Tangy set, along with Big Pieces and Little Pieces, with the Flannel Plaid stamp in the background. I used Real Red, Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel craft ink. On two of them I even tossed in a little More Mustard.
These coasters are super simple to make - the hardest part is figuring out which colors you want to use, but the actual making of them is simple! I think I've already mentioned this (maybe not in my blog, but I know I did in my Stamp Link Newsletter) but I am having another Coaster workshop on April 24th at 7pm. If you are here local, be sure to sign up to reserve your spot, and let me know how many sets you would like to make. Each set of 4 coasters is only $7.50!
These coasters make wonderful gifts... and they are easy to wrap! Just stack them up, wrap some coordinating Wide Grosgrain ribbon around them, and attach a stamped tag like shown here. Don't forget that Mother's Day is coming up!
These tags were made with the Tagger's Dozen stamp set. I colored the stamp with my Stampin' Write markers to get the dual color and then punched them out with the Small and Large Tag Punches. They are attached with Linen Thread.
I do hope they have a wonderful time at the retreat this weekend... *sigh*
Thanks for visiting!