Coasters 101






I have given away so many of these little darlings. They make great teachers gifts and I can never have enough around my house. The problem I have is getting people to use them. What you need to run out and get... Tile's... you can find these at any home inprovement or flooring center. I try and stay with a semi-smooth tile (not the slick). I like the tumbled stone look. I add some small felt stickie's to the back. This will just protect your furniture from maybe getting scratched. I wash my tiles first just to knock off any dust or dirt then Im ready to stamp away. I use a good ink that wont wash off with soap and water. Stamp it up girls!!! If you make an opps while stamping it's ok. I use goo gone before it drys. When giving as a gift I bundle them up in a group of four, tie a cute bow, and add a tag. Who would not love getting a set of these babies. ***** Just a few extra hints.... I also enjoy making trivets, you know the things you place your hot pots on. You just get the tile a size larger(not the 12x12) those are too big. I bought a set of stamps with fancy letters... You get the hint.... be creative and have fun! Susie H

9 comments:

  1. Wow those are super cute. So nice of you to share the instructions. I will have to give them a try. The rooster is my favorite.

    Blanca

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  2. just what i need...another project to keep me from cleaning house! i just told dh last night my friends and family were going to get tired of homemade gifts. i don't care! they're fun and made with love!

    thanks for the directions!

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  3. Susie, I went to a stampin' up party years ago and the demonstrator has these on display, but I had forgotten all about them. And I didn't know how she made them! Do you coat them with any type of varnish, or are they water resistant after you stamp? These would make wonderful gift!

    Thanks for posting this great idea! :) Hugs, Rhonda

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  4. You are very creative! I am going to give this a try. I have been looking for the right coaster for months and this is a perfect way to get the exact design I want!!! Thanks for sharing, my favorite is the rooster! I wondered if they are water resistant after you stamp them? Have a good week.

    Amy

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  5. Glad yall liked the coasters. I use Stazon ink. It's a fast drying solvent ink. It has to be water resistent because you dont want your little picture to wash away. I dont coat it with anything else but you could try. Because these are not soaker stones you may want to put a paper towel between your glass and the coaster to absorb some of the water. Hope this helps, Susie H

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  6. What a great idea!! Wow! I love them! : )

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  7. Hey I love those and you know what else I love......the FACT that you "Share" your crafting ideals with others.....and do the "how to" thing...that is so awesome. Thanks for doing that...you will be blessed!!
    See ya!
    Joyce

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  8. Love the coasters! They're almost too cute to use for coasters. I bet they would make a great kitchen back splash.

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  9. Susie, those are sooo very cute! Thanks for sharing that great idea. love them.
    xo Lidy

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