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Friday, May 14, 2010

VC Rocks First Annual Blog Hop

Welcome to Lisa's Crafty Place. You have arrived here from Stamping Fun with Kim but if not, you can start at the very beginning by going here - VC Rocks Blog.







Materials:
Stamp Sets: Your choice I used the Elements of Style from the Summer mini
Ink: Craft Stampin' Spots in a variety of colors, your choice. I used summer sun, lovely lilac, and melon mambo.
Accessories: Tile coasters from Home Improvement Store, Craft Ink, Blender Pens, Stazon Ink, Parchment Paper, Spatula, Kitchen towel and Baking sheet.


Directions:
1. Wash tiles 24 hours before use.
2. Stamp image with Stazon ink on coaster. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
3. Using a stamp block as a palet, stamp craft ink colors you would like to use on the block. I can get about 6 colors on a Stampin’ Up! “E” Block.
4. Using a blender pen, color your image. The colors will be very bright at first (this is ok), when they are baked in the oven the color will dim.
5. Bake in oven on parchment paper, for 6-10 minutes. They are very hot when you remove them from the oven. Using a spatula remove the tiles from the baking sheet, and place on a kitchen towel. Let cool about 30 minutes.

Gift Box:
1. Cut 8 x 11 or 12 x 12 piece of card stock to 8 ½ x 8 ½, color of your choice.
2. Score at 2 ¼ on all sides.
3. Trim 2 sides up to score line.
4. Put box together using sticky strip or mono glue to put box together.
5. I use decorated chip board in the bottom of the box for stability, I cut this at 3 15/16 x 3 15/16. (I use the paper that comes in the 12x12 DSP). I decorated it using a glue stick and DSP.
6. Wrap with Ribbon and add a tag and you have a great Teacher Gift or Christmas Gift

This is my first Blog Hop, and it is the first Annual Blog Hop for VC Rocks! VC is a super-fun group of stampers and SU! addicts. There is so much to do all summer - virtual hotel, doing swaps, taking classes online, and so much more! If you want to join the group, go to our blog and check it out. Deadline for new members is May 30.

I do hope you enjoyed the project. Thanks for stopping by and now on to the next stop on our hop,
Ready Craft Create.

24 comments:

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Lisa, these coasters are absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to break out some coasters and start stamping! thanks so much for sharing.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Gorgeous! I love your coasters and know the receipients will also!

Alexandria said...

Great job!

Brenda Hugar said...

These coasters are absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to go out and buy some tiles and start playing! Thanks, also, for the instructions on how to make the box they fit in. Thanks for sharing.

Veronica said...

Love those tile coasters and yours are beautiful! TFS

Shirley said...

Lisa, I love these coasters - very, very nice and useful too!! I just came across a big box of tiles - guess that will be a good fun time with my granddaughter ....

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Very, very pretty!

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coasters!!!! I'll be back to visit often....

Carey said...

I love this stamp set and really appreciate the tutorial on how to make these.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Mary said...

The coasters are gorgeous and I've never tried stamping on them with anything but stazon. I'm sure I'll have a few tiles left from our remodeling project, now I know what to do with them.

Anonymous said...

I always wondered how they made these beautiful coaster. Thanks for the tutorial.

jackielwatson said...

I love your coasters, I made some for christmas gifts for my daugthers. Yours are so beautiful, thanks for sharing

Lori said...

I sooo want to try this tile technique. I just love these & they make for a unique gift.

Barb said...

wonderful wonderful! having a hard time leaving a comment, this is like the 4th try....trying the name/url this time to see if it will work

Kimber said...

Love this project!! I've thought about doing them before, but never got to it. With the instructions you posted, now I will!! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

Beantown Grasshopper said...

I love the tiles. I have some and need to make some before our cups are sweating all over the granite. Awesome!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! Home Depot, here I come! Thanks for the great tutorial.

A Touch of SOL said...

BEAUTIFUL...I have not done these but need to try...GORGEOUS!

Sassy Shirley said...

I love these coasters and that stamp set is perfect for them! Like the colors too. Thanx for sharing the directions - don't know what I did with my info from years past, but it is certainly time to start making more (and more) of these for gifts.

Anita said...

Stunning project!

Jackie L Watson said...

Gorgeous tiles, I love this stamp set and have used it alot, now you showed me another use. great tutorial. Thanks for sharing such great artwork.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that terrific tip to use an acrylic block as a palette for the craft ink spots! I never would have thought to do that!

:)
Gail

Carey said...

OK I am making these coasters. I have some made from a long time ago. I am not even sure the stamps are still current. The way you have yours is just fantstico. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Kim Overholt said...

Wonderfully clear instructions! If I were a teacher I would be honored to receive one of your coasters.

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