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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Daily Special - Anything But Cards - Coaster Hanging Plaques

Today's Daily Special is Anything But Cards. I made these plaques that can be hung up - similar to an ornament. This would be a great project for Christmas ornaments. I made the plaques using 4 1/2 inch coasters.

I covered the coasters using scrapbook paper and decoupage to adhere to the coasters and as a protective layer on top of the paper. I then decorated on top of the paper after the decoupage dried. I used decoupage instead of modge podge because I read that decoupage is water resistant.

I then punched a hole at the top and attached a ribbon. It was a challenge to create a hole because of the thickness of the coasters - a hole puncher could not penetrate through the coasters so I had to use a paper piercer.

I created these coasters for a "chipboard" swap.

I used CD envelopes as envelopes for the coasters. It can be mailed out this way with the window showing the coaster and the backside to write your address and adhere the stamp.

I used glue dot to hold up the coaster so it is centered in the window.

Try it out! It was fun making these plaques. . .just another way to use coasters.

Just a little commentary. . .

It's funny because I noticed that I have more visitors on my Stampin' Inspirations blog site than I do this one - actually double the amount. I blog more on this blog site because my other blog site is focused only on Stampin' Up products and there's a few limitations.
This blog site gives me more freedom to experiment with other products on the market. I do more tutorials, use more embellishments, and different papers on projects that I create for this blog site.

By virtue of the product used (Stampin' Up) to create projects , my other blog site has more readers and I think that's a little funny considering I do more projects on this blog site.

Sometimes I wonder if it would be easier if I abandon this blog site and focus more on the other blog site. It's something I have to think about but I do enjoy making projects using other products. I don't like to limit myself to one product because honestly, there are lots of other products from other companies that are absolutely awesome and I would be limiting my creativity if I stuck to using only one brand.

Just my thoughts. . . until later. . . .


Anonymous said...

Oh, don't leave us...! I enjoy both of your blogs and always look forward to a new project or review with whatever moves you. If you stop this blog you will be limited to only working with SU products. I like to see all of your wonderful creations that you do with other than SU products...

Jackie said...

No, please don't abandon this one! I love SU stuff, don't get me wrong, but I don't own a lot of it and so enjoy seeing projects made with other company's (that doesn't look right) products. These hanging plaques are wonderful - what a clever idea! You do such great work and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Sonya said...

Oh please dont leave this one! I actually only come here and not the other one. I love to read about what you are doing and the things you make..please please please stay!

Emily said...

I will fourth what everyone else has said - I love this blog! I read it every day. Yes, I check the SU blog too, but this one is my favorite! You're so creative, I would hate to see you limit yourself. (Because then I couldn't vicariously benefit!) Keep up the great blog (please!).

Robin said...

I agree with what everyone has said... Please don't leave us... I do love SU products and use them too. I do love the variety that you have on both blogs. Art is not limited and you should not limit yourself. Your work is inspiring and both of your blogs are excellent.