Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Cup O' Joe...

Its getting chilly... and if you need a hot cup o 'joe' or anything you fancy, you will need a cute coaster, won't you?? This is a GREAT gift idea and I will be holding a class on Nov 17th to make 2 sets. Fun, Fun, FUN!!!! OK, so this particular set is retired, but I'm a huge snowman fan and I had to try them out on a set! I think they came out ADORABLE! For the holidays I'll probably be making a ton of different ones, some seasonal and some for set occasions. There's so much you can do, I'll even be making a few coordinating Trivets (shhhhh don't tell, hopefully those I'm giving this too won't go ahead and make them for themselves - at least act surprised people!!LOL) I inked my snowmen images in Black Stazon and stamped them on my porous tile. Colored in the images with sharpie markers or Daubers/Q-tips and craft ink.
This particular set I used mostly sharpie markers because the details were so small. But I did ink up some Whisper White snowflakes from Snow Swirled and stamped them on the tile as well as daubed some more Whisper White for the snow (if you click on the image to enlarge you may be able to see this better). Each tile was 'edged' with some Bashful Blue Craft ink. TIP: you will need to use either Craft Ink or Stazon Ink when stamping on tiles! Popped these in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes and then sprayed on a Krylon Matte Finish sealant once cooled (I sealed each tile twice). The perfect little gift! I wrapped this set with the wide Baja Breeze stitched ribbon and voila', truly perfect for that cup o' joe - although I'm not sure I'd want to hide the coaster :) !! (shoulda taken a picture wrapped) If you have any questions on this fun project, leave me a comment and your email address and I will be sure to get in touch with you! Go out a buy some tiles and have fun kreating!!!!!!!

Kim

Here are a few other samples I have made

11 comments:

Lisa Zampolin said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I love it Kim. Don't worry, we will act surprised if you gift us with them LOL.

kellygrl27 said...

The coasters are so cute. I love that stamp set also! Where do you get your tiles?

Kim said...

Hi Kelly

Thanks for stopping by. These tiles are so much fun to make. I purchased these tiles at Lowes, but I've seen similar at Home Depot as well.

www.stampinpretty.com said...

You're right. They are adorable. I haven't tried a tile in years and this is inspiring. I love your idea about a trivet . . . got my wheels turning. Hugs, mary

Kris said...

These are GREAT!!

I love the snowman tile set.

Lorraine said...

I love your coasters Kim. I especially like how you "bordered" them. Gives them such a finished quality. Good luck with the class!

Tiffany said...

Great gift idea Kim! These are just absolutely adorable.

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! I've been looking for Christmas gifts to make for the ladies at work. This will be perfect!!

2stampis2b said...

These are SOOOOO cute! And I'm so excited...I just found my retired set yesterday and dug it out to use it! I never thought to make tiles with them, but now I could! TFS!

Shannan Teubner said...

These are adorable! Thanks for playing!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are positively adorable! Love the little flakes and snowmen.