Showing posts with label Coaster books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coaster books. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2011

For the Graduate!

With graduation time coming up for both high schools and colleges - I thought I'd share a project I made that was recently published in the May/June 2011 issue of PaperCrafts Magazine.

It's an autograph book that I made using coasters and my Zutter Bind it all.

The stamps are from Free Spirit Boy and Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.

On the inside of the front cover and on the outside back cover I stamped quotes from the set Words of Wisdom

Just click on the pics to see them larger.   This one says "You've got to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was" Irish Proverb  along with 'do it'


And this one says "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"  Albert Einstein  along with 'Go For It'
Perfect quotes for the new graduate don't you think?!  This little book could also be used for photos of the big day and the celebration held after!

Have you got a graduation coming up in your family??

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WMS SOAP - Stamp of Approval Parade Day #3 - Framed in Sunshine!

Welcome to Day #3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)  Are you loving the review of last month's release??  Have you gotten some new ideas for using these great sets?

Today I'm highlighting Very Vintage Labels 18 along with sentiments from some older sets.

Many of you know that I am the proud grand-aunt of 6 month old Landon - he's been featured here on my blog several times since he arrived in Sept!    We have had quite a snowy winter this year in Massachusetts and so Landon has acquired many winter hats!  And of course we have many pics of Landon in his many winter hats! 

Hence - the creation of this little coaster photo book - of Landon in his hats!  Just click on each pic for a closer view!

I used half of the text label stamp on this page along with a sentiment from Half Pint Heroes.  The book is made from 4"x4" light weight coasters, covered in Basic Grey Archaic papers.

Here's a little tag label from the set with a sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments.

I still don't have the Labels 18 Nestability dies yet - so I just hand cut the outside edge on this frame and cut the inside out with my exacto knife!  This cute little hat was my son's when he was a baby - and now we're 'recycling' it with Landon - and can you see those cute tiny mittens on him?  His Aunt Chrstie knit them for him!!  She's expecting her first baby, a boy,  in June so this hat may get recycled yet again!  The 'cute' sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes.

And of course every baby in New England has to have a Boston Red Sox Hat! (and wear it backwards! This one happens to be his Dad's) This is another sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments.  I hand cut the outside of this label and used my Oval Nestabilitie to cut out the center (it fits just right!)


Another frame that I hand cut and used an oval Nestability to cut out the inside - then I used that oval for my sentiment!  which is from  Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy.  I just love his yummy striped pants in this pic!

And my last page uses the label frame again with another sentiment from Free Spirit - Sentiments.

FYI - I printed my photos on white card stock and cut around the edges with deckeled edge scissors from SU to look the way photos used to come when you had them developed (are you old enough to remember those??!)  I stapled the ribbons on before adhering the patterned paper on the backs so the back of the staple wouldn't show!  And, of course, adult supervision is needed if a little tyke is looking at this book as they could rip off the buttons and put them in their mouths!  I punched the holes in the corners with my Cropadile and the book ring is from Staples.

I hope you enjoyed my little photo book today and that it might inspire you to create one yourself??!!

Please click on the links below for much more inspiration from the rest of the DT using the WMS March release stamp sets!!

Hope to see you back here tomorrow - for our 4th and final Parade day when we will be featuring the Spring Baskets set from last year and also announcing a fun little competition!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels 18, Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy, Free Spirit Sentiments, Half Pint Heroes.
Paper:  White - Couture Cardstock, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel - SU, Ocean Tides, Blueberry Sky - PTI, DP - Basic Grey Archaic Paper Pad.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  Ranger Distress Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone.
Accessories:  Small oval punch - SU, brads - Imaginesce, 4x4 coasters - Eclectic Paperie, corner rounder -EK Success, Crop a dile, exacto knife, twill ribbon - PTI, glue dots. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Baby Mine

What to give a little munchkin like this for his very first Christmas?? Well - his Grandaunt Julia (that would be me!) decided to make him a little coaster photobook for his mum Katie (my niece) and his dad, Greg, to document his first year.

I used 13 light weight coasters for my book as well as my Bind it All with 1 1/4" O wires. I used Little Prince Stickers by Karen Foster Design as well as some puffy stickers by Michaels - all purchased at Michaels. I created 'Landon's 1st year' with my Brothers P Touch Label Maker.

Each page is for Katie and Greg to document that month in Landon's life with a picture from that month and a few sentences about what he did new that month. The sticker on this page says "Bundle of Joy".
I cut the lined patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket/Boyfriend/Homework) with my Labels One Nestability. The stamps for the month circle are from Papertrey Ink (Borders & Corners Monogram Edition and Simple Alphabet)

These great little boy papers are from Itsy Bitsy Paper pad by K & Company that I got at Michaels with a 20% off coupon! It has patterns on the front and back of each sheet so it gives you a lot of variety. The sticker on this page says "The Cutest Little Baby Face".

I cut the papers 4"x 4" and used my corner rounder punch on all corners then adhered the papers to the front and back of each coaster. The sticker here says 'Heaven Sent'

As I created each page - I'd flip the coaster up to be sure I was placing things right side up when the book was put together - and to be sure that the papers had coordinating colors. You also don't want to have stickers too near the area where you will punch with the Bind It All. In my case - I made sure the lined paper panel was not too close to the bottom of the coaster.

This sticker says "little ears, little nose, little fingers, little toes"
Landon has several toys and outfits with monkeys on them so these puffy stickers were perfect!
This sticker says "Thank Heaven for Little Boys"



And on the last page - I used special 1st Birthday patterned papers with numbers and balloons from Basic Grey Cupcake Paper pad. The Happy First Birthday stamp is from Bitty Baby Blessings from Papertrey Ink

I knotted several coordinating ribbons (Papertrey & Stampin Up) on the wires. Finally, on the back cover I wrote a personal note to Landon - so he'd always remember that I made this book especially for him for his very First Christmas!

A final picture - taken on Christmas Day - with an exhausted Landon sleeping peacefully in his Uncle Nate's arms (Nate and my niece Christie (Katie's older sister) are expecting their first baby in June so he's practicing - and doing a great job as you can see!)
That's DH Kent to his right - and check out the white mug on the table - it has a picture of Landon on it! I had them made through Snapfish and gave one to each of my nieces as well as my sister (and myself of course!).

Well- thanks for sticking with me to the end of this long post! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to relax today!
If you are interested - you will find another baby coaster book I made last year on this post here.
It has been flurrying here all day and it has just started snowing in earnest with quite a wind. They are predicting up to 20 inches by tomorrow night! I'm so glad I'm still out on medical leave so I don't have to try and commute tomorrow. I think I'll do some stamping!
Public Service announcement! Rubbernecker is having a sale!! Stamps will be on sale from 12/26/10 - 1/2/11 and other products are on sale for 2 days 12/26 - 12/28 so hurry over and check it out!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome Ezra Boyd! A Baby Photo Book.

My son's fiance's sister just had her first baby - a bouncing baby boy with the wonderful name of Ezra Boyd. I have not met this sister yet as she lives in Kentucky and we are in New England but wanted to send her a gift when April went down to visit her a week ago. I saw this cute little coaster photo book over a year ago on Pine's (Heather Nichols) blog.
I knew that I might like to make something like it one day - and that day is now here!

I added a piece of notebook lined designer paper (Little Yellow Bicycle/Boy Ledger) cut with the Labels One Nestability above each page so they could write some notes about what Ezra was doing during that month. It also nicely covered the ends of the ribbons that were wrapped around from the front!

The cover will be for a newborn picture and then there is a page for 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months and 6 months. The pages are 4x4 heavy weight coasters covered with designer papers.

All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink - I used Boxes Bags and Tags for the month circles and the Simple Alphabet for the words. The vintage buttons are also from Papertrey. (I should be working for them huh?!?!?)

The ducky, boat, bunny and elephant are from the Bitty Baby Blessings Set.

The sentiments on the notes are from the Favor It Baby set - the owl is from the Wise Owl Set.

The all star stamp is from the All Star Team set. I don't know who made this nursery paper but all the other papers are PTI - Men of Life, Bitty Box Basics, Bitty Dot Basics and Polka Dot Parade.
I wrote them a note on the back and used my Bind It All to bind it up. Then I tied lots of Papertrey Double Stitched ribbons around the wires. Now all Amber has to do is add her sweet pictures to make this photo book complete!

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today - I hope you enjoyed my baby photo book project!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Boxes, Bags & Tags, Bitty Blessings, Wise Owl, All Star Team, Favor It Baby, Simple Alphabet.
Paper: 4x4 coasters, PTI: Kraft, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Men of Life, Bitty Box Basics, Bitty Dot Basics, Polka Dot Parade, SU: Creamy Caramel, unknown Nursery rhyme paper, Little Yellow Bicycle/Boy Ledger.
Ink: PTI: Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Zutter corner rounder, circle punch, PTI Ribbons, copics: B21, R32, E33, YR04, R29, glue dots, Labels One Nestability, Bind it All

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Three from The Greeting Farm

Are you as enamored as I am by the sweet images from The Greeting Farm?? I recently ordered some of their stamps and made these three projects.

First up is this 3x6 long card using Lemon Tart and white card stock from Papertrey Ink and Basic Black from Stampin Up. I used the cute Panda Friends set that is actually on clearance sale right now. I colored the image with grey, red and black Prismacolor markers and embossed around it with my rectangle nestability. I punched the little hearts and tied the Papertrey Swiss Dots satin ribbon around the bottom.

Stamps: Panda Friends: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White, Lemon Tart: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx black Versafine
Accessories: True black dotted swiss ribbon: PTI, rectangle nestability, small heart punch, Prismacolor markers.

My son was in the Army for many years so I'm partial to all military stamps. This Army Ian was just up my alley. I put him on the cover of a coaster photo album and will add pictures of my son when he was in the service (I just need to find them as it was pre-digital camera time and the photos must be tucked somewhere neatly away!!! LOL!!!). I used extra big 1 1/4" wires to bind it with my Bind It All to give it a tough Army guy look!

I covered 4 additional coasters with green, brown and camouflage designer papers for the inside pages and I sponged all the edges. I made the 'dog tag' using the key tag punch and big eyelets - both from Stampin Up. The piece of map is designer paper called Road Map by Paper Pizazz that I got at JoAnn's. I crumpled it up, distressed the edges and sponged it with Chocolate Chip and So Saffron inks.

Stamps: Army Ian: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White: PTI, Medium Weight Coasters, DP: road map: Paper Pizazz, Camouflage unknown.
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron: SU, Colorbox Silver pigment
Accessories: Bind it All, Prismacolor markers, copics, sponge, Twill - Vintage cream, ripe avocado, dark chocolate - PTI, Key tag punch, large eyelet - SU, Cropadile, scotch quick dry adhesive, rope: SU

And my third project is a 5x5 card using this cute digital Geisha girl Anya (no longer listed on The Greeting farm site). I colored her with Prismacolor markers to match this great designer paper called Sumi that I got at Michaels on sale recently. I used a piece of fiber that came off a floral bouquet that I had saved (you never know when you'll need something like this!! - I hadn't needed if for a whole year but this day it was perfect! LOL!!) I also added the metal coin to the bottom corner. I cut the flower out of a 2nd image, colored it and popped it up on foam dimensionals. The ovals are nestabilities.

Stamps: Digi image - Geisha Anya
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Choc Chip: SU, DP: Sumi Made in Thailand
Accessories: copics, prismacolor markers, oval nestabilities, net fiber recycled, Asian coin, glue dots, foam dimensionals.
As you are reading this - I am hopefully snow shoeing up at DH's brother's home in VT! I have preposted this entry and hopefully it posts on Wed! And you can bet I'm suffering from withdrawal because I'm not stamping!!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Birthday Card Coaster Photo Book

I seem to be making a lot of these cute little coaster photo books lately! This one is for a co-worker's wife that will be from their children and has pictures of the children inside.


I used Cosmo Crickets Happy Camper designer paper throughout the book. The coasters are medium weight and I used silver 5/8" wire to bind it with my Bind It All. I love that you can buy different colors of wire for these books. I've seen white, black, red and silver so far.

I gathered sentiment stamps from all around my stamping room for my pages - trying to find just the right thing for each page. That's what took the longest time in creating this! The cover stamps are from The Women of Life set by Papertrey Ink and I used my rectangle nestability as well as the fern and dove punches - both by Martha Stewart.
This is Noa on the left, doing a nearly perfect split! She's a 6 year old ballerina and 10 year old Roee on the right - who is actually a competitive swimmer - but we see him climbing on things in this book! The Absolutely Fabulous sentiment is PTI Mixed Messages and the U R the Best is Gina K Designs - Text Messages.Let's Hang Out is from the Little T's set by Gina K Designs and A Very Special Delivery is from the Faux Ribbon Set by PTI.



For the final note on the back which I just used a small corner of and sponged and distressed the edges - is the Lined Paper background stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms and the words and date are stamped using Karen Foster Snap Stamps (which I believe have been discontinued so I'm so glad I have mine!) I told my co-worker to have his kids sign their names here.

He was gratifyingly thrilled with this little keepsake I created for his wife! and that makes all the effort put into creating it worth it for us stampers - right??!!!

You can see all the other coaster books I've made by looking in the Index in the right column of my blog.

I appreciate your coming by today!

Paper: Medium Coasters, DP: Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, mellow Moss, sage shadow, close to cocoa: SU

Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron: SU, onyx black versafine

Supplies: distresser, sponge, corner rounder, dew drops, bind it all, nestability rectangle, dove punch & fern punch: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Coaster Photo Book and A Double Dare Sketch

I made this little coaster photo album for the November Fan Club Central Theme challenge over on Split Coast - Chick Lit. You had to use the theme of literature or chickens! LOL!!I love this little child sitting on the pile of books while reading one of them. It comes from a set by Clear Art Stamps called 'Story of Me'. The sentiment is H&M Stamps (All I Want for Christmas) and the date is Karen Foster Snap Stamps. This book will be used for pictures taken this Christmas. I used my Bind It all and the coasters are covered with these fun winter designer papers from My Minds Eye.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps: the Story of Me, Sentiment: H&M Stamps - All I want for Christmas, 2008: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory: SU, DP: My Minds Eye: Snowed In
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Medium Weight coasters, corner rounder, oval punch, Bind It All , Prismacolor markers
My second card uses the sketch challenge from Split Coast as well as supplies sent to me by Beverly (Beestamper) for the weekly challenge I do with a group of SCS friends. We had to use some or all of the supplies she sent us and make it a Christmas card. I used the stamps, the designer paper, the ribbon and the foam flower that I received (what a fun package in the mail!). It makes you be a little more creative when you are given items to use on a card - these aren't colors I'd usually reach for!

You can see the other supplies challenge cards here - they'll be posting them all week until next Tuesday.

I appreciate your coming by today! I'm gathering my blog candy - should have it posted sometime over the weekend so be sure to check back!

Stamps: Studio G Clear stamps
Paper: Certainly Celery, pink Passion: SU, DP: KI memories
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: copics, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, tag: Avery, foam flower tag, ribbon, Foam dimensionals

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Two Little Coaster Albums

Who's 3??????
Those of you visiting me the last few days know I went to my God daughters 3rd birthday party this past weekend. I made this coaster book for Eden as part of her gift - and it was most gratifying that she grabbed it and absolutely loved it when I brought it to her! Of course - it's all about her and that is a three year old's world!! but she wouldn't let it out of her hand for about an hour.

So now I share it with you - as you can tell from her pictures - she is completely adorable - and I can tell you in real life she is also a bubbly chatterbox and just as sweet as her pictures!

I am so blessed that her mother, Kelley, asked me to be Eden's God Mother. Kelley is actually just a few years older than my own son and I have known her through our church since she was young. We became good friends when we took the Alpha Course together about 6 years ago.


I used Papertrey Ink Pink Patterns Collection for the papers on her book. It is made with medium weight coasters and my Bind It All machine.

Eat cake and So Cute are the sentiments on these pictures.
"Each and every day you grow - you just become more fun to know" perfect sentiment for Eden's book! Her hair looks just like Shirley Temple (for those of you who remember her!) - and it bounces when she runs around - which is pretty much all the time!

And this sentiment is another perfect one for how I feel about Eden!

This is me and Eden - I gave her this cute little hand puppet - that is a tree with 3 baby woodpeckers inside that you can wiggle with your fingers - it also makes the noise of the woodpecker pecking on the tree - and the bigger mother woodpecker is also a finger puppet and can be perched on the outside of the trunk with velcro. Eden goes on nature walks with her mother every week at the local Audobon Society so I thought this would be a good gift for her and she seemed to like it!

Eden's older brother, Destin, turned 7 this past July - so I also made this coaster photo book for him to remember his day too (better late than never!). Destin is 'the good son' quieter than Eden (who is a whirlwind around him!) and the one who always behaves! He suffers his little sister very bravely and always takes her hand and watches out for her!
I used the Just Rite Stampers on the covers of both books. To make Destin's more masculine - I used a Harley Davidson print as well as silver coils on the book.
Unfortunately, Destin is allergic to just about all foods so he actually couldn't eat his fun soccer cake - but his mum made him special cupcakes that he could eat at his party.
Kent and I gave him this fun musical keyboard pad. He opened each card and read the verse completely outloud before going onto the gift. (very gratifying for us card stampers!)
And his favorite gift was this fun scooter from his grandparents.
Thanks so much for indulging me in sharing my love for these two cute kids with you!

Stamps: Eden's Book: Eat Cake & It's Your Birthday: SU, Just Rite Stampers, You Make me Smile: Inkadinkado, So Cute & You're so Sweet: See D's Friends Word Search Destin's Book: Rock Star: Michaels, Go for icing & One B'day worth 10: Inkadinkado

Paper: Eden's book: 5 4" medium weight coasters, Pink Patterns Collection & berry sorbet & vintage cream: PTI, Destin's book: 4 4" medium weight coasters, EK Success Harley Davidson, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy, Chatterbox: Scrapbook walls.

Ink: Eden's book: Onyx Black Versafine, Berry Sorbet PTI Destin's book: Onyx Black versafine

Supplies: Eden's book: corner rounder punch, Just Rite Stamper, jeweled flowers: Petaloo.com, Labels One Nestabilities, butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, Circle nestabilities, rectangle nestabilities, word window punch: SU, 3/4" white coil, bind it all. Destin's Book:Just Rite Stampers Rectangular Set, Braydon Font, corner rounder, word window punch: SU, circle nestabilities, 5/8" silver coil, Bind It all.