Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coaster Frames

I saw these coaster frames on several blogs and really wanted to give them a try. I used my Nestabilities to cut out the solid color frames from cardstock and also from heavy card stock (the backing sheets that come in the dp packages from SU - I can't throw anything away). The next set I make though I think I am going to cut the scalloped cardstock squares on my Cricut and cut the backing frames as just plain squares using the nesties. The Cricut doesn't seem to want to cut the heavier cardstock and I really feel that the frame pieces need that reinforcing. Anyone who has tried these and come up with better solutions, please let me know.

I use dp for the front and back and to cover the stand. Glued using both white and clear glue, but I'm staying away from using snail on these as I really wouldn't want them to come apart. I attach the backing frame and the cardstock frame using snail though and then attached the frame to the coaster using all my leftover strips from the edges of the sheets of dimensionals (I told you I never throw anything away!) The gals in my Stamp Camp really liked making these for Mother's Day and we are going to make more for Father's Day.

Thanks for visiting! ~chris


Debbie Olson said...

These are just beautiful--crisp, clean, fresh design!

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