Craft Fair Project

Happy Friday!  Hope you have plans for a fun and relaxing weekend.  Today I am sharing a project from last year’s 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  Newsletter recipients received a variety of holiday project and gift ideas.  This project, stamped tile coasters,  is perfect as a craft fair project and is not holiday specific.  The coasters are stamped with the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.   We’re approaching the time of year when crafters are planning projects for fall and winter craft sales.  This is a quick, easy project and would be great for a craft fair or just as a gift.  Even better, you can make multiple sets at the same time.

Stampin’ Up! Project Materials:
  • Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#151257)
  • Stazon Jet Black Pad (#101406)
  • Stazon Jet Black refill (#102566)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo Light (#147031); Rich Razzleberry Light (#144584); Real Red Light (#147933); Highland Heather Light (#146881); Shaded Spruce Light (#147936); and Mango Melody Dark (#147983)
Other Materials:
  • 4″ x 4″ marble tumbled tiles
  • adhesive backed felt or adhesive backed cork for bottom of tiles
  1. Wipe tiles with damp cloth to remove dust. Allow to dry.
  2. Ink stamp with Stazon Jet Black – be sure that ink pad is well inked.
  3. Stamp the image onto the tile using even pressure and hold for approximately 30 secs. to ensure that ink adheres to the tile.
  4. Allow to dry for approximately 5 minutes before coloring with Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Select desired Stampin’ Blends colors and color image. (refer to tips below before coloring)
  6. Put tiles into 250F oven for 20 minute (note: I put in oven, turned it off and left in overnight). Let cool before applying the adhesive tabs to bottom of tile.

TIPS:  Since Stazon ink is not recommended for use with Stampin’ Blends below are tips for coloring onto the tiles using the Blends:

  • Keep a paper towel handy to wipe the tip of the Blends often to remove any Stazon that may transfer to the tip of the Blends, especially with light colors.
  • In small areas (such as flower center), stipple with the tip of the Blends to color. Do not brush the
    image to color.
  • For the larger sections of the stamped image, use short strokes to color and color just up to but not over the Stazon ink.
  • Remember to wipe blends tip on paper towels.

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Have a great weekend and check back next week for more fun project ideas! 

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Pressed Petals Covered Notebook

While sorting craft supplies, I found a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notebook and immediately decided to create a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook.  The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful photographic images. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is light weight, I knew it would work perfectly to create cover the small notebook.   Plus, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape would make a perfect embellishment.  As seen in the photo, the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack covers the front seam.  I went back and forth whether to add a phrase on the notebook or not.  But as you see, in the end “A Little Note” was added.  The phrase can be found in the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set

The photo also shows the notebook back is finished with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Additionally, Merry Merlot cardstock is cut to fit the interior panels and covers the overlapping DSP.  

Tips for creating a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook: 
  • Measure the front of your notebook starting where the binding meets the cardboard.  Add  1/2″ to the top and bottom measurements plus 1/2″ to one side measurement.  This is the size you will cut your paper.  This provides you ample paper to fold and cover the notebook edges.
  • Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the paper to the front of the notebook. I put the glue on the notebook and not on the paper. Start by abutting the paper along the binding edge and work out toward notebook edges. 
  • To create a neat fold at the corners, use paper snips to clip the paper so sides and fold over one another on the inside of the cover.  Glue to hold in place.
  • Measure the inside panel of the cover and cut ensuring it will overlap the designer series paper.
  • Repeat for back cover.
  • To embellish the front, wrap ribbon around the front at the seam of the binding and the designer series paper. 
Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower:
  • Peel 8 petals from the washi tape roll.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle of cardstock to use as a base for the petals.
  • Arrange four of the the petals around the cardstock base.  After attaching, use the Embossing Buddy on the exposed back of petals to prevent stickiness.  
  • Add the next layer of four petals by offsetting them on the first layer of petals.  Lift edges and dust with the Embossing Buddy.  
  • For the flower center, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center.  Glue to front of the notebook.
  • Optional: Punch 2 sets of leaves from Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Spritz lightly with water, pinch leaves between fingers and after it dries, attach around flower using mini glue dots.
  • Also optional: Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic Label Punch. 

The notebooks are the perfect size to place in one’s purse.  Plus, the notebooks are a great craft fair project!  Since I found more than one mini notebook in my craft supplies, I’ll be covering them so be on the lookout for another covered notebook post.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks for stopping by!

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