Ok, Ok, I missed a day! I know! Yesterday I wasn't feeling particularly wonderful, so I kept procrastinating and hoping I would get motivated later--only to remember in bed at 11:50 last night that I hadn't ever done it. Oh well--I know you guys know I have a life and don't exist solely for your amusement : )
So here's Day 17 of the 31 Days of Doilies! Actually this is the very first project that came to mind when Carrie Cudney called and asked me to present the Flirtatious Suite of products at Convention 2011. This is a gift pack of coasters, made with our Cork Sheets, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (MPA), and acetate Window Sheets, and the 3.5-inch circle die for the Big Shot. I centered a laser-cut doily from the Flirtatious DSP pack on an Island Indigo cardstock circle, and they turned out great!
Here's the layers--let me know if you need to order anything to make these cuties and I'll set you up! Cork sheet--MPA--cardstock (and doily)--MPA--window sheet. You can get 18 cork circles out of a pack of Cork Sheets, so you can make them up for a party, or make several gift packs, or coasters for several rooms in the house.
Then I had to make a little gift pack holder for them, of course! What an incredibly fun little hostess gift this would be next time you are invited to dinner! Here's the measurements for that:
- For a four-pack of coasters—cut cardstock to 4.25x11 inches and score at 1/2 inch from both ends and 5 and 6 inches.
- For an eight-pack of coasters—cut cardstock to 4.25 x12 inches and score at 1/2 inch from both ends and 5 and 7 inches.
I cut a window in the holder using the 3-inch circle Big Shot die. There was no need to back that with Window Sheet, because I put the coasters into a large Cellophane Bag and tied a ribbon around it. Then you just fold the holder around the bag of coasters and staple once on either side of the top. The little half-inch flap folds down to cover the staples (isn't that cool?) and then you can decorate it as desired. I used the Best of Everything set that coordinates with the Curly Label punch and some Baker's Twine, and trimmed the holder with some scallops from the Tasteful Trims Big Shot die.
Ok, now I'll go do Day 18 right now so I don't forget!