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25 Sep 2009

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop!




Good evening and welcome to another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! This month we were to use or re-purpose the packaging that our Papertrey Ink supplies came in.

Well, it just so happened that I received my new parcel just yesterday Millan.net and so I was able to put together the following project. It certainly isn't hard and it really doesn't use up many supplies, and it is perfect for a quick and simple hostess gift.


I made some paper coasters....you know the kind that your waiter puts under your glass at a restaurant on your dinner table or under your beer mug at a bar! I used the clear sheet that the stamps are attached to before you put them in your CD holder!



You can see that first, using the Spellbinders nestabilities, I cut several large circles from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Cheer designer paper.

Then I cut larger circles from Papertrey Ink cardstock and then larger scalloped circles from more Papertrey Ink cardstock each time using the Spellbinders nestabilties. I used Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado and Scarlet Jewel cardstock.





I glued the designer paper circle to the cardstock circle and then glued those pieces to the scalloped circle.

This is the part where the re-purposing comes in!! Using the clear sheet that the stamps are attached to when we buy them all brand new, wonderful, freshly mailed and lovingly received, Smiley from millan.net I cut out the same size of plain circle as the larger size piece of cardstock.




Using the same die, I cut plain circles from double sided adhesive
. I carefully removed one side of the coating from the adhesive and attached it to the clear circle. Then I removed the other side of the coating and adhered the clear sheet to the designer paper.

This adhesive is slightly opaque and almost transparent, just enough so that you can see that designer paper but it does tone it down a bit so t
hat you can add your sentiment and not have it be too overwhelming.




I stamped the sentiments from Signature Christmas and Stocking Prints in black Staz-on ink so it wouldn't rub off when the moisture from a wine glass or a beer glass comes in contact with it.

These paper coasters are not meant to be permanent, just a cute little hostess gift that she won't feel guilty about tossing out!



45 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea. Great creativity.

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  2. Too stinkin' CLEVER & oh so prety & USEFUL!!! ;-)

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  3. what a great idea!! Beautifully done, as always!

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  4. great idea and they turned out great!

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  5. Bonnie these are totally clever and SO adorable and so fast and so pretty and such great gifts and.... can you tell I LIKE em! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Serriously wine coasters!!!! You are so stinking creative and great at reusing. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. Very creative, I love it!

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  8. What a cute idea - they would make great gifts!!

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  9. Oh wow! What a brilliant idea. I love this and it'd be such a hit for a party.

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  10. Those will be so nice for the Holidays, great idea!

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  11. Oh man - Bonnie - these turned out AWESOME!!! What a cool idea!!!

    I wish you'd live closer and we could kill that bottle of good stuff you have on your table - LOL!!! I knew I'd see you around...Hugs ~S~

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  12. This is really a great idea. I love it!

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  13. Oh Bonnie, knowing you are a DD Alumni, I was so EXCITED to see your avatar...and you did NOT disappoint! These are so CREATIVE and beautifully done! So simple but would make any dining room table shine! One of my fave projects on the hop!!

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  14. What a UNIQUE project! You are sooo creative! Great way to rock the recycle challenge! :) TFS

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  15. Very creative! I love how these turned out.

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  16. These are very cute! What a neat idea!

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  17. Great idea! These are beautiful!

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  18. Love how the coasters turned out and they can be even personalized. Great idea!!

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  19. Oh these are soooo CUTE!! I need to REMEMBER this for my Bunko in Oct.. how fun to have themed coasters!! GREAT IDEA!!!

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  20. Great project! I was wondering how you adhered those clear circles...Clever idea.

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  21. This really is a really cleaver idea. Nice job on all of them.

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  23. Bonnie, you did a fabulous job on these--great way to meet the challenge!

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  24. What a fabulous and clever idea, Bonnie!

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  25. Fabulous idea, and beautiful projects!

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  26. This is a fabulous idea!! I cannot believe I forgot about the blog hop, but I'm glad I caught your post so I can replicate this!

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  27. This is a really fun idea and you could do so many themes with it!
    I just love that you can use them and toss them...though I would be so sad to toss them! It sounds a bit tricky getting the adhesive on there just right.

    Wonderful job!

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  28. I love your idea - they would make a great hostess gift - added to my list!

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  29. tammyb23:39

    What an awesome idea - love how they turned out!

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  30. Truly inspired! And what hostess wouldn't love receiving these?

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  31. What a cute idea, I need to try these! :)

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  32. What a great idea and very pretty!

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  33. Soooo stealing this idea : ) Gorgeous!

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  34. LOVE these!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Fantastic idea! So pretty and useful, and a great way to reuse and repurpose!!

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  36. Fantastic and such a creative idea. Very very nice way to repurpose. Awesome.

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  37. Wow! I love this idea. That is such a wonderful project! You rock! I am so inspired! I already know when I want to use this idea!
    You're the best!
    Hugs,
    Bridgett

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  38. Those are Gorgeous Bonnie!!!

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  39. I'm in *love* with these! Only problem is if I made some though I wouldn't want to use them in case they got spoiled! Stunning work!!

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  40. Very cute and clever! Love them Bonnie!

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  41. Anonymous09:51

    Don't stop posting such stories. I like to read stories like this. By the way add more pics :)
    PatrickJoy

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  42. Anonymous04:28

    Interesting article as for me. I'd like to read more concerning that theme. Thanks for posting that material.
    Joan Stepsen
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