Friday, December 12, 2008

coaster calendars

I saw these calendars on Connie Babbert's blog, www.inkspiredtreasures.com and wanted to make some while my sister was here, so she could take them home and offer them in her gift boutique at her store, All of Me, in Clovis, CA. We used papers from a 6x6 DSP split that Patty Bennett offered back when the Fall/Winter catalog came out. Since I'm assuming we'll have all new papers in the Spring/Summer 2009 catalog, we decided this would be perfect.
We couldn't get the clips to stand upright, like Connie's did (maybe our clips were smaller?), so we clipped them at the bottom and used the clip like a stand.

Since Ellen had to take these home on the train, we left everything flat, and stored the clips back in their original boxes.

We used 4" square chipboard coasters, cut the paper to fit and used one of SU!'s retired corner rounders which fit the edges perfectly, then adhered the paper with the Stampin Up! Anywhere Glue Stick. We used calendars that Connie recommended at www.skybluepink.com, and attached them with snail. We used a 1 1/4" x 2" strip of the same DSP, and attached it to the binder clip with Sticky Strip. We added a couple of ribbons to give it a little dimension, and helped use up some retired product (I sure hope they bring organdy ribbon back, small and large widths). Once we took our pictures, we labeled the boxes so that Ellen wouldn't have to take the time to match everything up, once she got them to the store. I just loved how the clips looked all lined up!

We had a fun time working together in the newly organized (but still a work in progress) craft room, and they didn't take too long to put together. We made 50 altogether, and I kept one so I'd have something on my desk to take the place of the one we made in Patty's class last year!

3 comments:

Patty Bennett said...

So stinkin' clever of you !! :) Love them! Love the "stand" idea too! :) Patty

ALL OF ME said...

Excellent tutorial, and they are stinkin' cute. Your talents continue to amaze me! That sister of yours is one lucky girl! Oh yeah, that's me! I really am!
Love, Ellen

Connie said...

Your coasters turned out really cute! I love making these and did a ton for the craft fairs this year. Yes, my binder clips were larger...2" wide, so that may help them stand upright a little better, plus I used the ribbon to hold the coasters in place by tying it around both the "legs" of the binder clip.

Connie
www.inkspiredtreasures.com