Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Belli Challenge #30 - coasters

This week's Belli Challenge is to create something with chipboard coasters. I decided to make a Christmas coaster book. For those of you who come to my stamp camps, I will be hosting a fun afternoon in October where you can come and make your own coaster books. Check your email for details on this. :-)

I started with two plain white chipboard coasters, and covered them with the new Holiday Treasures paper. The best way to glue the paper to chipboard - for me - is to cover the coaster with glue using the glue stick. Then lay the paper down and smooth it out. I gave it a few minutes to dry, and then sanded all the edges with the sanding block.

The crop-a-dile works great for punching holes in chipboard, so I used that and tied the coasters together with the new Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon. The rest is fairly simple - I just stamped the images and attached them to the coasters. Lots of fun, and so many possibilities!

Check out what the other gals on the Belli Team have created:

Rochelle Wick http://impressionsbyrochelle.blogspot.com/
Debby McGivillary http://debbysstampinheaven.blogspot.com/
Shelly Koskinen http://shellysstamping.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Greco http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/
Chris Dickinson www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com
Christi Thorsen http://cici510.blogspot.com/
Ceal Pritchett http://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/
Lorie Ames http://www.live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/
Danita Hollander http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Sq2CKRgzaK0KuqThCyDdel9j

Now it's your turn to create something with coasters. If you upload your picture to SCS, please use keyword CBC30. Post a link to your picture over on Chrissy's blog posting. :-)

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
CS: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Holiday Treasures dp
Other: crop-a-dile, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, chipboard coasters, dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch


Deedee Anderson said...

Holly, this is so sweet! I love the saying, and how you circle-punched the snow drops. Too, too cute!

Lorie said...

Very nice! I'll have mine up in the morning! :o)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Holly, This is gorgeous!!!!

Rochelle W said...

Super cute Holly!

Debby said...

This is adorable Holly. I love these challenges. You did a great job.
Angel hugs

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh DANG GIRL! Now I need that stamp set!!!! ARGH!!!! LOL This is truly beautiful! I love this card! I think I need to see it UP CLOSE and PERSONAL! ***giggle*** Thanks so much for playing in the Belli Challenge, mine is finally up!

Ceal said...

very pretty! I love that stamp set

Danita said...

Holly, This is just gorgeous!!!
I love the entire layout and the colors!!! Great Job!!!

Joan Ervin said...

I got to hold this is my hot little hand and it is FABULOUS!!!! Perfect in every way....great use of the coasters, Holly!!!!