Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tile Coaster Tutorial

I've been meaning to write this up for a very long time. I took all the pictures and got busy with other things. The tutorial was long forgotten.

I came across the image the other day and thought I would complete this for everyone. There are many tutorials but, as I have made too many coaster sets to count, I have a few hints and tricks to share.

  • Design the coasters to be slightly smaller than the tile measurement (3 mm or 1/8 of an inch).
  • Print the coaster designs on good quality paper. I prefer 25lb. I find regular copy weight paper (20lb) to be too light and tends to wrinkle.
  • Cut out the designs.

  • Flip over the paper coasters and spray very lightly with water. This will prevent wrinkling when applying to the tiles with mod podge.
  • Apply a very thin coat of mod podge to the tile surface. I do two or three at a time. This allows the mod podge to dry slightly before applying the paper to the tile and prevent bubble and wrinkles.

  • Apply the paper to the tiles. Smooth out any bubbles and wrinkles gently.
  • Allow to dry, preferably over night.
  • Apply 2 to 3 light coats of mod podge to the tiles and allow to dry between each one.

  • Cut felt slightly smaller than the tile measurement and adhere to the back of each coaster. I ran the felt through my Xyron to apply adhesive.

Enjoy! More the Merrier Monday

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Designers in Paper Craft Kits shop

I am so happy that we have two new designers creating wonderful downloads for my new shop,  Paper Craft Kits.

The first designer is BG Papercuts. She makes wonderful, unique cutting files to use with your Silhouette SD or Cameo. You do need to have the Silhouette Studio software but it is a free program.

The second designer, Annie Lang, has been very busy. She has uploaded 86 sets of the cutest clipart around. Be sure to check out her files.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July Sale! 50% OFF!!!

Well, I have no excuses for not posting for so long. Of course I've been busy with work and things at home. I've also been sick with a horrible stomach flu, followed by Shingles (self diagnosis but pretty obvious). I have been creating new items for my shop but just haven't found the time to get them loaded and available for sale.

This made me think it's about time for a SALE. I will be having a Christmas in July Sale, July 21-29. The coupon will apply to everything in the shop, not minimum, not limits. Watch for the coupon later this week.

I will have new things in store ready for purchase during the sale. They will include Christmas boxes, gift bags and candy bar wrappers. There will also be new items to be used year round.

Here is a sneek peek:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New sets and Updated Facebook Page

I've been busy uploading some new sets, including baby animals, prirates and calendars (personal and commercial use).

I have also updated my Facebook page. Please check it out. If you take the time to Like the page you will be notified sooner when new sets and specials are offered.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

New 2013 Calendar Templates and Printables

I have some new printables available in my shop, including an adorable 3D layered basket/box using cute Baby Animals. I also have a new 2013 printable Calendar as well as calendar templates in PNG format. Commercial use is allowed for the templates.

Here is a preview of what's available at in the shop. There are several more templates online.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

2013 Calendar - Dog Theme

I had so much fun making these calendars last year, I just had to make them again. However, I wanted to change them up a bit and make an easel based calendar instead of a CD jewel case calendar for display.

There will be more to come. Here is the Dog Themed Easel 2013 Calendar. Every page has a different design to highlight the month.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Printables in my Shop

I had a lot of fun creating these new things for my online shop.

The first is sitcky note holder. Its a little box that works like an easle card when its opened. The box can sit on your desk to keep a 3x3 sticky note pad handy.

I have created three different sets so far - one set is mostly pink, another has six different owls to choose from and the last set (still to be photographed) is done with dogs.

The second is a notecard set that consists of A2 notecards, envelopes and a box to keep them in.

I created two different sets so far - one for love notes and the second for those that love London, England or perhaps wish to celebrate the Olympics this year.