Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome Spring door hanger


  1. Ingredients:
    4" x 4" coasters
    the "Glitter Mat Stack"- coordinating papers
    chipboard for the letters
    Cricut machine
    "Hannah Montana" cartridge to cut the letters, I used the "Pop Princess" function
    Inkpads- I used Stampin' Up! brand
    Embossing powder (I used Kaleidoscope) & heating tool
    curling ribbon

    Recipe for project:
    1. Trace coasters onto backside of each paper you have chosen. Cut out the sapes just outside of the line drawn. (Better to have a little excess than not fully covered.) Glue each paper onto a different coaster. Allow to dry. Once dry, use scissors and cut off excess paper. Using a fine grit file, file the edges in a downward motion (from front to backside) to give your edges a more polished look.
    2. Using your Cricut machine, cut out your letters at 2.5". Use the multi-cut function, trust me, I forgot and spent an hour trying to pry out the letters. Remove letters from cutting mat, file any loose chipboard off. Decide which letter will go on which coaster. Using your inkpads, ink up each letter surface and while it's still moist, coat the letter with your embossing powder. (It doesn't have to be perfect, empty spots give a more rustic look.) Heat emboss each letter as you go. Be careful NOT to burn yourself. Let the letters cool before applying to the coasters. (You can use the inkpads to ink up the edges of each coaster too.)
    3. Once all the letters are adhered, hole punch a coaster. Use this coaster as your guide to mark where the holes will line up accordingly on all the others. Hole punch where needed. Thread your ribbon through the holes. I chose to hace the majority of the ribbon run along the backside. I tacked my ribbon down with a mini glue dot on each coaster. At the ends, I looped the ribbon around and knotted them. At the top, I left extra ribbon so as to allow room for the sign to hang down. The spacing between the letters is up to you, I spaced mine at about 1/4-1/2".

    I hope you enjoy "Spring".

  2. This is just darling, I'd love for you to stop over at my blog and link this up if you have the time of course.