Monday, May 28, 2007

Chipboard coaster frame


This frame came about due to a weekend challenge over at ASB.

I covered the chipboard coasters with My minds eye paper from the wild asparagus line. By the way, Costco has this in a double pack with the Magnolia line in it too, for less than $14.00. Ok, let me get back on track. I use my brayer and a glue stick to get the paper to adhere to the coasters. (I should probably post a tutorial on this!)

I also covered chipboard tags and stamped on them using TAC More Abundance sentiments. I punched the holes in the coasters with my crop-a-dile, which made it a lot easier. Then I finished it off with some brads, eyelet's and ribbon.

5 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

This turned out great also! Love how you used the sentiments!

Anonymous said...

This is really cute!! I am a very new stamper and just made my first frame with coasters, but used hinges and almost ruined my art by trying to imbed the hinges in the coasters after I had done all my art work/collage, etc. My hinges were a little big and I didn't want them to show--any hints on the proper or decorative use of hinges in this manner, and also where to find them? Thanks, this is my first time to visit your site!! Cathey

Laurie Unger said...

Cathey, as you can see I used ribbons in this one. I have also used hardware, too. Real and stamped ones I did on chipboard. The stamps I used were by CTMH, but the Angel Company also carries a really cute set, too. I stamped on the chipboard with versamark and then embossed them with silver embossing powder. I found my "real" hardware at my local scrapbook store but I have found them cheaper at Wal-Mart in the hardware section. Just make sure that you get the smaller ones! Hope this helps!

Cathey said...

Thanks, laurie. When you use real hinges, do you glue them onto the outside or inside of the frame, or do you imbed them someway to be hidden. I had an afterthought that my imbedding plan would have worked better if 1) I had used an exacto knife to make slits in the coaster edge for the hinge flap rather than "forcing" as I did, and 2) I embedded the hinge flaps a little too far so that the frame could not fold much at all. It still sits and shows well, but I know it's not perfect. Thanks again, Cathey

Laurie Unger said...

Cathey, I have done both the gluing of(chipboard hinges)and attaching them with brads (real hinges). The back side doesn't look "perfect" but the side that everyone see's is fine. Using ribbon is sometimes the best of both worlds and both sides! HTH!