Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Antique Flourish Coaster Calendar

Isn't this just the cutest little thing ever? I saw these little coaster calender fridge magnets forever ago on Splitcoast and have wanted to make one since then! This is simply made with a chipboard coaster (thieved from a local pub my my husband...bad boy...:) I didn't realize chipboard coasters were so hard to find! Anyhow, I thought I would give it a go using one of the new releases from Clear Dollar Stamps called Antique Flourishes.

The instructions for the coaster calender were pretty easy: obtain a coaster, glue DP onto the front, Magnet to the back and decorate (you can sand the edges to make a perfect shape to the coaster and then sponge too....that's what I did)! You can find the printable template for the calendar here and if you would like a 2009 version click here. Thank you to Cat at SCS for posting these for downloading! I don't often make 3D projects, but I am going to make a point to do so in the future because they are so much fun and a break from the everyday card making that I do!

This calendar is printed off and cut up. It is held together by the brads so that they can easily be torn off at the month's end. This little guy would make a cute edition to an office desk too!

Calendar Recipe:

Stamps: CDS - Antique Flourishes

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark, Ruby Red, Baroque Burgundy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Pretties Kit, Sponge, Embossing Powder

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Jennifer Muraoka said...

Ahhh, this is beautiful! You are such an amazing talent! I remember commenting on one of your SCS gallery cards a while back. I was blown away then and more so now. You do such detailed work. I can't wait till you get you INK stamps!! There is lots of potential for layering... And I thought, Kim is going to do something amazing with these! BTW, thanks for the download! Mahalo, Jenn

Erin Bigler said...

Absolutely, positively, TOTALLY stunning!!! This is so unique and a GREAT way to use this set!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous. I need to try one of these.


Laurie Wilson said...

Kim, what a wonderful work of art this little coaster calendar is! I love how you pieced the little cutout flowers and leaves atop the month!

Beth said...

That is lovely, Kim! I love all your beautiful details (as always)! I can't wait to see what happens when you and the new AI stamps get together- magic I'm sure! Thanks for sharing that link with me. I think I could turn this into a cute and inexpensive project for my Girl Scout troop, as well! I have a stock pile of coasters!

wendyp said...

This is beautiful! I really need to try making one of these for my desk. TFS!

Julia Aston said...

Very cute calendar Kim! love the flower over the metal frame - and stamping on the month page. very fun project!

Lori Stilger said...

Very nice, Kim! :) TFS!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

pammyrn said...

Fantastic I love it.

Hugs pam