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Friday, May 6, 2016

Anniv Flower Bloom-Shaped Cork Coaster

I've not used cork before to create with. Had bought some cork with adhesive backing quite some time ago and forgot about it.

Decided to make a coaster for my hubby for anniversary present.

Used a Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Flower Bloom-Shaped die to cut a cork piece and a piece of cardstock. Stamped a sentiment on the cardstock. Calligraphy wrote our anniversary date. Distressed the edge of the cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Used Xyron laminator to laminate the cardstock. Used SSS Flower Bloom-Shaped die on the laminated piece. Peeled off the adhesive backing on the cork and placed the cork piece onto the laminated cardstock. 

Made my own stencil using the adhesive paper peeled off the cork, a Stampin' Up heart punch & TH Distress Ink. Punched hearts on each petal of the bloom paper and then used TH Distress Ink to stencil color the hearts.

Back side:

Supplies List

adhesive: cork has adhesive backing on it
calligraphy: hand wrote our anniversary date 11/19/2016
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix   Xyron - to laminate the cardstock
other:  DCWV cork with adhesive backing
Simon Says Stamp: die - Plush Bloom
stamp: Scrappy Moms Dancing in Circles - sentiment on backside - Happy Anniversary
Stampin' Up: punch - mini heart 
stencil: made my own using the adhesive paper from the cork
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - candied apple, walnut stain
   paper - cardstock - bundled sage  
tools: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/8   Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Ch In the Garden   UE  4/25
   Garden - Flower Bloom-Shaped Coaster

5/8  Simon Says Stamp Mon Home Decor     5E(#45/2

5/10  Mod Squad Ch April Showers Bring May Flowers   3E(#35/4
   Coaster is Flower Bloom-Shaped

5/10  Simon Says Stamp Wed Stencil It   5E(#5) 5/4
5/8  Stamped Blessings May Day      2E(#2)  5/1  May theme - Flower shaped coaster

5/11  DRS Ch 225 Hot Trends So Distressed  UE  5/5

5/13  Dies R Us Ch48 Anniversary  3E(#25/1

5/31  DLART May Linky   nostack 1Eperday  5/1 

6/4  Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style  UE  5/5


  1. How fun to make your own personal die to use! Love the dots going around it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for our home decor challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. What a clever idea!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANNIVERSARY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. Well this is a clever anniversary gift and reminder for your hubby. Every time he uses it, it will remind him of your anniversary date. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck!
    Barbara DT member

  4. How clever to use your backing to make a stencil! What a sweet gift this is to celebrate YOUR anniversary! Thank you for Celebrating Your Style with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  5. Fantastic idea, great job :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  6. Gorgeous creation!
    Thank you for Celebrating Your Style with us at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  7. You are so on a ATBAC kick! Cute coaster and more great techniques! Thanks for sharing this with us at DRS Designs! Hugz

  8. You are so clever! Gorgeous coaster. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Stencil It challenge :)
    Gayatri xx