I had so many ideas floating around in my head from the Dinner Setting and Program I created last week, that I sat back down to create more items to match the ensemble I showed last week. This time I came up with a set of coasters to go at each place setting. So that the coasters can be used over and over for different occasions I tried to think of something durable to use for the base. Picture frames came to mind! With square frames from my stash, the coasters were an easy and quick project. Mine are 3 x 3 (inside dimension) but I recommend a half inch or inch larger. Keeping with the ensemble I already created, on matching cardstock I stamped the Flourishes Damask Background and embellished it with the same ribbon and punched ovals.
All of the hardware had to be removed from the back of the frame while trying to preserve the backing piece. I simply bordered the back side of the frame with the grabber part of velco and covered the back with felt. When it’s time to change the insides of the frames, the felt will peel back, the picture door will lift, new items can be inserted and finally the felt matched back to the velcro.
I also wanted to create a momento for our guests to take home so I created this pumpkin. The pumpkin is a 9" circle and the fabric I chose was a faux suede from my stash. Although Its difficult to see because of the lighting, I stamped the Flourishes Damask background stamp with Cosmic Copper Brilliance on the fabric and heat set it with my iron. As if I were making a large yo-yo, I ran a big basting stitch around the outside of the circle which I turned down a quarter of an inch. Once finished, I gathered, stuffed then tied closed. To finish I added a scallped circle cut from paper, a large cranberry colored bead with a bronze pearl and tied a green bow for leaves.
Stamps: Flourishes Damask Background
Ink: Brilliance Cosmic Copper (Pumpkin), Brilliance Pearlescent Beige (Coasters)
Accessories: Nestabilities Oval, Brenda Walton Pineapple Punch-Retired, Ribbon, Velcro, Felt, Faux Suede Fabric, SU Scallop Punch, Faceted Bead, Pearl
Happy Friday, I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!