Monday, August 24, 2009

JustRite Christmas Week at Stamper’s Dream

JR Something Sweet Cocoa and Coasters

It is JustRite Christmas week at Stamper’s Dream! The whole team will be inspiring you all week long with fabulous gift giving and card making ideas! (sad to think its time for this already, but let’s get into the Christmas spirit, I can sing, if you need! :))

When I saw the cocoa mug stamp, my first thought was, that looks like my favorite mugs!! I have a set of 4 red Tracey Potter mugs that I adore. I don’t let anyone else use them. Seriously. For some reason they make my hot chocolate taste better. LOL! :)

So the idea that popped into my head was to make coasters. The red scalloped circle is adhered to a pre-cut piece of cork. Make your layers, take them to your local copy shop, have them laminated, then cut the shape from the laminate with the exact same die template, and viola! I would use a serious adhesive to attach the laminated paper to the cork, just to make them last longer.

My other tip is, grab holiday mugs at the end of the season. (because I am NOT giving away my favorite one! :)) Places like Target have the fancy sets and also the cutesy individual ones on clearance. They make perfect quick gifts. And you can put homemade hot chocolate, a gift card, a sleeve of golf balls, or even fun socks inside. Add a personalized tag made with JustRite Stampers and you have a thoughtful gift!

Check out Tosha, Michelle, and Denise’s blogs today-wow!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-JustRite Stampers (Something Sweet, 2 3/8” Handle), Cardstock-Neenah (Solar White), Patterned paper-October Afternoon (Cherry Hill) Ink0-Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark), Ribbon-May Arts (Candy Cane Stripe), Spellbinders Die Templates-Classic Circles Large and Small, Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Small, Copics R29, R59, BV20, E55, Other: Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, New Leaf), Stamps-Cornish Heritage Farms (Fine Houndstooth Backgrounder)

20 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I hear you!!...I have a couple mugs that *I* think make coffee or hot chocolate taste better! Hee!

GREAT idea to make a set of coasters. This image DEFINITELY looks like your red mugs.

LOVE the candy cane striped ribbon you used. Pretty!!!

lisa808 said...

Great idea for the coasters! tfs

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Yep...I'm there too. I have my favorite mug that no one else is allowed to use! LOL! Simply GORGEOUS, Kimberly! Love that beautiful red color, and the coasters are a fabulous idea!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Hey, we used the same image!! Great minds!! LOVE the festive red and the fun mug!! Coasters...awesome!!

Norine said...

love this project and those stamps great idea
Hugs
Norine

Lenoria said...

I love the coaster idea, I would never thought of it myself! (I also love your mugs!!) The mugs are just the perfect size to sip and snuggle with. Your idea makes me think of all kinds of things to do with these - even not for Christmas but just a pick me up gift!

Susan said...

What a GREAT GIFT IDEA. Thanks fro your inspiration.

Silke said...

Wonderful gift idea - Kimberly!!! Love this!!! Hugs ~S~

Tina said...

These are great! I too have some favorite Longaberger mugs, I'm greedy about, lol! ;)

Carolyn King said...

YUMMOOOO....love hot chocolate and giving it for gifts...this is fabulous! LOVE the coaster idea too!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm giggling after reading all your comments and realizing that I'm not the only one who is attached to a favorite mug. Too funny!
Your coasters are so pretty and the perfect way to show off that special mug! Great job here!!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous idea to make coasters! These are incredible. Love your mug too. I am picking about mine as well so I know where you are coming from. Some mugs just make things taste better! ;) xx

brenda a said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea.Something useful for Christmas.

Charlene Austin said...

Seriously! CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love that mug....just look at that handle. So pretty.

Melissa Bickford said...

I'm totally in love with your mug & coasters! LOL! I have a 'thing' for mugs as well and yours would match my kitchen perfectly!
((HUGS))

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome idea, Kim! Love those coasters!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Kimberly, this is so sweet! Who wouldn't love a little set like this!?

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Kim, this is a FABULOUS gift!! I adore that mug and your coasters are just beautiful!! Oh...and I NEEEEED some of that striped ribbon!! Where can I get my hands on some of that ribbon goodness?

Michell said...

Its a Fantastic idea...
wow,great gift..
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Michell
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Deanna said...

Love it Kimberly!