Friday, July 11, 2014

Carta Bella Ahoy There Coaster Gift Set

Hi everyone!! Here's a quick and easy coaster gift set using Carta Bella's Ahoy There collection with matching stamps and dies.  Nautical themes are one of my favorites so when I saw this collection I totally fell in love with it.  The fabulous rich colors and classy style of this collection will truly make your projects shine!

Supplies Used
Ahoy There Patterned Paper Good Times
Ahoy There Patterned Paper My Anchor
Ahoy There Element Stickers
CB Designer Dies Sea, Ship, Anchor Die
CB Designer Stamps Whale Of A Tale
Red Cardstock
Die cut box Lori Whitlock Double Box
Silhouette Cameo
Manual Die Cutting Machine
Thin Cork sheets
Circle Die
Clear Acetate
Crinkle Packaging paper

For the coasters I used adhesive backed cork and attached them to a piece of felt.  I than ran them through my manual die cut machine using a 3 3/5” circle steel die.  If your die won’t cut through both together cut them out separately then adhere.  Use the stamps to design them; I used memento dye ink on mine.

The box is about 4” x 4” x 1”d and fits around 6 coasters nicely. The die cut I used comes with two boxes and a band, you only need one, I size the whole thing to 13.25”w and kept the one box with lid. I used a 2.9” circle to cut out the center of the lid.  For the blue border on the front I duplicated the circle and made an .2 offset and joined them together using the make compound path.

Added some clear acetate on the inside of the lid and decorated with ribbon, button, twine, some elements stickers and the anchor die from the new designer dies set.

I love my Silhouette Cameo but dies are great to put together a project quickly and you really get to use up all those scrap pieces of designer paper. I tested these dies on the same cork sheets I used for the coasters and they cutout perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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  1. What an awesome project and gift Brigit! Love it :)


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  3. This is so clever! What a great gift! Thank you for linking up to our current Link Party!



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