Twelve Weeks of Christmas 2010 www.TheSouthernStamper.

com Week Ten

Monogrammed Tile Coasters
By Carla Brasher

Supplies: (all supplies and product numbers are from Stampin’ Up!) Serif Essentials Alphabet Die (Use with standard cutting pads and Big Shot) 113464

Cardstock (any color to cut letters from, Basic Black and Very Vanilla scraps) Jet Black Staz On Ink Pad 101406

Real Red Craft Ink (Stampin Spots or Uninked pad and Real Red Craft Ink Refill) Sponge Daubers Mostly Vintage Décor 1-3/8” Circle Punch 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set Basic Black 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Linen Thread 102892 118877 119850 119854 115030 115615 104199

Other Supplies: Felt pads (3/8” self stick) for bottom of tiles to protect furniture (4) Four tiles like this one (straight from the Lowe’s website and the exact ones I used)

Del Conca 4" x 4" Agora Almond Unglazed Porcelain Tile

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Item #: 160701 Model #: 10TV11 ( 1 Reviews )

$0.34

Directions:
1. Cut desired letter(s) from card stock using Serif Essentials Alphabet die and the Big Shot. You will need the negative image and set the letter aside to use on another project. 2. If you choose, apply post it notes to all the edges to keep the ink from getting on the tile if edges are narrow.

3. Place the negative image on the tile and secure if desired with snail adhesive or Dotto.

4. Using a sponge dauber, pounce ink onto the tile using the negative image as a stencil. Do not RUB.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 three more times so that you have four tiles to make a set. Allow them to dry completely. (About 15 minutes is safe.)

6. Line all four tiles up in a square formation and center the Mostly Vintage Décor Stencil in the center so that it overlaps on to all four tiles. 7. With a new Sponge Dauber and Real Red Craft Ink, “pounce” the color on to the tiles. Do not rub and make sure that you don’t overlap the letters.

8. Put the tiles in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and allow to cool completely.

9. Stack the tiles and tie a length of ribbon around them like a package.

10. Stamp the desired letter from the Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set in Jet Black Staz On Ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla Card Stock. 11. Punch out the letter using the 1-3/8” Circle Punch. Punch out a scrap of Basic Black Card Stock using the 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch.

12. Adhere the Letter onto the Scallop Circle, punch a small hole in the piece and tie to the ribbon with a length of linen thread.

Now you have a perfect Christmas gift!

I hope you enjoyed this free tutorial. It is Week 10 of a Twelve Week Series of Projects. If you have any questions or need any additional information, including how to order any of the products used, please does not hesitate to contact me! Carla Brasher cjbrasher@aol.com www.TheSouthernStamper.com