Memory Coasters and Scrapbook Circle

By Jenni Calma

January 4, 2014

A few of the DT members at  Scrapbook Circle got to work with some coasters from Memory Coasters this month!

It’s Jenni here today to share what I created with my set of Memory Coasters!  I always wanted to try these coasters out and since photos of the grandkids seem to be the best thing to buy grandparents who have everything else, what perfect timing!   And we have lots of family birthdays in January.

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The coasters come in sets of 4 and each coaster is a shallow acrylic box with a top and bottom that screw together after you fill or decorate them.   They also have a neat circular indention to help keep a glass or mug in place. The box screw shut with 4 screws on the back, which are included with the coasters.  They also come with a template inside that was helpful in cutting out the insert pieces.

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You can fill them with all kinds of things and there is plenty of room to use lots of dimensional embellishments as well.  I used the main kit – This Life and the add-on kit Love This‘ to create a coaster set for my Mother-In-Law for her birthday, one featuring each grandchild.

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I cut up the patterned piece of paper from Pebbles into squares and then stitched the squares together to give a more quilted feel.  Each coaster has a scalloped punch from paper that I layered with a smaller white circle and finally a scalloped punched photo on top.  I used dimensional adhesive to pop them up off the coaster and added some of the Basic Grey washi strips to a couple edges.

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I love that this could be an ongoing project that I could add the next round of kid pictures from Easter or Halloween and change them out seasonally!  Cute gift idea with so many possibilites!

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Audrey and Rebecca also altered a set of the Memory Coasters too, so be sure to check theirs out on the Idea Gallery!  Lisa will be doing a givaway of a set of these Memory Coasters later THIS month so be sure to check back.  Thanks for stopping by today and hope this you gave some inspiration for an altered project of your own!

One Comment on “Memory Coasters and Scrapbook Circle”

  • Those coasters are so cool! I love yours, I think they would be neat to fill with instagram photos.

    January 6th, 2014 at 7:15 am

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