Scrapbook Circle DT Choice | Memory Coasters

Saturday, January 4, 2014

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

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 Scrapbook Circle
January 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.
 I cut up the patterned piece of paper from Pebbles into squares and then
stitched the squares together to give a more quilted feel.  I tried to have a square
in each color to balance it out.  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.

 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!
Lots of possibilities!

Check out the other DT members Memory Coasters in the Idea Gallery!
Scrapbook Circle 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!
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