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Thursday, 3 December 2015

IO Challenge~ Quick Holiday Gifts


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Quick Holiday Gifts"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Quick Holiday Gifts" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....

   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

  Homemade Gifts are my favorite to give and to receive!  These tile coasters are under 5 dollars to make a set of four and it just doesn't get any easier than this to make a quick Christmas gift!

Step 1~  Ink  Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155 with Stazon Jet Black. I like to leave some areas of the background lighter or even without ink for a more random or worn look.

Step 2~Stamp it off on scrap paper after inking. This gives you a lighter shade of black. 

Step 3~ Ink a 4" x 4" tile face down on the Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155.  I found my tiles at the local carpet and tile store. Yup...super cheap!

Step 4~ Ink Hang In There F8726 (hands down, my all time favorite stamp!)with Jet Black Stazon and stamp over the Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155.

Step 5~ Place your coasters on a cookie sheet.

Step 6~ Preheat to 350 degrees. Put cookie sheet with coasters in the oven and bake for 30 minutes and turn the oven off.  I let the coasters cool down in the oven with the oven.  

Step 7~ Once the tiles are cool, adhere felt, cork or rubber pads to the corners on the bottom of the coasters. I buy  mine at the dollar store but you can by them at the hardware store too. (Sorry no photo).

Step 8~ Tie them up with some ribbon and gift away!!

Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155
Chicken Wire
Hang In There F8726
Hang in There
Stazon Jet Black Ink, Tile Coasters, Felt pads, Oven.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


  1. Very smart! Thanks for the direrections of a clever gift that I can make!

  2. SUPER IDEA!!! I had NO IDEA you just needed to bake, to make the ink stay! LOL LOOOVE the images you've used too! Do you know WHO will receive these SWEET little tiles yet? ;)

  3. Ummm... This is a great idea Ellen, but your IO team mates are showcasing Valentine's stuff, with the challenge being "love you more".

  4. Thanks Ellen, I found some tiles at Rona used various stamps with staz on and voila present complete. These are great!

  5. Love these! Such a great gift idea. Didn't know you were supposed to bake them - thanks for the tip!

  6. Absolutely brilliant! Love this and so useful! I wonder if I can transfer pics of my pups and make personalized coasters this way? TFS and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina (kristina@craftypaws.us)

  7. Great idea! I didn't know it was that easy to make coasters! I'm off to the tile store...

  8. The chicken wire makes a great background for the birds. This is a wonderful gift.

  9. The chicken wire makes a great background for the birds. This is a wonderful gift.

  10. Wow great gift idea! Love the both stamp sets :)

  11. I love making coasters! Your idea is wonderful.

  12. Your coasters are wonderful. I haven't made any in a while. You have inspired me to get busy and make some. Thank you.

  13. What a fun design with the chicken wire and bird stamps! Anyone would get a kick out of these!

  14. Wonderful gift. I love the design you choose. Thanks for all the tips.

  15. Great gift idea! Thank you for showing us the entire process. I actually don't have the hang in there stamp but love it. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  16. Love the coasters. I want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Really like the coasters. Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. Very neat,,Great gifts...

  19. A fun way to stamp your coasters, great achievement! Thanks for showing the steps!

  20. Those are too cute! I wouldn't've thought to bake to make it more permanent. Thanks for the tip.

  21. El dahling, these coasters look outstanding. BUT, I'd have to use an oven? I don't even know how to turn them on. Over and out,

  22. Very unique project! This is really cool!
    Take care!

  23. Fun idea. It is also a gift you could personalize.

  24. Such a great gift idea! A fun way to stamp your coasters. Thanks for inspiring!


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