Make It Monday #53 – Creative Coasters

By February 13, 2012Make It Monday

It's time to pull out those coasters and get creative! Jennifer Ellefson is here to show you some fun ways to use them – and to challenge you to do the same.


Here's a still of Jennifer's card:

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If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product, including a coaster. 

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, February 20th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, February 20th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

Edited to add: Luanne Ford (#60) is our random winner for this week. Congrats, Luanne! Please contact customer service with the stamp set of your choice as well as your mailing information.

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • 1
    Lori Fodor says:

    I love this simple but beautiful card. I WANT that punch thing. Does PT sell it?

  • 2
    Elaine Allen says:

    Hi Jennifer –

    Thank you for a great video! I love how the card turned out. I really like that you gave us an example of what to do with coasters. Its nice to know different ways of using them.

    Elaine Allen

  • 3
    marlene says:

    I am wondering the same thing…..where can you purchase that punch that you used to make the slit for the ribbon to go through?

  • 4
    Shelley says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    The challenge details (above) say: Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and features a double sided stamped die cut. Where is this addressed in the video? Am I missing something?
    Thanks, Shelley

  • 5

    Thanks, Shelly – got that changed. That tool is the Making Memories Slot Tool. I’ve had it for several years, but think you can still find it. HTH!

  • 6

    Thanks Shelly – got that changed! The tool is a Making Memories Slot Tool. I’ve had it for several years, but I think it is still available. HTH!

  • 7
    DIANA L. says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge!! You are all, always so inspiring.
    last weeks was a bit more of a challenge for me. This one was much easier. I didn’t get mine in until the last day.

    DIANA L.

  • 8
    Kathy H says:

    Love this idea, Jennifer! And I just happen to have a whole stack of coasters waiting to be used:)

  • 9
    Karen Brandt says:

    Such a fun project! I never would have thought I could emboss the coasters. I love to use them for embellishments and inking them up and embossing them will add so much to my projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 10

    So fun! Thanks for a different way to use coasters. I will have to use some (homemade) mists this week to colour my coasters as I am still without a brayer (gasp, I know!!). 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 11
    Beverly BL says:

    Great job on the video and the coaster. The directions were very clear. Thanks.

  • 12

    I never used coasters in my projects. But I think I may be using them now. I never knew I could emboss on them. It really looks so great! Thanks!

    Annabella Merlin

  • 13
    Gabby says:

    I have used my coasters to cut and stamp and to make fronts and backs of mini books. I never thought to brayer on the ink, I just used paper to cover/color them. Nor did I think to run them through to emboss. GREAT ideas! Thanks for making this SUPER tutorial Jennifer! I love that it’s simple and thorough. Oh, and thanks for the “lift the ribbon not the score tape” tip. I can’t tell you how I’ve mucked my paper by trying to quickly “peel” off the score tape. There’s no such thing as “quickly” enough when it comes to score tape, is there? Heehee1 Invaluable tip! 🙂

  • 14
    Liesl Castles says:

    Wow, cool idea – I only used coasters for bind it all books, so this is a cool new idea… THanks for sharing…

  • 15
    Diane alberts says:

    Oh my goodness. How innovative. I think your Movers & Shakers new line is so FUN!! Would love to win this great PTSD package ;). Diane

  • 16

    Wow, Nichole, you have outdone yourself with these! I see this kind of fun card everywhere, and now it is a snap to make them at home!

  • 17
    Ohhh Snap says:

    Great video! I can’t wait to get started :D. And thanks for all the awesome tips for using Scor-Tape.

  • 18
    Aman Singh says:

    I love the PTI coasters! So versatile and they die-cut beautifully! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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