I really studied each and every one of Jan's calendar pages and I learned some things along the way while I made my own.
- The average rings have a hinge that does not fit in the holes of our Jumbo Eyelets. These are 35mm. I contemplated using ribbon or rope instead of the rings but decided the coasters would stack better with the rings. I am looking for some thinner rings.
- The third hole on the Paper Piercing Template is really too close to the top, moving an additional 1/4 down would be better.
- Use the A-1 setting on the Crop-A-Dile to set the Jumbo Eyelets.
Here's the some more of the nitty gritty:
- Covered light weight coasters in each of the 12 paper designs.
- Used Sanding Block to sand edges and corners
- Used Creamy Caramel Classic Ink to ink edges and back side of coasters
- Used the Paper Piercing Template from the Mat Pack to mark the holes for the eyelets. I used the third large hole and marked the back, then flipped the template to mark the other side so the holes would be equal distance from the edge.
- Made holes using Crop-A-Dile
- Set Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets using Crop A Dile... 24 of them!
- Printed calendars using the website Jan recommended: I printed with brown ink on Confetti Cream card stock.
- Matted all calendars in either Real Rust, Chocolate Chip or Creamy Caramel.
- SU stamp sets in order of appearance: All Holidays, Elegant Inspirations, Doubleline Doodles, Garden Whimsey, Wanted, Baroque Motifs, Elementary Essentials, ABC Alphabet Lower, Booglie Eyes, Autumn Harvest and last but not least Fun & Fast Notes
- Used SU Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain, Caramel Gingham, River Rock Double Stitched colored with Really Rust marker.
- Used Markers to color: Really Rust for flowers on March page and Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Really Rust for Christmas Tree on December page.
- Everything is stamped with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder with the exception of November. I used Vanilla Embossing Powder on the Happy Thanksgiving and Versamark and Gold & Copper Embossing Powders on the leaves from Autumn Harvest.
- Used photo corners from the On Board Blossoms & Basics assortment on the July page. I pressed the photo corners into my Pumpkin Pie Craft pad and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
- Used Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware throughout with the exception of February & December: silver heart and star brads were dipped in Chocolate Chip Craft and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder to create a distressed look.
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