Today I would love to share with you a Christmas gift I gave my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. No pretty card to share with you today.
I made them their very own set of homemade ceramic coasters from titles I bought at Home Depot and also made some monogrammed white and black napkins to match.
I should of taken better pictures to share with you all. Since I didn't... these few pictures I took will have to do? I used my "En Francis" stamp from Stampin Up and cut a circle with my circle punch and stuck it to the middle of the title so I could later add their last name initial "R" to the center. I then removed the scrap circle paper and used my Martha Stewart Initial stamp and stamped it in the middle. My daughter was pleasantly surprised when she opened the gift bag with both items. She loves homemade love from Mom. LOL! If your interested in making some you can download directions from the internet on what to buy and how to do this. It really was quite simple. Here is a link for you that my help you with some directions.
The real trick to this is to be sure to spray Acrylic Matte Spray Finish to the titles after the Stazon Ink has dried. If not the ink will not adhere to the ceramic title and will come off or run. In case your wondering what to spray them with I used Art Deco Acrylic Matte Finsih DAS13 from Michael's Arts and Crafts. I also bought cork by the sheet at Michaels Arts and Crafts and made small circular dots and glued it onto the backside of each corner of the title so it would not scratch their furniture.
Now for the napkins....I purchased some white plain paper napkins and then used my initial stamp with black Stazon ink. I want to be sure to tell you to put a plain piece of white scrap paper in between the first layer when you stamp so that the ink does not bleed onto the other folds of the napkin.
Showing you the scrap paper between each fold here.
Here was the Martha Stewart stamp I used with black Stazon ink for both the tile and napkins.
I didn't take a picture of how I put each napkin back into the original cello wrapper and put a pretty blue ribbon to wrap them to match the coasters ribbon. It really made a nice matching personalized set to give as a nice little gift.
I hope this may inspire you to do this for a nice gift for a friend, family member or loved one at a later time?
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