Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Father's Day Gift

German Phrase of the Day: Sie ist sehr glucklich. = She is very happy. I LOVE the photo of Julia I used for this project - isn't that just he most beautiful smile? (and before you ask Mom...I'll try to make one for you and dad also!)

I bought some of those adorable tiny hinges online and I FINALLY got around to making one of the adorable little folding photo display things with the coasters. I attached the hinges on the inside so the "book" will close flat since it is for my dh to take when he's traveling...so he'll always have a smiling wife and bug-bug to look at (awwww.)

I covered the coasters with that wonderful SU! DSP from last summer's mini (the one I love but can never remember the name of!) and then made a simple design for the front using the Happy Father's Day from one of the AYC sets (I use the mini Rough Edges alphabet for the year) Since I wanted the outside to look nice, I inserted the brads from out to in...it also helps in closing the book better.

For the photos, I printed them here at home, then I ran my sanding block around all four sides in about 1/2" to frame them in a little bit, since I wasn't going to mat them. After adhering them, I stamped the heart image from Doodle That with white stazon. Unbelievably, my husband actually noticed this, and seemed to think it was cool that the stamped image matched the "scratches" on the edges of the photos.

On the back I stamped "The best is yet to come" from one of the spring mini sets and put a few hearts around it. Now he'll always have a photo to setup in whatever hotel room he's staying in so he can see our smiling faces when he wakes in the morning. And he has the wonderful benefit of seeing only the smiling faces and not having to hear the grumpiness that usually exists in our home in the mornings! (NONE of us is a morning person...my husband probably LEAST so!)

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Doodle That, AYC, Love Matters, Rough Edges Alphabet
Chocolate Chip, Bliss Blue, Ruby Red, SU! DSP from spring 06 mini
Chocolate Chip, white stazon
Acc: Crafter's Toolkit, silver brads, sanding block, mini hinges purchased online



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  2. Only deleted because I didn't proofread it. I said, Isn't it amazing how my daughter knows her needy mother - or manybe it is greedy mother - way over here in the states? Aw-w-w I always love whatever she creates and love all the reminders I already have. XO XO MoM

  3. This is great, and you did it with coasters, guess that means I will have to force myself to hit the bars and have a few drinks, need those coasters.

  4. This is the best use of coasters I've ever seen! Pat J.

  5. I LOVE this and what an awesome idea! Where did you get the hinges from?

  6. Nice project, I'm sure he loved it!! The pictures are great too!

  7. Ohhh my gosh....I LOVE this!!!! Hmmm I may have to CASE this one of these days...thanks soooo much for sharing!!!




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