Hi everyone! Happy Friday! We are doing the happy dance out here in Colorado, as we’ve had a little bit of rain just about every day this week and we’re waking up to temps in the 50s. It’s absolutely wonderful! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a set of four Christmas Artist Trading Coins using several amazing Memory Box circle dies! Yep, if you know me, you know I’m an ATC fiend with a growing collection that I started several years ago, and I typically don’t trade them because I’m greedy that way, lol!
Using the Memory Box Joy Circle, Dove Circle, Peace Circle and Fancy Deer Circle dies, I cut the elements for the fronts of the coins from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock. Then I punched eight 2-1/2″ circles from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock (two for each coin for added stability) with my Fiskars punch, along with circles from several different patterned papers from Polly’s Paper Studio. I created the sentiments on the laptop, printed them on Solar White cardstock, and cut them into strips. I used glitter washi tape on two of the backgrounds, and adhered the die cut elements and sentiments to the patterned paper circles, then adhered those to each coin base. Here are individual shots of each coin:
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper
Stamps: Computer-generated sentiments
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Purple Glitter Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Skinny Blue Glitter Washi Tape,
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)