Welcome back to my 12 Weeks of Christmas – Week #8 Holiday Tile Coasters.  This project was a challenge for me as I had never stamped on tile before, but I was up for it!  These will make a fun holiday gift for any friend or hostess and just about any stamp can be used.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com See all my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.

These tumbled tiles were found at a local hardware store and were perfect to make a set of holiday tile coasters.  It is very important to clean thoroughly with alcohol to remove any tile residue.  Use the Embossing Buddy to have a good stamping surface and then stamp the sentiments from the Merry Patterns stamp set with Versamark Ink.  This stamp set was available as a promotion during the month of October.  The use of the Gold Embossing Powder and adds a bit of glam using a Heat Gun to melt it onto the tile.  BE WARNED, the tile will need to get extremely hot before the powder will melt and will take longer than what you might be used to with paper.  For safety, you definitely will NOT want to pick up the tile for a few minutes after heating.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com See all my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.

Since the Merry Patterns stamp set is a two step stamping process, I heated both the Black Embossing Powder, then stamp the second portion and heat the Gold Embossing Powder.  Adding felt to the bottom protects any table surface, too.  They look so festive all wrapped up for a great gift.  You might even want to make an extra set for yourself!

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com See all my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.

I filled in the candles with the Cherry Cobbler new alcohol Stampin’ Blends.  If you love to color, these work great for blending colors in a more artistic flair with highlighting and more.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com See all my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.

Hopefully you can be brave and make a set of tile coasters, too.  You can do so at one of my next Holiday Projects day on December 10.  Seats will be limited, so RSVP now at my MeetUp site here.  These will be popular days, so don’t wait.

Not in the San Diego area, but would like to make any of my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects?  Email me and I’ll respond with pricing and options.

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!  Thanx for stopping by and make all your projects A Crowning Creation!

~Cynthia~

Check out all the projects from my 12 Weeks of Christmas series below:

Week #1 – Designer Series Paper Wreath

Week #2 – Mini Pizza Box with Gift Tags

Week #3 – Coffee Candle Holder

Week #4 – Santa Frame Décor

Week #5 – Decorated Wine Bottle & Tag

Week #6 – Mini Lantern

Week #7 – Shadow Box card w/Mini Ornament

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