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Tiles… November 7th – RSVP by 11/1

August 21, 2010

(15 stampers)

Have you see those coasters in gift stores selling for $70.  When you pick them up to admire them, you realize they were STAMPED! Guess what???  I know how to make them. 

Do you want to come over and make your own tiles for the upcoming holiday season? 

Tiles all

There are 2 different ways to make tiles and LOTS of ways to color them…  Always use staz-on, then coloring them is fun.  You can use chalk/blender pen (or aqua painter), or sharpies, or markers (but the tips of your markers will most likely be ruined), or any water coloring technique.  You can also use aqua painter and craft ink.  See how vivid the pumpkin tiles are?  These are colored using craft ink and aqua painters.

Tiles october

This is my favorite…  so much my favorite, I keep this single tile in my stampin room on a little stand.  I kept these retired stamp sets JUST so I can recreate this set of tiles.  These were colored with maker and blender pen/classic stamp pad:

Tiles display

When packaged in a set of 4, they make the perfect gift.

Tiles my favorite stack top
Tiles my favorite stack side1

If you are interested in making tiles:

1. Let me know by November 1st…  I'll run out and get us materials. They cost $1.25 each (tile, felt feet, clear seal spray)

2. Bring stamp sets that will fit on our 4×4 tile (a smidge smaller)… once we get rolling, I"m sure we'll be sharing sets (your stampin neighbor will bring a cool set and you'll borrow it to make a set of your own tiles).

3. Bring your 'hand stamped by' for the under side of your tile.

4. Bring a black staz-on pad.  Other color staz-on pads are available at local retailers…  if you are interested.

5. Bring at least one coloring tool…  markers are great, but will be thrashed by the end of the day.  Ink pads/aqua painters are good.  Sharpie markers are good.  Reinkers/aquapainters are good (both classic and craft).  If you craft color your tiles, we'll need to bake your tiles for 45 minutes. 

6. Bring a side dish to share.  We will have slow cooked BBQ ribs here.


What to expect on tile day:

– Arrive at 9a.

-We will wash our tiles.  Huh… you say.  When them are made, they have this dry chalk all over them.  They need to be washed.  I was about to offer to do this in advance, but it's really yucky (chalk on hands is kinda my freak/yuck issue) and you won't get the full experience of stampin on tiles.  We'll set them out to dry (we can use our heat tool to speed one along).

– Stamp/color your tiles.

– Spray/seal your tiles (the ones using craft ink then baked don't need to be sealed).  They will be spray stinky for a while. 

– Wha … la… done.  Ready to wrap up as gifts.

RSVPed so far: Jilli (will make 20), Donna (will make 12), Mona (will make 8), Laurie (will make 12), Peggy (will make 12),

Michelle (will make 12), Charlene (will make 12 feet and spray only…ha ha!), Linda (will make ?), Patti (will make 8),Diane B. (will make 16),

Alexa (will make 12),Janet (will make 20 tiles),  Shellie (will make 16 tiles), Babbi (will make 0), Darlene (will make 8)

Happy Stampin,


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