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I have a quick post for you today. I have had a lot going on and have not had a chance to craft very much. I made these projects a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share them with you.

My mother in-law asked me if I could donate some cards or projects to our local senior center to use as a door prize for a party they were having. Since I didn’t want to give a pack of none coordinating card, threw together these projects with supplies I had on hand.

For the first door prize, I decorated a candle holder and made a coordinating tag paper piecing Little Layered Flowers Button Daisy by Meljen’s Designs.

For the second door prize I stamped some coasters. Although I forgot to take a photo, I packaged the coasters with burlap, baker’s twine and a button so that the looked nice.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies for Candle and Tag:

  • Stamps: Little Layered Flowers Button Daisy by Meljen’s Designs, Flowers with Love by Annabelle Stamps
  • Inks: Olive Pastel ColorBox chalk ink, Tea Dye Distress Inks
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Stampin’ Up Delicate Dots DP
  • Tools: Stampin’ Up circle punch, Cropadile, Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares, Copic makers
  • Embellishments: Burlap, misc. flower from Hobby Lobby, The Twinery bakers twine, misc button
  • Other: Candle and glass holder from the Dollar Store

Challenges: for Candle & Tag:

Supplies for Coasters:

  • Stamps: Take Flight by Gina K. Designs, Distressed Background by Stampabilities
  • Inks: StazOn in black, olive, brown
  • Papers: none
  • Tools: Sharpie markers, Matte spray sealant
  • Other: Stone coaster

Challenges for Coasters:


Pamela said…
That candle is awesome! This is my first visit to your blog and oh my, so much to see while I am here. I like your uniqueness, a flair all of your own.
Esther Asbury said…
Beautiful! I love the candle too -- and love the use of burlap!!
Kathy and Lucky said…
These are beatuiful, love the tag with the candle and the tiles/coasters are so pretty. Bet they loved everything.
Carrie Sampsel said…
Love these!! That tag is so cute!! TFS
Doreen said…
Such lovely projects Cheryl,love the
Annette Allen said…
WOW beautiful tag... I LOVE IT..
Sara I. said…
These are such amazing creations!! Lovin' the tag and fabulous flower on the candle! The coasters are just gorgeous and love the sentiment on them!! xx
deesdesigns said…
Love how everything coordinates so well - the candle is stunning. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at Aud Sentiments - Good Luck!
cotnob said…
Wow, gorgeous projects, lovely tag, the flower is fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
FABULOUS!!!! Wow - that tag with the candle is awesome! I love that sunflower on the candle! What a great find!

Loving the coasters too! I still want to try these for our November craft fair! I have so much to make!!!!

I'm sure your MIL is so pleased with the projects!
Kim Duran said…
Wow! You've been busy created so many lovely pieces. I just adore the tag you've created. The kraft and large flower look so pretty together! Thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us this week at The Kraft Journal!
Sandra DeFalco said…
Cheryl - the coasters are gorgeous! I like the tag and the candle wrap too!
Thanks for playing in our 'Animals OR Insects' Challenge #28, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
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JanR said…
Wow, those coasters are amazing! Love your other projects too. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt
Audrey Pettit said…
OMGoodness, what cool projects, Cheryl! I bet the folks at the senior center loved these. That candleholder and tag are gorgeous. So love the dimension of the flower on the tag and love the burlap touches. Awesome coasters, too. I've yet to try stamping on coasters. Need to do that someday.
Thanks so much for sharing these with us at The Kraft Journal.
Marlene said…
Your candle and tag and coasters are beautiful....and I LOVE sunflowers!
Joanne Gilch said…
Love your door prizes. Should have hollered I would have been happy to send some all occasion cards for a door prize.
What fabulous door prizes these are! Love the coasters. These are so great at this time of the year when beverages have condensation. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! :-) Amy
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Beautiful creation, great way to use up those scraps, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
brenda said…
A super collection of projects Cheryl.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x
Jani said…
Cheryl, your tag is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x
Manuela said…
This is gorgeous. Especially love the big flower image on your tag.
Many thanks for sharing and joining us at Mami Doodles. Good Luck.
Anonymous said…
Absolutely gorgeous creations.Love the flower on the tag and the coasters look fabulous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x
Beautiful projects! Love the paper piecing on the flower on your tag! I like the effect! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”
Gina Lindsay said…
What great donations! The candle and tag are gorgeous and I LOVE those coasters!
Catherine said…
What a great little tag, just love the flower!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons...
Unknown said…
Love the candle and coasters. These would make great gifts for any occassion. Fabulous. I just love burlap.
Jennifer Scull said…
whoa nelly, Cheryl, these are amazing amazing! who wouldn't want to win them in a big way?!?! ;) gorgeous as always!
thanks for playing in the KD challenge, but you know I'd stop by anyhow..... grins!
Jennifer Scull said…
whoa nelly, Cheryl, these are amazing amazing! who wouldn't want to win them in a big way?!?! ;) gorgeous as always!
thanks for playing in the KD challenge, but you know I'd stop by anyhow..... grins!
Jennifer Scull said…
whoa nelly, Cheryl, these are amazing amazing! who wouldn't want to win them in a big way?!?! ;) gorgeous as always!
thanks for playing in the KD challenge, but you know I'd stop by anyhow..... grins!
Ros said…
Oh Wow! these are so beautiful ... love that candle!!
Ros said…
OOOps ... forgot to thank you for playing along at CCCB ...
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Wow, beautiful pieces, love the yellow flower on the tag.
Tammy said…
WOW all of your door prizes are awesome Cheryl! I love the candle holder & matching tag!!
pinky said…
Stunning projects Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Jill said…
Great projects!
The candleholder and tag is gorgeous
Thanks for sharing your work at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs, Jill
cheryl said…
oh really love this its just gorgeous great colors and detail on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx
Nikki Byrne said…
What a fantabulous set of projects here, I love those coasters. Thank youfor joining us at OSAAT,. Good luck. hUgs

nikki DT
Anita said…
These are so pretty Cheryl and I'm sure the center loved and appreciated them.
1CardCreator said…
Great door prizes, these are awesome Cheryl!
Antoinette said…
Ooooooo Cheryl, I am just LOVING these makes! The tag, candle and coaster are BEAUTIFUL, you are so talented sweetie :0))))
OI hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy the Irish fest!! Hugs Annie xXx
Jennipher said…
What a great coordinating set and a super sweet thing for you to do!
Pattie G said…
The coasters are beautiful and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
Sally H said…
what fabulous coasters! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!
Tracy said…
Gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Unknown said…
That tag is wonderful.. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!
cnelson said…
Truly lovely work! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB!
Karin said…
I love the tag and matching candle...How perfect those big flowers look together! Great choice for the end of summer! The coasters look great too. I'm sure whoever leaves with those prizes will be thrilled!
Francesca said…
Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

Nikbee said…
Fabulous makes. I love the tag. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x
Anonymous said…
Beautiful! I especially love the tag and the paper pieced flower. The button adds a nice touch!
Beverley said…
These are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

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