Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cork Cutting, Blade Cleaning & Coasters

“Cork Cutting, Blade Cleaning & Coasters”  Wow… now that’s a mouthful!  Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial covers all those topics and more, as I show you step by step how to make a wood sheet and cork double embossed coaster!


Supplies you’ll need to make today’s…

Wood Sheet and Cork Coaster


  • Up In The Air (Hostess)
  • Family Reunion W #122710 C #122712


  • Chocolate Chip Craft Ink Refill #101780*
  • Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad #122265*
  • *OR Neutrals Collection Craft Spots #119719

Terrific Tools:

  • Table Top Paper Cutter #106959
  • Heat Tool #100005
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439
  • Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Stamping Sponge #101650
  • Bone Folder 102300
  • Adhesive Remover #103684
  • Designer Sanding Blocks #124304

Awesome Accessories:

  • Wood Sheet #116309
  • Cork Sheets #119819
  • Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805
  • Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109130

Step By Step Tutorial…

Wood Sheet and Cork Coaster

  1. Cut wood sheet, cork sheet, and big shot multipurpose adhesive sheet to 4” x 4” size using the Table Top Paper Cutter.
  2. Turn on Heat Tool and allow it to pre-heat.
  3. Stamp images from Up In the Air and Family Reunion stamp sets onto 4” square wood sheet using inked chocolate chip craft ink pad.stamp with craft ink, emboss with clear ep
  4. Cover stamped images with clear embossing powder, and heat to set.  Leave the heat tool on… you will be using it again in step 7.
  5. Emboss lower edge of wood sheet using finial press textured impressions embossing folder and big shot die-cutting machine.Finial_PRess-embossing
  6. Lightly ink Stamping Sponge using craft ink, sponge off onto scrap of paper to remove heavy color, leaving a lighter sponging effect and then sponge entire surface of wood sheet with the grain of the sheet.  NOTE:  If you are going against the grain, you will feel the sponge drag and catch on the wood sheet.Lovely_Friend_Wood_Sheet-Coaster_PROJECT_Sharon_Field
  7. Cover wood sheet with clear stampin’ emboss powder, set with heat tool.
  8. Use a bone folder to smooth and release the adhesive of the 4” Multipurpose Adhesive sheet square.  Remove the protective covering and attach to the cork sheet.three_4_inch_base_materials
  9. Use a bone folder once again to smooth and release the adhesive, remove remaining protective covering and attach the embossed wood sheet to the sticky surface.

Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters:

  • Heating a wood sheet with the heat tool may cause shrinkage and/or burning.  Don’t hold the heat tool in one place for too long!
  • If shrinkage of the wood sheet does occur, simply cut the overlapping cork edges using the table top paper cutter.
  • Smooth any rough edges using a sanding block, it works wonderfully!  Here are before and after photo for comparison.rough_Cut_Edge-of_CorkP1110238rough_Cut_Edge-of_Cork_Smoothed_With_Sanding_Block
  • If glue collects on the blade of your table top paper cutter, clean safely and easily by using the Adhesive Remover!table_top_Cutter_Blade_with_Cork_and_Adhesive
    • Notice the cork and adhesive sheet collecti0n? Clean_table_top_cutting_Blade_With_Adhesive_Eraser
    • Carefully rub the eraser along the cutting edge and sides of the blade.


    • The adhesive eraser will not be cut or damaged in any way.

All the supplies for today’s project are available from my online stampin’ Up! Store.  The Hostess set is available when your order total reaches a $150.00 merchandise total… which yields you more free merchandise and Sale-A-Bration bonus merchandise too!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial, and hope you’ll join me tomorrow for a stepped up project featuring Wood and Cork Sheets!

Want to see more wood and cork sheet projects?

I always look forward to reading your comments, thanks for stopping by!



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Kkcreativemind said...

What a perfect tutorial..steps & directions are very well..thanks for sharing with us the How-To :)

Ellen Parker said...

Wow Sharon. You are so creative!

ellouise1969 said...

Oh to spend a day in ur creative brain Sharon!! What a fantastic idea. Just wonderful.

Tammy said...

UBER Creative!!! WOW come on busy bee:) YOu do such a lovely job!!!! Thanks for all of your hard work---steady diligence always pays off:) Huge Hugs!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure