A friend was celebrating her birthday on the weekend and I up-cycled some coasters as a gift.
I used the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that is currently available as a free choice during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $110. I sanded the coasters back to the hardboard and adhered the new paper. Then I sealed them with a spray sealant I got from the hardware store. This gives them a beautiful glossy finish which is waterproof and protects the paper from any liquid.
Thanks to Sharon Hashimoto Burkert for her idea for the card, also using this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Whilst she used the Poppy Parade ribbon for her card, which I think looks gorgeous - I love the contrast of the red against the black and white, I didn't have any. I did however, have the Granny Apple Green ribbon so I went with that. The green gives it freshness to my mind.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green
Dies: Layering Ovals
Ribbon: Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon