Sunday, April 3, 2011

A New Month & A New SOC Magazine Issue...

It's a New Month with a New Magazine Issue of Scraps of Color...

I hope that you are still enjoying the newest issue of Scraps of Color. It’s loaded with fun projects, awesome ideas, and wonderful giveaways.

Today, I am sharing a keepsake very similar to the keepsake tutorial that I created on page 22 of the Scraps of Color Magazine. I think you all know by now that I love keepsakes, so I could not miss this opportunity to create another one of these using an “Easter” theme…:) It’s amazing how fast this year is flying by. Easter will be here before you know it and this is the time to start prepping for those sweet pictures. As shared in the magazine, this keepsake can be made in 7 easy steps. The construction of the keepsake is with coasters, and due to the 4 x 4 size- you could create this in no time.

Easter Keepsake by Karen Jiles. Supplies- Patterned Paper & Stickers: We R Memory Keepers; Metal Hinges: Close To My Heart; Coasters: Michaels; Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Right Close Up

Left Close Up

Tip 1: Create a small keepsake to spotlight some of your favorite pics. I love to keep pics of my family on my desk at work. The size of this makes this perfect!

Tip 2: When printing your photos, print mini photos/passport size to use in smaller projects like this one.

Tip 3: Substitute mini calendars instead of a photo to give an additional purpose to the keepsake.

Tip 4: The hinges can be optional. Use coordinating ribbon to bind the coasters.

I enjoy creating Wall Art and Small Keepsakes. What about you? What keepsakes do you enjoy making? Please share.

Have a Great Week!!


  1. Karen, I am in awe of your creativity. I will definitely give this technique a try. Thanks so much.

  2. Thanks so much!! These are so much fun and quite easy to make. I will also warn you that they are very addictive too..:)

  3. Beautiful creation as is all your work Karen!

    -Susan (Scraps of Color)

  4. Karen, this is beautiful. And I just happen to have a bunch of hinges and coasters in a box of "unloved" supplies in my gargage. Maybe I'll give this a try.

  5. Thanks Susan and Gemiel! This is a super fun and quick project. Definitely give it a try...:)

  6. This is very pretty, love the 3D embellishments & letters!



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