Decorative inlays inlay kits
The CrafterEZ inlay kit Used With the Cupcake Inlay Kit
Cupcake Template: $14.99
With the CrafterEZ kit and the Cupcake Coaster Center kit you can build a set of coasters with a Cupcake in the center.
The CrafterEZ and Cupcake kit share alignment marks so you can perfectly center your design without any measuring!
For this build Red Heart was selected as the base material, Goncalo Alves for the body, and Curly Maple for the frosting.
Using the CrafterEZ template draw the shapes of the coaster and the alignment marks on the Red Heart Base Material.
Using the Cupcake template draw the outline of the body on the Goncalo Alves and the outline of the frosting on the Maple. Alignment marks are not relevant for cutting out these inlays.
After selecting and marking the materials, prepare them by affixing them to a backing material. See the Prepare Materials tutorial for more information.
Using the Cupcake template cut out the inlays using the Cutting Inlays Procedure.
Align the Cupcake template, pattern L1, to the Base material using the alignment marks. Using double sided tape, affix the cupcake template to the base material and cut out the void using the Cutting Voids procedure.
Assemble the Cupcake body into the void using the Fit portion of the Fit and Finish procedure.
Align the Cupcake template, pattern L2, to the Base Material using the alignment marks. Using double sided tape, affix the Cupcake template to the base material and cut out the void using the Cutting Voids procedure.
Assemble the Cupcake frosting into the void using the Fit portion of the Fit and Finish procedure.
Using the Alignment Marks, tape the CrafterEZ template into place over the assembled inlay. Then cut out the coaster using the Cutting Inlays procedure.
Sand and finish the coasters using the Fit and Finish procedures. We recommend using several coats of some type of poly urethane coating with UV protection on your coasters. The poly coating will help protect the coasters while the UV protection will help the woods maintain their color. All woods tend to change color over time, UV protection drastically slows this process down.