Hello again! Nice to see you here! 🙂
This post is very special as it is the first time I am in the guest design team for any challenge! Yay! As one of three winners at the Crafty JC challenge #10 (simplicity), I get to do a special post as the GDT 🙂
The theme for the challenge #12 is Holiday Favors – a concept that is quite new to me frankly 🙂 Birthday favors yes….holiday favors?? Hmm…but then it is not a challenge if you do not think out of the zone, eh? I thought very objectively and decided that it has to be something that can be made easily and could be mass produced, if need be. Something that would not need many special tools and that even kids can make….to enjoy the holiday celebrations 🙂
And I came up with fridge magnets! What say you?
This is what I made….a snowflake and a tree magnet. I used die-cuts to save time for my guest post but you can use any shape that you prefer. The tree can be a simple triangle (layered or simple) and the snowflake can be a simple scalloped circle….or flower….possibilities are endless 🙂
I die cut my two snowflake dies in white and spritzed them with red glimmer mist. Once they dried, I used my glue pen to add glitter to the edges and a small sticker for the center.
I used the Christmas tree die for this one, and first distressed it with green shades. Added the Holiday Lights stamp set and lovely Pie Lane bling for the lights. I went over the lines with my glue pen and added glitter in this too.
I used a magnetic roll for the back, where I could cut the pieces to the size I wanted.
The main thing here is to remember that you can use cereal boxes and layer them to the desired thickness, for any shape that you decide to use. Remember to glue each layer separately so that it adds to the strength of the magnet. You can also add pattern paper to have a neater finish….depending on what look you are aiming for.
I am a magnet collector so this appealed to me naturally 🙂 You can have a sneak onto our fridges…
I have found collecting magnets quite a fascination. It tells a lot about the place and it is easy to carry and bring back for family and friends, as gifts and souveniers. Just hope we don’t run out of fridge space to stick it all! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and appreciate reading this in full 🙂