Saturday, August 20, 2011

De ja vu!

I know I have featured this project in another post, but I believe it bears repeating.

Inspired creativity is all about thinking outside the box, in my opinion.  My box happens to be rounded at the edges (get it?  cloud, round edges, hehe... ok, enough fooling around, back to the post...)

Problem:  Ever find yourself with embellishments or a cartridge of images you think you are never going to use?  Ever have an embellishment or image you really love but have no idea what other colors or patterns would work with it?  Ever need a small gift for someone who isn't crafty or may not appreciate a handmade card?

Solution: Magnets!

This idea came from a project that I worked on with partner-in-crime Sue and a coworker, Sandra, who was having a 1st birthday/baptism for her daughter.  Sue made the invitations for Sandra, and we all took an afternoon down in the Craft Cave assembling them.  The last piece of the project was putting magnets on the back of each card.  I thought this was ingenious, because it transformed an invitation that might sit on someone's counter, or get lost with the junk mail, into something that people could display, that was easily visible on the fridge.

It is as simple as taking an embellishment or cutting an image on your Cricut (or Pazzles or etc etc) and gluing a magnet on the back.  Instant gift!

Below are the two magnets I made using Disney and Pixar cartridges (borrowed from friends).  Wall-E is my second favorite Disney film of all time, and my Hubby adores the green aliens from Toy Story.  And now we can both smile every time we walk past the fridge and see them up there.

As you can see, the cut-out if not very big.  (Yes, that is my hand.)  You can make the image as big or as small as you want.  As long as you use sturdy paper and good glue, anything will work.


I put two magnets on this one, but it is up to you...

These are small and thin enough (depending on the magnet you use) to fit inside a card, an envelope, or, as you can see here, slipped inside a 6 pack.

And the scrapping continues...

1 comment:

  1. I love how these turned out!!!! Fabulous as usual. FYI, I need you to make me a hello card with the buttons. Jean picked the one you made for the swap :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B