Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Glass Magnets

  I had planned to post this project yesterday but my kids had a snow day for all of 1.5 inches of snow that never even stuck to the roads or sidewalks!  I know the schools are just being cautious but it seems that they call school off without even looking outside sometimes.  We had fun playing in the snow and it was good thing we went out in the morning as by 3pm it was all melted.  Needless to say, having both boys at home all day I never had a chance to sit down and focus on a blog post.

  I made these magnets last month as a thank you for my customers.  They were fun and easy to do and I think they came out pretty cool....but maybe that's because I'm in love (shhhhhh, don't tell my husband!) with the Sale-a-bration Everyday Enchantment DSP.  This photo shows just a portion of the ones I made.  I got a little punch happy when I was making them.  I still have a few left!

  These were very easy to make but I did learn a few things along the way.  The first being that these glass rocks that I got at the Dollar Store (I've also seen them at Ben Franklin) are pretty heavy.  They are around 1 1/4 inches across.  First I cut circles from the Stampin' Up! magnets sheet using the Circles #2 die.  The magnet sheets circles held up the glass rocks but as soon as I tried to use the magnet to hold up a piece of paper (the whole point of a magnet right?) it started sliding down my fridge.  The glass rocks were just too heavy!  Back to the drawing board...I ended up getting stronger magnets from a craft store and they work great.  I know the magnets sheets would work great on other projects just not these due to the weight.

  First, I started with some Everyday Enchantment DSP and the Stampin' Up! adhesive sheets.  I cut several strips of DSP and peeled off the backing on one side of the adhesive sheets and then pressed the DSP into the adhesive sheet.  Then I used my 1 1/4" circle punch to punch through my DSP/adhesive sheet sandwich.

  Next, I peeled off the backing and pressed the circle onto the flat back of the glass rocks.  I used my bone folder to burnish the back of the paper to make sure that everything adhered really well.  Then I glued the magnets to the back.

 Of course I had to package them up all pretty!  I just used the small cello bags and then added a tag punched with the tag punches, Fresh Vintage stamp set (SAB), and the sentiment is from Pennant Parade.  Everything is tied together with the 1/8" Sale-a-bration ribbon.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Pennant Parade

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Adhesive Sheets,  Pool Party, Whisper White

Accessories: Tag punches, 1 1/4" circle punch, cello bags, magnets (non-SU), glass rocks (non-SU)


  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this craft! So easy. And what a great little gift. I like the way you packaged them up.

  3. These are just too cute!!! What a sweet gift!

  4. These are just awesome and make the perfect gift!! Love it!! I will be featuring these magnets on My Crafty Picks #56 with a link back to your blog on 3-11-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  5. These are great Amanda! I love that paper.


  6. Beautiful and what fun! So happy you shared! And congrats on being featured on My Crafty Picks #56!!! I'm going to run over right now and subscribe so I don't miss your project! Hugs...


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