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)