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Thursday, January 1, 2009

My New Year's Eve project











I tried this out last night on New Year's Eve, while hanging out with my best buddy who was visiting from out of town. We're lucky if we get to see each other once a year, despite talking on the phone almost every day. I had a lot of fun making this for my sister, hopefully she likes the colors... I got this idea from a Cafemom scrapper named Sara, who said she got the idea from somebody else... Anyhow, I had to try it out. I found 12x12 metal sheets at the Craft Warehouse in town, and used a spray glue to adhere my paper to it. I used my Cropadile to make holes for the hanger and set eyelets in it. I took chipboard and painted it, made it shiny with Aleene's Paper Glaze- I love that stuff! and glued magnets to the back. I took glass marbles and traced around them on paper (the "e" on the middle one is a rub-on, I didn't know if stamping ink would smear), then adhered the paper to the glass marble with more Paper Glaze. I think some people use the E-600 glue, but I didn't have any on hand. I let it dry, then glued magnets to the back of those also. I glued magnets to the back of the little white clips, then tied coordinating ribbon on those. It was very simple, and I plan on making one for myself. My buddy made one with her name on it- she said that if my sister didn't like hers, to just keep it and give it to her instead and she'd change the name! :) Gotta love that buddy of mine! I'm going to look on Craftwarehouse.com and see if I can find any more projects to do with these sheets- they were only $2.99 each, and they had 4" square ones for 99 cents each, ooh, just thinking about all the fun you could have with those... ooooh!!!

6 comments:

  1. cute cute cute. I think I need to add "make magnets" to my list of projects for this year :) And I've seen metal used on some great projects that a friend of mine does...I'll have to see if I have any photos. She mounts then on wooden boards then dressed them up with tacks, vinyl lettering (you could use your cricut), ribbon, etc.

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  2. That came out really nice. She'll love it.

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  3. That is amazing!!!! I would love it if I got it as a gift....your work is always amazing!!

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  4. Oh that is a very very cute project!! It came out great!!

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