As soon as I saw the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit last year I knew I had to get it. As well as the white-framed 12” x 12” metal board, the kit includes lots of other parts and pieces to dress it up. I’ve revamped the colour scheme a few times in the past but my most recent update was in October! Today I decided it was high time I removed that cute Christmas gnome theme. So pulling out the Countryside Inn 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack I set to work.
I began by stripping back my current board to the background. Then I removed the board from the frame so I could take out the 12″ x 12″ DSP sheet. I could save this to use again on the magnet board, or put it back in my DSP stash to cut up and use on other projects. For now though I simply set it aside while I chose a new backing sheet from the Countryside Inn DSP pack. In the end I chose a Night of Navy striped design and reinserted the board and DSP into the frame.
As I was looking at the various sheets of DSP I noticed a 6″ x 12″ piece left over from a previous project. On a whim I placed this foxy pattern into the board and slid the paper under the edges of the frame. I liked the result, but then saw a 1/2″ x 12″ strip of another pattern. So I tucked the ends under the top and bottom edges of the frame to better define the two halves of the board.
None of this DSP was glued in place so I decided to hold it together with a little ‘title’ sentiment. The kit doesn’t include any stamps but instead there are several sheets of heavy printed stickers. I chose “Celebrate today” and mounted it onto a 2″ x 3″ piece of Boho Blue Card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I fixed the title onto the background papers using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Now it was time to set up the magent board with places to write my notes. For this I simply chose a couple of the 3″ x 4″ cards included in the kit. Then for contrast I cut two 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ pieces of Boho Blue Card and glued the grey cards on top. However looking at the photo I now realise that I forgot to do the second card! I’ll have to go back and correct that today.
Going back to the sticker sheets I chose “On My Mind” and fixed that to one of the grey cards.. Then I attached “Important” directly onto the magnetic clip holding the other card. Finally I stuck an arrow onto a stray magnet that I had lying around and added that to the board too.
Towards the bottom of the board I like to have a couple of storage options. In the original kit there are some t-shirt shaped pieces that fold up into little folio type pockets. Before doing anuything else when I bought the kit I traced around one of these pieces onto card to keep as a template. Now today I used that template to create a pocket using another of the patterns from the Countryside Inn DSP pack. Unfortunately the pattern on the reverse (which would be seen on the inside of the pocket) was a bit distracting, so I added a small strip of Night of Navy Card along that inner edge before gluing the sides in place.
Next, on the front of the pocket I added another of the printed stickers from the kit which says “happiness is in the journey”. Then as I looked at the DSP scraps from the pocket I decided to fussy cut one of the trees from the reverse. With that done I used liquid glue to add it to the sentiment on the pocket front.
Finally the pencil box… This is the box that originally contained the six gold magnet clips included in the kit. I simply cut off the top flaps and wrapped a 3-1/2″ x 7″ piece of Countryside Inn DSP around it. Around that I added some Basic White 1/2″ Herringbone Ribbon topped with Night of Navy 3/8″ Bordered Ribbon. Once that was attached to the board with a gold clip my updated Countryside Inn Magnet Board was complete.