Have you seen the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit? I bought a couple when they were added to the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection. At its heart is a white 12” x 12” metal ‘board’ in a white frame. From there you use the 12” x 12” patterned paper, printed cards and stickers to set up the board as you want. However what I like most is that I can combine it with pieces from my stash to update the look or theme. Today my board is ready for Christmas planning.
As I’d previously set up my magnet board I began by removing the existing cards and pieces. Then I took out the metal board and replaced the paper in the frame with this grey design from the original kit. With that done I simply replaced the magnet board piece in the frame and closed the metal tabs on the back to hold it in place.
For my Christmas colour scheme I decided I wanted something light and fresh so I chose Soft Sea Foam and Basic White. From the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack I pricked out the Soft Sea Foam holly design and cut two pieces.
I started with a 3-1/2″ a 7″ piece and wrapped it around the box that originally contained the magnet clips in the kit so the ends of the paper were at the back. As I was wrapping the paper around the box I pinched it to mark where it needed to be folded. Then I removed the paper, folded it along the pinched lines and sharpened the creases with a Bone Folder. After that I wrapped the paper around the box again, overlapped the ends of the paper and glued them together. Now I had a sleeve that could be removed and stored once Christmas was over.
Going back to the holly pattern I cut the second piece at 6-1/2″ x 8″. Then I found the pouch template I’d created when I first got the kit.
TIP: Before assembling your new kit, draw around one of the pouch pieces onto some thick card. Then use this as a template to create new pouches from any paper you want.
After placing my pouch template on the DSP I drew around it with a pencil and added an extra 1″ at the end without the notch. Then I cut around the shape using Paper Snips. Next with the wrong side up I folded over the extra 1″ part (this would hide the multi-coloured design on the inside). With that done I folded and glued the DSP piece as per the original instructions.
Before adding the new pouch to the board I wanted to include the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set. So using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the large label-style die from the Lights Aglow Dies set.
Next, from the Festive Pearls pack I chose three self-adhesive gold pearls and fixed them to the sentiment. Then after attaching the sentiment to the pouch with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted the pouch onto the board with two of the magnet clips.
I knew I’d have some space left on the board so I thought it would be fun to add a little Christmas gnome. So using the Gnomes Dies set I cut a hat from Soft Sea Foam Card and the feet from Evening Evergreen Card. For his nose I used Blushing Bride Card with Thick Basic White for the beard. After assembling the pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I added my gnome to the board with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
MAGNET CLIPS FOR NOTES
Going back to the wrapped box I wanted to included a little more gold. So I cut 7″ of 1/4″ Gold Shimmer Ribbon and wrapped it around the DSP sleeve. After securing it at the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive I added the box to the board with a magnet clip.
It was at this point that I decided I needed a little more Christmas imagery and went back to the Painted Christmas DSP pack. This time I found some small scraps with individual pinecone branch images. In the end using Paper Snips I fussy-cut one complete image and then two partial images from an edge
Taking the complete image first I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to add it to the front of the wrapped box,
Then from the 3″ x 4″ cards included in the kit I selected a couple with a list-style design printed in grey and green. At the top of one I glued the two partial pinecone images. Then I found an “On the Menu” sticker from the kit and fixed that in the centre. For the other card I added a “create this” sticker at the top.
While I liked the card I wanted to bring in more of the pale green so I cut two 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Soft Sea Foam Card. Using liquid glue I attached my menu card to one and clipped it to the board. Then I glued the “Create this” card to the other piece and clipped that on.
I had one last magnet clip left and I stuck an “Important” stick right on the clip. Once I’d placed this onto the board it was finally ready to be hung on the wall.
I have to say of all the kits in the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection range this has to be my absolute favourite. I love that it contains everything you need to assemble, but also that it is so easy to customise. And it’s not difficult to put together as my 11 year-old granddaughter discovered during her recent visit.
For my other two versions of the Magnet Board see my earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and coordinating Labels Aglow Dies using a single “bundle” item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I also bought the Gnomes Dies in a discounted bundle with the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set (not used today). I’ve included links to the individual items and the bundles in case you want to explore these further.