Today’s blog project comes to you courtesy of my fridge. As usual after getting up and having a shower I went downstairs to make my morning coffee. Often a project idea will come to me overnight but today my mind was blank. It was only as I went to the fridge to get the milk that I thought about a fridge magnet. I haven’t made one in quite a while, so that was in my head as I made my way to my studio.
I was thinking of using magnetic sheet for the base, but as I sat down I saw a large clothes peg with a round magnet attached to it. I’d obviously glued them together when I made the last fridge magnet project but never used it. So with the base already decided I began work on the decorative part.
STITCHED NESTED LABELS
My plan was to create a magnet with a winter or Christmas theme. After a looking through my dies I decided to go with snowflakes on a blue background.
I began my project with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and two different colours of blue card. On the Misty Moonlight piece I used the #5 die (counting from the smallest up). Then I used the #6 die to cut out some Night of Navy Card.
For the first part of the sentiment I chose “Happy Christmas” from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, and using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it onto some Thick Whisper White Card. Then using the #2 die from the Stitched Nested Dies I cut it out as set that aside with the other pieces.
Next came the snowflakes cut with dies from the So Many Snowflakes set. First from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper I cut one of the medium-sized snowflakes. Then I took some Thick Whisper White Card and attached some Adhesive Sheet to the back. Then from this piece I cut two of the smaller snowflake. Now I was ready to build the background layers.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to fix the Balmy Blue snowflake to the Misty Moonlight layer. Next I removed the backing paper from the Adhesive Sheet and added the two white snowflakes to the layer. Then I set the assembled piece aside.
TODAY’S PLAN MAGNET
As this was going to be a magnet for the fridge I thought it would be good to be useful as well as pretty. So I pulled out the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and the “Today’s Plan: Consume” sentiment.
I actually only wanted the first part which fortunately was on a separate line to the “consume”. So I took a narrow strip of Night of Navy Card and used VersaMark ink to stamp just the part I needed. This was simply a case of looking through the photopolymer stamp set to get the placement just right. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing a few stray specks I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Now I was ready to complete the assembly of the magnet.
I began with the peg, and on the non-magnet side covered the wood with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I removed the backing and fixed the peg to the back of the large Night of Navy die-cut piece. Next I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount the Misty Moonlight layer with the snowflakes onto the Night of Navy piece.
That just left the two sentiments to add with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my fridge magnet project was complete.
I love how this magnet turned out. It’s pretty and useful, not bad for a last minute coffee-time idea.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Love You More Than Dies (not used today). I also bought the So Many Snowflakes Dies in a bundle with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set (not used today). Buying products using the single bundle item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same items separately. I’ve included links to both bundles in case you want to explore these options further.