Monday, December 8, 2014

Make Magnets with your Stamps - Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew"! We’re just a group of online crafty blog friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes! Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog. 

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas.

I'm actually out of town right now visiting family in Phoenix, but I wanted to share a post I created for the Sweet Stamp Shop a couple months ago. I think it's pretty fitting for the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration so please enjoy!

Today I’m here to share a fun way you can turn ANY stamp into a magnet. Since I’m ready for Christmas, I created a little holiday city scene…

Step 1: Stamp your image on sturdy white cardstock, color it, and fussy cut. In this tutorial I used ‘Holiday Town’ stamps and colored with Copic markers.

Step 1 - Stamp, Color, Cut

Step 2: Trace your image on a piece of chipboard. Frugal Tip! I almost always use cardboard from cereal boxes. Reduce, recycle, reuse am I right? Once you’ve traced it, cut it out and give it a light coat of Gesso on both sides. This will help make your finished magnet sturdier.

step 2 - Trace, Cut, Gesso
Step 3: Once the gesso has dried, glue the two pieces together using a strong liquid adhesive. Now you can add any glitter accents to your building (I used Star Dust Stickles). Let them dry.

step 3 - glue, glitter, dry

Step 4: Coat your entire image with a thick layer of Glossy Accents. TIP! Use a needle to poke any air bubbles from the Glossy Accents. If you don’t pop those bubbles, they will dry there! Now put it to the side, step away, don’t touch… I left mine to dry overnight completely.

step 4 - glossy accents, pop bubbles, let DRY

Step 5: Use hot glue to adhere a magnet behind your building! All finished! Now make as many as your heart desires!

step 5 - glue magnets
Now that I’ve got all these adorable holiday magnets, I need to get them to my fridge!

And here they are again holding up last year’s holiday post card…

You could create all kinds of fun scenes and rearrange them depending on the season. Or what about creating your own alphabet magnets?? The options are really endless… so get crafty and make your own magnets! This is a great craft to get the kids involved in, too!

PRIZES! I NEED TO GET RID OF ALL THIS STUFF IN THAT PHOTO! SOME OF IT CAN BE YOURS! As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Event, I will be giving away a SWAG BOX of fun goodies to a lucky commenter! Comment on all 12 days to increase you chance of winning. And I PROMISE it will be PACKED with crafty goodness... I'm in the holiday giving spirit after all! ;) PRIZE UPDATE! I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO (2!) HUGE PRIZE BOXES! Thank you guys for all your sweet comments throughout this event!!!

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  1. These house magnets are adorable! I love house images to begin with, and the way you colored and glittered these make them even cuter. Thanks for the tip about the Glossy Accents, I have trouble with getting a nice smooth finish on it and have to admit to wanting to rush the process!

  2. great house magnets and tutorial!

  3. So cute - these would be great to make for an Advent calendar.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. These are too cute and what an awesome idea!

  5. so cute!! thanks for the inspiratioin

  6. These are so cute and a clever way to use stamps. I might use your idea and whip up a batch for stocking stuffers! Love the addition of the glitter!

  7. SO COOL! Love that you use the cereal boxes...btw, for the same reason i use the fruit containers from stores instead of buying acetate for my shaker cards and as base for pop-ups then cut my paper to cover it, just thought I'd mention it..

  8. I LOVE THESE!!! I want to make magnets!! Lol <3

  9. Oh these are fun!
    Thanks for sharing
    the idea, I am going
    to make some!
    Carla from Utah

  10. My daughter would love some of these cuties. She puts a lot of notes, etc. on her fridge. Thanks for the inspiration, Rachel!