Monday, October 09, 2017

Refrigerator Magnets

Hi, Lois here with a different type of project today.  I used a couple of the new CottageCutz bird die/stamp combos to make some refrigerator magnets.  They were really simple and quite fun using the stamps, dies, and my Xyron sticker maker -- with the laminating/magnet cartridge.

First I stamped the images onto 110# white cardstock.  I thought the heavier cardstock would be more sturdy in the final project.

Then, closely following the photos on the packaging, I colored both birds with my Copic markers.

I cut them out using the dies included with the sets.

I had bought the laminating/magnet cartridge for my Xyron 510 sticker maker some time ago and just recently pulled it out for another project.    I inserted my die-cut bird images into the machine . . .

. . . cranked the handle, and out they came.

I fussy cut them with small scissors, leaving a narrow border of magnet material showing.

And my project was complete.

I just wanted to show that you can do more with these stamps and dies than just make a fun card.  I hope you give this a try!

CottageCutz products used on my refrigerator magnets are:

Be sure to check out all the new Halloween and Christmas dies now available in the store!


SugarShine Designs said...

Great idea to make magnets out of the birds! That would be a great gift to make for someone or even for yourself. Nice! -Janet

Anja Ž. said...

This is such a clever idea. I love it. And I love your coloring too. Really beautiful.

Mary Marsh said...

Such a creative and innovative idea Lois-I always like your out of the box thinking- beautiful project

Pam MacKay said...

What a wonderful project! The magnets would make adorable gifts!

Jeanne said...

What a creative use of the stamps! This is such a great idea - love it. They would be great to include with birthday or Christmas cards for friends you don't exchange gifts with, but want to give them a little something.

Janja said...

This is just wonderful. How clever idea this is.

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Joanne said...

Very clever idea! Your coloring is beautifully done!