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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Glass Magnets

I've been wanting to make some of these stamped glass magnets forever. I have seen pics of them in the gallery on SCS and always thought it was such a cute idea, but I never could find the clear glass gems in the store. Then about a month ago I was in the Dollar Tree...looking for something else entirely and what do I see...a whole bag of these for...a dollar! (I love the dollar store...can you tell!?) They have an iridescent cast to them so I thought they would be really cute with any snowman image, and luckily the snowman from Punch Pals just fit. I also had my Time Well Spent set sitting out in my stamping area and noticed one of the flowers fit perfectly so I did some of those as well.

All I did was stamp my image on white card stock using black Stazon and water colored them. Then, since each of these gems are shaped a bit differently, I had to center the gem and then trace around it. I cut it out just inside my traced lines so it would fit nicely on the back of the gem. Too bad one of my punches wouldn't have worked...that would have saved some time! After my cutting was done I put a bit of Crystal Effects on my image and spread it around a bit, not going all the way to the edge, then I pressed the glass gem on top of it. When that was set I glued a magnet on the back...also using Crystal Effects.

I thought these would make a cute little goodie for my Hostess Club ladies, so I stamped some small cello bags with the Snow Flurries set using White Stazon, added a bit of iridescent shreds, and tied them off with some gold cord. Don't these make a cute little stocking stuffer?

I almost have my Christmas cards done...the stamping and assembly part is done. I still need to write inside and address them all. I had hoped to have them in the mail today, but I guess tomorrow is just as good, right? Have a good one!

10 comments:

Katie Skiff said...

I think those are cute...your ladies will love them!!

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Kathy said...

Very cute! I love how you've packaged them. I have a bunch of these glass marbles around and really need to make some more magnets. I think they'd be cute little gifts for coworkers.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute, I had not seen these done !! Thanks for sharing !!
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Stempelchaotin said...

These are a stunning work. Wonderful idea. Love it.

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

WOW! These are totally beautiful!! Especially love the way you've got them pictured on the first one!! Pretty creations you have! TFS!! :)

Just me said...

Those are adorable. Don't you love a good Dollar Store treasure? These will make people giddy with happiness.

Andrea, said...

These are a great idea, love how you have bagged them up

Erin said...

These are too cute!!

Denise ~ said...

These are really super cute! You're ladies will love them. Great gift!

Heather Phillips said...

cute magnets! I had the same trouble when I was trying to make these - hunted all over then the dollar store came to the rescue! :) I don't know how you had the patience to trace and hand cut each one though, you are a good woman... i used one of my circle punches and said - close enough!