Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Mid-Month Mini Blog Hop

Sparkle N Sprinkle is having a Mid-Month Mini Blog Hop so that we can showcase the new Big Day stamp set.

This is a planner/calendar stamp set that was included in this month's video technique kit club.  This new set is 20% off until Sept 23.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  

A WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs and will receive this new Big Day set along with the Basic Grey calendar kit also showcased in this month's video.

Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for this Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The Grand Prize Winner, will be announced on Sept 23 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog.

The Blog Hop order for our Mini Reveal is:



(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

I was shopping the other day and saw these cute little magnets and this was the inspiration for my card.  We always keep a big calendar on the front of our refrigerator, held up with magnets.  I thought it would be a great idea to have a set of magnets that not only held up the calendar, but could also be used as reminders of special events.

The card base was created with rust colored cardstock, embossed with an embossing folder.  Versamark was run over the raised design and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder.  This was layered on the teal base.  Then small monthly calendars from designer cardstock were edged with ink, and then distressed with Versamark and Shazam embossing powder (see Distressed Embossing Powder Technique).  These were added to the card front.
To make the little magnets, I stamped the images and die cut them with Spellbinders’ square die and layered on a slightly larger coordinating piece of cardstock covered with Super Adhesive.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Starfire glitter.  These were layered on heavy chipboard and then covered with Versamark and Super Thick Clear embossing powder.  I repeated this process two more times, creating a thick, shiny, lacquered look.  Magnet was added to the back.

To get them to stick to the tag, I had to get creative.  I headed to the local hardware store to get some metal but could not find anything that worked.  I ended up using blades from a utility knife (the sweet lady helping me actually just handed me hers that had extra blades in it).  They were adhered with Super Adhesive and then covered with more Super Adhesive and a strip of magnet (I didn’t want anyone to get cut!).

The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday set and die cut with the Copenhagan die from Sue Wilson’s Scandinavian Collection.

We hope you enjoy this Mini Reveal as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  And hopefully, we have inspired you as well.

Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading your comments as they inspire us as well.)  

The next stop on our blog hop is Diane.
Hop on over to see her wonderful project.

E. Marie


Anne Temple said...

These do make great little magnets! Love the super thick lacquered look of each one. Great idea Marie!

Donna Ellis said...

Great project, Marie!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Marie - This makes me happy! I love the layers and the texturing and embossing, and glittering on all your pieces. Plus, the lacquering on your magnet squares is great! Your colors and everything are really fun. Love it!

Jodie Stoddard said...

I love how you made the pieces look like little enamel tiles. This is really a great project.

Gina Howe said...

Cute card! I love the magnets and how you made them glossy. Great technique!

Eret said...

How adorable magnets, Marie! I need to make those to myself too. Love your card and the way the magnets are attached to it. Such a pretty gift.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very creative, Marie! Love the idea of the metal inside the card to make the magnets stick! They are glossy little pieces of art.

April said...

Wonderful project! Love the magnets.

Jessica Kaiser said...

I love the magnets! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your technique on how they were created - just a lovely project!

Kristine Mylett said...

This is really neat!! Now I need more magnets and super thick clear EP!!

Kristine Mylett said...

This is really neat!! Now I need more magnets and super thick clear EP!!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Very creative! I love how you did this!

Kren Kurts said...

It's a good sign when someone sees your project and says . " I want those!" It's such a great idea for those tiny stamps we all have in our stash. I also think I should put Super Adhesive on my wish list. Seems like a good product that I should have on hand. TFS! Hugs, kReN