For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have two home décor recycled projects.
I always feel bad peeling off and throwing away the advertising magnets that come on phone books. When the new books were delivered last month, a ‘light bulb’ went on and I decided to recycle the magnets and make my own refrigerator magnets.
For my first magnet I used the Basket of Flowers stamp set:
I used three images from the Basket of Flowers stamp set. First, I stamped the pretty basket image twice and used pencils to color. I fussy cut the floral bouquet, added a little sparkle, and popped it up on the full image. The Love sentiment was stamped, die-cut, and popped up. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card stock and lightly sponged around the entire square. The layers were attached to the magnet and it now adorns my fridge.
Here is my second magnet:
I started by die-cutting the magnet with a die from Fancy Labels 3 Dies. The die cut through the magnet like a hot knife through butter. I used the frame image from the Fancy Labels 3 stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. The Don’t Forget and Arrows are from the Pretty Planners stamp set.
This magnet could be used to hold an appointment card or invitation-anything you don’t want to forget. I chose to use it for something very important:
Yes, that’s right-the ‘honey-do’ list! Certainly not to be missed if it is on the front of the refrigerator! I used the Fancy Alphabet (one of my IBS favorites!) and Pretty Planners stamp sets for the ‘honey-do’ list. How fun!
I hope you enjoyed my refrigerator magnets and get some recycling ideas of your own the next time a new phone book gets delivered.
Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what home décor project Donna is sharing along with me today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Inspired by Stamping Blog-there is awesome blog candy this week (the Basket of Flowers stamp set that I used on my first magnet is in the blog candy package!).
Until next time…