Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Giving Magnets

Hello all and welcome to Designed2Delight's Gift Giving From the Heart.

The DT has come up with some GREAT and inexpensive gift ideas for this season. We all know how expensive it can be to buy something for friends, family, co-workers, the paper delivery lady, etc., but this year I will be making the majority of the gifts I give because not only do I save money, but it allows me to put thought and warmth into the gifts I will be giving.
One of my gifts this year are super personalizable (is that even a word?). For example, I have made this set of magnets using the Dollar Delight digital stamp Cocoa. This is going to a coffee lover in the family. I have a set of Owls and Roosters planned as well for other family members.

These measure approximately 1" by 3/4" each. I printed out 4 cups (fairly small), 2 regular and 2 flipped so the handles are in different directions. I chose 4 bright Copics and colored the cups as well as the background area.

Once my images were dry, I placed a good amount of Glossy Accents on the image and placed a Fragment on top. I squished the Fragment down a bit until I could see the image clearly - a cloudy image means there's a little too much Glossy Accents. Let dry - remove excess from sides if you'd like while it's still a little wet.

Cut around the image with scissors or Xacto knife. Clean up with an emery board, place magnets on back with a good adhesive (I used E-6000).

Here's one on the fridge doing it's job ;)

Don't forget the presentation:

I was going to upcycle a cigar tin, but it was way too big, so I made a "matchbook" style card. The staple on the bottom is covered by the bow. I used a much larger cup on the front to coordinate with the magnets.

Here's the inside...I used rubber cement to keep the magnets in place since it rubs off easily. Whatcha think?
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68 comments:

Kathie said...

Wow, these are awesome Lola!

~amy~ said...

okay, what a great use of those TH fragments...woot woot for the coffee mug image:)

dstandard said...

This is just a neat idea! Great gift at a low cost!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Lola,
this is just a fantastic idea and gift.
Love it!

Pat said...

Fantastic Lola! I love the packaging, too. This gives me some great ideas with other images.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is the coolest idea! I was just at Hobby Lobby yesterday. This is going on my list to look for the next time I go. TFS!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cool idea! I always wondered what to use those TH fragment pieces for...lol! I love the presentation too. You have made a super gift!

Thea said...

This idea is great! Thank you so much for all the wonderful, inexpensive gift ideas. This is perfect for this time of year.

Sherrie Conner said...

I love this idea Lola! The possibilities are endless! Great job! :)

bridget said...

Wow! I never heard of those Fragments. Wonderful idea & love the colors you used.

Anna R said...

What a fun idea. I bet my 10yr old dd would love making these as gifts, too!

Ramona said...

These are so cute and what a great idea!!!

Carol Ann said...

A great idea not so sure I could do this one but worth a try! x

Kathy said...

I love these Lola, I'm going to try this for sure. Great project!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lola, I LOVE these! What a cute little gift idea!! Thanks for the idea, I'm going to have to try this! TFS! Awesome job!

STAMPING SAM said...

What a clever idea and I love the bright colors you used. A terrific gift for any coffee or tea lover! (hint-hint!)

faithnme said...

Ohhh So very cute and Creative....

Thanks for sharing

Shirley G said...

what a great idea, but I'm not sure what the fragment is> I'll have to research that.
Thanks for another inspiratin

ribenaruby said...

What a fab way to make mmagnets, love the work gone into the presentation too. Thanks for sharing your fab idea!

Jaqi said...

Such a great idea!I love it!

Michelle said...

AWESOME idea!!! And very versatile as well~ THANKS!!

terrie said...

Another great idea...this is fantastic...well done
zullu26@aol.com

Jennifer M. said...

What a great idea! Very original and creative. I will keep this one in mind. :D

Kristin said...

I love this idea!!! I just saw those fragments today and wondered what they were...

Cleah said...

I soooo love these magnets-image, color and all! They look expensive with a matching holiday box. The recipients would be so lucky. Wish we have TH Fragments in my place.; )

Christina said...

I absolutely Love this idea. So cute!

Barbara said...

Lola girl these are great i have a few coffee lovers that i could make these for TFS

Traci said...

These are awesome! I love the colors you used. What a great idea!

Thistleblue said...

These look fantastic, what a clever idea and they've turned out so well!
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle
x

Stephanie said...

Such an awesome idea!!! Love it!

Ronda S said...

Great idea!! I'm going to get some TH fragments!!

Patti P. said...

I love coffee cups and this is one awesome project...haven't seen anything quite like this and I love it!! Your creativity is on fire...tfs!

Stacy Walker said...

Nice idea. Thank you for letting me play along.

Georgei said...

this is very cute I like the Ideal
very nice and the macth book to

Josie0602 said...

I love these! How cute!!!

Tina M said...

what an awesome little gift! especially the little matchbook holder for them :)

Sheila D said...

This is the coolest idea! And presenting them in the matchbook type card is the topper. Definitely going to do this.

THERESA said...

I love this, deff gonna try it !!

deesdesigns said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the bright colors the the matchbook is the perfect way to give these as a gift. TFS!

Bev said...

Lola.. these are to cute.. fab idea.. thanks for sharing and insiring.

Lorie said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea and great gift!

Patti J said...

What a wonderful gift idea! I actually have a box of these Fragments that I'll use now! Thanks for sharing!

racinggrandma61 said...

I am loving all of these ideas. TYSVM

lganske61@msn.com

Deb said...

My granddaughter will love doing these with me!! TFS this great idea!
Hugs,
Deb T.

craftin-dawn said...

OMGosh!!what a awsome idea!!! Thank you for sharing!

Shawna said...

Oh, I LOVE this idea. What a super "little something" to give!

stampjourney said...

I saw the TH fragment at the craft store the other day and I had no idea what people could do with them. Love this idea!!! Your magnets and holder are adorable!!

Sharon said...

I have several friends who collect magents that this will make a great personal gift for. your colors were so bright and just right for the kitchen I love it thanks you for sharing.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

Flutterby Trina said...

Lovley idea! thanks for sharing

paperscissorsscrap! said...

Oh this is sooo clever. off I go to get Tim Holts fragments!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

cladygray said...

Don't you just love using Copic markers. They are addictive. Love the bright colors you used

kathy s said...

what a great idea with soooooo many possabilities-TFS-love the card presentation too

Peggy Sue said...

Very clever - and I need some of these!!

Mary said...

What a great idea! These are so cute!

Lori said...

This is a great idea, I like that you can personalize the magnets for each person on your list. Thanks, gotta find those fragments now!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great idea for a gift- pretty colors. TFS

rstuck2003 said...

These are just too dang cute! Thank you for sharing!!

Penny said...

These are so darn adorable. Who wouldn't love a set of these.

Lori said...

Absolutely love it. Went out today and bought the fragments after see your blog. Thanks for the idea!!

Linda said...

These are so so darn cute!!! I think I have some in my drawer so I can make these...thank you for the idea!!

DQ said...

What a neat idea, and so cute.
Thank you

Heather D. said...

Very cool project! Looks like fun! And practical - everyone can use magnets :-)

Robbie said...

Love this project and the presentation/matchbox card idea.

Teresa said...

Wow, these look great, Lola, especially with your presentation box.

Ceal said...

Super Cuteness! TFS

Gloria Westerman said...

What a clever idea.....will have to try this....thank you for sharing...

Stephanie said...

wow, how clever are you!

Angie said...

Very cute idea, love it!

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