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?
Want to know the total cost of my gift?
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