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Back to School - Summer never seems to last very long. Next week my big guy goes back to school. He is entering Jr. High this year and has been a little nervous as the big day next week approaches. I decided to make him a little something and sneak it into his backpack.
This year he also gets the new experience of having a locker. I decided to make him some decorative magnets to use. When I decided on this project these magnets I have sitting on top of my fridge immediately came to mind.
They were from back in the day when Wesley was on the cover of Memory Makers Magazine. I got quite a few (over 50) sent to me and I have been wanting to do something with the extras. If you don't have a million Memory Maker magnets waiting around to be altered you can find magnet sheets at the craft store.
Ah, he looks so little on that cover. Can't believe that picture was taken back in 2006 and now he is a big 12 year old heading to Junior High.
Ok, back to my project . . .
I pulled off the printed paper and then placed a few of Samantha's stickers from the Rough & Tumble line on top.
With a pair of scissors carefully trim around each sticker.
I did the same thing with the outside frame and glued paper to the whole front before embellishing with more stickers from the Rough & Tumble sticker sheet.
You'll notice that I left a few stickers sticking into the frame on the bottom.
I sprinkled a litttle baby powder on the stickers and then using a small brush rubbed the powder into the back of the sticker making it no longer sticky.
Once my magnets were finished I decided to make a gift box to put them into . . . along with a note and treat of coarse.
I chose Samantha's 3d star pouch box:
I cut this from a piece of patterned paper from the Giddy Up Line from Carta Bella.
I placed a few zap dots on the bottom flaps to keep it secure like an envelope and then tied a bit of baker's twine and attached a embellished tag to the top to keep it closed.
The letters are tiny at about 1/2 inch tall, but they still cut beautifully. Love my Silhouette!
Here is my finished box with my cute little magnets all tucked inside. I'm not sure how cute my 12 year old will think the magnets are . . . but at least he'll know that his momma was thinking about him on the first day of school.
Supplies Pattern Paper: Giddy Up and Summer Lovin' by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella; stickers: Giddy Up and Rough & Tumble by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella; cut file: 3d star pouch box by Samantha Walker; tag: Pick Your Plum; baker's twine: The Twinery; adhesive; Helmar (zapdots, 450 quick dry adhesive, acid free liquid glue); other: magnets
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