11 Feb 2010

L'il Buddies magnets...

ETA: The STRONG but tiny magnets that I used in this project are called Rare Earth magnets and were bought at Princess Auto. That's the kind of store that your hubby shops in and you walk around helplessly looking for something that might be in the least bit crafty!

Our refrigerator is full, I say FULL! of our family pictures, appts, phone numbers - just full of love, so I am always needing magnets. The proof is in the pudding, so they say.....

I have no doubt that you have seen this technique before but I couldn't resist making some magnets for my refrigerator - I am a magnet junkie!

I stamped three of the L'il Buddies images onto my designer paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and cut them out with my scissors, not being real careful because you will trim it later anyway.....

Then I added a small dollop (technical term....) of Diamond Glaze right on top of the image - the ink does not run if you use Memento ink, I don't have any experience with other inks...sorry! 

I added my large clear flat marble on top, squishing the Diamond Glaze outwards until it covered the image.

I waited until it dried and then trimmed the image close to the flat marble and sanded the edges.  I cut out the corresponding scalloped circle with the Scalloped circle nestabilities and glued it to the back of the marble.

It still needed a little something, so I pierced the scallops with my paper piercer - however I think I need a new piercer because I have little folds in every hole......always needing something new lol!

Finally, I added a freakishly strong magnet to the back of the marble.....honestly these magnets are so tiny and yet so powerful, they hold two or three pieces of paper to the fridge so they are not sliding down the fridge all the time.....and you know what I am talking about!!  Nothing worse than magnets that don't hold anything lol!

Stamps: L'il Buddies (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Large flat marbles, Diamond Glaze, paper piercer, Scalloped circle nestabilities


  1. LOL...dollop...excellent, LOVE these!!!

  2. So very cute!! Perfect for your fridge or to give as a gift. Love the pictures of those cute little ones that the magnets are holding up.

  3. How cute and so useful too!! we all do this don't we?!!?!?! these little guys are just so cute! great idea Bonnie!

  4. Very Cute! Great idea.

  5. These are very sweet - I love the set you've used. So cute. Didn't know that folded edges on paper piercing meant I needed a new piercer......yeup - always needing something.

  6. This is a great idea Bonnie and who doesn't need more magnets! Just perfect. Hugs, Maria

  7. That is a fantastic idea! I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this project!
    Angel Hugs,

  8. These are so adorable, Bonnie! They would be great for my niece, who loves nothing more than to play with the magnets on my fridge! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. What a great idea!!! And that is certainly a loving mother/grandmother's fridge!!!


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