Today’s How To-sday by Winter Design Team member Lisa Spiegels is a such a cute gift idea! I love how it can be adapted for whomever and whichever occasion you choose. And for an added bonus, you can use up all those scraps you have lying around! I love the My Mind’s Eye ‘Follow your heart’ collection and the way she mixed and matched products.
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Step 1. I have a stash of this stuff, it’s called Metal Flashing and they sell it at Lowes and OSH in the square size, which is what we are going to use for our project. Flip your paper over and trace the flashing onto the paper, then cut it out. I prefer to keep my paper just inside the edges of the flashing so that I don’t have to sand it off. I also think the little bit of flashing showing gives it a finished look.
Step 2. Round corners of your paper if desired and glue the paper to the flashing using glue stick. Then, using a Cropodile, punch holes 1/2 inch from the top and 2 inches in from each side.
Step 3. Create some cute layered embellishments using lightweight cardboard or cardstock and your “scraps”.
Step 4. Add magnets to the back of each. I used these by Basic Grey, but you can find them easily at Lowes, OSH or Michaels. Since you are only using one side, it doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative. These happen to be self adhesive, so just stick them on the back of your embellishment clusters and voila! You now have magnets!
Step 5. Decorate the bottom of the board how ever you wish..
Step 6. Add some twine to the top to hang it…(maybe I should add get a manicure, too!)
Lisa, thank you so much for sharing with us today! I love this gift board! Such a cute idea. I can see what I will be making for upcoming birthdays! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo sketch Jade #6!