Thursday, September 25, 2008

September PTI Blog Hop!!

Magnetic Snowman Kit!!
As a teacher I am always trying to come up with fun little projects to make for kids!! I remember as a child receiving little gifts and it just made you feel so special. Well, I decided to create a "mini" magnetic snowman traveling kit!! This little kit can be used on the refrigerator, any magnetic surface or even by itself! There are so many wonderful magnetic supplies out there that this project is so simple to create for the little ones in your life!
I started this project off by creating the card first. The important thing about my card was that it would have an inside pocket to hold my "magnet board". So, when I scored my card I made sure to leave an inch at the bottom when I folded it over. I then just folded the remaining inch up and inward to form the pocket. I used two small glue dots on both sides to keep it closed. For the outside of the card I used my new set from PTI Made of Snow. What a versatile set that can be used all winter long! I just love it. I stamped each part of the snowman along with his accessories and cut each individual piece out. I then just "built" my snowman using glue dots and dimensionals to add some depth. I used a small piece of tape to cover his nose when I stamped the eyes and mouth. I then just colored the nose with a orange marker and re-stamped the face. As for the inside of my card, I stamped the middle sized snowflake from last years set, Snowflake Serenade in red and green ink. I then stamped the sentiment, "Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled". I thought this fit perfect with the theme of my project. Next, I had to create my "magnet board". This is for when the recipient does not have a magnetic surface in front of them..(if they were at a restaurant or church). I bought some magnetic paper from Hobby Lobby. It has paper on one side and the magnetic surface on the other. The paper side acts as a magnet and it is so nice because you can run it through your printer for other projects. It also runs through my Cuttlebug perfectly(love that little green machine) with the nestabilities die-cuts. So, I chose the size I wanted, cut it out and decorated it. It slid perfectly in the inside pocket of my card.
The next step in my project was to create my snowman pieces! I first stamped the snowman body and cut it out. I then cut out small arms from brown card stock and placed onto the snowman. I then ran the smallest circle nestie I own through my Cuttlebug to create the faces of my snowman. It was a perfect fit. It was then time to cut out the individual pieces so I first stamped each scarf image with different colored inks and cut those out. I cut between the inside of the scarf to add more movement to them. I then stamped the hat images along with the mitten images and cut those out as well. Once I had all my snowman pieces I took my Crop-a-dile and used the smallest punch to punch out tiny magnetic circles from my magnetic paper. I then just placed those onto the backs of my snowman and accessories with glue dots.
Now, I needed a place to store my little snowman pieces and decided on the small square tin. I love the size of this tin and they work great for little kids! My snowman along with all his accessories fit great in the tin. I took my crop-a-dile and punched two holes on each side to create my ribbon handle.
So, there you have it!! I fun little gift that can be used over and over again by little hands! Thanks for looking!!!
Bridget

28 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how stinkin' CUTE!

Lacey Stephens said...

Very cute idea!! I love it!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Chris said...

super cute idea!!

Scrapping Julie said...

super cute!!!

Etha said...

oh how fun is that!! what a great idea, just love it. And the box is wonderful and the pocket card, very neat.

Lori said...

Love it, Bridget! This is the cutest thing!

Jen said...

So cute! Love it!

amber said...

What a great gift for kids. My (school) kids would love it!

cadnileb said...

What a great idea for kids! This is too cute! :) Thanks for sharing! I love it!

Jessica said...

Get out!! This is so clever and so much fun!!

Donelda said...

what a great idea. You ahve put so much thought into this, I am sure a little child will be so excited to received it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kimberly said...

very cute!!! my son would love this!

Lizzie Jones said...

What a cute project! Thanks so much for sharing!

verna said...

So cute!

Regan said...

Really Really cute!

Tracy said...

What an adorable project!! This is such a cute idea.

Barbara DeBose said...

AHHHHH! I am obsessed with magnets right now and in love with your project!

Rebecca said...

Snommen melt my heart! Love it!

Radiogirl said...

Thanks for the step by step details. Very cute.

Debbie Olson said...

Bridget, this is a fabulous idea and so beautifully pulled off--great job!

One Creative Life said...

what a fun kit!! TFS

Susan said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I love this idea!!

IamDerby said...

An amazing idea! I am going to make one for my kids.

Shanna said...

you must be an amazing teacher!!! This idea is brilant!!! Thanks Shanna

Jenn said...

What a darling project, Bridget!

Terri said...

Cute idea! I like how you included a magnetic piece to work with when you can't find one too.

Marge said...

OH MY - this is BEYOND cute, Bridget!!! You are sooooo clever!
Now I need to get back to Hobby Lobby & get a product I never knew existed: magnetic paper! Genious idea!!! TFS!!!

Babies- Beth said...

So cute! I love how you put the ribbon on both sides- now the top won't get lost!!