Saturday, 2 February 2013

Instagram magnets

Hello! Today I have a project plus a little tutorial for you - but this is such an easy craft that you would be able to work it out for yourself I think! ^_^

I printed out some of my Instagram photos today to make into magnets, which is very simple to do. The two A4 magnetic sheets from Riot have a sticky side, so all I had to do was peel off the protective paper, stick down my photos, and then cut them out.

Then I used some stamps to decorate them! Going clockwise from the top left, I used some tiny alphabet stamps, a Amy Tangerine roller date stamp (it's very small but it says "enjoy today"), one of the stamps from the "Vintage Office" stamp set (by Cavallini Papers & Co), and the Happy Birthday stamp from the "Owl you need is love" stamp set (from Typo).

I also inked the edges and covered the entire photo with a layer of mod-podge. 

Then, I pulled out my old Wacom tablet and experimented with adding handwriting to some of my other photos in Adobe Illustrator. I made them into magnets using them same process as above.

And so what am I going to do with so many magnets? 

I'm making cards! All you have to do is cut a couple of slits in a blank card with a scalpel and slip your new photo magnet in. Yay! One of my goals this year is to send out more snail mail, and this way my corespondents have a special present to keep as well ^_^

What do you think? Do you like them? I sure hope you do!

- Lisa x


Samantha Hughes said...

I love them! This is a genius idea ^__^

Lisa said...

Thanks Sam! I'm glad you like them ^_^

Tanya said...

snail mail for the win! You should join postcrossing!!!

Lisa said...

I just might do that, Tanya! ^_^