Monday, May 23, 2011

Magnetic Memo Boards: An Inexpensive and Practical Gift Idea

I love Magnetic Memo Boards. REALLY. You could say they're the gift you give that someone who already had everything. They also make excellent birthday gifts ( for girls anyway). I also love the fact that they are so inexpensive to make{yet they don't look cheesy}. For these projects- I had nearly all the supplies I needed to complete each memo board. In a couple of cases I did have to go out and get ribbon- but that was even pretty inexpensive, as I used my 40% off Michael's coupon.

I made this one for Emma's Piano Teacher, Marcia. I was really pleased with this "grown up version". I was amazed when I found this lined paper in my stash. I also used my Cricut Expression and the cart with all the music on it ( I'm not home right now and I can't remember what it's called). I used the flat glass marbles ( you can get them at Michael's or the dollar store), rub-ons for the initial. Prima flowers were also used with the marbles. They make excellent magnets ( magnets can be found at Michael's or Joann's).

Here's a close up of some of the magnets. I made 6- 3 for each side of the memo board.

This is my daughter Emma's- once we got started making these memo boards, she decided she needed one too. These are the colors she chose to use. Definitely not my color choice. She's pleased with it though, and that's all that really matters.

The paper she chose came from her American Girl Paper Pack. I used some SU! card stock as well.

Flowers are from Prima. Marbles are from Michael's. I used rub-ons for her intial.

This one was made for my daughter Linsea's friend Kristie. She recently moved and painted her room purple. Linsea's decided that this would make an excellent birthday present for her. Paper and cs is from SU! ( paper pack was from a few seasons ago).

Here's a close up of her name. I love having a Cricut. This project would have been so much more painful without it.

Close up of the magnets I did. The flower is from Prima. I actually made 6 magnets- 3 for each side. 2 flowers, 2 initials, and 2 small ones.

I have another one to share. But, that will have to wait for another day. I have the photos, but they haven't been edited. I'm lazy that way. In fact, I have been crafting- but not posting- mostly because I haven't been able to find the time or energy for editing, and I hate sharing nasty, unedited pictures. Anyhow, I've been asked for a tutorial. So, I'll probably work one up here pretty soon. Hope you are all having a wonderful, productive day. Thanks for Stopping by.


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