MAGNET! Hello my friends, it is Tabbatha and wow, I can’t believe I’m already doing my first solo post. *gasp* I’m a tad nervous, but hopefully you find this as much fun as I did! When I was trying to come up with a good theme to show off how to use your digi stamps I instantly think of a more lasting item – especially when there are such cute digis out there! I had been perusing Pinterest (who doesn’t?!?) and saw some wonderful kitchen magnets using mini-stamps. I thought, why not combine that idea with a tutorial that Oddie Åsa did back in January. The tutorial of course is how to “Fit your digital stamps to your dies“, which is exactly what I needed for this bit!
That is you need your digital stamps all printed out using Åsa’s technique, colored up and already die cut. I choose to use all the versions of the wonderful Ollie! That is we have Content Ollie, Hanging Out Ollie, Nana Luv Ollie and my favorite – Ollie Glee. This little dude is the best! I printed out two versions of Ollie so that I had 8 magnets, however there was a casualty and one of the cute Hanging Out Ollies was retired.
Ah well, so for the remaining 7 magnets you will need 7x orange cardstock, slightly larger than the Ollie circles themselves. 7x white cardstock and 7x patterned paper (digital paper printed out cardstock) that are larger than the Ollie. I believed I used the 3″ (7.46cm) die for Ollie and 3 3/8″ (8.56cm) die for the larger scallops. You will also need 7x strong magnets – these hold about 3-4 sheets of cardstock, strongly. 😀
I seriously can’t believe this, but I forgot to take pictures of me putting it all together, but it is super easy-peasy stuffs. You just layer Ollie onto the orange cardstock with good adhesive (I used double sided tape). Next, you adhere the patterned scallop to the white scallop (here I used Aleene’s Tacky glue – to get the best adhesion all the way out the edges). The next step is to layer everything together, at this point I included a nice little stamped tag – so that each magnet had its own little message. You finish the whole thing off by adhering the magnet to the back. I suggest using a hot glue gun for this bit, it is strong and dries super fast!
Well, I do have close up pictures of each magnet, but you’ll have to hop over to the Some ODD World NING community to see them! Hah! While you are there leave me some love, and check out the next round of ODD Idol – we have some seriously amazing ladies competing here. 😀 Thanks and I’ll see you in out in the ODD World!
P.S. – Tomorrow, we show you what our Top 20 Odd Idol contestants created for their FRIENDSHIP assignment! We’ll be showing them off, and you’re invited to vote for your fave at Some Odd World! See you then!