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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday #3 (Plus a Bonus Tutorial!)

Welcome to this week's edition of Tutorial Tuesdays. I had planned a great one for this week, but didn't get around to it due to the car issues. It will be for next week now. I plan on making this great item this weekend and taking pictures every step of the way. It is a good one!

This week I have TWO tutorials. They are a little short and if you read my Monday Made It, you know what they are.

Let's start with my magnets. These are the magnets to go along with my magnetic boards that I featured on Tutorial Tuesdays last week.

Here is what you need:
~A printout of what you want on your magnets
~Laminator and laminating sheets
~Magnetic paper

I used these (they are 5 in x 8 in):
I created my document using Powerpoint. I changed the page layout to be 5x8 and added a table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Then I added my details to the magnets. I made sure my table had a visible border.
After they were finished I printed them out.

I put each sheet in a laminating pouch and they were ready to be laminated; so I ran them through my laminator.

After they came out of the laminator I cut around the outside edge.
This left me with the perfect size for my magnetic paper.

Now it was time to attach them to the magnetic paper. Simply peel off the protective cover leaving the sticky side exposed. Carefully place your paper on the sticky side.

Now it is time to cut. First you need to trim the edges to get rid of all exposed magnetic paper. Then I cut mine all in strips first. 

After all of the strips were cut, I cut each individual magnet.

Here is what the final product looked like!


Now for my second bonus tutorial. I bring to you the tutorial for how to make the "I Have a Bright Idea..." Post-It Holder:

Supplies needed:
~Dollar store stand-up plastic picture frame
~Scrapbook paper for background (I use lightbulbs)
~Lightbulb sticky notes (found at Dollar Spot at Target)
~Hot glue gun
Here are most of my supplies (I forgot about the scissors and tape):
First pull out the insert from the picture frame. Put it on the back side of your scrapbook paper.

Use your Sharpie to outline the edge of the insert. It will look like this:

Take your scissors and cut out this rectangle and you end up with this:

Slip your paper inside of the frame like this (I used a little bit of tape on the back to prevent it from slipping out):

Write the phrase "I have a bright idea..." on one side of the picture frame:

Use your hot glue gun to attach your lightbulb sticky notes:

And there you have it!

I hope you enjoyed your tutorials this week! Come back for more next week!

1 comment:

  1. You are so creative!! I love how these projects are easy to make and look great! Thanks for sharing.

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