Is it a Card or a Refridgerator Magnet?

It’s a card, it’s a magnet, no . . . it’s supercard. Da, da-ta-da . . . . This little card was the hit at my booth at the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club retreat this weekend in Temple, Texas (more about that fabulous group of gifted scrappers later).  It’s one of those really fun to make projects because it’s so simple but yet it has a special WOW feature.

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Our fish, we’ll call him Nemo, is first stamped on white cardstock, colored with markers, punched out with a circle punch, and then attached to the bottom of a flat-bottom glass marble. You can find these marbles everywhere, from Garden Ridge to even Ikea. They’re often kept in the flower arrangement area to decorate glass vases. Nemo’s attached to the marble bottom using Crystal Effects, a clear lacquer that can give an image that very popular glossy epoxy-sticker look. Because it dries clear, we can use it to attach Nemo to the bottom of the marble and the "glue" will dry translucent.

BasicGrey makes slim-as-cardstock "magnetic snaps."  They’re packaged with (+) and (-) disks with self-adhesive backing. So, I placed a (+) disk on the bottom of the flat-bottom marble and the (-) disk behind the cardstock on the card front. So . . . the marble can be removed from the card and placed on the refrigerator (or wherever) and then easily returned to the card. I also placed a version of Nemo on the card itself so that when the magnet is removed from the card, there’s still a Nemo holding fort on the card. Pretty neat, huh. I came up with this idea myself, am I not a genius? It’s the green hair.

So . . . is that clear as mud? Or at least as clear as Crystal Effects? Just leave a comment to this post if you’d like to see a more detailed tutorial, with pictures and everything . . . . and I’ll put something together for everyone.

Card recipe: Friends & Flowers Simply Scrapping paper (a hostess set); Black, So Saffron, and Whisper White card stock; Very Punny Stamp Set (Sell-a-Bration set); circle punches; black gingham ribbon; glass flat-bottom marble (note the sizes and shapes of these very greatly within the same package); poppin dimensionals; Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Write Markers.

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  1. What a great project! Thanks for sharing the details. I’ll have to try this.

  2. Very cute card. Love the idea of using (+) and (-) magnets plus stamping the image on the card itself.
    ~Madeline~

  3. too cute! yes, a tutorial would be great! :)

  4. LOVE this idea…but you’re right, I’m a visual learner, I would LOVE to see a tutorial with pics and everything….pretty please? :)

  5. Great idea…TFS!

  6. Very, very cool idea! Just what I don’t need is another item on my “buy” list, but I gotta have some of those magnets. Thanks for the details!

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