Oct 16 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Alter it!

It is Friday and time for another Bloggers Challenge!  The theme this week is Alter it!  Well…I think everyone knows this is one of my favorite themes.  I’ve been holding off on sharing these until this week.

At the Stampin’ Up! Convention, they showed how to make beautiful magnet boards showcasing our gorgeous Designer Paper!  After Convention, our group does a Round Up meeting and shows the other members in our downlines what we learned at Convention.  I focused on this project and made the following magnet boards for my home.

The first one uses one of the Large On Board Book Basics that I painted with Chalkboard Paint.  This is available at your local hardware store in the spray paint area.  It is in a pint sized can, but inside a box if you are looking for it.  Runs about $21.  It took 2 coats to get covered and you need to have them shake it and use it right away, or spend some time stirring up the magnetic particles from the bottom settling of the can. 

I stamped some Game Day images on Whisper White and cut them to 1" size, then adhered them to Scallop Square punches.  There is a strong magent on the back of each of them.  I cut the Let’s Play with the Big Shot and Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Timeless Type dies and Real Red Cardstock.  I added a strip of Jackpot Designer Paper, layered on So Saffron cardstock along the left side and some 5/8 Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in the top of the decorated On Board and added additional 5/8 Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon for a hanger.  The back is also covered with Jackpot Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t this be great to put a note on reminding everyone of the time for Game Night or your sports schedule?

The second one, I actually found a square 9×9 metal sign that was flat on the front.  I rounded the corners and used Sticky Strip to adhere the Tall Tales Designer Paper to the front.  Can you see the animal magnets?  I cut out the animal/tree images from the Tall Tales Designer Paper pattern and laminated them to keep them from getting torn.  Then I placed a heavy magnet on the back with Crystal Effects.  I added some magnets to the back of a couple Designer Buttons, too.  The sign already had hangers on the back, so I tied on the 1" Rose Red Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to them to make the hanger.  Wouldn’t this be cute in a kid’s room? 

Those are my two altered projects for this week!  Hope you like them!

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15 People have left comments on this post

Oct 16, 2009 - 11:10:49

These are so cute, Connie! I really love the animal one and yes, it would be great in a child’s room or as a baby gift too!
Great job!

Oct 16, 2009 - 11:10:47

Oh my goodness. You are so stinkin talented. Beautiful work as always Connie!

Oct 16, 2009 - 11:10:57

Great way to alter the Book board and the metal piece. The animal one would be a wonderful Baby Gift.

Oct 16, 2009 - 11:10:52
Ida said:

Wow these are FUN and CUTE! – That Animal one really caught my eye.

Oct 16, 2009 - 02:10:13
Nikki said:

These are fantastic! What a GREAT idea! {sMILES}

Oct 16, 2009 - 03:10:59
kim howard said:

Both of those look adorable, you did a great job on both!

Oct 16, 2009 - 06:10:20
Shaz said:

Such cute project, love how you sue the images.


Oct 16, 2009 - 06:10:37
Patti Chesky said:

Both projects are awesome, but that animal one is absolutely fabulous!!! This would make a great item to sell at a craft fair.

Oct 16, 2009 - 09:10:08
Rachel Hope said:

They are both so fun, but I Just LOVE the jungle one!!!

Oct 16, 2009 - 09:10:07

What clever projects Connie. Two fun and useful magnet boards! Great designs!

Oct 16, 2009 - 09:10:42

These are sensational boards Connie! Terrific idea! šŸ˜€

Oct 17, 2009 - 02:10:39
Lisa Bohler said:

Those are just wonderfully adorable! What great projects you have made!

Oct 17, 2009 - 09:10:30
Tiffany said:

Your projects are just super!!! I love both of them and am going to have to make some of these!! TFS!

Oct 18, 2009 - 01:10:18
Toni Tessler said:

Great ideas Connie! I love them both. Really like the idea of the chalkboard paint. Very nice.

Oct 18, 2009 - 09:10:37

These are too cute! I really like the animal one!