Magnetic Clothespin Note Holders

Aug 10, 2011

Hi, my name is Dar­cy and I am rep­re­sent­ing Pink Per­sim­mon today.  My sis­ter (Judi) and I first got to know Lisa when she used some of our stamps in her first book “Delight in the Details”.  We are hon­ored to be includ­ed as one of her guest blog­gers this week.

 

One of our tal­ent­ed Cre­ative Team mem­bers, Andrea Bud­jack, made these adorable mag­net­ic clothes­pins and we’d like to share a lit­tle how-to here today.

Andrea first cut three cir­cles using her Sizzix Cir­cles die, but you can use any cir­cle punch or cir­cle cut­ter that match­es the stamp sizes.  She then stamped two images from the You’re a Jew­el stamp set and the “a lit­tle note” stamp from Flower Greet­ings. She added a lit­tle dis­tress­ing to the edges with ink and then set aside.

If you are using plain clothes­pins, give them a coat of white paint and then sand the edges light­ly to give them a worn look.  Andrea next added the mag­nets to the back of the clothes­pins with a hot glue gun.  Splurge on the extra strong mag­nets from your craft store.  It is real­ly worth it when you have some­thing heav­ier to hang on the refrig­er­a­tor door.

Begin lay­er­ing your cir­cles with the fab­ric and rib­bon.  The fab­ric rosette is made with a strip of 1/2″ fab­ric gath­ered on a Glue Arts 3D Foam.  Die cut a medi­um cir­cle of the 3D Foam, then adhere to the back of the medi­um cir­cle (the light green jew­el stamp below).  Remove the oth­er back­ing and begin attach­ing your fab­ric strip along the edge, over­lap­ping to cre­ate a small ruf­fle effect and leav­ing the cen­ter of the 3D Foam cir­cle still exposed.  Once you have com­plet­ed the ruf­fled cir­cle, adhere it to the largest sized cir­cle.  Fray the edges of your ruf­fle slight­ly for a soft­er vin­tage look.

Cut a small strip of rib­bon with sharp scis­sors and ink the edges.  Attach to the medi­um sized cir­cle .  Attach the small­est “a lit­tle note” cir­cle to the top with 3D foam and glue two but­tons on either side.  Adhere the entire lay­ered cir­cle to your clothes­pin.

If you are giv­ing these as a gift, cre­ate some fun tags to include with the clothes­pins like Andrea did in the first pic­ture above.

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Thanks for join­ing us today! We’ll be back next with anoth­er project to share. You can see more fun ideas with Pink Per­sim­mon stamps at our blog here:  www.pinkpersimmon.typepad.com and you can vis­it Andrea at her blog here:  Cre­ative Paper Trail.

Hap­py Stamp­ing!

- Dar­cy
www.pinkpersimmon.com 

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