Great googlie mooglie! It’s finally done! I know, cuttin’ it a little close to November, eh? Well, you all have heard about my turmoil and strife, so ya know where I’ve been comin’ from. ;)
Take a look at the “B” and the “buttons”. I cut multiple layers of each of those to give the illusion of them being a chipboard piece. I used a 3/4″ and a 1″ circle punch to cut my buttons from the included background images and then used a Making Memories hole punch and hammer to create the holes through all five layers at one time.Oh yeah, you’ll use your own monogram with your own personal font or cartridge letter for that shape.
The “bradfords” tag is customizable in that once you bring it into your photo editing software, you can add any name or any phrase even.
The “gratitude” text on the view finder shape is printed on a transparency, trimmed as a circle, and placed on top.
FYI, that “xo.” piece was intended for the right photo square, however, it just didn’t work with my photo, so I moved it down to the calendar below instead.
I added a few extra things, like a button, staples and even a mini binder clip to hold the ribbon, like on the “gratitude” piece. Just adds something extra fun. The project also seemed to warrant including photos, so there are four spots for that. I mean, after all, that’s so much a part of what we are grateful for at this time of year–family, home, all that.
The photos sizes are: (going clockwise from top center)
2.625″ x 2.25″
3.75″ x 1.0625″
2.375″ x 1.1875″
1.6875″ x 1.75″
No, I’m not talking about Sean Connery (who happens to be on right now). There have been a few of you that have asked what I’m using as far as magnets, so I’m addressing that here in this post. I purchased this 1″ magnet roll from Dariceat my local craft store. It does come in a blue packaging.
Cut off a piece about under 1″ in size and then cut that in half. Peel the sticky back and adhere it to the center of the needed section of the wooden frame. Yes, it sticks. ;) Then, if you want to be sure that there is no resistance between the magnet pieces, you can set the opposing piece–sticky side up–on the magnet in the tray. It may move slightly off center from the tray magnet. Then just place your composite piece on top and voila, it’s “adhered”.
Most of the time I just put the magnet on the back of the composite piece. A couple times it didn’t want to “magnet” together, so I took off the magnet, made sure it would stick, and then place the composite piece on top of that.
Make sense? This is what it looks like:
Now all you’ll need to do is add magnets to the back of all the future pieces and you’re set. And if I can’t catch the edge of a piece to remove it from it’s square, I’ll just take my paper piercer and catch the lower corner of it and pull it up that way.
I will be doing a break down of how the kit comes this weekend. But it’s pretty much along the same lines as the Halloween kit.
Trick or treat!