Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Okay....Okay....I know. This is the, like, 50th craft Ive done with my little circle punch. Let me just say, in my own defense, I am not a one trick pony. I do have other crafts that Im working on. Crafts that in no way involve the little circle punch. I promise. Its true!
These magnets were actually an accident. I was sitting with Daughter #3, helping her make a garland for Valentines Day. She is 2 and LOVES to get crafty with Mama. So I had a lot of craft supplies out on the kid's table. Scrapbook paper, stickers, and my trusty circle punch...you know...just in case. You never know when you will need such a versatile tool.
Daughter #4 was crawling through the kitchen at the time, headed for her favorite play area....the fridge. She loves all the magnets we have. An 8 month old is easily amused sometimes. Sometimes.
Somehow, one of the boring grown up magnets got pushed down in to the fun magnet kid area, so I picked it up and....It hit me.....We need Valentine Magnets in this house! Cute little magnets in festive colors to hold lots of little love notes.... Hand written terms of endearment...Beautifully romantic letters of adoration.
Or, in reality....grocery lists.
I used the circle punch to punch out a few circles from a free magnet used for advertisement. Not the first time I have used these for crafts. I also used them for my Gingerbread Invites. This particular one is for our local Mosquito Control Department. I honestly have no idea where I acquired this magnet Or why I would have it. I have never felt the need to call them..And I hope I never do. Especially now. Because their number is covered with scrapbook paper and stickers. Lucky for the mosquitos, I guess.
After I punched out the magnet, I punched out some paper circles and glued them to the magnet and added a few foam stickers. Except the black one. He got a shot of spray paint because I didnt have any black paper. Sure. I could have put that cute little love bug on red or pink paper. But he deserved so much more. I really wanted him to stand out. Sometimes, you just gotta go the extra mile. And, in the end, Im glad I did. That black background is just the right amount of 'pop' against the stark white of my grocery list.