1/07/2008

inchies - as magnets

You've seen these inchies solo in this post back in November. I've adapted them for a practical purpose - magnets - the card can be sent, and the receiver can remove the inchies for their own use! For this card, I used a Memory Box card front, and adhered a piece of decorative script paper, edges distressed, inked with a Distress pad, and an eyelet. Don't throw away your boxes! I found this tiny corrugated cardboard by peeling apart the layers of a little box that was shipped to me. What a wonderful texture! I tore the edges, and inked the edges and surface with a Distress pad and adhered over the script paper.

I mounted the inchies onto chipboard, then adhered a ProMAG magnet to each back. ProMAG makes a magnet that is intensely strong, and is sold in packs of 4 at Michaels Craft Stores and other craft/hobby stores. They are about 1/4" thick. On the corrugated cardboard I adhered smaller magnets (Basic Grey) to keep the height of the inchies projecting away from the card down.

I would ship a card like this in an envelope, then place the card/envelope unit inside a bubble wrap shipping envelope. Thank you for stopping by!

Pear image - Lockhart Stamp Company, French script - A Country Welcome; Memory Box card/envelope in Moss; patterned script paper - 7gypsies 6x6 classic paperie pad, found corrugated cardboard; Distress pad in Antique Linen - Ranger; ProMAG magnets; Basic Grey magnetic snaps.

5 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Love this!

TFS!

Conniecrafter said...

Those inches are just darling, and they are so cool on this card, very creative idea with the magnets!

Regina Davis said...

Pure genious! Love, love, love it! Thanks, too, for posting the How-To. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful! I love your little pear inchies, and how you've used the corrugated box!! Awesome, Cindy!

Ticia said...

How creative !