Good morning and yes, I did have to alter the zing of this photo, just a smidgeon! I made some fridge magnets with the new My Heart Dies and some of the sticky backed magnetic sheets that we have at the store. Since the fridge here is way down at the back of the kitchen away from the window I just had to lighten and brighten the pic just a wee tiny bit.
I cut out some fancy glitter card stock that has been lying around, I love the fresh lemon shade - I cut out a few hearts in a complimentary patterned paper also (think this was a Cosmo Cricket paper). Next I ran some of the Magnetic sheets through the old Grand Calibur with the dies and I was absolutely stunned that it worked.
If you have purchased any of our sheets you will see that they are quite thick. Very thick. I was sort of bracing myself as I sent it through the Calibur, just in case the whole thing would jam, but nope, it went through, clean as a whistle and it cut on the first pass. Handily, the magnet cut all the way through but stopped short of the waxed backing paper, so it was easy to remove the shapes from the sheet. Hurrah!
For shapes like the heart which are symmetrical, it does not matter what side you cut the paper/magnet from, but for the arrow heart, I needed to flip the magnet over and cut the die from the other side, so the that the paper version would stick to the magnet version in the correct way.
For me this represents a last moment attempt at some thing vaguely Valentinesy, but still unmushy. I am still at home with sick child and so all the last moment plans to nip out and pick something up have fallen apart, my kids have a knack of falling ill when it's an anniversary, birthday, Valentines...you name it. For the last 14 years, any event in our house that has had a whiff of romance about it has been accompanied by pimples and a temperature....
But I'll bet you are all set, dozen roses cooling in a bucket in the garage, chocolates in behind the books in the book case, card all prepared and written etc, yep? So, let's hear all about it - tell me your plans for Valentines, leave me a comment on this post - I will pick a winner (at random) tomorrow night at midnight, 'cos I will still be up, administering calpol to somebody somewhere....
The random winner will win a set of WMS Cutting Edge dies!
For my little notes I used Compact sentiments Part two. Gooey, but not mushy.
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