Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Magnet Dress Tags

My dress stencil just turned die cut. I'm using the cut-out this time, to make these magnetic dress tags for the JustRite Challenge #77 "Tag you're it!"
Magnetic Dress Tags
I drew the dresses in Adobe Illustrator and cut them out on my Silhouette cutter (to make stencils, originally, here are some stenciled dresses). I cut out some dresses from white card stock, and another set from magnet paper. I stamped and sponged them, and then colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils, blending with so called Odorless Mineral Spirits.

On the purple dress, I used a stamp from the JustRite Original set called My Garden Set. I love the flowery dress; I was going to do them all in flowers, but I decided to shoot for variety.  The To and From stamps on all three dresses are part of a stamp in the  From Our House Set, and cut out with a die from JustRite's Vintage Label and Banner Dies.
Magnetic Dress Flower Tag

On the Christmas dress, I used a snowflake postage stamp from the JustRite Original From Our House Set. I love postage stamp stamps! These were fun to layer and color. In Southern California, we don't get the whole snow thing, that much, so I colored them in festive reds and greens.
Magnetic Dress Snowflake Tag
On the stripy dress, I used the JustRite Clear Classic Scallop Borders One, and the Ticking Stripe Background Stamp. I love how the bust came out on this one. Those scalloped borders make good hats too.
Magnetic Dress Tag in Scallops and Stripes
Then I adhered them to two copies each of the the magnet paper that I cut out on the Silhouette. I actually only attached them up to about the waistline, so that I could add the coat hanger at the end. I painted them with Mod Podge, and when they were dry, I added a generous layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. After that was dry, I stuck in the coat hangers, which I bent out of craft wire, with glue dots, and attached the paper the rest of the way to the magnet.

I wanted to show you the magnets at work, but my refrigerator is not magnetic (something to keep in mind, if you are thinking of getting a stainless steel fridge), so I took this picture on my redder than red craft tool box.

Last, I'll show you a detail, since I'm particularly pleased with the coat hangers, and the way the bead holds the ribbon so nicely.
I entered these in the Simon Says Stamp random winner challenge, too. Thanks for looking!


  1. Holy cow!! These are SO CUTE and CLEVER!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing with us in the tag challenge at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

    1. Thank you Sheri! I got them done just in time!

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  3. Wow...Those are stunning and very creative. I love the way you use the stamps. Whoever gets one of these beauties, they will love them as much as the gift they're attached to.

  4. Very UNIQUE and very FUN!!! Would have NEVER thought of something like this, but maybe now I will?!!!

    1. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is very cool stuff!

  5. very clever and creative design.

  6. Those are so cute and original. The coat hangars are a perfect touch too. Really really nice!

  7. Oh my!! These are just fabulous!! Love them all! Great work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!