Saturday, February 5, 2011


My daughter, Morgan, and I have made a tradition of hand-making valentines the last several years.  It's always fun trying to come up with something new and different.  This year we found these amazing craft magnets at the dollar store and this is what we created ... magnetic bookmark valentines!!  You could really use any combination of papers and punches - or even trace circles with jar tops.  Fun and simple!  Hopefully her teacher will love it!

  • Craft magnet set purchased at the dollar store (Dollarama if you live in Canada)
  • Google Eyes
  • Craft glue - I use Zap Dry
  • Stampin' Up Raspberry Tart Designer Paper
  • Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Stampin' Up Groovy Guava Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up Vintage Label Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up Two Step Owl Punch - Extra Large
  • Stampin' Up 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch - Large
  • Stampin' Up 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch - Extra Large
  • EK Success 2 1/2" Circle Punch - Extra Large
  • Nest-abilities Circle Die-cuts

Cut 2 - 3" circles out of patterned paper and glue onto either side of the metal circle from the craft magnet set.

Punch or cut 2 - 2 1/2" circles - one for a background, and one for the back of the "card".  I used one white and one chocolate chip.  I added a little distressing with a sponge around the edges, but you don't have to.  At this point you can stamp or write a greeting on the back.  Use snail adhesive, or double sided tape and fix those onto either side of the paper covered magnetic circle.  This completes the back of the bookmark.

Punch an extra large scallop out of patterned paper, and a large one out of white cardstock (you can use a stamp for the background if you have one before you punch).  Use adhesive to attach them together.

Punch any colour combination of owl parts and attach together with adhesive.  With craft glue, attach one or two of the magnets to the owls back.  Glue the other side of the magnet to the scalloped circles.  This should finish off the front of the bookmark.

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