DIY Custom Fridge Magnets and Silhouette Promo!

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Weston and I made some fun fridge magnets the other day while Wyatt was at school, and I’m going to show you how to make your own using your Silhouette machine!IMG_4513edit

I still feel like a total newbie when it comes to using my Silhouette Cameo, but was surprised at how easy these magnets were to make. I thought they’d be mainly used by Wyatt, who’s in the exciting early reader stage, but surprisingly all three kids have loved playing with them. Lola has perhaps had a little too much fun, so we now try to keep them a little higher than she can reach…
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I started by brainstorming a page full of words that I thought could easily be mixed and matched – now that Wyatt has had the chance to make phrases and use the magnets for a few days, he’s given me a lot more ideas for words which I’m sure will fill another page. Mom, we need the word “are”… I spaced the words out so there would be room for cutting around each word. I should have clicked “show registration marks” before I began, but remember how I said I’m still a newbie? It would have saved some time, but you’ll see I added them in later and made some adjustments where needed.magnet1Next, I added a rectangular border around each word.magnet2

And tada! Registration marks :). Like I said, adding these before starting would have been a better way to go, but it was easy enough to adjust my layout. The registration marks allow you to use the “print and cut” feature as you’ll soon see. The Silhouette is able to scan the marks so that it can cut precisely where you need it to after printing the images to your home printer. At this point, I made sure all of the text was set to not cut, and all of the borders were set to cut.magnet3

I then printed the page to my home printer, making sure to feed the paper in correctly so the printing would end up on the white side of the paper.IMG_4506editIMG_4508edit

Once it was printed, I sent it to the Silhouette to cut around each word. The machine will first detect the registration marks, and then will cut away!IMG_4511edit

 I carefully peeled off the paper from the cutting mat, and the magnets were ready for the fridge!IMG_4512edit

Wyatt is at such a good age to use these magnets, and it’s fun to see him come up with phrases, especially with words relevant to his own life.IMG_4562edit

As you can see, this month’s Silhouette promotion (affiliate link – promo code ADO will get you the discount) is a fun one! Get all the details below…specialty-media-blogger-promo (2)(1) The list of specialty media plus a Silhouette CAMEO® for $269.99 (savings over $120 from retail cost $383.90)

· 1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
· 1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
· 1 pack printable clear sticker paper
· 1 pack temporary tattoo paper
· 1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
· 1 pack chipboard
· 1 pack printable silver foil
· 1 pack printable magnet paper
· 1 pack double-sided adhesive

(2) The list of specialty media plus a Silhouette Portrait™ for $129.99 (savings over $110 from retail cost $263.90)

· 1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
· 1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
· 1 pack printable clear sticker paper
· 1 pack temporary tattoo paper
· 1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
· 1 pack chipboard
· 1 pack printable silver foil
· 1 pack printable magnet paper
· 1 pack double-sided adhesive

(3) 30% off on all specialty media

I had a lot of fun playing with the magnetic paper, and my kids have been begging to use the temporary tattoo paper. I also have plans to use the clear sticker paper to print some labels for storage in my sewing room. If you’ve been putting off buying a Silhouette machine, this is a great time to take the plunge, as you get so many fun freebies along with the machine. You can go HERE (affiliate link) and use promo code ADO to get any of the specials above!

Comments

  1. This is a really cute idea for young kids learning to read. Love it!

  2. love it.

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