Monday, August 19, 2013

Creatively Redeeming Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to Creatively Redeeming Treasures Close to My Heart Blog Hop for August!

If you are coming from Helen's Blog, you're in the right place!

This month we are doing a hop around the Babycakes Paper Pack which is an extremely versatile paper pack (does not just have to be used for babies).

I do have a one year old, and she is always wanting to play with magnets on the fridge.  So, I created some magnets that she could use as toys.  You can see that I made a collage with some of the pictures from our fridge:

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge as well as the Cricut Artiste Cartridge  to cut out the Babycakes Paper shapes, and then I used the Wild Wonders Stamp Set  to create the animals.  You can see that behind the animals are patterns.  These patterns are from the Geometric Backgrounds and Distressed Backgrounds stamp sets from Close to My Heart.  All the paper, both solid & pattern was taken from the Babycakes Paper Packet.  Magnets were bought at Walmart in a pack and 6 white card stock sheets made the base of the magnet.  Pieces were glued together and then coated in Mod Podge to get a glossy and splash proof finish (so they could stay on the fridge).

Well, that about wraps it up.  Thank you for joining me!

To start back at the beginning, go to Elizabeth's blog.

To read further instruction and more specific pictures, scroll down.

Chocolate Brown Paper(Shape 5-AP Cart) cut @ 2.2 in
"baby" (Artiste) cut @ 1.8 in 
Yellow Star in the Inside of the Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower B&T (Flower 7-AP Cart) cut @ 2.5 inches

Lion Stamped in Sunset; Background stamped in Creme Brule Ink 2nd Gen
Circle 4 (AP Cart) cut @ 3.3 inches
Circle 4 Design Sponged Heavily in Creme Brule Ink

Star 4 (AP Cart) cut @ 2.5 inches

Background Stamped 2nd Gen in Lagoon Ink
Hippo Stamped in Outdoor Denim
Decorative Edging Sponged Heavily in Lagoon Ink
Oval 4 (AP Cart) cut @ 2.5 inches

Background stamped 2nd Gen with Cashmere Ink
Giraffe stamped in Creme Brule ink
Border Heavily Inked in Cashmere Ink
Shape 8 (AP Cart) cut @ 3.7 inches (but you could make this a bit bigger)

One thing that I would do differently is that I would ink all the edges of the base white sheets of paper so that the sides of the magnet are colored the matching color to the magnet.  I didn't realize this until after I was finished, but I think I would do it that way if I did it again.  If you let the glued pieces dry for a full 24 hours, the piece comes out to be a pretty solid chip board looking piece.  Pretty awesome!  This could also work for Alphabets for your kids or refrigerator name plates.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Creating! 


  1. This is beautiful layout, Kara. I love your embellishments! They are perfect for your layout.

  2. What a great idea! I love how all of these came out! Would also make a great gift!