Friday, January 04, 2013

Breaking the Rules

One of my favorite tools these days are the framelits. I'm getting a little greedy with framelits. I think I am even starting to prefer them over punches. I love how you can precisely position the framelits over stamped images, and of course, they are super easy to use along with the Big Shot. Stampin' Up! recommends that you use the framelits only with one sheet of paper/cardstock; however, I broke the rules with this project and used my framelits with a magnetic sheet. Disclaimer: Framelits are not recommended to be used with anything other than paper/cardstock. You can damage your framelits or get undesired results when using framelits to cut other materials. 

With that being said - I did not damage my framelits (although I knew the risk), but it was quite a task cutting the magnet sheets. I had to run the framelits with the magnet sheet twice through the Big Shot to get a full cut, and the cut wasn't as clean as if I was cutting paper. Needless to say, I got my shaped magnet (I used the Labels Collection Framelits). What's great is then I used the framelits to cut the perfect sized/shaped paper to decorate my magnet. 

I made quite a few of these magnets, but gave away several. I love using the Trust God stamp set to stamp inspirational sayings and verses on the magnets.  Here are two of my magnets on my already cluttered whiteboard. I since have given one of these magnets to a coworker and the other one is holding up some paper at my work office.

Have you done any nonconventional projects with your framelits? I would love to hear about them.

Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS! I'm totally stealing this idea! (Although, I'm too chicken to run my framelit through the big shot, so I'll probably make a "template" with paper and then use that to cut the magnetic sheet with scissors.) Thanks for sharing! ... Kim M.