Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WYEGW Use as many cuts as possible

Who has the best Auntie ever?!! Lily and Johnny do!!
For my project this week I chose the challenge of using the most cuts and / or cartridges for a project.
I decided it was time to finally make the magnets for my niece and nephew. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and just haven't gotten around to it (pretty much the story of my life! LOL).
I found the idea on pinterest (of course) to get an under the car oil drip pan and use it for magnets instead of having to use a fridge (theirs is stainless and wouldn't work anyway) or painting a wall to be magnetic (I know my brother wouldn't approve of that).  Finding the pan was easy..then it was just a matter of finding the time to make all of the magnets!!
I decided to start with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to make them some magnetic paper dolls with changeable outfits. I cut everything at 4".
The bear, pig, and frog are from Create a Critter but they are in the pic because I had already laminated them..

After cutting everything out, I detailed it and laminated it with contact paper. I then added a piece of magnet that I cut from a long coil that I bought at JoAnns..with a coupon of course! LOL
I just LOVE them!
When I was taking pics of the laminated pieces I found that it was really difficult to get a good picture without a terrible glare so the rest of the pics are taken before I laminated them.

I then moved on to the Create a Critter cartridge because who doesn't LOVE it? And I know the kids will love all the animals!
I made almost everything the cartridge had to offer..and I swear the book was getting thicker with every page I finished! It was never ending!! LOL

The submarine came from the Lifes a Beach cartridge. I wanted to be sure johnny had a vehicle to play with under the sea :)

Can you believe how many items are on that cartridge?! YIKES!  Or should I say WOULD YOU HAVE EVER GUESSED? LOL I started to feel like I bit off more than I could chew!
128 cuts so far...YAY!!
Unfortunately I made a whole bunch of the Sesame Street characters but I cannot get the pics to load
:( BOO HOO!! I will post them as soon as I get them to load..promise! It is quite sad because those little guys are really time consuming to make..there are tons of pieces and they of course are not big pieces usually! LOL But they are sooo cute and well worth making!
So again..who has the best Auntie ever? LOL Lily and Johnny do..of course!  :)

Thanks for checking out my project this sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams take on today's challenge!


  1. wowzers, you put my 16 cuts to

  2. Adorable!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  3. Great job Amy!!.. Would love you to share a picture of your niece and nephew playing with their new playset!!

  4. what a fun fun great. So colorful too.
    MCCR DT sis

  5. WOW WOW WOW!!! You ARE the best auntie in the world. What a great idea!

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