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WandaC
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2003 02:34:51 PM »

In addition to pictures, I also started to make magnets using people's initials.  I would print out a sheet with the initials of my friends using Word.  I found for a 1/2 inch magnet that lower case Times New Roman in 44 or 48 worked really well.  Keep them spaced enough to punch each one out.  My friends are pleased to receive their initials or their entire name spelled out.   Grin

To present as a gift, instead of an Altoids tin, I found metal tartlet tins at the dollar store.  8 in a pack for $2.  Put your magnets in & wrap with paper or cellophane like you would a basket.
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Nynavey
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2003 10:34:55 AM »

Where are you getting all the art to go on the back of these marbles???

I'm looking for cheap ideas here (have you seen the price of comics these days?). Suggestions?
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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2003 12:50:26 PM »

Where are you getting all the art to go on the back of these marbles???

I'm looking for cheap ideas here (have you seen the price of comics these days?). Suggestions?

Oh man.. ANY magazine, piece of direct mail, wrapping, cereal box... Start looking at what you're throwing away. Grab a magazine now and again and nit-pick each page for words, colors, photos.

Luckily for me, I'm a crazy collage girl, I have several crates and bags full of magazines.  

Ask friends and relatives for their old magazines.

Go through old photos you might have doubles of and see if they fit the size (faces, random items in photos, etc)

Punching the photos out is the most fun.

I'm at work right now with 3 magazines, my 1 inch punch, 1 inch cabochon, and a small tin for punches... wooo lunch break!
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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2003 01:57:04 PM »

I was just at Michaels and picked up some awesome scrapbooking paper for these!  The paper has little strings of lights on it....how wonderful for little Christmas gifts!  The lights are small enough that you can fit 1-2 lights per marble.  The paper was 39 cents per 8 1/2x11 sheet.  I also picked up some red and green Christmas-ish plaid.  But the lights!  They're so cute on these!
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MeOwZa
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2003 11:28:19 AM »

i just want to get this straight before i start this project tonight...

the order is marble, image, magnet  Huh

you attach the magnet directly on the backside of the image you're using? or do you use some cardstock or something so the glue doesn't go through the image and leave a grease stain?
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2003 11:39:35 AM »

i just want to get this straight before i start this project tonight...

the order is marble, image, magnet  Huh

you attach the magnet directly on the backside of the image you're using? or do you use some cardstock or something so the glue doesn't go through the image and leave a grease stain?

yeah use some cardstock in case your image is on thin paper - so you wont see the magnet through the image.
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MeOwZa
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2003 06:47:06 PM »

^ thanks

i got all my materials and will begin the creation tonight. will post pics the second they are done!

i got a super nifty tin tonight that these suckers would look awesome in, i will post that as well when i am finished
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MeOwZa
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2003 02:11:16 AM »

I decided to make a few of these tonight. I couldn't find anything but the tiny marbles so finding good images were more of a challenge-- but I found them!

I havrn't finished them yet, still need to put magnets or whatnot on the back





as you can see in the above pic, i got some xl flat marbles, you can't see the images too well in the picture but they look better in person.



i got this rounded tin at best buy today. apparently if you have a rewards card you get one for free. my bf has a rewards card and got it for me. its thick enough to fit about 10 loose CDs.  it holds about 40 of the small marble images i made covering one surface
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Nynavey
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2003 11:21:51 AM »

These are great! I have some of the small clear marbles, and some of the irridescent larger ones...but haven't tried either yet. Yours is the first post of something other than clear. Can you see the images behind them when viewing in person? That's what I was worried about with the irridescent ones. I am inspired. Thanks for sharing - great tin too.
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« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2003 03:52:19 PM »

Yah! I finally finished my first batch of marble magnets and pins!! I used paper drink umbrellas for them!!! i'm all excited about them , but the pictures suck, (cruddy digital camera) hopefully i have a new camera soon and ill update the pics!!!

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