Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Other Creations: Magnetic Memo House

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES!  Whoa!  Such freedom can be wonderfully overwhelming.  I admit to being a little lost as to what to make.  In the end, I went with one of my favorite forms: a house.  You can't go wrong with a house and this little house has a metal front so it's a mini magnetic memo house!



This house was a lot of fun to make and is quite a fantastic addition to my boring grey cubicle that was screaming for somewhere fancy to stick my important memos.

I started with a block of wood that was cut into a house shape, then I covered the front panel with metal.  After I had my metal in place, I covered the whole thing with Prima paper.  I stamped some text sentiments on the front with black ink and also added some polka dots using a stencil and gel paste.  I inked it up with Tim Holtz distress inks and added some fabric accents to the front and to the roof.



I also added a magnet which I made from an October Afternoon tin pin.  And do you love the sentiment on that strip of fabric that starts with, "Do not use for children's..."?  For those of you who are curious like I would be, the rest of the sentence said, "pajamas."  The sad thing was that it was a piece of flannel.  So...while flannel that is unacceptable for making kids' pajamas does make me raise an eyebrow, I liked how it looked on my house.

Here are the fantastic products available at Simon Says Stamp that I used for this project:




With a theme of "Anything Goes," there is no reason NOT to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!  I always feel so inspired when I see what you submit.  Give it a whirl and you could win 50 delicious dollars to spend at the Simon Says Stamp store.   
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18 comments:

  1. Cool! Love it! I just started to repurpose a doll house for an auction. I'm turning it into an Advent Calendar! So excited!!!

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    1. A dollhouse into an advent calendar? That sounds nothing short of brilliant!

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  2. Oh what a fun altered house Andrea! Love they mix of bright colors and ripped fabric!

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  3. Charming farmhouse. Love the mix and bits of re-cycled fabric and the little magnet with the cow is too cute! Clever metal cover under the fabric! I would have never guessed!

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  4. oh, your creativity is unbelievable! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

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  5. Andrea....you rock, girlfriend! I am always blown away by what you do with fabric! No one but you thinks of this stuff! haha I totally love your magnetic house. What a cute idea. I love the colors and the bits of fabric that you've used to accent those gorgeous Prima papers. They look like they were made to go together! I love your ideas and your originality! <3 Candy

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  6. This is so cool Andrea! And what a fabulous idea!! Love the stamping and the fabric pieces. Very clever magnet!

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  7. Magnetic house for memos; great idea, Andrea! And I love all the texture from the pretty fabric. Besides be darling, best thing about this "magnetic board" you can easily move it where you need it, without getting out the nails and a hammer.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous Andrea. I love how you add layers to each of your projects and your use of fabric is always so eye catching. What a wonderful idea a magnetic house for memos, very inspiring. Love your use of Prima papers too, everything works so well together. A fantastic original idea. Tracy x x

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  9. This is such a cool idea for memos! Andrea. I love how you applied different materials and textures on this project. It's always so fun to see your beautiful creation every week. :)

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  10. Ohh Andrea! Love your memo house! Really fun to have in your grey cubicle! I love the colored fabric! Fantastic! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Andrea, where do I beging?
    With the fact you created this house from wood, or the idea of this being a magnetic memo holder or the use of all those distressed fabrics and let me tell you this ..... you did actually read my mind as I was curious as to the ending of that sentence (blame my curiosity on the fact that I am a Gemini!).
    100% whimsical and I adore it.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Hey Andrea...yes, we DO have a mutual friend in Cheryl. I was fortunate enough to sit next to her at Ranger U and we became fast friends...more like sisters really. I adore her and her store. I was so disappointed when the floods came and everything had to be cancelled. But miraculously RMM was spared and we are planning again for this spring. Fingers crossed. :) You are always so sweet with your thoughts. I love reading them. You make me feel so good....truly you do! I always love your very fun and original pieces as well. What you can do with fabric...oh my goodness! You are one of a kind! I always love your prints, the colors you use and well...just the way you put everything together. Very unusual, very artsy and really really amazing work! <3 Candy

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  13. Fun little house for a fun addition of color!

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  14. what a great idea! Wonderful mini ihouse! You are always original!!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  15. This is a great memo house, I love all the different textures on it, beautiful work

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  16. Sigh....I love this.
    There is something about your projects that makes me happy. You have that "something".
    And that little flair...adorable!
    Super-cute.

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  17. And you say I'm creative ... really ... this is soooooo cool. I love the idea of a magnetic memoboard piece. And of course your use of fabric is truly inspiring!!!!! I would love to quilt, but I have no talent with sewing. But I could do something like this with scraps of material from cherished items. Seriously ... I have concerns about the flannel myself :) Love this!!! Mary Elizabeth

    PS -- thanks for visiting my latest post. You always make my day Andrea!!

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