Monday, May 21, 2012

Birthday Magnets

My babies birthdays are right around the corner. Tomorrow The Phi turns 7 and in 11 days Lou turns 2. Instead of parties for the girls we have made other celebratory plans. One involves a 3 story store filled with dolls the other 2 days with that famous mouse.

Now when we have parties I like to give out a little party favor. When The Phi turned 3 I came up with the idea to make a magnet to give out. I found a cute colorful picture of little almost 3 year old Phi and a magnet series was born. Every year since I have made a magnet. Then when it was time for Lou's baby shower we made a magnet and then when she turned 1 we started the Louella Magnet Series.



Part of the reason I love these is because they are so easy to make. You only need a few things.
  • Avery blank business cards
  • business card magnets
  • a printer
Instructions are just as easy.
  1.  Find the photo you want to use. Edit and add text. I just use the age they are using and their name. 
  2. Download the template for the business card paper from Avery.com onto word document program.
  3. Add your photo and print.
  4. Punch out all the cards and peel the paper off the magnetic and place the card on the magnet
Super easy and really cute. This year I did things a little bit different and printed the photos, laminated them, cut the magnet in half and stuck them on. This made the pictures look much more glossy and I was able to change the size. 

So do you have all the magnets in the series??

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:47 PM

    You are so brilliant!!!!!!!! You have the best ideas and share so much fun stuff. Jackie Pushkaric Wall has been TALKING about you for years. YEARS!!!! Because I worked for MUSD for years and b/c before that I worked as a classroom Mom for my kids, I know and recognize so many of Jackie's Moorpark friends. I never could remember you! :( I didn't know until a few months ago you were friends with Jackie only during high school. That you had grown up in Santa Paula and then moved to Moorpark during high school. That's why I could never put a face with your name. Anyway....thank goodness you asked me for some feedback on your mother's inspiration project (which I LOVED) b/c now I understand why Jackie just loves you and your kids so much!!!!!

    I love your blog. I love your family. You are one amazing woman and my daughter is so lucky to have you as a friend. :) Now I understand why Jackie talks about you and your kids so much. She's been talking about The Phi for ever!!!!! I was always like, "The Phi?"

    There is so much I have missed. So keep blogging on Ms Elissa. Have you ever thought about writing a book? I think you could write a book about anything! :)

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