April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop


Hi friends!  I almost forgot about Papertrey's monthly blog hop!  Eek!  So glad I saw a few posts this morning to remind me, then found a few minutes this afternoon to put something together.  This month's challenge is all about the guys!  We were challenged to make a masculine project, and I chose to make a gift tag for a little guy that has removable truck magnets.


This couldn't be easier to make!  I die cut each of the trucks with the PTI Truckin' It die from white cardstock and two layers of thin chipboard.  When glued together, this makes each truck a little more sturdy.  You could just as easily stack several layers of cardstock, but I've had this chipboard in my stash forever and needed to use some of it!

Each truck is stamped and colored with Copic markers, with some clear glitter Spica pen on the headlights.   I attached a magnetic strip to the back of each one, then used a removable glue dot to adhere them to the tag.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Kraft, white
Patterned paper:  New England Chowder:  Clam Juice (Jillibean Soup)
Stamps:  Boy Basics:  Truckin' It
Ink:  Black (Inkadinkadoo), Copic markers, Spica clear glitter pen
Tools:  Truckin' It die, Tag Sale #1 die
Accessories:  ribbon (Michael's), baker's twine (The Twinery), chipboard, magnetic strips (craft supply) 

The tag is two layers to give it some extra weight, one layer of plain kraft cardstock and one layer of this fun Jillibean Soup patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment "hey buddy!" onto kraft cardstock, drew a dialogue bubble around it, cut it out, and adhered it to the tag.  Some ribbon tied with baker's twine finished it off.


You can see the back of the blue truck here with the attached magnet and removable glue dot.  These will be a fun addition to a gift!

Thanks for stopping by tonight!  I hope to have a chance to hop soon, too!  Enjoy!

39 comments:

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! This is sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!

Laura Isham said...

I LOVE this! Great idea. And, in the Boys Basics: Truckin' It and die goes into my cart! Love what you did with this set!

Lindsay said...

LOVELOVELOVE This Christina! What a clever idea! Those truck magnets are just too cute! Ack!

Sara Mac said...

So glad you found time to play along Christina! We wouldn't have wanted to miss this awesome tag. Love the idea of removeable magnets. So clever!

Cathy Weber said...

How smart are you! What a cute idea. These would make adorable fridge magnets, wouldn't they? You had such a clever idea and I love how you hand-drew the thought bubble.

Jen W. said...

What an awesome idea to make the tag the gift! Love the bright colours and that Jillibean Soup paper. :)

Kara said...

sooo cool!! awesome magnets!

The Paper Parade said...

You are just TOO creative!!! What an inventive idea and totally adorable tag :) The recipient will LOVE it!

Suzanne said...

Christina, it's amazing!!! I think it's the only tag that I have seen all day, and it's just so so cute. I love the magnet idea, as well as how you tied the ribbon with twine. Bright and cheery and so boyish...love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Okay I love the magnet idea, how cool is that... and I said I didn't "need" that set, even though I have a truck obsessed young man, and your tag isn't helping my resolve.

Anne said...

SO adorable! What a fun idea to make the magnets. Great coloring!

Karen B. said...

Removable magnets? Now that takes the cake! How very clever and how entirely way too cute! Love the bright colors, perfect for any boy.

Nance said...

This is just darling Christina! Even my daughter said "Cute, mama" as she was reading over my shoulder! Those little trucks are adorable and so is the little speech bubble! Rock on!

Laurie said...

OH my!! This is just plain adorable! What a fun idea! I love your tag and the magnets? SO cute!! This is a great project Christina!!

Margaret M said...

This is so cute! I love the little car and truck! The colors are so bright and fun too!

Jen Carter said...

Now that I picked my jaw up off the floor...this is fantastic!! Seriously cute and my favorite project yet tonight! LOVE how you did this and the thought that went into to it! SO CUTE!!

Cristina said...

There you are! I needed my Christina fix! And, boy, you did not disappoint! This is soooooo cute and really smart. Love!

Mindy said...

Cute! Love the trucks :-)

Carolyn Ruiz said...

you are so clever!!!!! I love that idea. super duper cute. :)

Keva said...

Oh wow. This is awesome, Christina! I just love it..and you made them magnets, too? Brilliant!

Marybeth said...

How smart, this is so over the top cute.

Francie said...

This is just so darn cute! Love it.

Chris Simon said...

Boy, is this clever! Any little boy would adore those magnets. Thanks for the great instructions, too. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of these made in the near future!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

AWESOME!!! and so creative - LOVE it!!!

Sära said...

This is super cute and such a great idea to make the trucks into little removable magnets! How fun!

Lee said...

Love this tag. What a great idea!

Jinny Newlin said...

So stinkin' cute, Christina! Great idea, too! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Christina! Love the little school buses!

Marisa said...

Absolutely adorable, Christina!!

organizedchaos said...

This is an amazingly creative idea! ADORABLE!!!!! :)

xiumaiyuki said...

How clever is this?!!! Ya know, the PTI DT's samples of this set didn't do anything for me (shhhh).... but this card totally DID!!! It's soooooo darn cute. Will have to add this onto my next order. :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love these adorable, colorful little magnets (presented in such an ingenious way, too!)

Tracey McNeely said...

So cute and those magnets are adorable.

Neusinha said...

ADORABLE!

Jocelyn said...

SUPER cute!! I love that these are magnets--what a great idea to put them on a tag!! I love everything about the tag and trucks--so fabulous!

Andrea M said...

Holy creativeness, Batman!!! This is down right fabulous!!! Magnets?!?! Seriously brilliant my friend!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a super clever idea!!! LOVE those ADORABLE truck magnets!!! And that patterned paper is the PERFECT backdrop!!! AWESOME!!!

Amy said...

Oh goodness!!! Christina, this is so stinkin' cute! I love what you did with this tag!!! Magnets? Genius!

me35 said...

Hi Christina - I love your tag and was inspired to make a card ( without the UBER COOL magnets!!!) which you can see at

http://me35.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/fillin-that-birthday-book/

I hope to enter it into a European competition on A Passion For Papertrey, but I would like you to okay it - I don't know if you think it's too close to your idea. I have credited your inspiration in my blog post, but I'm just checking as I don't want to toe-step anyone. Whatever your decision, thanks for your continous inpiration and eye-candy !

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