Monday, March 14, 2011


Anything But a Card that is.......

Over on the Card Ideas blog~The sky is the limit as long as it isn’t a card. This is also their Christmas/Winter challenge, so try to create a gift project that you can give at Christmas or in the winter. Just think you will be one gift ahead come December! Ü

The other day at work one of my co-workers was throwing away some old CD which we no longer needed. I was like " me some, I'm sure I can find something to do with them". Well she saved me well over 50 CD's and I have been playing with them.

This is my creation - a cute fridge magnet!! This is just one of the ideas I have actually made for right now.

Here is a quick little tutorial on how I did it:

1. Take a 5-1/4" circular piece of card stock. I bought mine already cut in a scallop pattern, but if you have Cricut, you could cut it on there. And your old, unwanted CD.

2. Next get out your glue, I used Glossy Accents.

3. Now put just a little glue around the CD, and adhere to the paper.

4. Now cut out a patterned paper in a 5" circle.

5. And adhere that to the other side of the CD.

6. Adhere to the backside of the scallop, magnets or magnetic tape cut to fit as I did.

7. Now pick out your saying and embellishments you would like to use.

8. Adhere you embellishments and TA-DA....a wonderful fridge magnet for you to gift to a friend or family member.

This was my first tutorial...I hope I explained everything ok and made it easy to understand. Well....enjoy and hope to see you over on the Card Ideas Blog



  1. I love your idea! You explained it perfectly. I love making recycled gifts. If you don't mind, I will have to try this one. TFS

  2. Awesome idea and tutorial!! What a great project! Thank you for joining us at Card-Ideas!

  3. Cute idea Michelle!! Love your tutorial!! Thank you for joining us at Card-Ideas!


  4. Wow, fantastic project & tutorial Michelle! They are just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Carr-Ideas!

  5. Fun project. What a great way to recycle CDs, very clever. Thanks for playing along at Card Ideas this week.

  6. Congrats Michelle!
    You're the winner of the ABC challenge at Card-Ideas!
    Hugs, Kathie