If you missed that post, check it out here. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, so you still have time to get in on the drawing!!
Today I'm going to share a tutorial on something that I made with just one of these items, the printable magnet paper.
Now, I have a 2 year old son. So I think it can go without saying that there is a certain obsession with these around my house. Anyone else in this boat?
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my magnet paper as soon as I opened it up, create a little fridge train set for my son.
Silhouette has an online store where you can buy single images for $.99 each. (The train above counted as a single image even though it has multiple parts.)
So I went to the store and started browsing for train tracks. I was in luck.
The tracks and the puzzle part underneath started off as just 2 outlines of the 2 shapes. You have the option to fill them in with a color or a pattern, or just leave them blank. My fridge is black and I wanted the track to pop against it, so I filled in the puzzle piece background with this fun rock pattern and made the tracks themselves black.
I then ran the magnet paper through my printer on the photo printing setting.
I then cut the pieces and stuck them up on the fridge. I went pretty basic, straight tracks and curves. (Again, with a 2 year old, this is really all that it took to thrill him.)
I also made him a little train to cruise on the tracks, and he was thrilled!
Here are the tracks in action. If you can't tell, his lips are pursed to make the tell tale, "Chug a-chug a-chug a-chug a-choo-choooooo!" sound.
When I'm ready to add on to the "set", there are train splits, 45 degree crossings, 90 degree crossings, towns, cranes, bridges, etc. Plus, since I have already bought the curves and straight tracks, if I need more I just print more off of my computer. Much cheaper than buying train extension sets, and much less little plastic pieces to trip over on the floor!!
For those of you with little girls, if I was in your shoes this would have been my first order of business for my magnet paper. Fridge paper dolls!
You can even change their hair!!
Okay, okay, so are you ready to try this out for yourself?!
Silhouette is offering a GREAT DEAL to Lemon Tree Creations readers this week of 25% off their various accessories!!
All you have to do is enter the code LEMONTREE at checkout. This offer will expire Saturday November 13th at midnight, so head on over now, just click here.
Also it's not too late to enter the Silhouette bundle giveaway!!
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, just go to this post to enter! You have 4 chances this time, so good luck!!
I'll be linking my train set to these great parties, so stop by and see what everyone else has been making this week!!