Monday, July 6, 2009

Paper Doll Magnets and a mini tutorial on posting screenshots/uploading cut files

So, last year or so I made magnet paper dolls with my daughter. It was a fun project to do together and she really liked it. I'm thinking about making her some bigger ones. The lil pieces got lost after a while.
all the clothes are separate so you can mix and match your own dolls

What I learned from this project: With the magnet sheets being on the expensive side I really wanted to use as much of it as I could on One cut. This is one thing that I have loved Design studio for. I arranged my cuts on Design studio to use up as much of the magnet as possible. Store the magnet sheet on the fridge for a day or two before using it. This will do two things. One it will straighten it out if you bought it all rolled up... Two, it seemed to make the magnet force stronger.

Ok, I did this its gone! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhh

Do you hear my frustration with technology.

So, here you can see how I positioned everything to try to save magnet. I'm cheap sometimes...what can I say. You can then use the leftover scraps too for other projects but just cutting them up.

I wanted to post this screen shot with all of you but i'm soo computer challenged its not even funny. So I asked my hubby and he told me about this program called snagit that allows you to capture screens and save them as photos. So after downloading and doing that I wanted to figure out how to share it with you all. Not sure if anyone would want it or not but I still wanted to learn how to do it. So for anyone else that is wondering you need to go to a program called and set up an account there. IT IS SUPER EASY! you then just upload your file and it gives you a link...easy.

You can click here to download this screenshot

1 comment:

Beth said...

I still love your magnets! I bought some magnet material, but have yet to make anything with it yet. LOL!

You asked my the adhesive I used my gazing ball. I used GE II Silicone that you can buy in a regular tube at Walmart. It's supposed to be waterproof. We'll see....