Friday, 26 April 2013

Fridge Magnet Gift Frames

The frames are sized to fit souvenir fridge magnets!
Easel and frame.
Interlock the slots to assemble the easel.
Fix the frame to the easel support with sticky dots.
You can opt for presentation cards instead of easels.
The cards pack flat. The semi-circles on the base slot together.
Museum fridge magnets are great small gifts - but you can add the fun factor to the presentation by adding a papercrafted ornate frame and easel. I've given you free downloads for the frames and the easels.

You can, of course, use the frames to display photos or artwork on scrapbook pages or greeting cards. No fridgies necessary.

There are two styles of easels - artist's easel-type and card mounts.
(The card mounts are given only on the .studio files.)

Here are your downloads:

FridgeMagnetFrames.studio
MagnetFrames.pdf
Easel.pdf
MagnetFrames.svg
Easel.svg

To make the picture frames, just cut them out and score around the centre rectangle and then score diagonals in each corner. Use an embossing tool held against a metal ruler. Pinch the corners, crease the folds - a tray shape is formed. The frame is finished - you're good to go. 

The fridge magnets are heavy, so mount them on the frame with sturdy glue dots. Do the same, in turn, when you fix the frame to the centre support of the easel. Choose glue dots (such as Dodz by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) over sticky pads and you will be able to remove the magnet easily without tearing the paper. Ready for a new artwork to be displayed.

I am a pushover for art gallery magnets. Now I have a fun way to display my newest acquisition!


Big thanks to Leah for taking the pics!