Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gel Press™ { Man Projects } Blog Hop

 Please take time to hop through all the great blogs of our designers for inspiration. Go back to the Gel Press™ blog and leave a comment as to which blog gave you the most inspiration!  We will draw a random winner from the comments to win a prize from Gel Press™!!!

I don't know about you but when the lights go out I am automatically scrambling for flashlights or matches! There is nothing more confounding than not being able to find either in an emergency, so my solution is to take a matchbox and stick it to the refrigerator with a magnet! 

1. Re-design your box if necessary
The first thing I did was take apart the outside cover because it wasn't aligned as well as I wanted it to be considering it was going to end up as a small work of art hanging on the side of my fridge. This isn't a step that you might have to take, I'm just very picky. 
2. Select your print
The next step was to measure and cut one of my Gel Press™ prints to cover the wording on the box.

3. Glue on your covers.
I did one for the front and back of the box, which again is a personal preference since the back doesn't show. It is not necessary to do, but something I wanted to do.
4. Attach a magnet to the bottom of the box.
 However, you can also cover the bottom entirely with the magnetic sheet if you wanted to.

5. Decorate the sides of the matchbox.
I also covered the sides of the box in the same  Gel Press™ print, it seemed a shame to waste all that gel print goodness, plus it makes the box nicer to look at from all angles.

I did NOT cover or get anything close to the striking plate and I recommend the same thing.
 **** Please, always put safety first. ****

6. Embellish
The last thing to do is to decorate the cover. 
I chose to do a Rebus:
rebus is an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words. 

When you 'Mustache' (must have) light.

But, I also put together some fun puns too if you don't want to do a Rebus...

The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings.

You light up my life.
Love struck.
We met on
We're a perfect match.
Match made in heaven.
You're hot.
Let's turn up the heat.
Come on baby, light my fire.
I have a burning desire for you.

Blog hop links:
Sandee ( you are here )
Gel Press™

Want a bonus chance to win a prize from Gel Press™?  Between now and Father's Day (June 19, 2016) create your own "Just For Him" project and post it on our Facebook page Gel Press Junkies!  Everyone that plays along will be entered in a drawing as well.  Yes, we would love you to use a Gel Press™ in your entry- but you don't have to! Just make a fabulous project featuring Fathers Day and post it!  Maybe you will win a Gel Press™! 
To Qualify for the drawing: 
1) You may enter a maximum of 3 times with individual projects.
2) You must by 18 years old.
3) You must live in the USA.
4) Mentioning other products or other companies in your post disqualifies your project.

6 comments: said...

Oh I am sooo crying with laughter here!! Come on baby light my fire!! lmaooooooo

Unknown said...

Such a cute project!

Annmakes said...

Omg! Not only is this a clever project, it is so cute. I love all the puns too. Thx for sharing. You rock Sandee.

Bix said...

Haha. What fun! That moustache together with the bow tie would be a great the sentiments too! Bx

Gainesville Summer Art Camp said...

You are so punny!! Great project!!

Cindi McGee said...

Pun-tastic :0)