Tip of the Month by Kimberly Brimhall

Part of our new happenings around our blog for 2009 is having our Guest Design do a tip, technique or sketch to inspire you!

This month, Kimberly came up with a brilliant idea and it makes a wonderful tip! She used our tags and clear packing tape to make little “Dry Erase Boards”! I love this idea, it is great!! She used our tags, but you could even papers and more! She said these would work well in offices, on fridges, in studios, etc. and I agree!

Here is a little tutorial, by Kimberly, to get you started!
1. Use clear packing tape to cover the entire tag.
2. Trim the extra tape off of the edges.

3. Add a magnet to the back and use “Dry Erase Markers” to write on the tag!
When your note is old, use a napkin to erase the message and reuse it again!

Thanks, Kimberly for inspiring us – this is an amazing idea and I can’t wait to get started making some!!

Happy creating everyone!
XO, Elle


  1. Cynthia B. says

    Such a practical idea! And way cuter than some of those magnets I have on our fridge already. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Beth Perry says

    THat is a pretty sweet idea !

    Just got done making a Resolutions Calender/Journal using your mini calender album pages. I love the calender pages, they are so much fun! 😛

  3. Zarah says

    That’s so clever! I love it! 😀

  4. Toni says

    Talk about CREATIVE!!! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing this tip!!

  5. Kataroo says

    Flipp’n awesome idea Kim!!

  6. nfaband says

    OK … this is an adorable idea, thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Lynsey says

    Thanks for the great idea! I took the tags and used packaging tape to attach them to drawers I use to store my current projects in. This way, I can easily see what is in each drawer, and easily change the label when I switch projects!

  8. i am sooooooooooooooooooo making these little magnets!! 😀

  9. Anonymous says

    This would be a fun project for teachers. When working one on one with a student on spelling for math facts.
    Make them the size of an individual chalk board. Maybe each child could help make them.

    Nora :~}

  10. Charin says

    Great tip Kimberly!! 🙂 🙂

  11. What a great idea! I feel like I should have thought of this already….THANKS for thinking for me. ~Susan

  12. I had the BEST time with this…its so easy.

    Thanks for the wonderful comments.


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