Cruise Magnets

My husband and I are finally going on an Alaskan cruise! We were really excited to do this one, because of all the beautiful scenery. Many of my friends told me that a popular trend on cruises is to decorate your door. This is because it’s sometimes hard to find your cabin, and it helps to identify which room is yours! So I created a couple cruise magnets for our traveling companions…and for us!

I was running low on time before we left, so I went straight to the Cricut Design Space library for inspiration. And, boy – do they have a lot of options!! I chose a really cute cruise ship file, labeled M4596B. This was sized to an approximate 8″ by 6″ shape.

I created a .15″ offset around the ship’s image, and printed this one in Pop Tone Black Licorice. The smokestacks are also cut in Pop Tone Black Licorice too.

My title font is created using BFC Beefcakes. And, in addition, I’ve added a subtitle in black pen in the lower corner. This is attached to the water cut file and is done in Cricut Alphabet.

I liked the colors the file came with already, but wanted one in a different color for our travel partners too. So, off to my CutCardStock stash I went! My color choices are: Stardream Metallic Pluto for the letters and the top of the boat, Pop Tone Blue Raspberry for the water and windows, and Pop Tone Wild Cherry plus Pop Tone Orange Fizz for the main part of the boat. Is that called the hull?? Ha!

Once cut, I dusted the edges with black ink. This is my favorite technique – it gives most anything dimension!

After gluing on the 2 bottom base pieces, I cut out a sheet of adhesive magnet, peeled off the backing and applied the boat to it. Then I fussy-cut around the boat, leaving myself a full magnet backing!

The remaining pieces were glued on, and then I laid out the name for my boat. To make sure my spacing stayed even, I took a piece of washi tape and gently applied it over my Stardream Metallic Pluto letters. Then I lifted up one side at a time and glued it down.

These will look so great on our cruise ship doors! Once the cruise is over, I also plan on turning this ship into a title for a scrapbook page.

What types of vacation crafts do you like to make? I hope this inspired you to try this project. Make sure to check out the latest sales going on at CutCardStock.com. And, bon voyage!

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