These are one of my favorite gifts to make. There's been a bit of an "inchies" craze going around the blog world ... well these are my 3/4 inchies. What they both have in common is that you have to look at your stamps and papers differently when you're only going to be displaying a very small portion. Often, I take a glass accent marble and move it across the paper to see how things look when magnified by the glass.
I discovered that the glitter flowers from the DCWV glitter paper fit perfectly inside of the 3/4 inch circle punch (top row). Also, one of the tiny snowmen from the A Muse Snow Pals stamp looks great too. I also punched out flowers, snowflakes, and some words (all from DP scraps). I even stamped some small hearts on dictionary pages and DP (click the image for a close-up view).
I start by punching out a variety of 3/4" circles. Then I use E-6000 craft adhesive to adhere the paper circles to the flat side of the glass accent marbles that I get by the bags in the floral section. When I choose a bag, I try to find the ones that are the closest to round, but they still work fine if they are a little oblong. Don't use too much adhesive, or it will ooze out the sides (if it does, just wipe it off). Make sure there are no air bubbles by pressing the glass down firmly on the image. I let these dry for about an hour before adhering the magnet.
Once they are dry, I use the same E-6000 adhesive to adhere the magnets to the images. The magnets are the most expensive part of this project, so I always buy them at Michael's with my 40% off coupon. The 3/4 inch magnets come in packages of 50. I rub a very thin layer of the adhesive on the magnet, and then press the image down onto the magnet to let it dry. I package my magnet sets in origami gift boxes.
*** You can see more Magnet Mania here.