Memories Community article, Summer/Fall 2005
HEMPF stands for "Hanging Embellished
Magnetic Paper Frame," and it's the
name of this ingenious little creation by
MagTimeFrames.com founder Sandra
Kay. Magnet strips in this frame make
it possible to rotate children's artwork
frequently. so their latest creations are
always on display. A great gift for
Special thanks to 7-year-old Taryn Kay
for loaning us her drawing. "Story Time with Grandma," in the frame shown.
- 2 Sheets 8 1/2" x 11'' cardstock (for frame)
- 7 1/2'' x 7 1/2'' paper (for child to draw on)
- 1 MTF Six Pack™: magtimeframes.com
(self-adhesive magnetic strips)
- 1 yd. coordinating ribbon
- Alphabet fonts (stamps, stickers or hand
drawn - sample uses Sizzix die-cuts)
- Adhere the two sheets of cardstock together.
- Lay vertically and score 1 1/2" from top and
bottom. Fold flaps over at scores.
- Cut four MTF self-adhesive magnets in half
long ways, yielding eight strips.
- Unfold top and bottom borders of cardstock
frame and adhere two magnet strips on the
frame under each border.
- Align and adhere two more magnet
strips on the inside flap of each border so
that magnets attract one another, but cannot
be seen. This will hold paper inside frame.
- Tuck ribbon under top fold of frame and
- Use fonts to personalize top and bottom borders.
- Insert blank pager and allow child to draw
or paint on it while in frame. This ensures
that no area of their creation will get hidden