FROM Memories Community article, Summer/Fall 2005

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HEMPF stands for "Hanging Embellished Magnetic Paper Frame," and it's the name of this ingenious little creation by 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 Grandparents Day!

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™: (self-adhesive magnetic strips)
  • 1 yd. coordinating ribbon
  • Alphabet fonts (stamps, stickers or hand drawn - sample uses Sizzix die-cuts)


  1. Adhere the two sheets of cardstock together.
  2. Lay vertically and score 1 1/2" from top and bottom. Fold flaps over at scores.
  3. Cut four MTF self-adhesive magnets in half long ways, yielding eight strips.
  4. Unfold top and bottom borders of cardstock frame and adhere two magnet strips on the frame under each border.
  5. 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.
  6. Tuck ribbon under top fold of frame and tie bow.
  7. Use fonts to personalize top and bottom borders.
  8. 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 under borders.