Archive | June, 2012

Shrinky plastic and Stayz-on Ink!

I saw this aweseome idea on a few websites so I decided to try it with a Close to My Heart Spin!

I washed out a #6 plastic lunch container I used and I cut a piece just a little larger than the stamp I was going to use.  I wanted to try the May Stamp of the Month as I love sunflowers.  So I used Stayz-on ink to put it on the plastic (I have heard you can sand the plastic and use regular stamping ink but I didn’t want to scratch it up).  And then I used some sharpies to color in the sunflower. 

I used my paper trimmer to cut it with clean edges, then I used a corner rounder to make it look pretty.  I punched a hole in the top with my Crop-a-dile and I put in on parchment and into the oven at 250 degrees.

The instructions I read made it sound like it would happen in seconds, but it was in there a good 20 minutes until it seemed to shrink and flatten back out.  It looks questionable for a while while it is shrinking :)

This has so many possibilities with stamping on plastic and shrinking it.   The plastic once shrunk is very hard and durable!

Have fun trying it out!


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Custom Birthday Card for Sis

For my sister’s birthday, I thought I’d make a custom card with her date of birth on the front.  Just stumbled across the perfect stamp set for it while I was working on it too, and used stitched together to accent….and a scrap of Pemberly Papers!

Happy Birthday Sissy!

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Fun and Simple

I brought a whole bunch of things to make to my hotel this week.  Too bad I forgot my trusty paper trimmer :(   So I just stamped and embossed on some plain white cards and I was very happy with the results!

These two were first stamped, then run through the Sizzix Texture Boutique after stamping to create a very cool effect!












This next one I made using only a small square of paper I had cut already and the May SOTM with some watercolor pencils to accentuate it:


And the last is a father’s day card for my hubby (hopefully he isn’t reading my posts) also using watercolor pencils:



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