Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shrinky Dinks!

Remember when you were a kid and Shrinky Dinks were all the rage?  No...oh that just proves I'm old then!  LOL!  Well I remember and loved them so much, ahh such memories, thanks Mom!  I've used shrink plastic but I found the actual Shrinky Dink plastic, made for your printer, at Michael's.  Expensive, yes but with a coupon it's less painful  :)  This week at Jackson's Digital Expressions it's time to alter something!  One of my favorite challenges.  Your challenge is to alter some type of container (new or recycled) and the theme is Holiday or Winter.  I altered a Crystal Light container and I used the new release image Finishing Touch on Shrinky Dink plastic and cut it out with my Spellbinder's die.  I punched a snowflake and shrunk it with my heat gun and adhered it with Glossy Accents, love that stuff for attaching small elements!

BEFORE shrinking, colored with Prismacolor pencils and chalks.  The coloring is always darker once you shrink it.

AFTER shrinking

Come join us this week at JDE and challenge yourself to alter something.  Great idea for gift giving or packaging homemade treats!  Have a great week everyone!

Kathi   :)

Crafty Creations - #195 No Flowers
Divas by Design - Cute
Stamp-n-Doodle - Use a digi
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - Use a charm
Bearly Mine Challenges - #60 Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations by Kristen - Do it digi
LEJ Designs Challenge - Use a die cut or punch
Loves Rubberstamp Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Technique Tuesday - 3D punched elements
Through the Craftroom Door - #43 Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
{Lawn}scaping Challenge - Dust 'em off (I used beads/jewelry findings)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Die Cuts/Punches, Ribbon and Charms 
Anything But A Card Challenge #5
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Fun With Shapes And More - 1st Snow
PanPastel UK - Make an embellishment
Simply Create Too - Use your stash ( beads/jewelry hoop)
Joanna Sheen Challenges - Cold and Frosty
Under the Table and Dreaming - Linking Party


tilly's crafts said...

looks gorgeous! love that little tag
Kim x

Penny said...

Gosh, Kathi, I just love this idea! Shrinky Dink makes fabulous tags, doesn't it? :^) Great coloring, love the little snowflake, the background paper & ribbon, and the hanging embellishment! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Papercrafting Princess said...

Nice technique and project!

Marcy said...

Love this altered project and love the Shrinky Dink idea. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous gift wrapping idea--this is amazing! Your coloring is beautiful...I've never used shrinky dinks...maybe I NEED to?! ;)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Christine L said...

Fabulous project for our challenge this time.. such a clever idea!

Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

Christine x

Laurel said...

How fun!!!!!!!!!!!! And clever!

Thank you so much for Dusting 'Em Off and playing along with us at the Lawnscaping challenge!

Deonna Bemish said...

I have always been a big fan of Shrinky Dinks! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous tag with TTCRD this week.

Laura Love said...

WOW! That is COOL! I didn't realize how far they shrink down and the image still looks awesome! I have heard of shrinky dinks but haven't got to use them... I will have to try this! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Mynnette said...

PS: I totally forgot to say thanks for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

Katy said...

This is so cool! I have shrinky dinks but I have been afraid to use them. I think you have inspired me! Love the snowman. Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Cool design! Love your project!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

Tracy Boobaloo said...

Such a cute little tag ! Love what you have done, just brilliant.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

Ellen said...

This is very cool. I have never used Shrinky Dinks, so I may have to try them out. Thanks for joining us for Mynnette's Technique Tuesday challenge!

Saumya said...

awesome altered project .....and I love the colors....thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What a fab altered project! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything Goes” themed Items Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Kathi: Your altered item is so pretty--and, yes, I remember Shrinky Dink plastic too--I found mine at Michaels [with 40% off coupon too--but mine is not for the printer kind--got to go again and look for this kind!]! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

Simply Create Too DesignTeam

Lexie said...

Lovely tag! Shall be having a look for Shrinky Dink plastic.

Thanks for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

carol said...

wow how cute is the tag, fab creation, thanks for playing along with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Christiana said...

Beautiful! And what an awesome idea. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Stamping in Pink said...

That is so pretty!
Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month. We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you again next month. A gentle reminder that in order to be considered for any honours or prizes you need to follow the tutorial that we've provided for our challenge Karen Technique Tuesday Crew

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a wonderful project. Shrinky Dinks are so much fun and your charm turned out so pretty. Great idea. Now I want to get my shrinky dink paper out and play to, lol. Thank you for joining us at Stamp N Doodle. Hugs Xx Rosie

Amanda said...

Wow what a cool project! I have never ever tried Shrinky Dinks before! Now i might just have to :)
Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too!


Kathyk said...

Oh My! You made this fab embellishment and made it fit so many challenges - well done and GOOD LUCK


Aunty Sue said...

brilliant creation and thanks for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ

Teresa said...

The perfect cold and frosty creation Kathi, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenge this fortnight. Teresa xx

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful project!! Love that teeny tiny snowflake and the glitter details! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Technique Tuesday!

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