Saturday, December 3, 2011

Don't Forget Shrink Plastic

When you are holiday crafting for gifts or ornaments don't forget Shrink Plastic. I made these cute ornaments/tags using the Frosted Ruff Shrinky Dink. $6 for ten sheet means it is less than $! for an ornament or tag and the scraps can be used for other projects.

 I used an ink jet printer and the ink did not smear on the shrink plastic using the Ruff.  Roughing up the white it smeared even after baking it. I have not tried the Inkjet Shrink Plastic as it is more expensive.

I took the Looney Tunes cutting files I had bought from the Silhouette Store and turned off the cut lines.Drew an ornament shape in the Silhouette software and added names. Be sure to mirror names and images. I cut these out with my Cameo doing a double cut. I have cut Shrink Plastic with my Silhouette SD but had to do it about four times. Do so at your own risk as I read about burning out the motor. If you don't have a cutter you can do your image in a graphic program, print and cut by hand. PaintNet is a free graphic program with lots of features if you do not have one.

I need to add the cord but have not decided what I want to use. I think these are adorable and will go perfect with the looney tunes tree lights that they have.

Shrinky Dink's website has free patterns and all kinds of ideas. So if you need quick easy gifts head on over for some neat ideas.

Hope your holiday plans are going smoothly and that you are having fun. I have one more gift that needs to get done as it needs to be mailed and then hopefully I'll get busy crafting cards. I have not forgotten about the Christmas cards using playing cards. LOL!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like those will go great with Looney Tunes tree lights! Very fun.


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