Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shrinky Dink Star + CTMH Card Workshop 7/8/14

A friend of mine told me you could use the heavy plastic from take out containers to make shrinky dinks.  This morning I decided to give it a try.  My intention was to add a little charm to a card I was making for the SPARKS Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge week 1.  *I took one of the PS digi stars, enlarged and printed it.  Then I traced it onto the plastic with a marker, colored it and poked a hole in the top for a piece of thread.  After finding my heat gun, I heated the little star and watched it curl.*  But it didn't uncurl and I was left with this dancing star (which will look good on a card, but not this particular one).
Now I had to go searching for the real shrinky dink plastic because I wanted to put a star embellishment on this card and nothing else would do.   Found it!  Started again * *  This time it uncurled.  Success. 
I started assembling the card.  As I was holding my little star to put the thread through the hole, the bottom tip of the star broke off.  By popping the sentiment I managed to hide the whoopsie.
(Stars and Sentiment are Paper Smooches Digis)
I am entering this card in the following:
SPARKS Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge week 1
Mojo Monday Sketch Contest 353
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy Challenge - Stars and Stripes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #111 - Red, White and Blue
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Stars and Stripes
Craft-Dee-Bowz July Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #148 - Anything Goes


Below are the cards we made at Joyce's weekly CTMH card workshop this afternoon,  after we talked her into giving us a peek at the new catalog.   We ooh...ed and ahhh...ed at all the new products before getting down to the business of making these fun cards:


  1. Love the layout on this card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge.

  2. Great Design...perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday...thank you for joining us it is much appreciated....I do love to see all of your fantastic creations, thank you for taking the the time to stop by...
    Suzy B ( Owner )

  3. Great design hun love it and thanks for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  4. Beautiful stars and stripes card! I had to really look for the stripes but see them in the star! And I love your shrinky star! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. The card is wonderful, Debi, but I do love the star that didn't uncurl. I think it's fun and whimsical. Too bad you can't find a way to always make them turn out like that. :-D

  6. great card love the stars and embossed background-BUT- I do love the dancing star that didn't uncurl it has a charm of it's own rather then a standard norm-thanks for joining us at CFTH
    Carol DT x

  7. Cute Stars and Stripes card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  8. Love your star on the stars & stripe card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  9. Love the stars card and all the other cards in this post are very clever too!! i think you did a very good job!!

  10. Great stars and stripes card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup for our ATG challenge.

  11. They all look amazing! Thanks so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Good Luck & Hugs, DT Dangina

  12. Gorgeous cards Debi and I love how you tried to recycle plastic ,, even though it didn't give you the results you hoped for the star does look fab !

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. Your card is lovely, the star looks fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing it with us here at Crafty Sentiments.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. Great project x thanks for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps x

  15. I am loving the fabulously fun stars with stripes you have used for your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight and Good Luck! Danie xx

  16. great stars and love the embossing!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!


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