Saturday 19 March 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Buttons!

Happy Saturday!  It's challenge time again over on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and this week we're bananas over buttons!  We're to use buttons as our only embellishments.  One of the things I love about the Kraftin' Kimmie images, are their size.  They're nice and big!  Because of this, I thought it might be fun to shrink them down.  So for my challenge project, I stamped a couple images on Shrinky Dink material and made some tags.  

I started with Lucy, cause I thought she'd make a super cute tag for my library bag.  This is an important bag in our house, because it's where our library books live when they're not in use.  We make regular trips and this bag helps us keep track of what we have signed out and what needs to be returned.  I die cut a shape using my nestabilities, then stamped Lucy in Staz-On.  I coloured on the reverse side of the shrink film with my copics, so as not to smear the ink (Staz-On and copics do NOT like each other!).  Then I punched a hole with a 1/4" punch and shrunk it in the oven according to the package directions.  Easy Peasy!

This picture gives you an idea of how much it shrinks.  The package said 1/3 the size.  Looks about right?!  Don't you think?

Then I decided to do the same with Angie.  I used a different nestie shape but the same process (and by the way - her skin looks kind of funny because you're seeing the burlap through the tag).  Wouldn't this be cute on a gift bag full of coffee?!  Incidentally, this coffee was a gift from a stamping friend and I just want to reassure said friend that I'm not re-gifting the coffee, just using the bag as a prop (see it's the gift that keeps on giving!).

Personally I think I should make one of these to wear around my neck, to warn anyone off who tries to talk to me before my morning coffee.  LOL!

So there you have it.  My projects using only buttons as embellishments!  I hope you'll play along with us over on the challenge blog?  You can win free stamps by linking up your entry!  Thanks for stopping by!  I'll see you back here tomorrow!


Unknown said...

These are so cool Kerry! I haven't used shrinky dink in years... Great work! Xx

Tracey said...

These are so fabulous Kerry! What a great idea!!


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