Monday, January 23, 2012

SIGN OF THE {VALEN} TIME'S

wowsers...have i really been gone for over a month?...what the heck happened?...where'd the time go?...well...the bean has been under the weather...darn that vertigo!...insert fist shaking here...but now i'm all ready to get my craft on!...

so...how can you say those three little words without actually saying 'em?...in sign language!...and that's how this "i love you" shrinky pin came about!...what's that?...you've never worked with shrinky dinks?...well maybe this little cutie will change your mind!...

 
here's a close up!...this turned out better than i imagined!...

 
i wanted to keep it super simple with the inside...because the front of the card says it all!...

 
using the cricut and don juan cartridge...i cut the hand image at 4" inches...when i work with shrinky dinks...i like to use the deep cut blade...that way you'll know that it'll cut through...

now...don't worry...this can be done without a cutting machine...kick it old school and use scissors!...just trace one of the kiddies hands and take 'er from there!...then it really is a personalized keepsake!...

 
preheat your oven according to package directions...place the shrinky dink on a piece of brown paper bag and then place on a cookie sheet..when oven reaches temperature, put in oven...let bake for about 5 (like the hand's saying) to 10 minutes...they're going to start to curl...don't panic! that's just part of the dinking process!...

 
they're done shrinking when they're all flat again...grab a pencil and take dinks out of the oven...now bend the fingers down over the pencil...you're going to need to move quickly because they cool pretty fast...but don't worry...if this happens, just pop back in the oven and let them get soft again!...

 
all done...add a little heart sticker on there for the finishing touch!...

 
to make it a keepsake...i put a pin back on there!...just slap 'er on with some super glue!...

 
now do you think you're ready for shrinky dinks?...i sure hope so!...because how can you not love this?..

 

***supplies***
paper - the doodlin' around stack by dcwv
stamp - you had me at chocolate by my creative time with emma
shrinky dinks - for computer inkjet printers (michael's)

oopsie!...i forgot to give you all the machine settings for cutting!...

pressure - high
speed - medium
blade depth - 6
multi cut - 3

****check out my linky party directory to see where i'm linking to this week!...

33 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE this!

Bex said...

so creative.
I love it;0)
TFS:0)

Crystal said...

Suc awesomeness....I gotta steal this one!!!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

LOVE this!! How clever. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Amber said...

Can I just say that as a Sign Language interpreter I <3 it !!!

How smart to bend it would have never thought of it.

GatorRecMajor said...

I love this -- I've had some shrinky dink stuff laying around for years, can't even remember what I bought it for but never did -- Thanks for the great idea and instructions!

Jean M. said...

Missed you and glad you are back:) Love love love this!!!!

the cape on the corner said...

that is super cute. what a great idea.

Terry D. said...

So glad you are back. Love this project!

Hrvatica said...

This is a fantastic idea. Love it.

LMcBurney said...

Glad your are feeling better. Super idea for Valentines Day. You are definitely out of the box lady...in a good way!

Crafty Mischief said...

This is so cute! I haven't thought about Shrinky Dinks in years! I so want to get some now!

Doris P. said...

I'm working on one with just paper.. I like yours better! glad to see you back in the groove... parkernana4@aol.com
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

cropmom66 said...

I love this!!! Such a cute idea! I may have to make a few of these.

A Mother and A Daughter said...

I love it! This is so cool I think I may just have to follow you! LOL ~ Barbara

Lindsay Frye said...

I am always at awe in your creativity! Your blog is so much fun! I just wanted to share that I am adding your button to my 'button page' of my favorite blogs!

Lindsay
www.jalafrye.blogspot.com

TYJ419 said...

Love it!!

Michelle Paige said...

So adorable!! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Brenda said...

LOve it Carrie!!! Now I need to go get me some Shinky Dinks! lol You are such an enabler!!!

Ana-Lu said...

Love the idea of using shrinky dinks for valentines!

reeree62 said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Love this! What a wonderful idea... thanks!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is so cute! I used to make shrinky dinks all the time and have kind of forgotten about them. I would love for you to share this at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcratymama.com!

Jo Prout said...

Oooh, how fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

So glad you are back, you were very much missed! Love this!

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

Oh my gosh! how adorable is that?!?!?

Lablady2007 said...

OH BIG WOW!.. how cute is that .. will doing this definitely.. ty for sharing!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is so cute. Glad you're feeling better!

Coley said...

That is adorable!! My son communicates with sign language so that makes it especially meaningful!

A Life Deliberate Soap Co. Blog said...

Cutest thing ever. I mean it. Ever.

mom2amanda said...

This is BRILLIANT! My daughter and I sign this whenever I drop her off for school. What a great thing to make a card/pin to remind us of our tradition. I LOVE this.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

No way! I'm going to have to go back and read again how you made the hand. So incredible!! Perfect for love day. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

this is sooo sweet!!

Unknown said...

This is great! You do some wonderful projects!

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