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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:30 am 
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Any ideas on how to use the smallish, leftover bits of shrink plastic? I don't want to bin them.

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:39 am 
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I cut mine into squares, shade in pale colours and write a letter on them to make diddy little letter tiles.

waste not want not and all that... :roll:


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:41 am 
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That's a better idea than mine - I've written little messages like "Happy Birthday" on bits that were big enough, but making individual letter tiles is a MUCH more useful idea.

Thanks for that :D

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:51 am 
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Not sure how to load an image here and my picturetrail site hasn't been touched for ages!!!! :oops: But there are a few very basic samples using shrink plastic on there...(well..all my cards are basic! :D ) one with the tiny tiles the other with tiny little houses on.

http://www.picturetrail.com/dingledel


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:38 am 
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You could make holes in them too so you could thread them onto your card.

Your little houses are really cute - I love them :D

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:19 am 
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Thanks for all your great ideas! Will give them a go!

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:03 pm 
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I saw the lady from Stamp Addicts heat squares and then press a stamp into them...looked like pieces of broken glass....you could even colour them before heating.

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:16 pm 
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What a superb idea Dingle ..I have kept bits of pieces of shrink plastic never quite sure what to do with them .. most definately give that a try.
Awww.. love the pic. of your daughter :) .. I love all your cards .. truly wonderful and gorgeous.
Like the stamping idea Nicky :)
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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:49 pm 
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madhousekeeper wrote:
I saw the lady from Stamp Addicts heat squares and then press a stamp into them...looked like pieces of broken glass....you could even colour them before heating.


Couple of things to mention...found out by trial and error...stamp must have a deep impression and you have to press it quite hard.

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Adele,

You say your cards are basic as though it's a bad thing. I think your cards are lovely and are very effective. I particularly like the one with the little houses on it (what a fab use of small pieces of shrink plastic) and also 'once I caught a fish alive'. Did you make the fishie with shrink plastic too?

I hope you're managing to raise lots of money for your charity.

A bit off subject, but I wanted to say how lovely your cards are.

CQ


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Thank you CQ. :oops: No the little fish was a bead from a cheap kiddies beading kit, although it could easily be adapted using shrink plastic.

My shrink plastic "went missing" for ages and I had loads of ideas to try out too. I found it the other day while trying to get myself organised so I have no excuses not to try now! :wink:

When it comes to my card sales I really need to be brave,get out and find some more outlets but my confidence ,or lack of it, doesn't help. :roll: I am hoping to get some stock together and try a craft party at home but that can't happen until all our decorating is done. We have another week before the plastering is done and then the painting needs to be done and the flooring laid before skirting is put on......by then it will be too late for xmas ! :D

Never mind, every little helps! Thanks for your comments.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:29 pm 
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I love the cards - particularly the one with the houses.

Love Hazel


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:41 pm 
 
If you have any strips left over (I always seem to) try weaving them together and then shrinking- makes for some very interesting shapes. Don't have to be perfectly matched, and different colours and shades can be fun, especially if they shrink at slightly different rates.


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