Sunday, 17 August 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities 3 Challenge 9

This challenge is to use stamps and framelits on page 53 of Tim's book.  Unfortunately, I don't have any of Tims sets so am not eligible to enter this time round...on my wishlist is the cupcake set...but  none of the sets seem to be available here in Sunny South Africa.  I think I might just take up the offer from this challenge's lucky draw sponsor Inspiration Emporium for 10% off my online purchase if you participate in these challenges.

(edit...Clearly I have good taste...the cupcake is out of stock, both at Inspiration Emporium and Funky Junkie Boutique!  Will have to wait till they are back in stock to place my order!)

I thought I would link up to Linda's StudioL3 anyway to give you another idea as to how to use framelits...using Shrink plastic!  My set of stamps and framelits that I own has very solid stamps, but if you use Tim's ones you could colour them with alcohol inks before shrinking them and that could be so cool!
Use Archival ink to stamp with as it sticks to slick surfaces and Don't forget to let the stamps air dry before you cut them as you can't heatgun this SHRINKS!
 Yes!  These thin dies do cut the shrink plastic really well!  It makes using the shrink plastic so quick and easy!
 Don't forget to punch a hole in your shrink plastic BEFORE you shrink it so you can pop a jump ring through it later!
 Here you can see where I have put the shrunk items inside the die cut area!  They are so dinky now!
 I popped jump rings through the the holes and added them to my trinket chain on the back of my Journal that I made in Tim and Paula's class, earlier this year.
 I made sure the chandelier hung above the chair as I figured this how it would be in real life...yes I really had that thought as I did this.  Go figure! LOL!


  1. Hi Bella,

    OMG -- how clever! I've heard of using take out plastic boxes to make shrinky dinks - have you done that?

    Thanks for sharing this. Sorry to hear you can't get your hands on the cupcake stamp.


  2. Wow...these are great Bella!! I hadn't seen this idea before..will have to investigate :-).

  3. Hello Belinda! Your little charms that you've made from Tim's Framelits are adorable! I love the idea of using the Shrink Plastic on them! They are darling and make such a cute embellishment for your Worn Cover Journal! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. These are gorgeous Bella. So cute and great for your danglies.

  5. I love these little charms! Sets the mind, I could make charms from almost....AnYtHiNg!!! You are so creative, I really appreciate your work, TFS!!

  6. Great use of the technique. Love the charms and use of the shrink plastic!Thanks so much for playing along with our Stamps & Framelits challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  7. Wow Bella, what a fabulous way to use the dies! I absolutely love your little charms - so clever and so beautiful too. Anne x

  8. Well now those charms are just adorable. And easy! Great use of the set!

  9. Really cool idea! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!!!

  10. Shrink plastic! Genius! LOVE your little key charm, how cute is that! Thanks for linking up and taking part with the CC3C x

  11. What fun charms you created! love them hanging on your journal cover!

  12. Beautifully done Bella! I love shrinky charms. These are a gorgeous accompaniment to your journal. Karen.x

  13. Hiya Bella -- I am amazed at how you have used the framelits - simply brilliant and me thinks I'll be having a go - I love wearable art

    I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link


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