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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Shrink Plastic Key Chains with Lavinia Stamps

Hello Dear friends and fans of "Lavinia" Stamps!:

Another challenge over at Lavinia's Challenge Blog, starts this month with the teme: "anything but a card"

Here it is my take ...for my DT assigment....
make some key chains with "Shrink Plastic" using the adorable "Lavinia Stamps"...

Here I used them on my painting bag....

as extra little adornments to my key chain ....

You will need :
- shrink plastic,
- a heat gun,
- a metal "stick" (I used a needle for crochet),
- a heat resistant metal surface, I Placed under my metal tray a towel and a craft sheet,
- a hole punch for the hole
- and of course the Stamps...

left is the result of the "shrink-ed" size
right is the original size of the shrink plastic before heating...
same for the other 2 images on the jar....

First, I die cut the shapes
then I stamped the images on the surface with black archival ink ...
be aware that the surface is very slippery so stamp carefully ...
 then heat with heat gun, holding the item through the punched hole with the needle...

NOTE: let the plastic curled ...it will  flatten by itself!!!

The end result....
a mini version of the original size in a hard plastic...great for embellishments or here as key chains...

The second set I used  it on my scissors to identify them from my other students in class...

or can be used as embellishments on your handmade cards...
card made using the same stamp...

Tempt your luck 
and enter any project 
made with Lavinia's stamps, 

you could be the winner of £40.00 
to spend at Lavinia's main website!
Good luck 
and thanks for the visit,


Lavinia's stamps: moon gazing hare; vine; willow; melody silhouette


  1. These are gorgeous Bibiana - especially love the little jar shape it's fab! x

  2. These are fabulous Bibiana, I love shrink plastic, it is so fascinating to watch the procsess, I shall have to try die cutting it. Hugs Pauline xxxx

  3. What a fabulous idea xx Zoe xx

  4. Oh boy, these are so cute and perfect made. I´ve often made keyrings with schrink plastic with the kids, as that´s some of the small things, they love to make for their dads for Fathers Day, but I admit, I´ve never tryed to diecut it before, so it´s definitely on my to do list here to try now. This is really beautiful, and I love that little jar, you used.

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous work....love them both! xx

  6. These are gorgeous Bibiana, what a great idea. Kx

  7. Trop sympa! Bises

  8. These look amazing, Bibiana! I have never tried this before - love these little keychains! I'm adding this to my list of things to try! It's a long list hehe!

  9. Oh how cute are these, I love them both. I will have to try this idea with something I have for sure.

  10. j'ai pas trop compris la traduction un peu bizarre - en tout les cas tu as assuré à le faire ces timbres

  11. Superbe, merci pour le partage. Bises.

  12. Great project . The only time I did shrink plastic it ended up a tiny crumpled ball of plastic.......not my thing.....Lis

  13. c'est super joli!quel beau rendu!

  14. j adore tes breloques c est super mignon merci pour ce partage
    avec ma princesse ( lylou) on fait souvent du plastique fou ou dingue
    on adore ca et ca va super vite pour faire des bijoux
    gros bizou ma belle et douce journee

  15. C'est génial et très joli ! Je ne pensais pas que cela fonctionnait aussi bien avec des tampons ! Trop belles tes breloques ! Bises

  16. Que cosas tan bonitas y originales haces, me encantan!
    Un besazo guapa!

  17. Hi Bibiana how are you ? Love these little key chains xx

  18. Hi Bibiana,
    what wonderful makes.
    Love the fab design of those stamps, and they look so great in the shrink plastic.
    I haven't used shrink plastic for years, so I must give this a try.
    Sadly I don't own any of Lavinia Stamps, but will try it with some I do own.
    Have just received my winning die from Memory Box so thank you to you, and Memory Box for this.
    There were some wonderful American Stamps on the envelope so you know where they will be ending up don't you.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Brilliant and beautiful .. always such stunning projects from you Bibiana... thank you .
    Eileen xxxx

  20. Très mignons ! Je n'ai jamais essayé mais c'est tentant. J'aime les décos que tu as réalisées. Bises.

  21. voila deux belle réalisations avec du plastique fou, personnellement je n ai jamais ensore testé

  22. Such terrific ideas with these, that is so cute having a charm the same as the stamp on the card just smaller!!

  23. I have never used shrink plastic , I'm fairly new to crafting . These are adorable . One day I will try

  24. Beautiful as always Bibiana ...... love Marianne xxx

  25. thanks for this great tutorial, love this idea and want to try too!! :) !!!! Have a great day ahead :) !!!!!

  26. Quelle bonne idée que de resortir nos plastiques fous !
    Les enfants adorent ce petit côté magique !
    Merci nous refaire vivre cette magie !

  27. impressiont le resultat ,j'ai aps encore essayer ce produit que j'ai pourtant à la maison, bravo, bisous

  28. These are adorable! I haven't used shrink plastic in a long time, maybe I should revisit! Hugs Carole Z X


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