Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shrink A Dink Book Mark

So Retro, eh, the Shrink A Dink? It's known to my generation as Shrink A Dink but now is called Shrink Film at your local crafting store... and it still makes me feel magical!

I wanted to send a very dear friend a book and a bookmark... so I mulled what to do and came up with using some of my Shrink Film. (See video tutorial on this page.) It was easy, fun and looks smashing - doesn't it?

I laced some organza ribbon, silver cording and various ribbons thru this misc box of beads I collected on Clearance (love the clearance stuff) and then threaded the Shrunk Stamped Charm on a simple jumper ring, linked it all together to create this simple, fun, easy and pretty lil book mark.

Ideas for Shrink film: Homemade and stamped buttons for your projects, jewelry charms (earrings, necklaces, etc.), Ornaments and more...

Adding a Acetate Clear and Clean Card... it just carries the Crystal effect thru, doesn't it?

Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Inks: Stazon Solvent Black Ink

Challenge: What can YOU do with the magical Shrink film?

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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