March 28, 2009

Look what I did!

This week brought so much frustration, but I do want to keep in mind a few of the good things that happened this week. The best relief of the week was that our scale had a low battery, which means that instead of gaining 9 pounds in the last 4 weeks, I've only gained 2. Well probably more like three now. And it also means that Jack is not approaching 40 pounds. I feel much better.

Oh, and Jack's quote of the week? I was on the potty and he came in and said, "So poud of you! Poud of you!" And I think he really meant it.

I started out the week by getting crafty last Sunday. I'm not a naturally crafty person. I think I could be, if I had the patience. I think I have an eye for that stuff. But I'm usually bored pretty easily. This accounts for the 25 half-finished projects I have in the storage area of our basement.

But my card orders were slow last weekend and I was restless. I started organizing my office and found a pack of shrinky dink printer paper. Earlier in the day, I had been talking about how the tag on Jack's diaper bag was a little too girly and we needed something different, so I decided to make him a new one. I used one of my birth announcement designs and went from there. I printed it, cut it out, baked it and voila! I think it came out pretty well.

Kyle thinks I should sell them on etsy. But it took a lot of time for this one little tag, so I'd have to charge a lot more than people would pay to make it worth it. HOWEVER, it did inspire a different etsy idea idea that I'll be sharing in a week or two.

Here's the design printed on the paper:


Ready for baking:

I got a little nervous when I saw it curling like this:


The finished product:


Just for size comparison, before:


And after . . .

15 comments:

Beth said...

that's awesome! i didn't even know there was such a thing as shrinky-dink printer paper! love it!

Crystal said...

I love it! :) Very cute!

Annie said...

oh - very cool. if nothing else, it would make a great baby gift! and a good gift for friends named annie.

Brea said...

Hey, I recognize that design! :) Love the tag, it turned out SUPER cute!!

Sarah said...

I LOVE IT!!! Hmmmmm, looks like something an expecting baby mama would LOVE to have on her diaper bag!! :) Shrinky dink paper. Who knew?! Where do you get it?? I heart shrinky dinks. I used to have smurf ones (and many others) as a kid. McK has shrinky dink jewelry. It's pretty sweet. Even Kevin likes making them!! :)

Sara Luke said...

I think I've had the paper since my college days or sometime shortly after college. I've always said I would do something with it . . . and I finally did. Little did I know when I bought it 8 - 9 years ago that I'd be using it to make a tag for our diaper bag. :)

mme said...

super cute!

TDD said...

Oh, absolutely the neatest thing ever! When I saw it, I immediately thought of daughter Sarah, who I see has already commented back to you about it. Love reading your blog! ~~ Betty Kay

Emily said...

that is SO cute!

Julie Durocher said...

SO COOL! Even better than I imagined it would be!

sara said...

luuuu-huuuuvvv that!

heresthediehl said...

LOVE IT! So cute.

jaimiecollette said...

What a neat idea!

Traveling Bonbon said...

Just curious, do you still have the packaging for the Shrinky Dink paper? I am curious which kind you used and what type of printer. The tags turned out so cute! I actually want to try and make a few of my own for my luggage. :)

Sara Luke said...

I don't! Unless you count the random cardboard box that I shoved it in. I bought it from Art Mart in St. Louis ages ago. I would google "inkjet shrinky dink paper" and see what you come up with.