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« on: March 29, 2005 11:12:34 PM »

I saw a kit at the petstore for about $7 that allowed you to write your pet's info on a plastic tag and then shrink it down...instead I used some clear Shrinky-dink and made one myself. I colored it with colored pencils and wrote the info with a fine-line Sharpie marker, punched a hole for hanging and baked it.Then all I had to do was add a sturdy jump ring and attach to the kitten's collar. It turned out great and so far hasn't faded at all, despite being dragged thru my cat's food and water dish. The fun thing is that you can make any shape and match the color to the collar, etc. Sorry I don't have any pix (can't get the critter to sit still!)...but it's pretty simple. Oh, and I got the shrinky-dink sheets at Hobby Lobby when I worked there (*shudder*), and it wasn't too pricey.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2005 03:51:57 PM »

What a brilliant idea!

American Science & Surplus is also selling Shrinky Dink sheets these days, and I was looking for any excuse to buy some!  (Check out www.sciplus.com and search for "Shrinky Dink" or "Shrink Plastic" -- they've got it at $4.95 for 8 full-size sheets.)
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2005 06:35:40 PM »

You are brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005 09:56:09 PM »

that is a great idea!!!  thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2005 04:18:11 PM »

Ooh. I did that too. But mine have faded. You can hardly see the writing (and they were so cute too Cry a mousie for one kittie and a paw shape for the other)

What did you use to make yours not fade? I used sharpie pen.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005 01:26:38 AM »

does anyone know where you can get the kind of shrinky dink you can run through your ink jet printer? i read about that on a post a while back and can't find it in craft stores. is it only available online?
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2005 08:13:47 AM »

ink-jet shrinky-dinks are 8.95 for 5 or 6 at Michaels... they were in the same aisle as the stamps.  but i just ended up getting the regular kind for $4 for 10; i figure that i'll try printing out my images and tracing them, since they're just line art, and any other little mistakes i make might be minimized in the shrinking.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2005 11:42:04 PM »

Ooh. I did that too. But mine have faded. You can hardly see the writing (and they were so cute too Cry a mousie for one kittie and a paw shape for the other)

What did you use to make yours not fade? I used sharpie pen.

I used Sharpie marker & Crayola colored pencils...I really put the pencils on thick & kinda ground them in & it hasn't faded much at all...maybe if you used some type of sealant?
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005 02:21:46 PM »

What kind of shrinky-dink material are you using?  How'd you get the colored pencil to not rub or wash off?  I've only ever made key-chains or necklaces with shrinky-dinks, and they always rubbed off pretty easily.  Did you have to put something over the colored side?  Any tips on the topic would be appriciated, or if you can simply tell me what I've been doing wrong. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2005 11:01:58 PM »

I just happened to get a dog, and I wanted something cooler then those dumb metal circles, so I was super excited to find this! 
Sorry the Pic is a bit blurry, but here it is!:
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