Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Trends : Custom Embellishments.

Hello Everyone!!!
 Its Piali here.Welcome to my 1st Wednesday Trends post.
We all like to match our embellishments with the stamps or I'll share with you all how I use my stamps to make my own perfectly matched embellishments.
Its a very inexpensive and easy thing...and quite fun too.
Lets make some charms, buttons and more....

You need a stamp set ,SHRINK FILM( you can find it any craft supply stores), permanent stamping ink, coloring markers( I used Copics), a hole punch and heat embossing tool/ toaster oven.

Step 1:

Stamp your favorite images on the Shrink film with permanent ink....I used Hauntingly Delightful and You're A Hoot! stamp sets.

Color the images with markers...nothing fancy , just simple coloring!

Trim out the images and punch a hole on the top or if want to make a button ...just punch two holes in center.


Hold the image down on the work surface( heat proof) with paper piercing tool or needle( anything pointy)....and heat the images using embossing heat first the images will curl up and then it will  flatten ....TA-DA!!!
Your charms and buttons are ready..just in few minutes.


You can use twine or metal rings for the charms..

Now here is my card using these embellishments...

I also use my stamps to customize the ribbons... I stamped plain orange ribbon with the BOO! sentiment.. just to Jazz it up a bit!

Here is a close up ...

I also make earings and bracelets for my girls with these little handmade charms.
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Give it a try'll love it. If you have any questions please leave it in the comments section below.
Thanks for stopping by...


  1. What FUN projects, Piali!!! Great idea!

  2. So fun! I have been wanting to get some of the shrink film to try, I haven't used it since I was a kid! :)

  3. I haven't played with shrink film in ages! Love the idea of making them into buttons :) Great job, Piali!


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