I am really excited to share my Pillow Gift Swap with you today, as I am really proud of it! I created it with MDS, which is kind of amusing for me, since the last time I went to convention, I was not impressed by the idea of Digital Crafting...
Here's a little back story:
4 years ago, right around this time, a group of ladies and I were doing the same thing: heading to convention. On the way there we were talking about My Digital Studio. It was new and coming out soon. I didn't understand why anyone would ever want to digitally scrapbook and I quote "I wont get MDS..."
Well wouldn't you know it, out of everyone in my group, I won a copy of MDS! Needless to say, I fell in love and never looked back! I hope my Pillow Gift shows you just how versatile MDS is and inspires you to use it in more of your crafting projects.
(if I do say so myself), little key chain. It uses the Digital Downloads: April Showers, All Time Fav Photo Book Template and the MDS logo that comes with program!
I printed everything out onto Shrinky Dink, Shrinkable Plastic sheets for Ink Jet Printers. This stuff is great! It's printable on both sides, allowing my trinkets to be double sided. It shrinks to a third of it's size, into a thick piece of plastic giving it durability and you can print it and shrink it at home, allowing you to craft in you PJ's ;)
The package of Shrinky Dinks comes with instructions but basically: I printed my images out on both sides, I cut them out (side note: our paper trimmer wont cut through it), I punched the holes in them, put them in my toaster oven and watched them shrink. After that, it was the tedious task of assembling, and yes I made 25!
As you probably already noticed, my banner has a wave to it. One thing that's nice about the shrinky material is that once it shrinks and you take it from oven, you have a few seconds to manipulate it. It hardens as it cools, but REALLY quickly!!! So, that's what I did. As I was pulling the banners out of the oven I quickly formed a wave into them with my fingers. Then I simply attached them with superglue!
So there you have it, my pillow gift!
I hope you like it and I hope the ladies who receive them do too.
Thanks for stopping by and GUESS WHAT!!!
TODAY IS CONVENTION DAY!!! (I'm writing this, just days before I leave, but I know...) I'm SO excited!!!
Have a great day and I can't wait to share so much with you!