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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trick-or-Treat!!! Adorable Stamped Earrings for Viva Las Vegastamps! Halloween Party Day 3

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Welcome to Day Three of the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team's Halloween party that goes everyday through September 29th. There is a prize for those who leave comments on every post, every day on each stop of the hop, too! I will giveaway a fabulous blog candy prize at the end of the hop drawn from all new followers of my blog.

With these cute Witchy Danglies...
I'm ready to P-A-R-T-Y!!!

I wouldn't call myself a jewelry person...but I do like to dabble and play with beads and baubles. The VLVS! Witch Costume #18901 is the perfect character to create some shrinky dink festive earrings for All Hallows Eve...they just scream "TRICK or TREAT"!!! 

Aside of the fussy cutting, the process is pretty easy. I prepared my shrink plastic according to manufacturers instructions by lightly sanding the surface. I stamped the Witch using Black StazOn ink twice and fussy cut out. Then I colored with my Bic Mark-It permanent markers in a stipple fashion to limit bleeding/blurring of ink. Using a 1/16" hole punch, I punched holes to receive wire for beading and hanging. 

Time for the magic - I placed my cuties on chipboard in the toaster oven on the lowest toast setting and watched closely to remove as soon as the shrinking is complete. It takes just about a minute. **A TIP** I prefer the toaster oven opposed to my heat gun because the heat gun is very hot and violently accelerates the shrinking and warps the plastic so it never really is completely flat. In the toaster oven the plastic returns completely flat after shrinking process completes. It's so fun to watch... PRESTO...CHANGE-O! I finished off by wire wrapping the tops to accept earring dangles and stringing some sparkly orange and clear seed beads at the bottom of each. Now I'm ready to PARTY!!!

**TODAY'S GAME - PLAY to WIN** Visit the website ( and return to the VLVS! Blog to share something you've learned! Also you have until Friday the 28th at midnight to create a brand new VLVS! inspired Halloween project and link up {day 2 challenge}. CLICK HERE to visit VLVS Halloween stamps and HERE to go to VLVS on Facebook.

The cute lil' Witch Costume stamp used is from Plate #1433.
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So excited for day three...see you tomorrow! : ) Sb


  1. I sort of thought those guys as "fugly" but the way you made them into earrings, they are too cute! I'd love to have them swinging from my ears. Now stamp a t-shirt and I'm all set!! Thanks for the out of the box ideas girl!

  2. Love love love the earrings!


  3. Well aren't you crafty? These are adorable!

  4. With everyone else showing cards and tags, jewelry was a great change of pace! Thanks for the inspiration

  5. The earrings - such a cute project - would make great party favors!

  6. These are so much fun... JUST LOVE THAT CUTE WITCH!

  7. That stamp is great and earrings!! so cute!


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