I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For This Keychain
Add some bling to your Shrink Plastic ice cream creation
Last night I stayed up on a Pinterest Binge, and I’m so glad I did. I like using that site for inspiration more than anything. Sometimes my inspiration is in the form of the same object but completely different look, and others I get from a completely different project. Whatever it is that I make, I try to make it my own, whether I add a bit of quark to it, or use material in an unconventional way. Today’s project derived from a handful of crafters’ photo posts and blogs on keychains, along with a long search of designer keychains. I found an adorable and season appropriate Kate Spade, leather and crystal, ice cream cone, keychain. I NEEDED to recreate this! And so I did.
I had an unopened package of Silhouette Plastic Sheets that I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with. At first, I didn’t think there was much I could do that wasn’t going to look cheesy. We all remember playing with Shrink It paper when we were younger, and I wanted a more grown up project to tackle. While my ice cream cone isn’t exactly “grown up” it still puts a whimsical spin to this Shrink Plastic material. It took me a couple tries to get everything right since I seemed to be dealing with a very clingy baby this morning. After putting him down for a nap, I put on my big girl crafting panties and made this work! Check out how adorable and unexpected this ice cream cone keychain is.
Design ID #75615
Silhouette Shrink Plastic Sheets
Silhouette Assorted Rhinestones
Silhouette Pick-me- up tool®
Key Chain Ring
Step One – Create Your Design
1. Open design ID #75615 in your Design Studio
2. Choose your desired colors and fill in each object
3. Move the ice cream object down so that it overlaps the cone just a bit
4. Create a circle at the top of the object for the keyhole
5. Resize if needed. I resized mine to fit almost the entire height of my page
6. Group all objects together
7. Make sure to turn on Registration marks
8. Send to printer
Step Two – Cut Your Design
1. Place your printed paper onto your mat and insert into your CAMEO
2. Set your settings. I found that setting it to Faux Leather Paper, Blade 10, Speed 5, Thickness 33, Double Cut
3. Send to Silhouette
You will end up running it through the machine at least 3 or 4 times. I promise.
4. Peel off your cut design
5. Peel off the Silhouette backing from the design
Step Three – Bake your Object
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Place your cut design with the printed side up
4. Make sure to keep an eye on it. Wait until your design shrinks and lays flat
I made the mistake of taking mine out way too early, thinking I was suppose to flatten it with a plate. Don’t do that! When it’s curled up, let it stay in there. It WILL flatten out on its own.
5. When it has completely flattened out, remove it from the oven
Step Four – Add Rhinestone Sprinkles
1. Using your Silhouette Pick-me-up® tool, place rhinestones in various places on ice cream design
2. Lay a piece of cotton fabric on top of rhinestones
3. Place iron, setting on wool, on top of fabric and let sit for about 45 seconds
4. Keep checking to make sure rhinestones adhere to plastic
Don’t worry, as long as you don’t let the iron sit on top too long, your plastic will be fine. I was skeptical at first, which is why I did a trial run, but it turned out perfectly!
Add to your keychains and away you go!