I Heart You Cards & Giveaway!

by on February 9, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce our very first giveaway here on Babble Dabble Do! To enter the giveaway scroll to the bottom of this post.

This blog has been a labor of love since it’s first incarnation as Create ALD  back in October of 2011 and since migrating to our own domain last fall it has really picked up steam.  Recently Creativity for Kids sent me a couple of their Shrinky Dinks I Heart You Card sets for us to try out. They were a lot of fun judging by the picture below!

If you’ve never tried them before, Faber-Castell’s Creativity for Kids is a great product line because each kit includes everything you can think of to do the project. I was impressed that they even thought to include a little pencil sharpener with this kit. Now if only they could include a stove to bake the Shrinky Dinks in….but back to the project….

The I Heart You Cards kit includes:

  • A set of cards
  • Envelopes
  • Ribbons
  • Stickers
  • Colored pencils & pencil sharpener
  • The show stopper: Shrinky Dinks

I have loved Shrinky Dinks since I was a kid; the magic of watching them melt up in the oven and the vivid colors that you get when they shrink have always made them a favorite. Luckily they also entrance my 3 1/2 year-old, Clara.

For this project I basically put out the materials and let Clara go to town. Her coloring skills are still developing and she definitely interpreted this project in her own manner. I love how she used ribbon cutouts on the cards as stencils for a pattern below.  I also let her experiment with weaving her own ribbon through the holes.

She made a card for three of her friends at preschool and they are very sweet. Can you guess which card I made?

I also couldn’t help but punch a hole in a couple of the Shrinky Dinks before melting to use as charms on a necklace or bracelet down the line…..

If you would like a set of I Heart You Cards to try out enter the giveaway!

Shrinky Dinks I Heart You Cards Giveaway Rules:

  • Leave a comment, one entry per person.
  • “Like” Babble Dabble Do on Facebook OR become a follower on Twitter OR follow me on Pinterest
  • The giveaway is open to US residents only.
  • One winner will be selected via random.org.
  • Giveaway closes Monday Feb. 11 at 5PM Pacific Time.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

krystina castella February 9, 2013 at 7:06 am

Looks like fun!


Rebekah Burcham February 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

These look super cute!


Estrella Penney February 9, 2013 at 7:53 am

Cool! Looks like fun!


Rose February 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

When I saw these, my heart was flooded with nostalgia. I had no idea that Shrinky-Dinks were still around! Such a cute idea for valentines.


Katie Osborn February 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm

What a great combination Shrinky-Dinks and Valentine’s card. I wish I thought of that. A great way to spend some time being creative with the kids.


Laura McCullough February 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Looks like fun. Great cards!


Hallie February 11, 2013 at 6:52 am

Oh my goodness! MY girls would LOVE these!!! They had their first experience with Shrinky Dinks last spring and absolutely loved it!! Will be crossing my fingers to win this for sure!! They would be thrilled! :)


tam childers February 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

Great fun my neice would love it


lisa collins February 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

My grandkids would LOVE this…


jeannine s February 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

these looks fun (like you on facebook (jeannine drenchek-scavo)


LaVonna F February 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

Oh what fun! Thanks for sharing your pics. I’d love this set.


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