Since digi images are so readily available for free online or for purchase in Etsy and Zibbet, it is really not hard to find themed pictures to copy on to Shrinky Dink paper. The true trick and art of it is determining the size that will shrink to charm perfection once it is baked in the oven. If this is all completely over your head have no fear as it just takes reading the directions that come with the package of Shrinky Dinks. And a word to the wise is to print something on both sides of your Inkjet (and you really can only use Shrinky Dink paper that is especially for Inkjet...there are other types of SD paper that will not work with your printer). It is too hard to match your images perfectly so I generally pick a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper to copy to the other side. I will try to show you a few before and afters below, but I realize now that I should have given you a size reference so you could see how big they started out and then the size they shrink to. They do start out as flimsy and thin but, once cooked, shrink and harden immensely.
Shrinky Dink paper comes in other forms as well...clear, different colors, etc. Another of my favorite things to do is to run some of the paper through my Vagabond to create a shape and then stamp on it with Staz-On (you must use Staz-On as anything else will just wipe off) and shrink it down to add to a tag or a mini album. You can use your Copics or Sharpies to color in the image once it is stamped if your heart desires. The Tim Holtz Sewing Room die works wonderfully. The dressform shrinks perfectly and has lots of real estate for stamping too! It is definitely something you should try INSTEAD OF THE LAUNDRY! And it is also something you can