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Post by Maria on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 11:32

This is a good free one girls, if you've got a cuttlebug.

Take an empty washed coke can (or similar) and cut the top and bottom off, cut up the seam, being careful not to cut yourselves and flatten it out into a strip of thin metal.

The metal is thin enough to cut by hand but difficult to do anything fiddly with. The breakthrough was finding you can put this through the cuttlebug and it cuts fine (if its an intricate design I would roll it back again too). This means you can make a whole load of free metal embellishments that you can either use plain or alcohol inked! They emboss very well too so you can make nice metal plaques with script embossing on etc.

here's one I made earlier!
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Post by Di Masters on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 14:06

ooo that's clever idea! Does it leave a smooth edge or do you still have to watch your fingers? I have that die as well and strange enough I bought some cans of coke yesterday (only as they were 6 for a pound in Morrisons). Don't often buy as it's bad for your gnashers etc.

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Post by Maria on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 14:53

no its smooth once youve die cut it, be carerful before that, but only common sense careful. We dont drink cans either - Dh is the coke drinker but he has big bottles as its cheaper.... shall keep my eyes out now though!

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Post by Guest on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 15:04

And I have discovered that you can run it through the embossing folder first to get some "design" on the larger dies, then cut them out and alcohol ink them.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 15:11

Nice one, Maria!

I've discovered I can make embossed metal embellishments with Cuttlebug embossing motifs, using my stock of wine foils - now, Maria, you're in the right country for that!

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 15:57

Fabulous, Maria. Mr Green
I shall definitely be having a go at that.
Thanks, hun. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 16:03

See - crafters never waste a thing. Well done Maria.

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Post by kimb on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 16:05

thats a lovely finished effect maria , cant wait to see it on a lo
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Post by supergran on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 17:40

That's a clever idea and the motif looks good.

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Post by Guest on Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 18:00

wonder if it will work as well with sizzix machine????? must have a go...

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 2 Mar 2009 - 13:23

What sort of die did you use though. Is it only likly to be the sissix or big shot ones. What about cuttlekids as they are cute thin.

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Post by Guest on Mon 2 Mar 2009 - 13:59

No that border die is a Cuttlebug die. Cuttlekids don't work in the Cuttlebug I am told.

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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Nov 2009 - 20:06

Cuttlekids do work in the bug but you need to use the bigger plate x

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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 10 Nov 2009 - 20:29

How have I missed this, thanks for bringing it to the surface again Cathy, nice one Maria.

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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Nov 2009 - 22:15

I too would love to try this but ..i am scared of getting cut x

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Post by Maria on Tue 10 Nov 2009 - 22:22

yeah - you do have to be a bit careful!

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 8:49

Well don't be scared ... after all, you are probably not the slightest bit scared of opening a tin of food, and it is much the same - just take care! Nothing ventured, nothing gained as my old Mum used to say.

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 11:09

yes i am scared of opening a tin lol
I take a high dose of warfarin daily and when i get cut i bleed lots
i wonder what else could be used instead of the aluminum?

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Post by Maria on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 14:02

well you can buy sheets of craft metal in craft shops - I am just too 'tight' to do so!

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 14:11

Cathy wrote:yes i am scared of opening a tin lol
I take a high dose of warfarin daily and when i get cut i bleed lots
i wonder what else could be used instead of the aluminum?

Trial and error - experiment. I love trying new things.
Try on a small area and if it looks okay, try bigger.

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Post by karinlouise on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 22:29

I actually have a coke can under my desk waiting to be used, so far not had the courage or time to do it. But it will happen, I promise Mr Green:D

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Post by Guest on Sat 13 Mar 2010 - 8:32

Metal Embellishments 583433 I had a 'beer binge' to get some cans for this.
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Post by Guest on Sat 13 Mar 2010 - 10:46

Teabag wrote:Metal Embellishments 583433 I had a 'beer binge' to get some cans for this.
Just make sure you are sober when cutting up these cans Metal Embellishments Icon_lol

Thanks for the reminder - had forgotten about theis.

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