Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to Kay's Scrappy Day Blog. If you arrived here from Jackie's blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of our hop jump back to Scrap Tiffany

We are all showing everyone on the hop what we can create with recycled items.

I looked around my house trying to decide what I wanted to recycle and it didn't take me long to see what was tossed into the recycling trash most often. I don't drink coffee, but do enjoy my caffeine, cold and over ice every morning. Yes, I'm one of those that has a Diet Coke every morning. My husband drinks the Sprite.

I cut the top and bottom off of the soda cans using a steak knife and then used scissors to cut the sides. The cans are very thin and really do cut easily. Do be very careful, they have very sharp edges and you can easily cut yourself.

The aluminum is curled so I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and it came out with a perfect emboss and nice and straight.  For the next step I ran it through my Cuttlebug once again with a Sizzix die and cut flowers.  (I used Flower Layers #3)

I put the flowers together, curled the ends a little and used a button for the center.  I sliced very thin pieces from the aluminum  and they curled on their own. I added them as an embellishment to my flower. 

Don't forget those flip tops!  I attached them with brads and ran the ribbon through them for a finished look. 

I loved the blues and greens of the Sprite can but can't wait to try Orange Crush for the orange, Mt. Dew for the greens and all the other options out there on the market.
For the Diet Coke can I used the silver back side of it. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug and then used Alcohol Inks to color it. I  lightly sanded the top to take the color off of the embossed area so it would give it that extra shine.  Of course I didn't forget the flip top and ribbon.  An ATC ready to go.
Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.  I'd love for you to become a follower if you would like to see what I come up with next.  You are also invited to join me on June 30th at Scrap Tiffany Blog when I will hijack her blog with another example of what I and doing with recycled soda cans.

 Your next stop on the hop is:  LAUREL
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  1. Holy cow! Now that's what I call thinking outside the box (er, can)! These are fabulous!!! I love the flower - amazing!

  2. Those are amazing. Seriously. Who would have thought to use a can like that.

  3. OMG! Kay, what a great idea...loved it!

    Love this idea.

    :) TR

  5. OMG! I am definately going to try these!

  6. Oh my goodness, so creative!

  7. WOW!! What a brilliant idea! I love what you have done

  8. What a clever way of recycling pop cans! So awesome! Love that you embossed them!

  9. Oh I love that! I have to try it today!!

  10. This is such a cool idea! I love the colors that show on the flowers you made!

  11. I love your idea! I've never seen that done before!

  12. Never in a million years would I have thought of using a soda can! Very inventive!

  13. WOW! aluminum cans - now that is ceative recycling and so beautiful!

  14. Awesome idea. Love the alcohol inks on the embossed metal.

  15. This is a GREAT idea!!! I love it, thanks for sharing.

  16. You have got to be kidding me... how in the world can a soda can make such a beautiful flower. Holy Smokes!

  17. Who knew a soda can could be so cute.

  18. Awesome! I never would have thought of this...

  19. Never thought to use pop cans to make embellies, thank you so much for this. This is definitely something i would like to try.

  20. im in love with they flowers great idea.

  21. Those are great ideas! I love the flowers! I have never thought to do this with a soda can before.

  22. AWE MAN!! I dont have a cuttle bug...hmm maybe I can flatten with a heavy book...and carefully hand cut...I am in love with these so I am definably gonna have to get my brain thinking on this one!! thanks for sharing!

  23. Wow. I've gotta get a cuttlebug. I just loved what you did with the pop cans. How creative!

  24. I dont have either of those tools so I gotta figure out how to do this with the tools I have... I love both of the projects

  25. I love it!! Great job!!I will be trying these out.