Monday, September 28, 2009

Vegas Layouts Using Soda Can Embellishments

I recently scrapped some of my Las Vegas pictures from 2007...I am sooo behind on scrapbooking! Thought I would share them and share a little economical tip for embellishments. Most of us have aluminum cans around the house from soda, beer, energy drinks, etc. If you have a Cuttlebug and some dies you should try this tip out: This title "Friends" is made from aluminum cans cut with my CB alphabet dies and my Cuttlebug. (The F is not so crooked in real life it just got bent a little when I took it out of the protective sleeve)
Here is the second page of my Vegas layout. These pictures are from Fremont Street. If you have not been here to see the Fremont Street Experience I highly recommend it!
I made the "FUN" title and the heart using my CB dies. For the F and the N I used the negative image from the FRIENDS letters I had already done. I glued the card themed punches onto the heart for a more Vegas style: All you need to do is just cut the can as shown below- BE CAREFUL not to cut yourself though! The edges can be a little sharp. Discard the top and bottom of the can and use the panel cut from the side with die cuts, embossing folders and even some punches!
I find the tall-boy style cans (like Arizona Iced Tea and some beers) are better for the large embossing folders. Here is some of the embellishments I made using my Arizona Iced Tea and Dr. Pepper cans. Some of my Dr. Pepper cans had a football style so I used the colored side instead of the silver.

I also got some insiration from the challenge at Scrap, Inspire, Create, although I didn't follow the challenge exactly! I had both a circle and texture theme and I used 3 photos per page, handmade embellishments, silver mesh ribbon, and 2 patterned papers.

Thanks for looking! ( :


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  2. Oh wow, Kate....this is a great tip for Cuttlebug users! A great layout too!!

    Thanks for playing along at Scrap Inspire Create! Do keep on coming back with more to share!

  3. I followed you here from the Cricut Messageboards. I'm so glad I did. Your work is amazing! These letters are too cool! Just wondering if you use the regular 'sandwiches' for dies and embossing folders -- or do you do it differently?

  4. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing.