Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here's a tutorial to make aluminum cans into Christmas cards!

I found this on AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com and felt this was really a fun idea that I just had to share.  I know that I have lots of empty aluminum cans here, so I will be looking into this card making project.
Let me know if you, too, try this; maybe even post a picture in the comments.  I'd love to see any cards made this way.
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Green Christmas



I love recycling things. My card started by carefully cutting up an aluminum can and running through an embossing folder. I then sanded the sheet to take some of the blue color off the flowers for the silver of the aluminum to show. I trimmed it down to adhere to white cardstock. I trimmed a recycled gift card, rounded the edges and used a silver Sharpie marker to "soften" the edges. The button started as a plain white one that I colored with the silver Sharpie after it dried I used a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen to make the snowflake. Added some ribbon and a bow. Ta da!
Check out Papercraft Star Challenge 24 Green Holidays here.... http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-24-green-holidays.html
and check out The Cuttlebug Spot for another challenge here...
http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-at-spot.html

I am thrilled to be featured at All Free Holiday Crafts!!! Check out there site.
http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Handcrafted-Christmas-Card-Ideas/Aluminum-Can-Xmas-Card

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