Friday, December 19, 2008

This one's for Jennifer ...

I got an email from my friend Jennifer with a url to an ornament that she thought I might be daring enough to make. I don't have any qualms at all about putting my Big Kick through it's paces, so here it is! As a result of this little challenge, I am now officially switching from Mt. Dew to this really great Green Tea by Xing. Green and black tea with honey and some with Pomegranate or Mango! Not as much sugar or calories, but still with that nice bit of caffiene that keeps me on my toes!

These cans are nice and tall (little under 7.5 inches) and are standard can size around (about 9.5 inches) so they make a very nice size sheet that fits easily through the big shot with only minor trimming required. I used the snowflake die and cut two snowflakes from two matching cans. I'm going to try doing it with different cans this weekend and see how they turn out. I used my crop-a-dile to put an eyelet in the center to hold the two together securely. I attached the little poinsietta like flowers in the center (well they started out in the center but I was in a hurry to get to work and they kind of shifted a little) using crystal effects - which I have found holds just about anything together. I even used it to tack down some mischievous formica in my downstairs bathroom! I had fun with this and was very pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. It's much more sparkly than I thought it would be. I need to find something that comes in gold colored aluminum lined cans though - anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks for visiting! I have a calendar project to post this weekend based on some that I've seen over the last week or so that I made up as gifts for my upline/downline/sideline gals.

Blogoversary is also rapidly approaching! Watch for a chance for some candy coming your way.

~chris

3 comments:

Jennifer Loper said...

Hi Christine! I LOVE how this turned out. (My husband and I drink this tea, btw, and we are hooked on it too.) I swear that everything you do with the Big Shot looks incredible. Thanks for tackling my suggestion.

Jennifer Loper
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2006
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jenniferloper/

Juanita said...

This is too cool. There are some new dies I will have to add to my mext order. I have seen so many cool things done with these and the Big Shot.

Monica-FC said...

this is neat how you used a can to recycle.

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