My daughter Stumbled me an Etsy seller, Recycled Souvenirs, who sells things made out of aluminum cans cut from craft dies, you know, like some of the ones I have.
LIKE THE ONES *I* HAVE! I couldn’t get to the recycling bin fast enough
to cut a few cans and give it a try! Surprisingly, I didn’t cut myself,
It was fun figuring out which dies would look good in aluminum form
and then seeing them come to life. To give you an idea of size, the bird
cage is about 4-inches high. I learned a lot, mostly to be more
observant as to which side should be the right side, and that a variety
of soda cans would make for some interesting patterns. (But I only buy
Coke, don’t know if I can sacrifice taste for the sake of crafting,
The cool thing about the dies is that they sort of bend the edges as
they cut so they’re not sharp. Also, even though aluminum is pretty
tough these are still fragile and bend quite easily. These would be
great for card-making (of course!) scrapbooking, magnets, pictures, and
other crafty-type things along those lines.
Check out the camera piece that Etsy seller
has up, it’s what got me so excited. I don’t know who they are, but for
all the trouble it takes to make these puppies they’re very reasonably
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