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Sunday, November 08, 2009

From Flowers to Shiny Snowflakes!

I am having such fun with my die cuts and the piece of aluminum I found in the garage. I laugh every time I make something with that aluminum. Last spring we were cleaning out the garage and I found a roll of aluminum and we decided to put it in the spring garage sale as a free item. No one took it. Shocking, I know. But meant to be! After all it was aluminum and it could be recycled for cash. I wasn't aware it was aluminum at the time, I just thought it was sheet metal but yet knew we didn't want it in the garage anymore. SO after the garage sale it was still there so we put it on a shelf in the garage and thought we'd find another way to get rid of it. And we didn't!!! Another "meant to be!"

When I was thinking of what to make with the aluminum, I thought of the snowflake die cut so I cut one out. Then I thought I would affix two together so I cut out another one. I used glue dots so stick them together but I thought I could do something more with it. You can read how to make that snowflake candle holder here. So after making the candle holder I went on to make a couple more things with the die cuts. Click here to see what can be made with die cuts, including the aluminum ones! But I wasn't done creating nor was I out of aluminum! LOL

SO I got out the Stampin' Up! "Flower Daisies" die cut and cut out two of each piece. I stuck them all together with glue dots and added a jumbo brad to each side. I added a hanging cord and then stuck the two sides together. It looks like a snow burst ornament.

This ornament can be covered with Dazzling Diamonds or micro beads. The edges could be sponged with blue StazOn and it can even be heat embossed or spray painted!!! Use your imagination on decorating this or just leave it as it is. The tree lights reflecting on it will be pretty too!

I've had several people ask me about selling kits for the snowflake candle holder. If you are interested please email me here.

These are great for Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, Make N Takes, Craft Fairs and even a fun Stamp Camp Items.

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog today,
Wanda



3 comments:

Sue B. said...

Beautiful and so inguenious.
Now I have to raid my husbands stash in the shed to see if he has any aluminum laying around waiting for me to make good use of it.

Sara Paschal said...

Wanda, another aluminum beauty;) I would be interested in the kits if you sold the cut aluminum shape in the kit (I don't have the big shot or any of these dies). For others that have the dies a kit with just the aluminum square would work also. Many, Many options for you I hope you will offer them I would be buying;)

Bluemoon said...

Gorgeous!