Save your tin cans!

That’s right! I have a team member, Gwen, that does some fabulous things with thrown out used tin cans! As my son would say…..go dumpster diving! No, no, better not do that!

Here are a few of the cards Gwen has made.

Using retired die set Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

You might try substituting with current set, Butterfly Beauty. Not totally sure, but I think Gwen may have used embossing paste and palette knife to make a background and then sponge over with ink pads

Metal die cut seahorse on top of background Whale of a Time DSP from Stampin Up

Here’s Gwen’s secret…..

  • rinse and cut the top and bottom of a tin can*****BE CAREFUL not to cut your fingers
  • cut it down one side so tin will lay flat
  • rinse and dry
  • use whatever die you like to cut out image. If you have an older die cutting machine, you may have to reposition the die and roll through a second or third time……BUT if you have one of the NEW Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machines, you should only have to go through one time….it’s such a nice cut!
  • Remember you can also use your punches on tin too….like for balloons, butterflies, and flowers or try the umbrella punch for a little bright card.

Thank you Gwen! and Sue! Love to look at your cards!

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Here’s another little technique to try with the stitched dies…..triangles, squares or rectangles
  • die cut a bunch of shapes and adhere them on to a piece of card stock
  • make sure the sides and ends are all together for even stitching look
  • At this point, you can die cut into a shape or embossing with an embossing folder is nice too

This is what Paulette did on a beautiful card


And for your inspiration….pull out your Birds and Branches Bundle
Stampin Up Sunflower dies by Debbie F.

Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 8th – Arbors West Club at 10:00am, Jan is our hostess

Tuesday, Sept. 8th – Zoom meeting for clubs not meeting in person @ 7pm I will be sending invites out on Monday. Please let me know if you would like an invite

Tuesday, Sept. 15th – Morningside Club at 10 am, this has been determined to be a Zoom meeting. I will be sending out invitations next Monday, Pam T is our hostess

Friday, Sept. 18th – Gastonia Club at 10am, Becky is our hostess

Friday, Sept. 25th and 26th – Creative Escape Info and Supply lists will be coming this week.

*** My team members Please note in your calendars probable TEAM MEETING on Saturday, October 3rd. I’ll be sending more info in a week or so…..but I’m trying to make this happen.

Thanks for visiting!


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