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Recycling and the Big Shot

Yesterday I was out and about with a friend and we stopped in a grocery store so I could buy some ribs for the BOY"S (aka my son) homecoming dinner.  While we were there I found some cuuute candy and hopefully I will share a project featuring them, unless I eat all the candy first.  As we left the store there were a bunch of vending machine and I saw some pretty soda cans.  This reminded me of a project I wanted to try using my Big Shot.  I purchased 3 cans of soda.  I really only wanted one can to try this project out but the vending machine was pretty darn cool and so I had to buy 2 more cans, good thing I ran out of coins!  Now I was on a mission to find  more pretty drink  cans (yes, my friends are so kind and indulge my obsessions) so we stopped at another store and I found 3 more really pretty ones.  The bad part was I really did not want to have to drink all the drinks so  my friends "volunteered" and we each took a can to drink. 

Here is the can AnneMarie drank. I think it was Mango Ice Tea.

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Paper:  Peach Parfait, Garden Green and Basic Black
Punch:  Scallop edge
Big Shot: Daisies # 2

I cut off the top of the can and then down the side and then cut off the bottom.  The edges can be a little sharp  so don't do what I normally do and run your fingers along them.  I ran a single layer of the soda can through the Big Shot.  I was able to get 2 of the large and medium daisies and 1 small daisy.  The circle in the middle is from the large daisy.  I used mini glue dots and dimensionals to assemble the flower layers and  attach them to the box.  Once I ran  the can through the die the edges no longer felt sharp. 






Here's the can Gail had to drink.  Now this one was a sacrifice cause it was some kind of energy drink.  I hope you got to sleep last night!    You see how we suffer?

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Paper:  Basic Black and Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Matrchbox die and Blossom Party (click here for another idea using this die) and the Perfect Polka Dot folder

I love the color of this can, I just wish the contents were yummier. 










Here's the can I drank which was Blueberry Ice Tea.

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Paper:  Marina Mist and Basic Black
Big Shot:  Blossom Party die
Wheels:  Very Vintage JW(jumbo wheel)  
with a white ink cartridge.











I am pretty excited about how these turned out and I have more cans that I want to run through the Big Shot.  I am hoping that the BOY will help me drink some of them.  Now don't be alarmed if you see a short shadowy figure going through your blue recycle bins it is just me checking for pretty cans to cut up! 

Check back tomorrow when the Word Play series resumes!

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