Q & A

I stamped a bunch of cards today – but they were totally CASED (Copy And Share Everything-ed), so I won't show them until I have time to look up the original designer.  They're super cool, though.  Again, they use the Big Shot sizzlets and embosslits, as well as the Top Note and Texturz plates.

Just thought I'd answer a couple questions about the punches and aluminum cans.

Punching Aluminum Cans
  Lots of people want to know if the edges are sharp.  Surprisingly, no.  When you cut the can up, the edges – especially the jagged ones – are a little dicey, but after they're punched, they're not sharp at all.  I've actually run my finger over the edges and ….. Nothing.  (Well, I still have a finger.  But no cuts or anything like that.)

I take a knife and cut off the bottom of the can.  Then I use scissors to cut down the sides and around the top.  Those edges are sharp, so be careful until you punch.

You can also stamp on the inside (silver side) with StazOn and then punch.

Big Shot Textured Cans
The cans also look wonderful if you shoot them through the Big Shot with a Texturz Plate.  They look like the metal tiles that used to be popular a long, long time ago.  (My Mike remembers, but I don't.  Just kidding, honey!)

Does this hurt punches?
No.  Actually, punching through the can sharpens the punch.  So you're actually saving yourself from having to buy a new punch. 

Will I post a pic of my new haircut?
No.  Not for awhile, anyway.  While I don't think I'm extremely vain, I do miss my longer hair covering the sags and wrinkles around my neck and chin.  I didn't even know they were there until the hair was gone.  So until I'm used to looking at this 50 year old face without any camouflage, you don't get to see it.  Sorry.

Gotta run.  I have a rehearsal in a little while.  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Q & A

  1. Teresa says:

    Your cards are beautiful, great job.


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