Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cutting Soda Cans With My Cricut

Check out what I did with my Cricut, a soda can, and the Cuttlebug.  I have been thinking about this for a long time and I finally desided that today was the day.  I got an aluminum can from the recycle bin and cut the top and the bottom off.  I cut through the barcode part to open it up into a rectangle. It ends up being about 3 3/4" x 8" if you are careful with your cutting.  On to my Cricut mat it went, and here you have it.
I cut the tag from the cartridge Walk In My Garden.  The Butterfly's  were cut using Everyday Paper Dolls.  I also stamped with Close To My Heart stamp set Typeface. Then I used an embossing plate on the tags and an embossing folder on the Butterfly's.   How fun is that!  Now to put them in my garden next to my Pumpkins and my Stevia plants.  I have some small shepards hooks that I will use to hang the tags from.  I will attach the Butterflies with epoxy I think!  Hummmm!
More pictures to come...

These are shiny and will move some in the breeze so that will probably help with keeping some of the birds out of the vegatable garden.  Well I can hope can't I. Hee Hee!


Would you like a tutorial?  Just let me know.


  1. That is really a neat idea, I love how they turned out. Would you mind sharing if you used the deep cut blade and what settings you used to cut the cans on your cricut? Thanks

    1. Marty~ My settings were: presure high, blade depth 6, Speed_ Gypsy..
      I used the regular housing and I used Multi-Cut 2.
      Be careful it is sharp..