Around the House – Bottle Caps

It has taken me several six-packs and a bunch of tries to find out the best way to flatten a bottle cap. The solution ended up being right under my nose! I used the Cuttlebug from Provocraft and ended up with the best result; I also used a couple (2) pieces of felt (8.5 x 11). Here is the process I to yield the best product:

First, take the larger block (C) used with the Cuttlebug place it down on your work surface. Place the felt on top of the large block, with the bottle cap on top of that right side up. Fold the felt so that it now lies over and under the bottle caps. Place one of the smaller plastic blocks (B) on top of the felt and crank it through the Cuttlebug. Remove the blocks from the alternate side of the Cuttlebug, then cover with an additional small plastic block and run it through the machine again. Voila! You are guaranteed to get a few that aren’t perfect, but I have found more often than not, it works out great!

Flattened bottle caps make a fun embellishment for a card and layout. The best part about flattening the caps is that it makes it easier to mail and store in a scrapbook album without distorting other layouts. I threw a few Sierra Nevada caps (they are locally made so we are big fans!) onto this basic card. What a great thank you for the beer lover in your life!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Those caps turned out awesome Brianna! Nicely done. Way to not give up :)

  2. Posted November 3, 2010 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    http://www.squidoo.com/bottlecaps

    Here’s both a Sizzix and hammer method

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