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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

Well Tuesdays have definitely become a little like Fridays in that
I hope to deliver something die-useful!
Without further ado - today's tip/technique...

Bottle Tops!
Some years ago flattened bottle tops were all the rage in scrapbooking,
they phased out after a while but I still like to use them on projects.
My Square Bracket Edge Box features a bottle top with Bitty Blossoms,
and a key using Engraving Art Board.
But how do you flatten bottle top?
Very simply in your Grand Calibur®.

Take your pink 'B' Embossing plate and pop a piece of scrap paper onto it.
Next, position your bottle top with the edges facing up.
Cover with tan embossing mat and then the Raspberry Spacer Plate.
Run this through the machine - yes I know, it looks like the sharp bottle top edge
will cut into your tan mat but magically it doesn't! 
Instead you end up with a perfect flattened bottle top.

Important: use new uncrimped bottle tops (not a used one off a beer bottle).
You can buy them in places like Wilkinsons, anywhere that does home brewing.

Go on...do some flattening!

Take care friends.



23 comments:

Carole Z said...

OOH Chiristine, i will have to get hold of some and try this, it looks fab on your lovely box, thanks for the tip! Nothing to do with die-cutting, but ordinary, used bottle tops also make great buttons and embellishments when used with a melt pot...:) hugs Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Great tip Christine love the box xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Thanks for the Top Tip-your decorated box looks great.

Michele.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
What a great idea, i will get some tops when i go shopping as i will have lots of photo's for the scrapbook soon.
The top looks lovely on your box , very nice .

Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Christine
Copied how to!!!!! will give it a try as it does look different!
Could put some faces in the middle if I have some small enough photos !
Have a lovely day
Take Care
Love Marg

val jones said...

Hi Christine. I have a bag of these languishing in a drawer somewhere will have to find them. That's why I never throw anything away.
Lovely box.
Love Val in Spain x

AnneRD said...

Have loads of these. Stopped bottling because the beer seemed to disappeared before it got the the bottling stage! Similar thing happened with the elderflower wine!
It's a really great idea and adds so much extra texture and interest to the box lid, thanks for showing this technique Christine. Anne x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the sweet little box. Thanks for the tip. : ) Take care.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great tip, thank you. Your box is very pretty.
Lydia
X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Very pretty box today,Thank you for more ideas,we will all be trying this I am sure.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x

Maggie said...

Hello. I think you've started or revised a craze here. It looks wonderful and if flattened will be safe to post. Love it. xxMargaretxx

Wendy L said...

Pretty creation Christine, xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A brilliant tip, although a bit scary putting the tops through the GC !! I have quite a few of these bottle tops and like Carole above writes, they are fabulous used with the melt pot, for embellies.
Your little box looks gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Thanks for the tip on bottle tops will have a go. Also thanks to Carol Z for her tip. love Jean Z xxx

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Love your box and great idea re the bottle tops! Hope I can work out how to do on my Cuttlebug!
Have a great day.
Janice x

Janice said...

Hi Christine, a great tip. I haven't heard of using bottle tops in my cards. Thanks for the idea. Janice xx

utilitygirl said...

Christine your box is great and I have some bottle tops from some years ago, will have to get them out again - a long time since I used them.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Love the little box today. That sounds really interesting - doesn't it damage the Grand Calibur?
Have a good day
Lesley

SusanP, Kent said...

Well I never would have expected the GC could cope with such pressure! Great tip. Beautifully decorated box.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous box and great tip x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine,love this,thanks for the inspiration.
Ita.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Christine, what a lovely box and such a great tip. Many years ago I used to flatten bottle tops in my Wizard but I just didn't think to use the Grand Calibur to do it! Thanks for the sandwich info.

Love, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Christine, what a lovely box and such a great tip. Many years ago I used to flatten bottle tops in my Wizard but I just didn't think to use the Grand Calibur to do it! Thanks for the sandwich info.

Love, Belinda. X

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