Posts Tagged With: Sizzix Big Kick

Making Earrings out of Soda Cans!

So by now y’all know how much I love to upcycle and use soda cans and packaging plastic in my craft projects. Today I want to share with you a jewelry project that I adore. This project is also featured in my book, The Christmas Guide to Upcycling, which has lots of cool ideas for Christmas as well as gift ideas for the entire year. Look to the right for links to the books 🙂

These earrings are made using a diet coke can. Can you tell?!

Here are complete instructions on how to make these earrings. Change the embossing design to give them a completely different look.

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The cute little cuttlebug!



I have owned and operated the Sizzix Big Kick and have already written a blog about it. I found the Big Kick to be an incredible deal when I used a 40% off coupon to buy it. It is a sturdy machine and the cuts are clean and quick. I have also tried the embossing kit that comes with the Sizzix Big Kick and found it to be quite satisfactory. In short I had a good experience with my Sizzix Die-Cutting Machine.

Now though it is time for a change and I am contemplating buying the Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Why? Because I LOVE it’s embossing folders. I have never before seen such incredible dry embossing…wow really cool! But you might ask why buy the cuttlebug when I can use it’s embossing folders in the Sizzix Big Kick? Well, another thing I love about this machine is

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To Buy Or Not To Buy?

It took me over a month of conducting extensive research on the web before I committed to buying a die cutting machine. My first question to myself was whether I really needed it or not? That one was easily answered as I am an avid crafter and a die cutting machine really makes life MUCH easier. The next, more challenging question, was which one to buy? The market has lots of different models with different mechanisms, weights and abilities.

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