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Lunareclipse
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Someone gave me some bottle caps and told me they were good for scrapbooking. They said if I want anymore, they have a whole 5 gallon bucket of them I could have. What are things I can do with bottle caps in scrapbooking???


 
aquabunny
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I've primarily used them for layouts that were actually about soda or soda caps. But outside of that, they are also great if you have a 1-inch circle punch to punch out shapes or letters, which fit perfectly inside them. I used to flatten them using a sledge-hammer, but now I use my Sizzix Big Shot.

Here's one where I used them thematically (the page is about a sculpture made primarily of bottle caps):

Washington DC 2012 - Page 25 - Bottle Cap Giraffe. By Aquabunny

And I've used them several times for embellishments in page kits (in the first photo, the two items in the upper left photo; in the second photo, at the corner of the silver frame in the lower right):

Leap Year Kit for February Kit Swap - Embellishments 2 By Aquabunny

Baseball Kit for March Kit Swap By Aquabunny


 
terrihooper
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I am going to pm you


Edited by terrihooper on 10-25-12 11:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Lunareclipse
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Can I spraypaint the bottlecaps and make them different colors?


 
GemGirl
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You can spray paint them with a paint designed for metal; otherwise you'd have to prime them first (sounds like too much work to me). After you paint them, you can also use rub-ons on them.

They could also be cute with little letters in or on them to spell out a title on a page about a (grown-up) party, Octoberfest, watching football, or the like. Have fun!


 
Lunareclipse
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I am picking up the 5 gallon bucket today. The dude told me he has several more 5 gallon buckets full and I can have as many as I want any time.


 
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