Video – Making Snowflakes with Soda or Pop Cans, the Snowflake die and the Big Shot

Here is my video showing you how to cut apart the soda can with our Craft & Rubber Scissors # 103179 $19.95 and run the metal through the Big Shot with the Snowflake #2 die to create really cool snowflakes.  Please be careful when cutting the can as the edges are VERY sharp.  After you run it through the Big Shot, the edges are fine.

Comments are always appreciated. 🙂

Try using different soda cans.  The results are sometimes very suprising!!  I used seven different cans in this video and I have to say the Diet Mountain Dew is really cool!! Coke cans are really neat too, try the Diet Coke and the Diet Caffeine Free.

Thanks for looking!!

19 thoughts on “Video – Making Snowflakes with Soda or Pop Cans, the Snowflake die and the Big Shot”

  1. Super cute. I will have to look for pretty popcans when I go shopping LOL. (Thanks goodness for teenage boys who will drink anything!)

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  2. FABULOUS! They are to die for! I love these, Barb, and great tutorial! I thought they were from soda cans, but the edges looked soft and rounded in the pic. I am having trouble posting to your blog…for some reason whenever I try to my computer freezes up and have to quit my Safari browser. Trying again…lol

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  3. Barb:) you’re a super-dooper brain in the craft industry. This’s one of the coolest ideas that I’ve seen this year. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Barb, do you need to dedicate your Craft & Rubber scissors to odd jobs after cutting the can apart or can you still cut rubber with them?

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  5. I learned a couple things from your video: 1-to cut the can closer to the top(I had been cutting the can midway between top and first rim); your way makes it easier for the can to lay flat and I can still get 2 snowflakes from one can (usually)and 2-that extra piece of cardstock gives a nicer cut so the little pieces come out easier (I grabbed a junk-mail postcard to use because I forgot to grab cardstock–it worked fine!). I know you are upselling when you use your craft and rubber scissors; but I got some cheap kitchen shears from the dollar store that work great becaue I was afraid of ruining my c&r scissors. Thanks for your video.

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  6. I meant your way is best to cut to the top ridge–I had been cutting between the ridge and rim and then cutting little slits for the can to lay flat. From now on I will preview my comment before posting to see if my comment made any sense and also to check for typos (I see I had one of those). Keep sharing your good ideas!

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  7. A couple of you have asked if the edges of the snowflakes are sharp after they come out of the Big Shot. The answer is no, as the machine sort of seals the edge. However, it is metal so if you try hard enough, you could cut yourself. 🙂 Barb

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