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CraftyMel Offline
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2011 8:17:49 PM(UTC)
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I just saw the cutest card on a blog and they made christmas ornaments out of foil and then embossed them. They used a punch for the ornaments but I have a Christmas cartridge with ornaments on it...can I cut regular household foil with my Cricut? I am worried that it might not be the best medium for the blade. Maybe if I got the thick BBQ foil? Just seems kind of flimsy. I can get a die and do it that way but I would just rather not spend the moneyBigGrin There are no craft stores worth a darn in my area so I am stuck with WalMart or the internet and I would just rather do WalMart Mellow Thanks!

UPDATE: Gosh, I guess I should have just tried it first! LOL The hubs suggested I use my sticky spray and stick the foil to a piece of paper and THEN send it through the Cricut. Viola! He is so smart, that's why I keep him around LOL It worked wonderfully and then I rolled it through the Cuttlebug and I have just the snazziest ornament I have ever seen!!! So, Ministamper, if you are out there, thanks for the wonderful card idea that I will be using on my holiday cards this year!!!

Edited by user Saturday, August 27, 2011 8:49:51 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Question answered

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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:12:49 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the great idea. Definitely will have to give it a try.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2011 4:33:12 AM(UTC)
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i use the foil pans and cut with a die/ cuttlebug. love to use foil . BTW cutting tinfoil sharpens your punches so it shouldn't hurt your blade!!! glad you got it to work!
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#4 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:59:23 AM(UTC)
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That was going to be part of my comment too...
I use foil to sharpen my paper cutter, punches and scissors so I would think it should be okay for the Cricut blade.
I also cut wax paper to get the sticky off of my scissors after cutting sticky foam.

This sounds like a project I'm going to need to try. Thanks for the idea.

Post pictures if you have them please. :)
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#5 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:24:45 AM(UTC)
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I hope that works, it was hard to get a picture without glare on it

[img=]Ornament shrunk[/img]

Edited by user Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:27:44 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Picture was way too big, had to shrink it

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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 3:01:22 PM(UTC)
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That is so cool! Cool Thanks so much for sharing! What did you use to put the paper on the back?
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#7 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 4:29:37 PM(UTC)
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I use metal from Tensecondstudios.com ~~~>Tell'em... Weezie sent you! ;O)

They also have a video on their site for cutting metal!!!Love

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Here's the link for the video...
Cutting Metal on the Cricut Expression Video... from Tensecondstudios.com

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#8 Posted : Saturday, September 03, 2011 10:18:56 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LisaClarke3 Go to Quoted Post
What did you use to put the paper on the back?


Thanks! BigGrin I used Elmers Craft Bond. Do it outside if you can, it's stinky Scared
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#9 Posted : Sunday, October 09, 2011 4:44:18 PM(UTC)
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wouldnt it be kewl if using the machine with foil sharpens blades? gotta remember to try it when my blade goes dull next time.........
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