Flatting bottle caps?

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Posted 1/29/2013 by passion4scrappin in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:13:49 AM
Hi Everyone,

I am finally scrapbooking after 5 years. I had a 5 & 4 year old and have been so busy I didn't have time to do anything else. Man there is so much new stuff out there. Ok to my question. I have pre-made bottle caps that I bought however, they are bulky. I goggled how to flatten them and it looks like I can use a critcut cuttlebug machine to do that. I don't have one so my question is is there any other way to do it if you don't have one? Also if I end up needing to buy this in order to do it will it ruin the print and paint that is already on it if I run it through the machine?


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:49:10 AM
try using a rubber mallet.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:50:34 AM
I think an old red Sizzix lever type machine would do a better job with less of a problem for the machine. Maybe you can pick one up on freecycle.org for free from someone who doesn't want theirs anymore. They are no longer as popular as the Big Shot/Big Kick. The LSS has three that people have given to the LSS because they no longer wanted them.

I would never use my Cuttlebug to do this (or any other roller type machine). Not unless I don't want to use the Cuttlebug for anything else. It could ruin it.

Maybe you can get a couple of the plates for the Cuttlebug, though, take the bottlecaps and plates outside, put your bottle caps between the plates, put the "sandwich" down on the sidewalk, and step on them.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:16:46 AM
I would also not use a Cuttlebug or Bigshot to do that.. Yes the red Sizzix does it because it is an up and down 'pressure' type machine.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:27:05 AM
I used my little Sizzix machine to flatten bottle caps. Its the machine that fits the sizzlits, can't remember the name. It flattens them nicely. If you use a mallet, its hard to flatten them just right so they all look the same.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:07:45 AM
I have to agree... I use my Ole' Red...Might as well get something out that heavy thing!


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