Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow flakes RePurposed!

I love using old CDs to create crafts. When my cd is thrashed or never took... I save them for our garden, or crafting! You can tie them to a tree and hope try chase away the squirrels (they don't, by the way) or make a craft with them!!

When the Late Night Stampers challenged us to create snowflake items, I nabbed a few of our bad CDs and my girls and I went to town!! We used the Snow Flurry Bigz Die from the Holiday Mini (just a few days left to order from this catalog!!). The Big Shot makes cutting thru many surfaces a breeze!

Here we used a couple of CDs and a DVD! The cool thing is the way the DVDs come out! There are two pieces and the colors are more iridescent! So when cutting the large snowflake I used the center of the DVD and CD in the center of the snowflake. The DVD separates after cutting with no effort. I used a flat edge screw driver to help the snowflakes out as they sunk in and that made getting them out easier!

A trick, run the die forward then back to cut thru the dbl thickness. I then slid a flat head screw driver under the snowflake to help safely extract it. If it cracks, use it as the off the card part of the snowflake.

What to do with the 'left over' DVDs after removing the snowflakes? My girls made Tree Earrings!! We grabbed extra strong fishing line and tied them to tree branches! So here we are, hoping to chase away the blasted squirrels (I used to think they were soooo cute, until they taunt our dog and ate all the fruits off our 16 trees! Now, I'm for them to go away!).

What do you think? Can you RePurpose your left overs? Make some Snowflake Tree Earrings with us! The fun thing is they we don't get snow here, this is ideal for us Californians, lol. This is a fun way to start our Family time on New Years Eve!


  1. Did you cut these all by hand or with the big shot? They are beautiful! Oh and your fruit looks so yummy! Looks like oranges and I hunger for them now. LOL
    Awesome job you and the girls did. Would love to see the earrings.
    angel hugs

  2. Good Job! Your Big Shot and/or die must be better than mine, I ran it thru x4 and it still did not cut all the way thru the CD. So I must have missed something. They are lovely!

  3. Those are so cool. I love how they look on the tree--just an FYI then don't scare deer away either, lol. But they look great. Those fruit trees are beautiful--as are your children! Thanks for playing along with us on the LNS Challenge blog! Happy New Year!

  4. WOW! Really cool idea! I am going to give it a try. Thanks for playing with LNS

  5. Jamie these are beautiful. Thanks for showcasing these with our challenge this week at LNS.

  6. What a great idea! I love repurposing the cd's/dvd's. Thanks for playing with us this week at LNS!


  7. Cool idea!! Definitely saving this idea for all those CD's I've been saving to repurpose. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Cool idea!! Definitely saving this idea for all those CD's I've been saving to repurpose. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Cool, cool idea. Who would have thought to use CD's for this repurposing into snowflakes. Thanks for sharing and glad you could join us at LNS this week.

  10. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing and joining the LNS challenge this week.


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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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