Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy CAD!

Well Good Morning Everyone!

Hope you are all going to have a wonderful weekend! Before you start on my project, please remember that ALL my files are on sale at the Paperthreads store...for 50% Off!

If you want to start shopping here is the link to get you there...if you prefer to go after, I really would appreciate!

So you ready for our project? Here goes....

In today's tougher economy we all need to save a little here and there. Did you know that you can save up to a $100 dollars or more over the course of a year if you simply saved your spare change? Hubby and I do it all the time. Don't believe me....just go to your purse and empty it out...invariably there is loose change just rolling around the bottom and let's face it, just making your purse heavier! Count it close are you to $ 1? More???

Well I thought this would be a great way to start putting some money away...who knows, maybe you will save enough for holiday or birthday presents? dinner out? whatever you want!

Now this project can be done using any old container you have around the house. I am using a can from an instant cappuccino that I am VERY addicted to. I like it because it's a nice size and it has a lid on it that I can easily put on and remove when it's time to convert the coins to bills!

In addition to your container, you are going to need vinyl in 2 colors, vinyl transfer tape, an xacto knife, a squeege and a design. Now you can make your own and have it say anything you like (Mad Money, Cruise Funds, ETC!)

Start off by removing any paper from the outside of the container, this becomes your template for the vinyl strip you need to cut. If you can't don't worry about it, just measure carefully and cut it out.

Then using your exacto blade cut out a hole in the top where you will drop in your coins (OR even $ 1 bills if you have any extra ones about).
Based on the height and width of your container, you will create a file with a saying or use the one I have provided.
Mustaches seem to be all the craze these days so I did a play on words which says My $tash...get it?

I know pretty bad but hey...made you groan!

Anyway, at the same time cut out a strip of vinyl in the second color and set aside.

Now add your vinyl transfer tape to the top of your design and using a squeegee rub it firmly until you can peel back and have your design come up with it and then place it on top of your long strip and squeegee it down in place again.

Now slowly peel the transfer tape off and you will be left with you finished vinyl piece ready to apply to your container!

Peel the backing off the vinyl strip and what I do is lay the can on it's side and apply one end of the strip to the can and slowly rotate until it meets on the other end.

If there are any bubbles you can just rub them out to the sides or use a pin to put a hole in in and press down flat.

Put the lid back on and start dropping the coins in!

Can you say...SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Please make sure you leave a comment for me and don't forget to pick up your FREE 'STACHE FILES (all formats: .gsd, .ai, .knk, .mtc, .svg & .wpc)

I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoyed this project! But WAIT!!! The fun doesn't stop here! Make sure you visit all the blog participants, they may be offering more
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  • Xyron Mega Runner
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  • Quickie Glue Pen
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  • 9" roll of Silhouette Vinyl (can be used on most die cut machines)
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CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Mar. 24, 2012. Thanks again.

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome project

Ginger (Games) said...

what a cute project! Might have to make me one.

Happy CAD!

Esther W-B said...

Thanks for the stash and cute project idea!

Kelly S said...

Cute project! I can't seem to download the file though. It wants me to sign up or login and I've never had to do that before.

bzyPTmom said...

What a great project--we've been saving change for several years, then we use the $$ for family card games and toll road fees, lunch money etc. Thanks for the freebie--and the great sale!

tina said...

great ideal, gonna make one of these. thank you for the file

Lisa said...

Pretty bad! Now I have to get a can and some vinyl.

Vanessa said...

Great idea! Someday I'll get something for that spare change, right now it goes in the kids banks. :) I'm with Kelly on the 4shared suddenly making me log in. I'm too tired and unmotivated to deal with it tonight! Cute file though!

Johanne said...

Thank you for the file. Have a great day.

Carol said...

Thanks for the great file and fun idea for saving $$$.

Accents By Eddita said...

I don't know why it is making you log in??? I have just re-uploaded so hopefully it will work now.

IF it still is doing the same thing, please send me an email and I will send to you.


Fields Family said...

HAHAHA! $tach, cute! Great to make for my kids to save up for the new game/toy/whatever it is they currently want.

Anna said...

How cute!!! Just adorable. Hubby does this and gives it to our oldest GD Presley at CHRISTmas time to help her buy gifts. It is amazing just how much can be saved like that. Presley would love a can like this. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I love your sense of humor. I have an aunt who had a divorce fund jar. She did this kind of tongue-in-cheek because it was her intention to never have enough money beacuse she would spend it. It was also a good reminder to her hubby to treat her well!

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Michele said...

I love working with vinyl don't you...thanks for a great idea :)

lilred said...

Thanks for the freebie. I am enjoying CAD. Great fun.

Debi_Omnistitch said...

Wonderful Idea, love recycling!!!

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