17.7.12

Ocean themed recycling Crafts with the Big Shot

Ocean themed craft
Dear friends I love to hoard cardboard boxes and tins and whenever we get time my kiddo and I spruce them up a bit and use them to store all our nick knacks!
These are the box and tin can we used in our recycling craft
Recycling Craft
2 weeks back after months of dilly dallying I finally took the plunge and bought a Big shot machine.For 1 week I treated it like a breakable crystal and allowed my daughter to only watch when I used it! In our house so far I have let my kiddo use all my crafting stuff except the craft knife and the glue gun ! So I felt like the big bad mean witch who wouldn't share !! and besides it was no fun crafting alone! So this weekend I let her use "my toy" and now she is a pro and can even remember the sandwich combinations !!
So here is my kiddo carefully and with wonder using the Big Shot to create her ocean themed recycling craft!
Ocean themed craft
She embossed pearlised card stock in dots and swirls pattern and carefully layered them over the box we were recycling
Ocean themed craft
Whenever I craft with my daughter I love to sit back and see how she creates! It was fun how she made the sandy beach  with a coconut tree.She embossed swirls on pearly white card for the clouds which I helped her cut out.
Ocean themed craft
My little one is a romantic and she added a boy and girl on the beach and  a pair of dolphins leaping into the sky
Ocean themed craft
This was such a fun and easy  recycling project
Ocean themed craft
We stuck thermocol balls on the tree for "coconuts" and some shell for the  ocean theme.
Ocean themed craft
We transformed the originally dull surfaced foam dolphins into glossy shiny beauties using glossy accents
Glossy Accents Magic
Wound some pom pom ribbon around the lower part of the box and also stuck embossed paper on the sides of the lid to match the design on the top. 
Ocean themed craft
We recycled the tin can using the same ocean theme. 
Ocean themed craft
My little one stuck googly eyes on all the sea creatures .

Ocean themed craft
We dabbed glitter at many places on our ocean scenery

Ocean themed craft
Here is our little octopus who had 8 hands[ my little one made sure of that!]
Ocean themed craft
And whats an ocean without a crab!
Ocean themed craft
I never thought having a die cutting machine would be so much fun and never imagined a 6 year old could handle it so easily!
Ocean themed craft
I hope you enjoyed this fun ocean craft.You dont need a machine to create fun stuff .....but having one is just like having a fun toy!
Supplies:Embossing folders, Big Shot- from Itsy Bitsy

86 comments:

  1. Sonia
    What a fun project. Your little one is so talented --just like her momma.
    I think I will put the big shot on my wish list. It seems to have a lot more possibilities than the Cuttlebug.
    Myrna

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    1. Myrna both the cuttle bug and the big shot do the same things so dont fret

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  2. What a fun and exciting time to craft with the little ones. I love crafting with my grandson. They are a lot more creative than most think. She did a FANTASTIC job both the box and the can are adorable.

    Hugs
    Nana

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    1. Thank You Nana---yes I could not have created a cuter scene!

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  3. Like the Ocean theme & makeover on these. I have a Sizzix BIGkick which is similar to yours but is blue & black instead of pink & black. How wide is the opening of the BigShot. Mine is 6" and that;s not wide enough for the big Spellbinders.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Melissa the big shot is also 6 inches wide but I think the Big Kick has more advantages over the big shot

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    2. Ok, I also have one of the old style first Sixxiz machines that you pressed the handle down which was hard to do some times & it did not do embossing instead of cranking the handle like the BIGkick I have & Big Shot you have. Had it for sale at my garage sale but it did not sell and instead one of my first Cricut machines with 6" wide mat sold since I upgraded to the 12" x 12" style Cricut.
      Melissa
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Such cute projects! So glad you two are enjoying the big shot....:)

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    1. Yes Yvonne--the moment she finishes her homework she enthusiastically tells me that we will play with the big shot!! Tons of embossing and die cutting going on in our house nowadays--I will soon run out of foam and paper!

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  5. Doc.. WTG... so glad to see u finally take the plunge... super work and i think this one is prisha all the way so wtg kiddo.. one day u shall be surpassing everyone around.. :)... Big hug to you!

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    1. Thank You Khush I didnt imagine it would be so fun otherwise would have bought it long ago!

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  6. Congrats on your new Big shot Dr sonia ...i love the Ocean themed projects you have done with your daughter they look so cute!!great going both of you :)

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  7. Your girl is very committed to work! And very imaginative! May she still enjoys the creativity and your support!

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    1. Thank You so much---oh yes she takes crafting very seriously!!

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  8. Congrats on your new toy! Great summer themed recycled projects! Your little one is quite the crafter! Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  9. So beautiful! Your daughter is so creative!

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  10. what a lovely stuff your daughter created .And amazing thing she is using big shot ,great keep it up.did she cut all animals by herself?such a talent !
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank You Megha the foam figures and animals were a local buy from a stationary shop..we got a big packet for 50 rupees!

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  11. So super cute!

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  12. oh these are fabulous... i love the embossing and the sparkly palm tree
    Lisa x

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  13. Ah Sonia you have succumbed and joined the fan club of the big shot - it is a fab tool and so sturdy. I love using mine for dies and materials of all types as I think so far it is the best of the bunnch. What a talented daughter you have - I hope you both continue to enjoy your new toy

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  14. Your daughter is just as creative as you.....what a terrific scene.

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  15. I bet there was a lot of fun and mess :D

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    1. Ha Ha our craft cum toy room is perpetually a mess!

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  16. So original and creative as always!!!

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  17. Wish you have fun and beautiful projects with your new Big Shot machine!!!

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  18. Congrats Dr. on your bigshot purchase....your little one did a great job !! i love the way u have used thermocol balls on tree !! lovely preoject !!

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    1. Yeah Thank You Poornima the thermocol balls are so economic and such fun too

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  19. hi... wow... what great recycling... a complete ocean bonded..."As the mom as the kid..."... you both are really filled with extreme creativity...:)

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  20. wah..wah..Its gr8...Hi Molu..U did a gr8 job dear...Yes Sonia, U've got a good companion to do all these ideas..Congraaaats ....!!

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    1. Lekha my little one read your comment and was thrilled to hear a malayalee aunty addressing her as "Molu"!!

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  21. Wowwiieee - your daughter is a genius - love to her

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  22. Two more beautifully created ocean themed projects.I love the fact that you and your daughter craft together, Sonia. Hope you have many hours of fun with your Big Shot...I love mine x

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  23. so beautiful..Love this cute recycling & fun idea..

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  24. Hi Sonia,
    Its been a long time commenting on your blog, love the way you enjoy crafting with your little one, when I see this, I am just waiting for my daughter to grow up who is now six months old. Love the use of thermocoal balls as coconuts. very cute and neat on the whole :)

    Cheers,
    Durga
    http://durgasartgallery.blogspot.com

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  25. You are so funny! Big bad mean witch! LOL!!! I'm so happy you got the Big Shot...can't wait to see what all wonderful things you do with it. I have the Cuttlebug....love it! I don't know why I waited so long to get one!
    Fabulous you are crafting with your daughter....this will follow her into her adult life and what wonderful memories you are creating with her. My mom never let me touch her sewing machine, her special scissors, her favorite fountain pen, etc....and she was a fabulous seamstress and I can barely sew a straight line! LOL!
    anyway, love all yours and your daughter's creations here! I always love checking back in with you and seeing what you are doing in your part of the world!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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    1. Ha Ha Susan even though my mom tried to teach me sewing I still struggle to stitch a straight one too...but not in my surgery LOL!

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  26. Congrats on joining the most addictive thing..now you will forever be in hunt of new things to die cut and emboss...Prisha is amazing...I am sure she will be teaching us in the next few years!!
    Amazing project and what an imagination that little girl has...the biggest wings to fly high!!! A big hi5 to you both!!!!

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    1. Ha Ha Thank You Tejal...she has already started teaching me with the Big Shot when the other day I got the sandwitch combination wrong!!

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  27. Absolutely fabulous recycled project!! I love, love it!! Your daughter is so sweet and creative!! She really has an eye for design!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  28. Creative daughter and a creative mother is equal to some amazing art work.... really beautiful....
    But i have no clue about that big shot....do write a post about that one sometime....

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    1. Deepthi I am actually working on a post on paper cutting tools-- will be up next week

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  29. wow I loved the pom poms you are really a genius in recycling
    anandhirajan

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    1. Ha Ha Anandhi you are a recycling pro yourself!!

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  30. Hi DR.Sonia !
    These recycling projects are really wonderful and your daughter is really very creative.The penstand made me remember my school days when we would use the rasgulla tins to make such holders.

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    1. Pooja loved your site and wold be following you ...do add the followers button. Loved the fact that you are passionate about recycling!

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  31. wow very lovely project.and congrats for bigshot. i also enjoy working with it.

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  32. You have made them too beautiful. Easy and neat project.

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  33. I love ocean themes and these are wonderful projects. Your daughter, I'm sure, had so much fun with the Big Shot. They are wonderful machines.

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  34. Simply gorgeous. I LOVE both projects. So funny how when we get new toys (even as adults) its hard to share. Your daughter did a wonderful job!! Great work, ladies!!

    Laurie

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    1. Laurie more than sharing I was worried she would break the machine or something...!!

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  35. congrats on your new toy, Awesome scenery on the box and can , its so sweet you and your daughter creating together, I miss those days with my Daughter, but now she creates with her Daughter !!!
    Paula

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    1. Thank You Paula .Yes I hope my daughter gets time to be creative all her life too!

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  36. Oh your daughter is very talented! Since I live at the beach I am very fond of this project!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  37. oh wow u own a bigshot now :)I still have to wait long:(..loved all yr projects which U and yr daughter made on sea theme :)
    I called my mom and showed her this post and said "mom this lil girl owns a bigshot...plz buy me one" :)
    and I am making a house(recycled)getting inspired frm yrs....will upload d pics soon :)

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    1. Ha Ha thats a fun way to cajole your mom!! When I was little my mom would set targets like"If you become first this term..I will buy you the doll!" I always strived to achieve academic goals that way!! Guess your mom may tell you something like that!!

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  38. lovely recycling project!your daughter is very talented and smart like you..congrats!

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  39. Oh wow your daughter is so talented! I love what she's done, all the seaside creatures look fabulous! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

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  40. That is so cute and your daughter is very creative. Nice purchase. I have the Cuttlebug and I've enjoyed using that.

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  41. You are too funny about your Big Shot. I love my Cuttlebug and use it everytime I craft. Your little one is getting so big. I love her haircut. She made a beautiful box. So many details and artfully placed on the box too!

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    1. Ha Thank You Linda..I should show your comment to her..she was so upset my husband took her to a gents parlor to have her hair cut!!She is a young lady now and wants to go to a proper beauty parlor!

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  42. Hi Sonia, nice to know you. Thanks for your comment earlier. Appreciate it much. It's a fun scene seeing your daughter enjoys crafting like you do. A very good activity for kids.
    Cheers from Malaysia,
    craftyanathirah.blogspot.com

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  43. These are incredible..WOW! such talent!

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  44. Hey Sonia, I am short of words of how beautiful this has turned up.. Your angel does perfect work too. I sure now envy her.. Wish could have the chance to learn from you two... Keep creating.. Love your work..
    XOXO.....

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    1. Oh that is so kind of you Deesha. Ha Ha my kiddo is a bossy teacher--you would run away!

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  45. Oh Prisha this is absolutely fab! You're a very clever girl! And Mum, you must be very proud. I love my Big Shot, I think I was the same, not letting my daughters anywhere near it to begin with, but it's so sturdy I don't think much can go wrong with it!
    Thank you for joining Craft Punked this week and good luck :) x

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  46. Hi Prisha wonderful ocean theme box I love ALL your embossing and your dolphins are awesome : ) great job. I hope you continue crafting and joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck on your awesome box this week. Thank you mom for sharing with us.
    Elisa DT

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  47. Wow Prisha you are such a talented little girl!
    I hope you will join us again over at CRAFT PUNKED as we would love to see more of your work.
    Thank you for entering her Mum :)
    daisylou xxx

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  48. Prisha,
    you are so awesome honey. I love you ocean theme made me want to run to the beach.
    We are so proud of you.
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

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  49. just came across your blog... its amazing.... fabulous projects, pics and tutorials... Your and your daughter's skills are mind blowing... I am your newest follower :)

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  50. What a wonderful project Sonja, your little one has obviously picked up your wonderful crafting ability, and I think that is fantastic in itself..gorgeous sea side scene, and such a fabulous idea to liven up boxes and tins...

    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  51. Your Projects are Beautiful Sonia.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  52. This makes me smile! :)

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  53. Your kittle cutie did a wonderful job with the Big Shot -- this project is adorable!

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  54. These are such wonderful creations! There are so many cute details on both items, like the sea shells on the beach and the pearls used as coconuts! Fab recycling ideas. Spotted this on MIM.

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  55. So cute. She did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this at MIM.

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  56. I think what I love most about these projects is that you incorporated you family in them! Wonderful! Love them... Again, came from MIM.

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  57. beautiful work... i love this...

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  58. such a fun project and love the way your decorated , it would be so soothing and relaxing to have beach stuff on the desk

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  59. Whenever I am unable to focus on the things at hand, I relax by going to such sites I love. I just went through your site ( a lil more than last time). I am loving it and finding out so many new things from the contacts, information and the blogspots metioned in your replies, comments and website. Thanks for being so open in sharing information. I loved your lil girl making this stuff and I am going to try it too.

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