Did I say aluminum cans? On what page do you find aluminum cans in the Idea Book? Of course you don't find aluminum cans in the Idea Book, but you do find the Big Shot and Dies beginning on page 204. Most of you who are familiar with the Big Shot know that the rule based dies aren't just for cutting paper. They can also be used for wood, vinyl, fabric, plastic, cork board, chip board, and even aluminum. I guess you would call these projects "repurposing" the aluminum cans since they are going from a beverage holder to a Christmas ornament.
To start, you will need a good pair of gloves to protect your hands when you cut apart the cans. You'll also want to rinse all the cans out very well before beginning. Cut the cans apart, discarding the top and the bottom (you can save the tabs to use as an embellishment on cards and scrapbook pages). Cut the can open cutting down the length of the can. Once it is flat, place on your die, making your sandwich and cut as you would paper. Wear your gloves when discarding the scraps, but the ornament itself will have smooth edges.
For the stars, I used the Stars #2 die and created two styles of ornaments. One with single stars and one with triple stars, stringing them together with fishing line. I used my Crop-a-dile and paper piercing tool to create the holes I needed for the hanger and to connect the stars. Again, for hangers, use ribbon, tinsel trim, fabric strips, or fishing line
God Bless and Happy Stampin!