Hey there! Genevive here with Happy Journey Projects for you all! I am now missing my friend, Anna, who just left Singapore for good so this post is dedicated to her to wish her a happy journey. I made a 3D trailer, a toolbox and a travel tag using the cutest dies from Eileen Hull. Hope you will the tutorial :)
For this project, we will need the Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Extended Cutting Pad, Luggage Tag, Toolbox and 3D Travel Trailer Sizzix ScoreBoards Dies, Extended Crease Pad, papers, adhesives, stickles, mini alphabet stickers, ribbon, button and chain.
So to start, die-cut all the shapes needed using all the 3 different dies. It is very easy to do this because each die has photo guide in all the Sizzix packaging. For all three dies, the sandwich is made of: (from bottom to top): Extended Cutting Pad + die + paper + Sizzix Extended Cutting Pad. To die-cut, roll the sandwich through the Big Shot machine the perfect cut shapes will be ready for you in seconds!
What we need to do next is to fold along scored lines and attach flaps with adhesive! It's fast, even kids can do it.
The first project I embellished was the luggage tag. I just inserted a white cardstock in it, applied a little bit of stickles for glitter, added mini alphabet stickers saying "Happy Journey" and added the silver chain. Since the Bigz die can cut thick materials, you can make a real usable luggage tags! Leather, vinyl, denim and more would be great choices.
Next is the toolbox. The good thing about Sizzix is that you can create any toolbox you like. A pretty toolbox with lots of hearts? Oh yes. I didn't do anything complicated here because I really love the patterns already. I just cut and pasted. And I love it. But you can also make lots of other kinds. Vintage, Shabby Chic ... all you need is your imagination and Sizzix!
Lastly, here's the oh so cute trailer! When I saw this die before, I felt it was complicated and challenging. But I was surprised! It's so much easier than I thought. Since its already cut and scored, and it only takes seconds to assemble, I got to spend more time on the most fun part --- decorating it :) I just added the black and white ribbon, then for the window, I punched a small rectangle and inked it a bit, then added stickles for glitter. I used buttons for the wheels and lastly, I added the little flowers and dewdrops.
There you have it! Hope that in whatever "journey" we are in now, it's a happy one! See you soon! XOXO -- Genevive
Other Supplies Used:
- Papers - Authentique, American Crafts
- Others: adhesives, stickles, mini alphabet stickers, ribbon, button and chain