It's my son's birthday (Happy Birthday, Jay!). Can you tell? I wanted to make him a card so I decided to make a Cricut-less card and use this opportunity to enter it into Emma's challenge. Isn't it cute???
He loves to travel so I tried to incorporate his love to see new places with a birthday card and voila! He's getting a suitcase! Don't ya just love it?
* polka dot 8 1/2 X 11 paper from the sale bin at Michaels
* cream 8 1/2 X 11 paper for printing sentiment and names of places
* scrap craft paper
* scrap red paper
* scrap brown paper
* scrap light green paper
* brown ink
I cut the polka dot paper in half to get an A2 size piece (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) and folded it. I used my Corner Chomper to round the corners (1/4 size). I cut two 1 inch pieces of brown scrap paper in half diagonally to get the corners. I rounded those as well. Then I cut brown strips 1/4 inch wide for the straps. With the small piece of brown paper left, I cut a 1 inch round piece with my paper punch and then cut 3/4 inch from the round piece to form the handle.
I inked each piece separately and adhered all the pieces to the places. Before I forget, I cut a slit in the top of the card so I could fit the "handle" into the suitcase. I taped the bottom of the circle down on the bottom of the inside of the card because I planned to mat the sentiment and cover it up.
I printed and cut out the names of the destinations and double matted them on light green paper first, then red paper. I also cut out a rectangle for Jay's name out of cream cardstock and hand-cut a tag to back his name. I zig-zag stitched the two together and tied the tag to the handle of the suitcase.
After I printed the sentiment, I inked and matted it to red cardstock. Then, I adhered it to the inside of the card. I inked the entire outside of the card and set it out to dry.
I hope he likes it. Do you? Still using my scraps . . . gotta love it!
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