Friday, April 15, 2016

Safe Travels

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2016

My favorite nephew graduates this May with a double degree Geology and “land management”.  He is following his dad’s and grandpa’s footsteps and going into the oil business. He will be working towards an MBA next! I wanted to make something special for his graduation, and since he’ll be taking a long trip, I think the little travel box will come in handy for him. Following Arnold’s philosophy of “repurpose, restyle, revamp, restore, renew and recycle is such fun!
  • Some ivory heavy weight handmade paper left over pieces
  • Tan chipboard (I used the back side of a cereal box)
  • Black card stock for card base (4 ¼ x 5 ½ folded) scrap for layering, envelope
  • Graphic 45 Topography papers for layering
  • Recycled small rectangle black box (I used an eyeglass frame box)
  • Dies:  The PaperCut™ # PCDIE019 Triple Flag (Card Making set); #PCDIE020 Triple Flag Layering set; Joy Eiffel Tower #6002/0486; CheeryLynn #B360 Steampunk Hot Air Balloons
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Die cut and embossing machine
  • Westcott™ paper trimmer & scissors
  • Scor-Pal™
  • ColorBox™ Chalk Charcoal ink pad
  • Various small travel word stamps
  • Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive, double sided foam tape
  • Iron if you want the ivory paper smooth

  1. Die cut the Eiffel Tower from the heavy weight ivory handmade paper.
  2. Die cut one each of the hot air balloons from the tan chip board.
  3. Die cut a layering panel from the newsprint cardstock with the Paper Cuts card die.
  4. Die cut layering flag pieces from black and ivory scraps. Layer and attach to the “flags”.
  5. Cut a G45 “numbers” scrap for the right side of the card.
  6. Cut a G45 “City names” piece for the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the travel words onto the ivory flag shapes.
  8. Stamp the words Safe Travels onto a small piece of tan chip board.
  9. Layer the “safe travels” stamped piece onto a black scrap, then a tan scrap.
  10. Cut a piece of tan chipboard to be a bit smaller than the box top.
  11. Cut a piece of black cardstock a bit smaller than the tan piece.

Assemble the card:
  1. Refer to photo for placement. Use ZipDry™ adhesive to attach the numbers piece to the right side of the card and the precut flagged newsprint piece to the left side of the card front.
  2. Attach the city manes piece to the left side of the card with small pieces of foam tape.
  3. Attach the Eiffel Tower to the lower center of the city names piece with tiny pieces of foam tape.

Assemble the box:
  1. Layer and attach the tan and black pieces to the box lid.
  2. Slightly overlap and attach the two hot air balloons to the top of the box.
  3. Attach the safe Travels layer piece to the lower right corner of the box lid.                                 

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