I had a busy weekend that included a long day of ordering cabinets at IKEA on Saturday, (they made an error and there was a lot of standing-in-line to fix it) followed by an all-day crop on Sunday for the Texas Fiskateers. (I am number three million, or something) I decided to use my crop time to create my blog hop project, which was a good choice because I was in a scrapbook store, with access to all sorts of fun new products, including the new Teresa Collins World Traveler collection, which was perfect for my project.
To put paper on the outside of the suitcase I first sprayed the backs of two 6x6 pieces with spray adhesive and laid the paper down on the die, sticky-side-up. Then I pressed a piece of matboard to the sticky side of the paper and ran the die through the Big Shot. Not only did I guarantee that my paper would be positioned correctly, but the pressure of the Big Shot reinforced a tight hold with the spray adhesive. (A tip from Eileen Hull! Happy Birthday, Eileen!)
I found a cool clasp in my stash and used a leathery paper (also from my stash) to make the strap that holds the box closed. I added a book ring through the handle and then attached a metal charm using a jump ring. I decorated the metal charm with another chipboard piece from the collection.
To put paper inside the suitcase I used the die to cut the general shapes and then trimmed them down to fit. I used the Scalloped Circle Pop-up Die inside the suitcase and decorated it with chipboard pieces from the collection.
To check out other projects using this die, visit Eileen Hull's Blog Post Here.