I decided to do a little red and well-worn suitcase filled with thank you cards.
Sizzix Suitcase ScoreBoards die, which fits into the Big Shot, it is not a Pro die. All you need are the extended cutting pads, since it is an XL die. I did a tutorial using the suitcase die here, and also used it on this project. It makes such a cute suitcase, which can be filled with lots of different things. I embellished the front with a sweet girl, a ticket, mini paper clip and a piece of vintage lace which was coloured with the new Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. All the stamping was done on manila cardstock.
I used school-related stamps so this project would work great as a teacher's gift, but it could be given to other people too, and you can use other stamps to fit the recipient.
Cover mat board (or chipboard) with red kraft core cardstock. I used multi medium, since I wanted it to stick down well everywhere. When the glue is dry, die cut the pieces of the suitcase. Die cut the handle from plain cream mat board. Sand the covers to reveal the kraft core and give the bag a worn appearance. Then stamp it with some school related stamps using Archival Ink Jet Black.
this mini-book, for example. It is so easy and gives great results. Smear Distress Stains on your craft sheet. I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone and Brushed Pewter. The Brushed Pewter is metallic, but reacts with water like the other stains, it gives a great effect to the cards (hard to photograph though). Mist the paper with water, on both sides, and dip/drag/smear into the ink. Turn the paper around and do the same on the other side. This gives you one side where the ink colours are stronger and more defined, and one where they are more blended and lighter.
TJ Designs Vintage School Days set and Graphic 45 ABC Primer 3 set. Then I stamped them again with the great ledger stamp from the Stamper's Anonymous School Desk set, with Pumice Stone ink. I held the cling stamp in my hand, so that the impression wouldn't be perfect. Finally, I stamped thank you sentiments with Vermillion ink.
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Dies: Sizzix: Suitcase Bag ScoreBoards die, Tiny Tabs & Tags, Vintage Lace Sizzlits, Ticket Strip
Stamps: TJ Designs Vintage School Days; Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk, Odds & Ends; Graphic 45: ABC Primer 3; Artistic Outpost: Home, Bluebird, Ephemera Backgrounds, Secretary Pool; Hero Arts: All Occasion Messages CL272, Find Joy CL497, Anytime Messages CL129, Sending Smiles CL490, Sweet Threads Labels CL510
Ink: Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo; Archival Ink: Jet Black, Coffee, Vermillion
Stain: Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Brushed Pewter
Marker: Distress Marker Frayed Burlap
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; cream mat board
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips
Adhesive: Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium, Ranger Glossy Accents