I'm so happy to be participating in the Sizzix Fresh Vintage blog hops. Creating with the amazing dies has been a breath of fresh air and has pushed me out of my comfort zone...I love it when that happens.
The Sizzix Suitcase is ADORABLE and so simple to use. What I love most is that it is easy to transform to suit whatever creative project you may have in mind.
As I mentioned earlier, I have stepped out of my comfort zone a bit with this project. I have been seeing owls everywhere lately and have wanted to create one of my own, so when my die arrived, I knew it was time to take on the challenge and transform the suitcase into a shabby owl.
After cutting the suitcase from Sizzix Mat Board, I coated each surface using Tattered Angels Cotton Candy Chalkboard Glimmer Mist then assembled the suitcase with two strips of adhesive and four brads. They are so easy to assemble...which leaves more time for the fun stuff on the outside.
Two oval wings were cut from felt and embellished with vintage trim and Melissa Frances adhesive gems.
Circles and vintage buttons were used as the eyes and then of course a Melissa Frances applique crown and a bow to dress her up just a bit more. The Vanilla Bean scrunched seam binding is one of my favorite colors you can find at My Craft Spot.
A Melissa Frances glitter chipboard heart was turned upside down and used as her feet, and the tip of a heart was used as her beak. The sentiment was trimmed from a Melissa Frances Mini Flashcard and rolled a bit to form a scroll. I know she's a little abstract, but I had so much fun making her.
In the photo above you can see the depth of the suitcase. It's just the right size to fill with vintage treasures to share with a friend, some chocolates perhaps, or any number of thoughtful treats.
There are many other ideas waiting you from designers all over the internet. Just click on the "Hop Forward or Hop Backward" links waiting on my left sidebar above.
Thanks so much for visiting and thank you Eileen for inviting me to participate!