Hi and welcome! This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is doing quick and easy party ideas. Eileen's Sizzix dies are perfect for party items: gift packaging, center pieces, table placements, invitation cards, etc. etc., for both kiddies and adult parties.
I made a party pack filled with flowers that the recipient can assemble her or himself. This would work great as a gift for a crafty friend too. The suitcase is filled with flowers die cut from different types of papers. I also added some rhinestones, a bottle of Stickles and a pack of brads. Buttons would be another idea. I am so glad that Eileen's Suitcase Bag die is back in production, it is one of my all time favourite dies.
This specific suitcase is a gift for my son. He loves to go on treasure hunts where he has to follow clues, so I am going to do that for him, with the suitcase as the final treasure, and the rhinestones, Stickles and brads being found along the way. A great activity for kiddies parties (although in this case it will be more of a summer fun thing).
Start by die cutting the suitcase from mat board or chipboard. Since this is an XL die, you need the Extended Cutting Pads. As you can see, the Scoreboards dies both cuts and scores the material.
Coat with gesso, on the inside too.
I added some crackle and number stamping to the suitcase (and forgot to take a step photo of that). By skipping some of the steps, you can make this project a lot faster, which is good if it needs to be mass produced. Then after painting the background, just stamp the Sideshow image directly on the background, and skip the additional stamping, the embellishments, and the extra layers of paint.
The 'a' was die cut with Eileen's Homemade Alphabet, from silver Metallic Kraft-Core and sanded slightly.
All but the largest Romance flowers fit into the suitcase. Doesn't this look like a fun surprise to open? I can't wait to see the flowers that he will create.
Glue the handle on top. If you want to, you could tie a tag to the handle with the recipient's name.
The sides look like this. Anton loves numbers, which is why I added lots of them.
A similar project that I made for Anton is my Alphabet Sewing Box, filled with letters.
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