Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Such a simple suitcase! by Chris W

This pretty little suitcase gift box is soooooo simple it'd be an insult to offer you instructions!

If you're lucky enough to have a Sizzix Bigshot Pro machine then this Suitcase die by Jen Long-Philipsen is a must! I'm a big fan of this lady's designs - they're very effective and simple to make.

You can choose from a whole host of flower dies from Sizzix and Spellbinders or, if you prefer, Marianne Design. I've made these from a mixture of Sizzix dies and just added a craft gem for centres.

Whether you like the pre-printed tickets or like to make your own using the Creative Expressions ticket stamps and the Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die (like this one) it really doesn't take much to decorate it. I used a strip of quilling paper for the straps and then just added a small key charm on fine string. How much simpler does it get?

This makes a great gift box for anyone, especially the men or a fabulous favour box for weddings.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for visiting.

Chris xxx