As well as our friends moving to the States this summer, we also have some more friends who are moving back to Canada after living here for a few years. This is my Good Bye card for them.
It uses Karen Burniston's new 3-D Suitcase insert in her new Square Card with Ornate Edge Pop 'n Cuts base die, as well as the companion Bigz Suitcase die.
The background paper is an actual map, rescued from a University Geology department which was chucking out loads of old maps.
I made the suitcase so that it can open up (there are little strips of black velcro on the insides of the handles), leaving me room to write a message inside. I'd love to try this technique again, but with all sorts of fun stuff inside the case!!
To make the opening suitcase, I folded over some card, and lay the folded edge right along the inside of the bottom blade of the suitcase insert,
which made cut out pieces like this:
I added an inside piece of card and some outside faux-leather decoration - all cut using the Bigz Suitcase die, and stamped the inside.
I also cut a slot in the horizontal pop-out part, and fed through a post cut from Karen's 'Flagpole with Lantern and Sign', which I added direction signs to, and birds from Karen's 'Birds on a Wire' die.
I cut 'Good Bye' with Cricut's 'Stamped' cartridge, and added some mini postcards and tickets, and various post mark, and English landmark stamps. (Sorry - I can't remember where any of these are from.)
Finally, I cut two extra strips with the base die, to add bronze shimmery borders.
The challenge at Country View Crafts, is to use Die Cuts, so I am entering this card.