Old dies, fresh ideas

This month Art with Heart and Eileen Hull invites you to share your Fresh Ideas and win brand new Oven die from Vintage Kitchen release. As an Inspiration Team Member I would like to share my Fresh Idea : tool box from Eileen Hull Suitcase Sizzix die

to create the box first of all I started with cutting 6 suitcases (you'll need just 2 "tops" of the die cut), before putting them together I distressed the inside of the boxes with Sepia Archival ink and Tea Die distress ink.

for the opening mechanism I cut some border strips from clear plastic using Eileen Hull's Borders and Hydrangeas die and colored them with Caramel Alcohol Ink (for the particular project I needed 4)
I marked where the first and the last hole of the strip must be punched, according to the holes we already have on the suitcases (stack the 3 dies one upon the other, place the strip in a manner that it connects and overlays the opposite top and bottom holes, mark the holes of the suitcases on a strip) and then connected the top inner corner with the bottom outer one, as for the middle hole, it is better to be marked when the strip is placed and well adjusted to the suitcases.Cut off the excess

for the finishing touch, cut a strip of mat board and scored it in way like it "hugs" the whole construction. On the top of it I adhered the "closure" parts of a suitcase die

I also added chain, to connect the middle shelf with the bottom in order to prevent it from rotating


Thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit Eileen Hull's page for more inspiration from the talented Inspiration Team members ^.^


15 σχόλια:

  1. This is such an incredibly inventive idea Oxana, I love how you created the three tiered tool box, it is amazing!! Anne x

  2. What a creative way to use the dies Oxana, this is brilliant I love it. The tiered element works so well with the chain, brilliant piece. Tracy x

  3. So creative and inventive...love it. the stamping and colours are just beautiful. WOW!! Ruth xx

  4. Thank you for all your wonderful comments ladies, I appreciate it very much! Sending love and inspiration to all of you ^.^

  5. Oh, are you kidding me? this is brilliant. I love it. My secret love is paper craft with useful functionality. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611326808/

  6. Wow. This is so unique, beautiful and very useful! Thank you for sharing, Xenia.

  7. What a lot of love and work went into this project. Your idea was amazing. Thanks for sharing.