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July 20, 2016

here's no place like Jan Hunter

This month we're excited to share some creative time with ClearSnap!
I love the ColorBox inks and the Glam Green and Gold ink pads were perfect for this first project of July.
Let's get started on this 3D paper suitcase.  I think it's pretty cool and will make a nice gift for a dear friend -- because there really isn't any better place to be.

You'll need:
electronid die cutting machine, software
embossing folder
Inks (ClearSnap, VersaMark)
Chibitronics LED and copper tape
embellishments as desired
Scoring tool and board

I created a cutting file for my 3D suitcase using basic shapes.  If you don't have an electronic machine, consider using the Eileen Hull (by Sizzix) die found here.  Cut the file using heavy cardstock and a second set made with your choice of liner paper.

Emboss the front of the suitcase as desired using the embossing folder and the Cut-n-Boss using the sandwich as described by the manufacturer.  I chose to emboss only a portion of the front and add a couple of scoring lines just to the right of the embossing as shown in the photo below.

For this next step, I used some freezer paper and patted the ink pads on the shiny side.  Spritz with water.  Using the eBrush without any adapters, move the color around as desired.  Add more water if you need to.  Place the front piece of the cardstock face down in the colors. Carefully life the paper and set aside to dry. 

Heat set the color.  Design and cut your stencil.  Apply the vinyl to the front and get your eBrush and markers and spray as shown in the photo below.

Heat set again if needed.  ( I forgot to heat set and some of my smooched ink came off with the vinyl stencil.  :(  Turn the piece over and apply the liner piece.

Next step is to create the circuit using the Chibi LED and copper tape as shown above (I purchased an introductory kit on Amazon).  The instructions can be found here.  I chose to add a pull lever, so the light will turn on when the gift is opened.  I chose to use a Teresa Collins stamp from ClearSnap to add some pizzaz to the liner and as a focal point.

Attach the front to the back with the tab.  Carefully, glue the liner in place.  Make sure there's a space for the "latch" and the pull.
Embellish the front of the case if desired.  Add the handles.  I used a removable adhesive dot to keep the front closed.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hoping you have some creative time planned into your schedule.  Please drop by my blog for more ideas featuring the eBrush and more.  And don't forget to stop by again for more sharing by the eBrush design team.

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