Monday, March 29, 2010

The doctor is in...

Time for a new blog hop! This is the first of my projects made with the new soon-to-be-released Sizzix ScoreBoard dies, designed by Eileen Hull. I'll be posting projects cut from mat board every other Wednesday for the next few weeks, and here's a bonus: Vote for your favorite project (Trust me: All are amazing!) on Eileen's blog and leave a comment on any participating designer's blog and you could be a winner!
The ScoreBoard die used in the project will be given to the designer whose project gets the most votes, and one viewer who leaves a comment will receive a ScoreBoard die from the first Sizzix ScordBoard collection. To qualify to win, you must write a comment on any of the participating designers' sites. Voting ends the Monday following the Wednesday hop at 6 PM.

Our die for this week is the Sizzix ScoreBoard Scalloped Box and the theme is office supplies. I don't know about you, but a first-aid kit is definitely a staple in my office. Between burning-the-midnight-oil headaches, upset tummies from pressing deadlines, heartburn from fast-food dinners and those pesky craft blade and paper cuts, I am constantly refilling! This little kit could be used as a desk accessory or tucked in a purse or travel bag as well.

I wanted it to have the look and feel of an old-fashioned doctor's bag. I began by spray-painting the entire die cut with Krylon Glossy Black paint. This helps cover the edges as well as those crevices in the scallops and folds and gives you a good clean base. It also covers any marks or scratches on your mat board, so you can use up all those old scraps and discolored mats - think green!

I used a Cuttlebug plate to add the leather texture to the black cardstock, adhered it with 3M Super 77 adhesive, trimmed around everything with a craft knife and sanded the edges where they were a little rough from my trimming. I rubbed black Metallic Rub-ons over the surface for highlight. The arched shrine trinket and angel charm were highlighted with bronze Metallic Rub-ons. (The Metallic Rub-ons and arched shrine trinket are available from www.rockcandystudios.com.) I printed the Rx on my inkjet printer and aged the paper with Colorbox Burnt Sienna dye ink, then adhered it to the arched shrine trinket and both to the box with Beacon Quick Grip. A Velcro dot completes the project.

To see other gorgeous projects made with this die as well as vote for your favorite, go to www.eileenhull.blogspot.com

To register for a chance to win a Scoreboard die (a $40 value!), leave a comment on my blog or any of the following:

Ann Butler

Bonnie Bruns

Cindi Bisson

Craftside

Roxi Phillips

JGoode Designs

Jennifer Ellefson

Just a Thought or Two

Karen Burniston

Laura Bray

Veronica (Ronnie) Goff

Melony Bradley

Michelle Cummings

Marisa Pawelko

Niki Meiners

Pink Lemonade


Julie McGuffee


Sandy Laipply

Sparkle's Studio

Stampin' Queen Creations

Carla Schauer

Brenda Pinnick


Now go hug someone you love then make them their own office first-aid kit!






I received product from Sizzix, Beacon and Clearsnap for this project and am a partner in RockCandy Studios.

33 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Beautiful job as is everything you do Candice :-) Love the texture and glow- it really does look like leather! Thanks!

Plaidcrafter said...

No office would be complete without pain killers! so funny

Michelle Cummings said...

this is great! I thought that was "real" leather! so classy looking for a first aid kit!

moloneyat said...

Great idea Candice - I am forever losing them in my handbag and popping the foil cover, so this is a pretty & practical solution. Love the texture too :)
TracyM #6773

Donna said...

That is one awesome first aid kit. I am loving that die!!

mel-designs said...

Candice- My favorite idea for the blog hop! I love it

Shannon Marie said...

what a great idea making it into a first aid kit/back up kit. wonderful idea! and great way to apply the faux leather technique!

Roxi Phillips said...

Now I know who to ask when I need a Band-aid! Classy looking project!

Sparkle said...

Gorgeous and functional too!

KarenB said...

So clever! You had me at the opening photo, but after hearing that you MADE the leather and seeing the clever first aid kit - WOW!

Laura Bray said...

You made paper look elegant & expensive. Beautiful.

JGoode said...

Wow, the texture is amazing! Love what you've done with your project

Linda said...

Very creative!

Pinky said...

SHHHHH so far this is my favorite :)
Don't tell anyone else LOL

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love the added texture.

Ann Butler said...

Love this you did a great job!

chignon said...

This is fantastic! Much better than the zip bag I use for my first aid kit!

Candice Windham said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm about to check out everyone's masterpieces!

Brenda Pinnick said...

so elegant...so Candice! love it!!! I'll be packing one of these on my next trip!

Madeline said...

Love it! It looks just like leather. Great addition in for a purse or to hold a credit card.

CindiB said...

Love the texture of this! And it's a very clever idea! Everybody should have one these in their purse!

kwilli1 said...

That's a neat idea! I would have never thought to make a first aid kit

Marguerite said...

I needed that kit today.. I was reorganizing my sewing drawer and stuck my finger.. So cute..

Scrapycandy said...

This project is impressive! My first time visiting and I'll be back! Thanks so much.

Susan said...

Love that croco texture!

kim.mom said...

Love it! Great texture!

Subriagirl said...

Trying this again. Other night wouldn't let me post....guess cyber space didn't like MY hours!
Candice....wonderfully creative. I'd need one 4 x's that size traveling anywhere..lol Love it!

jan said...

Love your project!!

Aeify said...

That is fantastic!! I think it would make a beautiful note holder for your purse as well, or maybe a businesscard holder...That little box is so fancy, I'd want people to see it LOL!!

Jacqueline said...

Superb craftsmanship and art...perfect as shown for band-aids and small tube of antibiotic.
Exquisite!!

Whimcees said...

What a great idea! Your version of this little box is beautifully done! I love it!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Diane said...

I don't have many dies but I can see me using this die over and over. I love all the different ideas for the same die.

doverdi said...

Great idea! Love the texture. It really does look like leather. TFS!