Who wouldn't love playing with this? It's a shame there's no supply of Powerwheels or Micro Machines somewhere around the OMC warehouse. Our designer Katie Rasmussen created this shortly before she gave birth to her little boy! And we're in love with it and new you all would be too.
Here's the products used to make such a neat little thing-a-ma-jig:
Imaginisce Let's Roll paper pack
12 chipboard squares
• Bon Bon
Tsukineko ink pad: Tuxedo
Memory Marker Brown, Green, Red
American Crafts Ribbon
Bind-It-All and Tool Kit
Black Wire Book Bindings
Distressed Ink pads:
• Faded Jeans
• Tea Dye
Fiskars craft blade and cutting mat
Here's how she created it:
1. Cut 4 of your chipboard squares into triangles for the roof pieces
2. Adhere your papers of choice to cover your walls, floors, and roof. Ink the edges with corresponding ink pads (ie. Marmalade for orange paper, Faded Jeans for blue, Tuxedo for everything else.)
3. With the Cricut Machine and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge, cut out
with the blackout function on in two different sizes (Katie did 6 and 9 inches.) Trace this shape onto the center bottom of two of your wall pieces and cut the shape out. Cover doors with Bon Bon Bazzill Paper and ink with Tea Dye. You can use the brown Memory Marker to make a wood grain design on these doors as well.
4. Lay out your pieces in the correct order for them to be linked (as shown in the third picture down) and use the Bind-It-All to punch your binding holes.
5. Pick two chipboard trees from the Maya Road collection and cover with Patch and Bon Bon paper. Katie used Memory Markers to outline the shapes and make a plaid pattern on the green leafy pieces.
6. Cut out the words you want to display on the sides (like "Choo Choo" and "All Aboard") using the Cricut Machine and the Simply Sweet cartridge. Katie cut the words out with Patch, Atlantic, Kisses and Pollen Bazzill papers.
7. Embellish your sides with words and trees. TIP: Make sure you don't adhere any embellishments onto your pieces until after you've punched your binding holes.
8. Use your Bind-It-All to link the pieces together. Punch holes for your ribbon using the Crop-a-Dile. Secure ribbons through these holes. It's a good idea to de-fray the edges of your ribbon.
And wah-lah! Your kids (and you too) are ready to play!