All aboard!

Friday, January 8, 2010

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
Bazzill Papers
• Kisses
Bon Bon
• Maraschino
• Navy/OP
Tsukineko ink pad: Tuxedo
Memory Marker Brown, Green, Red
American Crafts Ribbon
Bind-It-All and Tool Kit
Black Wire Book Bindings
• Marmalade
• 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!

Happy crafting!


caroline hancock said...

Would just love to say a huge thanks to you guys , go look at my blog and see what arrived on my doorstop yesterday courtesy of OMC's How many cool layouts am i going to make with all of these

cal8007 said...

Wow! That is a lot of work! I can see making something like this for my grand nieces - but with more girly elements :) Thanks for sharing what you used to make this project!


anne g-i said...

This is about the cutest little thing I have ever seen!!! She could sell these...

sun_flower73 said...

WOW! That is awsome! You could even put a little matchbox car inside to keep with the kit! I am having my first boy this month, so I am definitely keeping this idea in mind!

Cassandra said...

Wonderful idea! It's great to see something that can be used for boys and girls!

scrappinlil said...

Wow...she did a fantastic everything about it....TFS

Shannon said...

This is an amazing amount of work! It looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

MThis is really cut. Thank you for sharing.


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