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Monday, June 28, 2010

Road Trip!

Are we there yet?  Heard that too many times?  Today I'm going to share with you a hybrid project that I did that might help reduce the number of times you here "are we there yet?" on your next trip.  I created a box to hold several travel games and cups for each traveler to hold their games pieces, score keeping pencils, or maybe a snack while they play some games.


THE BOX

The box is a cigar style box that can be found at most hobby/craft stores for less than $1.  All of the paper and elements are from the digital kit Exit #3 b y Stolen Moments, and available at Scrapmatters.com. The hill of green with text along it's path was made using Bend in the Road Templates also by  Stolen Moments (and also available at Scrapmatters.com).

I created the design in Photoshop (you can use whatever software you use).  Then printed the individual items and cut them out.  For instance on the top of the box, the background including the plaid paper, green hill and text on path, hilly road are one design that was printed.  The car, signs, road sign with title are each printed and cut separately. At this point you can ink all the edges and let dry.

I then used Mod Podge to adhere everything to the box. Be certain to press down and smooth firmly to remove any air bubbles or creases.  Allow this to dry thoroughly.

Time to seal it.  I like to apply several thin coats of matte mod podge on top of everything to seal it.  Allowing time between coats to dry completely and sand with a very fine sand paper if needed between coats.

Once all the sealant coats are applied and dried, I then adhered buttons for the car wheels.

THE CUP

To make the cup I used the Exit #3 kit by Stolen Moments as well as Popcorn Box Template by Simply J Studio available at Scrapmatters.com

This was so easy to do.  The popcorn box templates do the work for you!  Simply bring your papers and elements into the template as you would like them, print it, cut is and glue together per the included instructions.

Inside our box are Brain Quest games, a deck of cards, and the license plate game.  What will you be putting in your travel games box?  Let me know, I'd love to hear from you!

2 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Jun 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. What a neat idea and it would make a neat gift for a family going on a road trip.

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