Come aboard to see a pirate’s world that I’ve created using a couple of cutting files from the Digichick store. These items would be perfect to set the stage for a pirate themed birthday party for your swashbuckling birthday boy or girl.
Digital supplies Used:
Camper Box Hybrid Template from Girl Boy Girl Designs
Wood plank paper from The Great Outdoors Collaboration Kit
Linen like digital paper from Basic Textures digital papers kit by 2 am Designs
Soap Box Cutting Files by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
I started out by searching The Digichick store for a ship cutting file and didn’t find anything, but I didn’t let that stop me! I decided to find something and make it work! That led me to Jen’s Camper Box template and cutting file set. I wondered if I tilted the camper over onto it’s side if it would resemble a ship. Turns out, it did!
I used the Print and Cut feature on my Cameo with the cutting file. This was my first time to try that, but it was so easy! The Cameo makes it so easy. The wooden plank paper from The Great Outdoors collaboration kit was perfect for my pirate ship. After printing and cutting I used two copies of the same side of the camper and adhered them together as you can see here.
I needed to mold the ship into more a pirate ship shape, so I added another piece of the wood plank paper to the front of it, folding the paper to create a pointy bow.
After I had the basic pirate ship completed, I needed to add some pirate details. What pirate ship is complete without a pirate chest?? None, that’s right! I decided to use Kelleigh’s Soap Box cutting files to create a pirate chest. I did have to resize it to about 1/3 of it’s original size to keep it in scale with the pirate ship. Here is the box after I cut it out with my Cameo and folded along all the scored fold lines.
I also had to modify the top shape of the chest so that it was more rounded than the original shape of the soap box. I measured about 1/2″ on each side from the middle score line of the soap box flap and made two more folds, giving it bit more of a pirate chest shape.
After I taped and glued the box together, I added details with some scraps of the wooden plank digital paper, a skull and crossbones and a lock.
I created a flag for the pirate ship using the linen paper from the Basic Textures digital paper kit by 2 am Designs and put another skull and crossbones on it. I taped the flag to a skewer and stuck the skewer into the middle of my pirate ship.
To complete the pirate ship I added a treasure map and a old fashioned helm on the bow of the boat.
I am glad that I persevered and found a different use for a couple of the cutting files in the Digichick store! Put your thinking caps on and use your imagination to come up with fresh new ways to use the cutting files!
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