Thursday, March 17, 2016

VW Camper Van

Well, this relatively "easy" project turned into an all day project! I purchased this 3D file with the intention of filling it with candy. Little did I know, that despite what the photo of the project depicted, it couldn't hold candy. Or anything!

So I set to work to modify the file for what I needed. It is far from perfect, but it works!

This is the original file

Once I cut it out (luckily I only cut the base first) I found out that the bottom had holes in it. I also noticed that the sides of the front and back did not adhere to the van sides. I knew I was going to modify this somewhat, add more windows, other detail. But I had NO idea how much I was in for!

To the drawing board I went. 

Original cut file: 

Modified cut file: 

I am very grateful for my experience with SVG Attic cut files because I knew what I needed to add to make this thing work for me! 

Once I got the pieces cut, I decided I wanted the inside of the van to have color. I did this for a very specific reason! To hold the windows in. Once I applied the clear vellum to the window areas, I applied the inner walls to help hold them in place. 

 ^^^Those little clips are a life saver for holding glued areas while I move on!^^^
I didn't like in the original file that the sides of the van were a small strip. So I simply added a v to the front of the van, and cut the sides down in green to the shape I wanted. 

For the bottom, I created a simple box tray and glued it into place. (Not pictured)
After I got all the sides and modifications done, I filled it with candy. First layer is Reese's PB Cups, then laffy taffy, and finally Kit Kats.

 I used the recipients initials in the emblem above ^

Materials Used: 
Silhouette Cameo
Craftwell eBrush
DCWV Double sided 11x17 Premium Stack ~ Double-sided Brights
Recollections Brads
Laffy Taffy
Reese's PB Cups
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue



  1. Very cool project! The van looks amazing, love the color too! You did an awesome job!

  2. I love it too. I think you did an amazing job.Sometimes the simpler they are the more challenge it becomes.

    1. Very true Jean! Seems to be my days in and out! I love what I do though so no complaints from me! :)