Obi-Wan Kenobi Eileen Hull, you’re my only hope — to make a R2D2 card for Valentine’s Day. As a member of Eileen’s inspiration team, our assignment this month was to create a card using her Sizzix dies. Looking through my stash, I picked up the Sizzix Scoreboards 3-D Adirondack Chair die and just stared at it. Then I ran a blank white piece of paper through it. And that’s when it came to me: I can make an R2D2 from the pieces of this adirondack chair! (Yes, I am a huge Star Wars geek, and proud of it.)
These are the components I used from the adirondack chair die: using white paper, one of the domed shapes and two paddles, and using the blue paper, one domed shape and one of those “A” shapes that look like a pagoda.
Taking the white domed piece that looks like a fire hydrant, I cut two trapezoid notches from the left and right bottom, leaving a trapezoid in the bottom center. The left and right pieces come in handy later. Then I glued the white “fire hydrant” on the front of the card.
Taking the blue domed shape, I cut off the top of it and glued it to the top of the white dome, like a yarmulke. Yes, R2D2 wears a yarmulke. Then I cut a stripe right above the left and right tabs, cut those into little sections, and glued them onto the white as pictured. It’s already looking like R2!
On to that blue pagoda shape: I trimmed off the left and right sides and made them the horizontal stripes on R2D2’s upper body.