Monday, 9 January 2012

Have case, will travel

We all made a suitcase at our regular stamp club meeting last Saturday.  Well when I say 'made' I mean I started but didn't finish.  It was very time intensive but well worth the effort when I 'finished' the case this morning.


Here is the front of my case showing the grungepaper straps and handle and the little TH lock.  The corners and insert in the lid (see next photo) were made from some gorgeous metallic wrapping paper I have had for a few years - trying to 'save' it for special projects.



Here is the side view but don't look too closely at the corners as I could have made them a little neater.


and here is the inside covered with some stripey paper.  The papers came in a case from Costco quite a while ago.  Hated some of them as far too grungy for me and only last month I had a big clear out and some of them went in the bin - glad I saved these lovelies.

It isn't finished yet, need to add stuff inside. keys, luggage labels etc and a mini book but I need to get my thinking cap on for those so watch this space.  Can see me getting addicted to these cases and trying all different sizes.
I also need to get my blog candy sorted as I want to do a give-away soon - so much to do, so little time.

7 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

What a brilliant idea!!
Wishes
Lynne

Ali H said...

Hi Ann
This look great fun !
Well done for finishing it too as it's so easy to end up with loads of UFO's after attending classes isn't it !!
Have a good week ! Ali

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab project, love the papers
Lindsay xx

Von said...

Brilliant case Ann can't wait to see what you fill it with :)
Von xxx

Diane said...

Wow! What a wonderful creation, Ann! It looks a lot of work but well done you!
Diane x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

Jennibellie said...

This is FABULOUS!!!! Absolutely stunning, I go around buying pretty cases at ridiculously high prices & none are as beautiful as this one, great work :)