Vintage Suitcase

Hi everyone,

When I first saw the Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection the first thing that I thought of was making a vintage suitcase.

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and the best part, here are the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3534 – Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3546 – Classic Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 – Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3597 – Luggage and Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 – All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 744 – Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1 242 – Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
ANC852 – Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products: Card Stock,  Buckles, Embossing Powder, Lace, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

The suitcase that I made was a simple box and cover measuring 6 1/2″ wide x 4 1/4″ deep x 2 1/2″ tall.  To make the box open like a suitcase I cut the back corners and attached the long edge to the back of the base.  After the base for the suitcase is made, cover it in your favorite DP.    I added some straps made out of 1/2″ strips of paper and took the handle off a box I bought at the dollar store and traced it out on the same paper.  I made my flowers using the Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set by stamping, embossing and die cutting the flowers and finished them off with some Prills in the center.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

11 responses »

  1. Beautiful, you have such a flair for this type of art xx

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  2. Brilliant! What else can I say! Judy x

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  3. Very cool! Love the paper and the whole concept. The flowers are gorgeous too!

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  4. Beautiful. So many stunning details.

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  5. Love the suitcase Joann so vintage and beautiful decorated . The flowers look so real.

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  6. I love it! Now, pack it and come pay me a visit! LOL!! I just think this is such a brilliant design, Joann…super vintage, great color combo and those flowers are just yummy!

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  7. This is such a beautiful project!! Love everything about it! Hugs!

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  8. Joann, this is just awesome! You make the most amazing 3D projects! Blessings! Kathy

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  9. What a gorgeous project Joann, and beautiful flowers!!

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  10. those papers are cool for the suitcase and love the flowers on it too, love the fringe and tag too!

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  11. Hello Miss Joann, I’m so glad you made this, I’ve been wanting to do a challenge with my BF Tonniece, to make a suit case, know she can see how to make one, yours is GORGEOUSSSSS,, the papers are perfect, the flowers are stunning, beautiful trim and tag, thanks for the inspiration, usually I wouldn’t attempt to make anything you make, I think I could handle this, thanks for sharing…

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