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.




and the best part, here are the flowers!


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.


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


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


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


  4. Beautiful. So many stunning details.


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


  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!


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


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


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


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


  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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