It was difficult to chose which paper to use as they are all so lovely. I finally decided on the 12x12 crossroads paper.
I made the little suitcase using a design on my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine but you could find a template online or use one of the paper mache shapes you can buy. It would also be nice to cover a little gift box too.
I used all 3 sets of the stamp sets, which I stamped onto kraft card using black ink and cut out, to collage the front of the case. I also stamped a little tag too.
To go inside the little case I made a small accordion book.
I cut 2 covers from the same card as the case then cut a another piece of card the same height as the cover but 4 times the width.
I scored it into 4 pages and then folded it into a concertina and stuck the covers to each end.
Again using the stamps I stamped, cutout and collaged the inside of the book
I also used some of the scraps left from cutting out the case, to decorate the ends.
To keep the little book closed I made a wrap from the scraps of the paper.
I added a little colour to some of the stamped images to give some contrast.
I also stamped a border top and bottom just to give a bit more interest.
Of course you could leave the book plain and use it as a a travel journal or planner.
I stamped and image for the cover and added one of the sentiments too.
The inside of the case was also decorated with the Graphic 45 paper City Scapes. It is a double sided paper, so lots of ways you can used it.
I also used some of the Cosmic Shimmer PVA to add detail.
Well, I hope you liked my project. Everything I used, except the cardstock which was from my own collection, can be found in the shop.
The Graphic 45 City Scapes paper collection and stamps -
The Kraft card and plenty of other cardstock -
Cosmic Shimmer PVA -
There are so many wonderful papers in this collection, I have a cunning plan for the rest, so come back very soon to find out what I have planned, along with lots of other crafty projects.
Until then, take care,