Monday, October 24, 2011

baggage, check!


This project is a part of Eileen Hull's super fun Sizzix Fresh Vintage Hop!
Welcome, Hoppers!

I had never really used a Sizzix Big Shot before but boy, oh boy, is this thing fun to use! It cuts through all sorts of things, including felt, matboard and chipboard! Maybe you guys already know about this, but, to me, this opens a whole new world of possibilities...

These tiny suitcases are fabulously fun to make...I just covered the matboard front and back with decorative paper (using spray adhesive) and ran it through the machine.

This is what it came out looking like...

Scored and cut...all you do to assemble is attach brads and glue in two places. Easy peasey!

I especially love the cupcake suitcase...



Now I think these boxes would be perfect for surprising someone with a travel gift...a trip to NY, etc. Wouldn't that be fabulous?

But I also think it would be fun to outfit these tiny suitcases with craft supplies to give as gifts to friends at a crafting weekend...


Something like this? Isn't that fun?


I found these tiny crayon and watercolor sets at World Market a couple of years ago in with their stocking stuffers. You can get tiny wooden spools from craft stores...just wind a bit of floss or baker's twine on. Add vintage treasures like a tiny doll, charms, etc. Tiny folded scissors come in handy when you're crafting on the go. 

You should go and see all the fabulous things people are making with Eileen's fun Sizzix dies...including more suitcases today! Click on the blinkie on my sidebar or visit Eileen's blog to "hop" along!

p.s. I'm still working on the Christmas issue...it's the home stretch and I'm so excited about how it's looking! Check back here next week for the release!

25 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Amy these are so darn CUTE! Love the papers and little goodies you added for that perfect vintage feel. I am so glad we met and that you were able to join the hop. I know- Sizzix is addicting :-)

Mila said...

wow I just came across your blog and i am already in love with it!!! What an amazing story and journey you , your husband and Alfredo had and are having. That the Lord bless your family and let your light keep shinning through ;)Mila

Keri Lee Sereika said...

These turned out soooo cute! I just love the cute little cupcake one too! I have a four year old who would FLIP over this one!

pattyk said...

very cute-lots of fun. millierose651@aol.com

Mylene said...

What a fun way to fill them... these would be a huge hit with crafting friends. Love the cupcake one!

charlotte said...

darling, Amy! always love your take on a project and when it's full of sweets- tooooooo much! xo

Debby said...

I love that. Wish I had a Big Shot. I have the little tiny one. I had wanted to make little art kits for my grandchildren and this would be so cute.
Hmmmmmmm, who do I know.

Karen B said...

How fun are these?!! I love them all. So cute with the miniature craft supplies, too!

Eva said...

super duper fun and cool, I love them!

Eva :0)
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Those are adorable! They look like mini-versions of YOUR crafty suitcase!

Cannot WAIT for the new issue!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

mlc_15 said...

Super cute! I also love the cupcake case! Thanks for sharing! mlc_15@hotmail.com

Stamping From The Heart said...

Amy, how cute are these boxes! I love the cool stuff you put inside them too! Great job!

Grace said...

I love these suitcases!!! I adore my sizzix and big shot machines...a little addicting. lol Hugs Grace

Anita Braddock said...

This is such a cool Idea I love boxes and this would be so cute to be used for gifts or for yourselv love what you have done gives me lots of Ideas know that we have the tools to make them. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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Marlene ~ mIzZ (hONeY) bEe said...

Amy, they are adorable, love the goodies... at first I thought one was a bee hive see still my heART..but it was the cupcake one...to cute! thanks for sharing ~ great swap! have a honey of a night ~ sweet dREaMs! ;O) xox

Lorine mason said...

Beware of all those up charges for luggage these days...although these are so cute they just might make a deal...

Ginny said...

very cute. I like your idea of the small crayons,pain sets etc.

Jonathan F said...

All the colors and patterns you chose are so cute. Loving them!

Carolyn Peeler said...

Hi Amy, long time, no talk ☺ It's lovely to connect with you again! Your little suitcases are darling, and I especially love the little bits and treasures you tucked inside of them.

Tracey Fisher said...

Wow. Fantastic. And yes a surprise trip to New York inside would be especially fantastic! Thanks for showing this Amy ... I must find out more.

Linda said...

Such great ideas; in miniature! Love them all. Love your blog.

KimberlyRae said...

Excellent project
and
Excellent idea....
I will be your friend!hehe
Seriously, I loveeeeeeeee
your project!!
Hugss and Blessings,
KImbelryRae

craftsncoffee said...

Ooh-la-la! So many looks from one die. I just love every one of your little suitcases, and the sweet surprises inside.

Heidi said...

Cute cute cute! What a darling little project, to be personalized in anyone's *pattern* tastes! Can't wait for your next Christmas issue! Hugs, Heidi

CV Love said...

So nice! I like your Blog!