Hello crafty friends, hope you’re doing well? Today I find you for a new article. Last week was my friend’s birthday, she wanted a personalized gift. She loves to travel, I had the idea of creating a mini album that I slipped into a suitcase. I show you the result! To make this album, I used the Fun and Sun collection from Pebbles.
The first step was to create the suitcase. For the form, I used a cereal box which I cut in half. Then I covered it with papers from the collection. To create the corners, I used a round hole punch. I fold my circle in 4 then I cut and glued it. It is a very simple technique to create clean and simple angles. To make the suitcase more realistic, I added straps all around the suitcase. On the front of my suitcase, I create a beach landscape. I cut out the clouds in a paper from the collection. To create the sea, I use a paper from the collection that I cut and sewn to make it more realistic. Then, I had fun adding die cuts to create my decor. I finished by adding my title “Summer memories”.
On the side of my suitcase I wanted to create a charm. I used wooden beads and a sticker shaker from the collection.
The magic of this suitcase is that it contains an album. I did not want to make a classic suitcase that opens. The peculiarity of this suitcase is that the top of the suitcase is pulled to take out the album.
As you will have understood, the edge of my album is the top of my suitcase. To make it more realistic I added a hanse. To make it more solid when you pull the hanse, I sewn it on the edge.
I wanted my album to be fitting with the suitcase. so I used the same blue paper from the suitcase for the cover. Then I create a strip with papers from the collection. I added die cuts and puffy dots. Finally, to make my album more resistant, I added metal corners in the corners.
I hope you liked my suitcase and my album made with the Fun and sun collection of Pebbles, I can’t wait to see your creations. See you soon!
Collection Fun and Sun
– Self Adhesive Puffy Dots (ac-736896)
– Paper – Butterfly Love (ac-736888)
– Paper – Freshly Picked (ac-736886)
– Paper – Splish Splash (ac-736884)
– Paper – Scattered Blossoms (ac-736882)
– Paper – Ball Toss (ac-736881)
– Paper – Quotes (ac-736878)
– Thickers – Phrase – Puffy (ac-736877)
– Ephemera Quote with Foil Accents (ac-736873)
– Ephemera Icons with Foil Accents (ac-736872)
– Shaker Stickers with Iridescent Foil Glitter Accents (ac-736871)