Monday, November 3, 2014

Vintage Suitcase

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22/08/2015 (EDIT)
I can't believe that this post was repinned from the Pinterest board  about 1500 times!!! I'm so glad people like it! I want to thank every visitor of my blog.

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Are you familiar with the works of Laura Denison from "Following The Paper Trail"?  She's so inspiring!  I came across the picture of her Vintage Suitcase and couldn't resist making one for myself. The tutorial with the pattern is available here.

This is my take on it:




Several close-ups:




And of course, the suitcase cannot be empty:


I've created several things to put inside - 4 ATC's (Postcards Series), a matchbox, a mini album with tags, a pair of big post cards:


Here's a pile of the ATCs:



The bottom is stamped with various sayings' stamps from Tim Holtz:



I decided to make a double bottom:


There's a secret pocket for things you would like to hide :)


Here are the large post cards and an envelope I made back in 2012 ( I have a tutorial here):


Here are the 4 ATC cards I created to match the style and spirit of the suitcase:




And here's a matchbox which contains fake handmade matches (used for there earbuds, dipped them in glue and then in brown embossing powder). Not very happy with the result, but for now it's the best version of the matches I could achieve:


The tutorial for making this matchbox may be found here:


The paper I used for creating this box was a plain white, I sprayed it with Distress Stain Sprays (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge), stamped it with an antique letter stamps and splatter stamps, created a couple of circle cup stain using a ring left from a roll of glue dots, just dipped it a bit in Distree Ink):

The last is a mini album with tags (which I made back in 2012 as well):


The sentiment used on the cover is from Tim Holtz and the wings are from Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells" stamp set:

Ups, forgot to antique the inside tags:


The inside and outside covers of the mini album are painted with Tim Holtz "Clear Rock Candy" crackle paint:


And here's another mini album I've recently finished (will post the pictures of it later on) and it fits perfectly inside the suitcase:



It was a lot of work, but it was soo fun!! I hope you like this creation!


Thanks for watching!

25 comments:

  1. Wow!! you actually the created the suitcase from scratch?? it's looks so professional and I can't believe how much things you have inside. The details are just gorgeous!! well worth the time spent. Beautiful!!

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  2. When I saw the first picture I was thinking ok she bought that suitcase and now she's gonna decorate it .... you made it all by yourself? It's amazing!!!! Love all the little details, and all those TH stamps. Really stunning!
    Hugs, t.

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  3. I was looking at the case itself thinking "I LOVE this", and then you opened it up! Wow, wow, WOW! I don't think I have the words to tell you exactly how much I adore this. Stunning! x

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  4. Oh my! Alexandra I´m mooth opened from start to finish of the post; AWESOME I don´t have many words to express how fantastic is that. How many work on this!. Hope the person will get this appreciate your work. Elena.

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  5. Wow, totally awesome, I love everything about this, so fabulous :) xx

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  6. Wow, this is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this and all the tutorial links. I have to take a look at it one day. Like your blog so it is in my favorites ;-)

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  7. Another amazing masterpiece Alexandra. The suitcase looks so realistic, and all the details inside are well thought out with functional parts. Great job my friend.
    Hugs, Katie

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  8. Woooow! I'm speechless... This is absolutely stunning!

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  9. Love the suitcase & your ATC's as well.

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  10. Crazy amazing ! I will study every detail. Breathtaking.

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  11. Need to buy this pattern. Want to make!

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  12. every bit of this project is fabulous! X

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  13. LOVE your version of the suitcase. I love the grunge look. I have been searching your blog and am envious of all the fantastic projects you have created. You are an amazing crafter. Wish everything I made came out as perfect as yours. Thanks for all the tutorials you have provided too. I subscribed to your blog and look forward to seeing your future projects. Love everything you have made! >^..^<

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  14. LOVE your version of the suitcase. I love the grunge look. I have been searching your blog and am envious of all the fantastic projects you have created. You are an amazing crafter. Wish everything I made came out as perfect as yours. Thanks for all the tutorials you have provided too. I subscribed to your blog and look forward to seeing your future projects. Love everything you have made! >^..^<

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  15. Realmente hermosa me he enamorado y me encantaria hacer una replica de esta bellezaaa!!

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  16. bello bello bello cuanto trabajo y creatividad I hope u can make a tutorial one day :D

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    1. Noura, thank you. I will never be able to make a tutorial on this, since I already followed someone else's tutorial to make the suitcase. The tutorial is available for purchase from it's author - Laura Denison. Check her blog. :)

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    2. ohhh i undertand but really i would like to know the mesure of the suitcase ,anyway i see ur channel at youtube is wonderfull that u take ur time to share with us all ur talent how u make it ? u have a baby u are homewife and make scrapbook ,superwoman.:D
      Sorry for my bad english i hope u can undertand me
      Kisses from peru and Congratulation for ur new baby :D

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  17. This is absolutely adorable. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work.

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  18. Gorgeous project! Love the attention to detail you show in your work. Totally a fan♡

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  19. Your creation is stunning! Would love to see a tutorial. This would be worth paying to attend your tutorial. If you ever decide to do that, please let me know! CBLeatrice@gmail.com Beautiful work!!!!

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  20. Wow! What talent and fore sight. All of it is drop dead Gorgeous!

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Thank you for the kind comments!