Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Packing my Bags

Hi there!
I hope you are having a good week so far ... Today starts a new photo inspiration challenge at Papercraft Star and here's the fabulous photo Jan has picked

I have a case exactly like that one on the top ... It belonged to my Grandmother so I dread to think how old it is - One day I am planning to get it out and paint it
 It's filled with memorabilia  I received both the day my son was born and on his first birthday ... I know ... He's 30 for goodness sake ...  I just can't help it ... the things I keep ... it's just that they are so special to me ...
So I pondered for about an hour with this photo ... I've seen some lovely suitcase cards on Pinterest but I wanted to go a little different and decided to make a passport cover

See ... I even got the suitcases on there
It has a plastic cover ... not that I had one so I improvised ...

I printed the Sage coloured (Pink Petticoat) digital paper onto white card stock to start  ... measured and cut the size needed to fold around my passport and added some stamping ... then using the paper above (DCWV World Traveller Collection) I cut and stitched various sayings and images onto the card.

This is the front

and this is the back ...

This gets tucked into a clear plastic cover that I made using the 2 clear CD covers you see in the above photo and then the passport gets tucked in too ... I hope I am explaining this properly

Here's the finished item - you can click to enlarge and you will see the clear cover

Phew! ... all that said ... I really hope you will come and play along with us this week at Papercraft Star ... We would LOVE to see your interpretation
As it happens I will be packing my bags today ... I'm off to cornwall tomorrow to visit with some of my husbands family ...
Don't forget to hop over to the blog to check out the projects from the rest of our design team ...
Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~