Monday, March 21, 2011

Packing it.......

Anyone who knows me well, knows I love boxes. I love to make them, giving gifts in them and the smile that they bring. Kerry Bunting showcased a cute-to-boot box here not so long ago. I immediately knew what had to be done (apart from make one that is). I have had a BGSin my hoard for such a long time....circa 1998 SU called World Map and it is great for male cards. Having said that...this is the 1st time I have used it, having owned it for 18 months...but shhhhhhh...OK!!!

I wanted to try and capture the look of one of those old suitcases that you see on the carousel at the airport that has been around the world a couple of times. This is what I came up with.......

I think the BGS worked a treat!!! I also stamped the sides of the inset too to complete the look.

I distressed and sponged all the edges of the straps and circles and finished it off with a couple of pewter brads. Did I also mention that it holds 6 Ferrero Rocher chocolates?????

Oh yeah...and when made properly....the straps do go ALL the way around the bag!!! The tutorial for it can be found here. You may have to hit the "translate" button to get the English version.
I again wish to say a sincere thank you for all the well wishes and enquiries as to my pesky neck. For those of you who did not catch up...the Neurologist has said I can RETUEN to crafting (BIG happy dance there), but steady as she goes and I have to have an MRI later next month. It's GOOD to be crafting again.
Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Soft Suede,
Ink: (SU) Soft Suede
Stamps: (SU) World Map BGS (1998 SU)
Other bits: Pewter Brads, 1 1/4" circle punch
Lynda xx


Patrice said...

This is great Lynda. I love it and I can't believe it's taken you so long to ink that BGS up!

Kez said...

Love this - it looks just as great in the photo as IRL. Thanks for loaning me your world map stamp - hope you don't want it back!!!!!! Am going to CASE this lovely creation, for sure!

Cheryl said...

Well its FANTASTIC and love those papers!!! Hmmmmm I am also guilty of hoarding quite a few things for a long time before they get!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

It's great that you are crafting again! Woo hoo! But ... don't overdo it ... okay???? This is super fun, Lynda! Saw it on Kez's blog ... but unlike you ... haven't got around to making one yet! I love the antiquey look. Hugs xxaxx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOWsers Lynda - LOVE this - that DP is just perfect!!! Doesn't matter how long you've had it for - you KNEW you'd use it one day - LOL
Thanx for the link too gorgeous - off to check it out!

Katie said...

Oh my oh my oh my - I love boxes too and this one takes the cake, awesome!!!

Sonia G said...

This rocks! Thanks for the link to the tutorial! I will add it to my ever growing lists of things to try!