Monday, 24 May 2010

Crafty Makes - Matchbox Suitcase

MATCHBOX SUITCASE
It’s funny how one idea triggers of another … I was thinking about the end of the school year when I make small and quirky, inexpensive gifts with a holiday theme for some of my colleagues
Jelly Babies, end of term gift, we're all going on our summer holidays 
This bag of jelly babies was my first idea, but it just looked  very naff and boring!
PARTS FOR MATCHBOX SUITCASE
Then,  I remembered a matchbox template I had downloaded for my Quickutz silhouette ages ago (sorry I can’t remember where from).  I had to jiggle the template about a bit, but eventually cut out the bottom and the cover.  I  made the handle separately, by hand, with a bit of  trial and error.
MATCHBOX SUITCASE (1)
Putting it together didn’t take very long at all, I just added a bit of faux stitching and a couple of corner peel offs. The handle is attached with small coloured brads.
STAMPIN UPMINI TAG PUNCH TAG ON MATCHBOX SUITCASE
The tag was made using the Stampin Up jewellery tag 117190 - £8.50 and available from my friend Lisa  (see Stampin Up link)
I am not sure what sort of sweets I am going to put in the box … obviously they can’t be too big. 
I thought I would cut out a small piece of  map to line the bottom of the compartment and also pop in a hand written note saying “ We’re all going on a summer holiday” etc.  …..

6 comments:

misteejay said...

Clever you - what a novel idea.

Toni :o)

camcraft said...

Love It! :-)
Carole x

sh3ri3 said...

That has to be the cutest thing ive seen in a while. Xx

RosieB said...

I love this idea, going to do it for my globe-trotting son! Thanks for sharing this, I always find something interesting here :)

made at greenlodge said...

gorge . . . love it. . . . any chance you could give us your dimensions so we could have a go ?

Mole said...

You have more patience (and skill!) than me, for sure!