Sunday, February 19, 2012

Journey Mini Suitcase Album

Hello Bloggers and thanks for stopping by today!  This is a project whipped up for "bonus" daughter, Allison.  She is a world traveler through the Camp Adventure program at the University of Northern Iowa and spent last summer in Spain.
     There is a little story behind this project.  It started out that the suitcase, full of printed florals, faux postage, tags and photo corners, was to be a gift for Allison to use in making her own scrapbooking project for the summer trip.  After getting it home (purchased at Tuesday Morning) and opening the package, it needed repair inside.  Instead of repairing the suit case, I decided it would make an adorable scrapbook.
     Most of the paper used for this project was from an old Quick Quotes line called Sunny Side Up.  Add in some flowers, ribbon and bling from my stash and this is the result!
    The "journey" die cut was done with Cricut.  All the pieces were inked with QQ chalk ink, Mocha Mama.
Ribbon and big brads for the suitcase handle
Buttons, brads and bling adorning the front cover
Rub-ons for part of the title and bling inside the button

Cover of the suitcase mini and close-up below. The inside cover is clear so that a photo may go inside.

Square and rectangular scallop punches were used to cut quotes from the papers.

The inside pages are pockets with tri-fold mats on one side and a single mat on the other. 

The accordian-folded spine holds all the pages securely and leaves plenty of room for photos.

We visited Allison and fiance, Chris recently and the album was nearly full of her trip photos!  And she journaled, too!  It did my heart good to see one of my hand-made gifts put to such great use!  Thanks for stopping by today!   Jules

1 comment:

  1. This is just soooo fantastic!!! We just love seeing our products in your lovely creations!!!

    Would you mind emailing me at We would love to spotlight this project! Thanks for linking up and sharing!!!