Saturday, April 6, 2013

Money-filled Vintage Suitcase

I am super excited to share today's project with you.  One of my son's best friends is getting married next month, and I thought it would be fun to include a Honeymoon cash gift packaged in a mini-vintage suitcase made out of cardstock and decorative paper.  I used Lori Whitlock's Silhouette cut-file for the suitcase, and added some decorative paper to the outside using Carta Bella's Well Traveled 6x6 paper pad.  The vintage looking stamps were all hand-cut from one of their paper designs.  I also lined the inside with their papers.  I mean, all vintage suitcases had linings right?

I don't know about you, but I always attach a tag to my suitcase while traveling so it's easier to spot.  Well, the Waltzingmouse Stamps Opera Tags set had the perfect little image to frame the new couple's initial, "R", that I stamped using Waltzingmouse's Victorian Alphabet.  It was Rock~n~Rolled with Brick Red and Jumbo Java (VersaMagic), to give it an aged look.  Isn't that tag the cutest!!  The handle is just a piece of Suede Lace.  I used Scor-Tape to attach a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of cardstock on the inside to hold the lace in place instead of knotting it in order to avoid some bulk.

Here's a view of it laying down.  
Now for the fun surprise on the inside.

I'm sure you've all seen the fun Origami folded money.  I thought it would be fun to include their gift of money in the form of clothes.  I used two Youtube tutorials to learn how: Origami Pants, Origami Shirt with Tie

I also included a sentiment on the inside combining the Waltzingmouse sets Fancy Phrases and Say it Loud.

That about sums this little project up.
Thank you so much for dropping by.
Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Opera Tags, Fancy Phrases, Say it Loud, Victorian Alphabet (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Well Traveled (Carta Bella), Caramel (AC)
Ink:  Red Brick and Jumbo Java (VersaMagic), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Opera Tags die (Waltzingmouse), Suitcase cut file (Silhouette ~ Lori Whitlock), Suede Lace, Natural Burlap String (May Arts), Money  


Sharon Johnson said...

Oh my word! WAY cute idea and project!!!

Gabriela said...

Oh my word, Tosh! Clearly you k nocked this one right out of the ball park. I can't say I've ever seen anything this incredible. What an impeccably well done vintage suitcase, lining, and "contents"!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, what a great idea - and so beautifully done!! Love it!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oooooh!!!!! This is too cute, Tosh!!! What a fabulous project....they will get a big kick out of this....especially the origami money to spend!!!! :) HUGS!!

Jami said...

Oh.MY.WORD!!!! That is one of the cutest things I have ever scene! What a fabulous gift! ACCCKKK!!!!!

Marisa said...

WOW!! This is fabulous and the folded money on the inside is such a fun, fun addition!!!

dpkennedy said...

WOW!! Tosh, this is stupendous! If the suitcase isn't jaw dropping enough, the origami folded bills just puts the whole thing over the top! How fun to give and receive!!

Mary said...

Stinkin' cute! I'm hanging on to this idea for sure!!

Sharon Underwood said...

What a great idea! You did a tremendous job with this.!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my gosh Tosh! this is just the cutest little suitcase - and the CLOTHES inside! - what a wonderful gift - I'm sure the receiver will be so impressed with this!

chantal said...

Votre valise est magnifique, j'adore!!!!
Avez-vous un tuto?
Bonne journée.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my if that won't be the most original present ever, I just love all the vintage touches you gave to it and to do the clothes out of money is just the topping, very creative and fun gift!

Ravengirl said...

What a cute project! Love the fabulous suitcase and the origami folded money!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! your suitcase is darling and fun! The paper is perfect and so is the folded money. You sure know how to give with style. nise

Anonymous said...

Hello do you make these to buy? Or do you have a link for the suitcase paper and tins please?! I think they are fab!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Hi Sarah, I'm sorry, but I don't sell what I make. The suitcase was created with a Silhouette cut file, and the rest of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post. Once again, sorry.

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