Monday, August 13, 2012

Traveling with Baby

Hi Everyone, 

With summer just about to be over I thought I would share at least one more project before it fades away for another year. And this project is great for a few reasons! It’s a recycle project and another way to scrapbook out of the album!!! 

How many times have you left on a business trip with mixed feelings? On one hand, you’re excited to get some business done and see people that maybe you only get to see once or twice a year and on the other hand, you don’t want to leave your family behind because you’re going to miss them so much? If you answered yes to either one or both of these questions, this project is for you! How could you possibly miss your family when you have them decorated right on your luggage! 

So, before traveling on that next business trip or just a trip without your family, hit your closest Salvation Army store and pick yourself up a beat up piece of luggage. Then go home, gather your pictures together and with some decoupage glue, start creating your very own “priceless piece of luggage”. Then wherever you go your family will always be with you. What could be better than that! Have fun!!! 

Thank you for joining me. Until next time… 

Crafty hugs, 

Stampin Queen Creations

Give The Queen A Call!!! 

Traveling with Baby


Old suitcase
Aleene’s Instant Decoupage Glue-Matte Finish by Duncan
Cricut Personal Cutting System by Provo Craft
Cricut Cartridge-Alphalicious by Provo Craft
Dot pattern paper
Word pattern paper
Blue & Green cardstock
Animal Print material
Off White trim
Off White fleece
Glue gun
Large Foam Brush 


Step 1.  Using large foam brush, spread decoupage glue over entire front side of suitcase, cover with dotted paper. Cut squares from animal printed material with pinking shears and decoupage randomly over suitcase front. 

Step 2.  With pinking shears, cut words from pattern paper and adhere to suitcase with decoupage glue. Using Cricut machine and Alphalicious cartridge, cut out the words “The Many Faces of” with green and blue cardstock. 

Step 3.  Arrange photos and words on the front of the suitcase. Adhere to suitcase with decoupage glue. When completely dry, repeat entire process on the back of the suitcase if desired. 

Step 4.  Cut 8” strips of material. Tie to handle. Adhere trim around suitcase with glue gun. 

Step 5.  For the inside- Adhere printed material and fleece to inside of the suitcase with glue gun. Adhere trim with glue gun also. Make Yo Yo’s and leaves from material. Cut four squares of material with pinking shears. Add Yo Yo’s and squares to inside of suitcase with glue gun. Use picture for placement if needed.


Terry said...

This is such a cute idea!

Cheryl Boglioli said...

OH.MY..GOODNESS.. this is so very cute and too clever. I can take this idea and implement it with a different theme. Love this.

Peggy @The Decorating Files said...

This is such a cute idea! I know someone that is going to love making one of these. I'll send her the link!

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

This is a fabulous idea and the possibilities are endless. A vintage case with all those vintage family photos; favorite travel pix on a train case for a fabulous vacation carry-on piece...oh my! I need to go call my friend who is always on the hunt for vintage luggage :)

Stamping From The Heart said...

Thanks Terry!

Stamping From The Heart said...


Thanks for the kind words. I would love to see your take on this idea. I bet the project would be amazing!!!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Hi Peggy,

Thanks! I would love to see what your friend comes up with!

Stamping From The Heart said...


Those are fabulous ideas! The next one I make will be more vintage. But this one was for a baby theme as you can see!