When I saw the new Destinations paper stash and the vintage luggage pattern, I knew that I wanted to make a suitcase style shadow box using a Configurations box. For the photos inside, I turned to my sweet friend Chelle who had recently take a special trip with her daughter. I let the project be a surprise for her when we got to CHA.
To create the shadowbox, I removed all of the inside boxes from the Configurations and discarded them. I covered the exterior of the box with one of the suitcase pattern papers with PeelnStick Adhesive Sheets. After sanding the edges, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
After covering the outside of the box, I added Box Corners to each of the front box corners.
Along the sides, I added travel style stickers. I colored strips of cloth medical tape with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain to apply to the back edge of the box to simulate the trim on a vintage suitcase.
To add a handle, I salvaged one off of a dented tin lunch box style tin box that I had in my stash. After finishing the outside of the box, I used some SuperTape to adhere the clear insert in place over the opening.
I dabbed Snow Cap Paint Dabber onto a word key and two Regal Adornments wings. I used a dry cloth to wipe the paint off leaving the paint in the recessed areas of the pieces. I used a Tim Holtz Drill Punch to make two holes in the tops of the two wings. I used a jump ring to attach the two wings and the key to a Swivel Clasp. I used 3D Zots to adhere the assembled piece in place on the top of the box.
I lined the inside of the box with the street grid pattern paper.
I created two photo mats for my photo by covering two pieces of Grungeboard with papers from the collection. I added machine stitching to both mats. I adhered my photo to the first mat and added Chit Chat Stickers along the edge of the photo. I adhered the first mat to the second larger mat with adhesive foam squares. The assembled two layers of mats was adhered to the center of the inside of the box with adhesive foam squares.
In the lower right corner of the large photo, I added a smaller photo matted on a scrap of cardstock. The small photo was adhered to the larger photo with adhesive foam squares.
I used another of the travel stickers adhered to scrap cardstock to embellish the small photo. I adhered it with adhesive foam squares. I added a Gem Clip and enameled Foliage cluster also.
I embellished the top of the small photo with a second cluster of enameled Foliage and another Gem Clip. I am so happy with the finished project and pretty sure that my sweet friend loved it too. I hope that it will always be a fun reminder of her special trip.