Friday, March 4, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Card

I love vintage suitcases - the travel stickers that tell stories of someone else's adventures, the cracked leather, and the beauty of scuff marks and tears hard earned in who knows how many countries. This shaped card features both heat and dry embossing to get that faux crocodile finish. The "travel stickers" were hand cut from Creative Imaginations paper and then coated with a bit of Mod Podge to give them a slightly lacquered look. The suitcase itself is from the "A Child's Year" cartridge. It was intended to be a tag, but I cut it out at 9 3/4" to turn it into a card. The cluster with the hat pin, Eiffel Tower and button is a compilation of fun vintage stuff from my stash.

I am entering this card in two challenges. The Fantabulous Cricut is featuring a challenge for shaped cards this week and the Cuttlebug Spot is hosting a challenge for projects using a hat pin.


Cricut Cartridge: A Child's Year
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Animal Prints
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations
Embossing Powder: Stampin' UP!
Ink: VersaMark
Halfback Pearls: Reminisce
Hatpin: Jenni Bowlin
Sealing Medium: ModPodge

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Oh this is fabulous! Love the embossing and travel stickers on the suitcase and your pin and charm are divine! thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

  2. This is gorgeous. All the little touches from the charms, the stickers--they are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB

  3. Carrie-Anne, this is AMAZING! I love every single little detail and the faux leather is incredible. TFS!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

  4. This is SO beautiful! Such an eclectic mix, and it all works so well together.

  5. Beautiful!!

    Stop by my blog and pick up the award I left there for you!


  6. Very vintage. I love the embossing on this. This is really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  7. Love this card! So vintage, and the details are "FANTABULOUS"!! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!


  8. Great design I love vintage creations :)

  9. Ooooo...I LOVE this! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!


  10. Very nice card. I really like the embossing. I feel traveling to Paris now. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

  11. This is fantastic! I love the embossing and the Eiffel Tower charm is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!


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