Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hey Everyone, well our "tis the Season to hop is over :( I have to admit I feel kinda sad about this.  It was really motivating for me.  It gave me a chance to create and that is something that I haven't done in sometime aaaannnnndddd I got to make some great  quick and simple projects to share with my family, another thing I haven't done in such a long time.  I have had some "things" going on at home and they have/had caused to re-prioritise things.  Which is why I have been so absent from my blog.  However, having said that I have realised just how much I have missed creating and spending time with you all.  Did you all have fun with our hop?  We sure did!! It was so much fun.  I loved so many of the other ladies' projects and I met some wonderful people and made some new friends too!  Keep an eye out peeps because you never know when we will be back to do this again!

So I best move along a little here. :) I don't want to take up your whole day :D  I have a little something I would like to show you all.

My little vintage actually started it's life as a suitcase....a vintage suitcase to be exact.  Somewhere along the way it transformed or evolved into this.  I was following Kathy Orta's U-stream and making along with her recorded version.  I made mine a lot shorter and smaller, it is only 6 1/2 inches
                                                                   by 4 inches wide.

 I tired to recreate "trunk" handles by using some of the dark brown card stock. The plate is embossed and then lightly sanded the embossed surface. The handle is a piece of dark brown leather thonging.

A view from the top.I have used K&Company papers again ;) Just can't help myself!  I guess I will always be a K&Company gurl!! They are from the "Life's Journey" pad.I have added some vintage ephemera and Australian postage stamps to embellish  it.

Here is the back of the trunk.  I was unable to get a hold of "old" vintage looking hinges and latches, so I alcohol inked some brass ones.  I was preeeettty pleased with the results ;) The "straps" are just Kraft cardstock which I have inked up with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Walnut stain.  I embossed with the Cuttlebugs "Textile" folder and then lightly ran the walnut stain ink pad over the raised surface.

The feet are little clear bumper savers that you stick to the inside of draws or cupboards. I found them in my local hardware store and thought that they would be perfect for this! 

                               I lined the inside with burlap and sealed the edges with some grosgrain ribbon.
                         I adhered everything down with mod podge and gave it one final coat just to be sure :).

Well thanks for stopping by and I should be back soon.  
Talk to you all then.


  1. WOW! You did a great job on your box. It's so beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  2. Wowzerz!...
    U did an AWESOME job!...
    It's Gorgeous!...
    Thanx a bunch for sharing!... =)

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  3. This is gorgeous Kimi! I am going to check this out on Kathy's channel. I think I have that same paper pack - love it!

  4. Oh wow. How cute!! I havent seen that video yet. Just got out of the hospital so just getting to catch up.

  5. I love it, MY-Kimi! The trunk turned out awesome! The ephemera looks awesome! Thanks For Sharing!

  6. Thank you ladies for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. I really appreciate it. Hugs Kimi xx

  7. I feel the same way KIMI! But it definitely has motivated me to create! Love this little suitcase! So cute!

  8. Hi Kimibee, Just want to greet Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to

    you and your family.


  9. Hi Kimibee!

    Nice project! I'm wishing you and your family a joyful year ahead.