Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Green Challenge #2

Remember the suitcase that I found while thrifting? Well here is the inside on the way to a
makeover for my green craft challenge! I tore out all the old fabric from the inside...then on to refinishing it like I had seen in a magazine several years ago.

I used scrapbook paper for the lining and rick rack and ribbon to edge it. Then added all kinds of small boxes and holders, including a small clipboard that I covered with paper also. There is a scissor holder, tag pockets, rolled papers, embellishments, buttons and a larger box to hold photos.

Once the lid is shut you have a Paper Craft Carrying Case that you can take with you anywhere and look properly vintage at the same time:)

Here are some details inside and on the handle. Because I wanted it to be reusable, I did black and white with green accents. All the papers, buttons and embellishments are in some shade of green or black and white. I'm not sure if this will be a gift or a sale item...I was going to do a give away but realized the shipping could cost me a lot more than the item total, so I'll do a giveaway another time!


  1. Karen.. I love this idea! May I do a feature on it? Sooo cute! let me know...have a great day!

  2. wow that is adorable! What a cool idea..I love your embellished t-shirts also:)

  3. Wow, wow, wow!! You are so creative!!

  4. karen thank you for your beautiful comment on my barbie and daddybear post..I had tears in my eyes at everyones thoughtful words...hugs to you!

  5. Wow! What a transformation, this looks so lovely. Especially the hand-written pages and - are they vintage postcards? Very inspiring x


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