Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album

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Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #22: Have a Nice Trip!

Hello, Friends! It’s time for the last challenge of 2014 over at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  I’ve created a super fun Travel Girl Luggage mini album as my inspiration piece for this one, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  But first, the details for this challenge:

Challenge #22 Have a Nice Trip!

Many of us travel around the holidays, so let’s celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piles of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album

Craft Hoarders December 15 08I dug deep into my hoard this time around, pulling out some fabby papers from 2012 (October Afternoon Travel Girl) and some Tim Holtz pulleys that I’ve been hoarding forever.  I added some little silver charms that have been in my stash of metal items for years and a 5″ square Mixed Media box from Graphic 45.  I love the funky retro vibe of this project!

Craft Hoarders December 15 09I painted the surface of my box with Deco Art “Treasure” chalk paint  because I wanted it to look like the old Samsonite suitcase colors.  I added luscious gray plaid ribbon to go with the metal wheels.  I don’t know about you, but I’m lovin’ this color combo!

Craft Hoarders December 15 07This is the first inside panel when you open the box. It is designed so that a photo can be tucked behind the border and medallion.

Craft Hoarders December 15 02And here is the inside “cover” page. I used my craft knife to cut the image out of the center of this cute tag to make it look like a slide mount. Remember those? The top is left open so a small photo can be tucked in that space.

Craft Hoarders December 15 01The box opens up into these fun panels.  You already saw a close up of the  panel on the left.

Craft Hoarders December 15 05The panel on the right has room for a photo because I glued items in so that there’s room to tuck in a picture or souvenir. The brad at the top pulls out to reveal a tag, and there’s also a pocket on the far right, filled with retro travel- themed journaling cards.

Craft Hoarders December 15 03I decided not to cover up the screw heads with paper, because I like the industrial touch they add.

Craft Hoarders December 15 06The inside of the box is lined with cute paper.  I left this plain for two reasons: one, I love this paper.  Two, I wanted there to be plenty of space for photos and souvenirs.

Craft Hoarders December 15 13This accordion album is loaded with room for photos, pockets for tags and retro ephemera.

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Craft Hoarders December 15 17I even created a vintage “handle” for my luggage by using a banner element from the ephemera pack.

Craft Hoarders December 15 10I matted it on grey cardstock for strength, and then curved it with a bone folder and glued the two handle ends to the box top, topping them with button “screws.”

Craft Hoarders December 15 04The sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders Paper Arts.

They generously provided the design team with loads of holiday dies, and they have provided this very generous prize package for one talented participant in the challenge.

Now go visit the rest of the design team for a dose of crafty inspiration, then get busy making your own travel themed project, linking it up to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG before midnight, Pacific Time, December 28th.

Amber Milone –
Christy Butters –
Debbie Seyer –
Donna Idlet –
Ginny Nemchak –
Glenda Brooks –
Gloria Stengel –
Jan Marie Ennenga –
Karen Zueger –
Pam Bray –
Wendi Hatter Robinson –

Thanks for stopping by!



19 thoughts on “Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album

  1. Deborah

    Love this Travel Album and the paper you used is just so perfect for the theme. I like how it has a Travel Log, how awesome is that to list all the places you visited with the pictures you place inside. : ) And I agree with you on not covering up the screws, I like them showing, too.
    I enjoyed being a Guest Designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous and visiting all the DT blogs and creations.
    Deborah xxx

  2. Samra Leshinski

    Kathy, thank you so very much for a wonderful comment you left on my blog, I truly appreciate it. Your project is breathtaking; so creative and filed with wonderful embellishments.

  3. carol edwards

    Gosh Kathy this is so cute. I love it and all your ideas. I appreciate this must have taken so much time and taking all the photo’s as well is a mammoth task. I am going to get myself a coffee and enjoy going through all the details. Have a great day and thanks for sharing x

  4. Anita Houston

    WOW!!! Look at your getting all mechanical with those wheels!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The images and paper are wonderful and FUN!!! LOVE the inside book, just a time consuming beauty! You rock!!!

  5. Robin

    Kathy –
    I love your travel girl album! I have this paper in my stash and you have inspired me to do something awesome with it! I love all your little details – you are the master of the universe with details! What a cute and joyful project you designed – love it!

  6. Shantelle Marie

    :O Kathy, it’s like you reached into my head and pulled out all my little obsessions! This is SO cute!! Awesome job!!

    (Can you tell from the excessive exclamation points that I’m a little too enthused by this? Go you!!)

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