Thursday, 15 August 2013

My Creative Scrapbook August 2013 Limited Edition Kit - Off-the-Page Project - Cami's Cosmetic Suitcase






Time to get into my kit club work now!  
You can see the kits available for sale this month on the My Creative Scrapbook Site HERE.  Below is what came to me - the Limited Edition Kit full of Kaisercraft 'On This Day' papers plus all the pretty Prima, Glitz Design & Pink Paislee embellishments shown!  Check out the My Creative Scrapbook Gallery HERE for plenty more inspiration using this month's kits!!


I'm starting my reveal with my OTP project first this time.  
I covered a little cardboard suitcase I bought for my daughter
 to store her cosmetics in.  She's only 13 so doesn't have
 the full arsenal like me LOL!


I made a 10 minute step-by-step video on how to construct this but I'm unable to load it to You-Tube as it has an unspecified error.  Of course I'm hoping to overcome the problem & get it up at some stage!  So frustrating!!


I covered the front & back with one of the 'On This Day' prints but for the side panels (where the handle & lock are) I sponge-painted then stamped over the top with a script stamp.  Lastly I fussy-cut an entire sheet of floral paper {'On This Day' Vows} & decoupaged them over the top.


I covered the handle with the ric-rac ribbon using a hot-glue gun & I sewed this apricot ribbon onto the handle so it wouldn't come unstuck through handling.  

To make the double-bow I gave up trying to work out how to do it on my own & found a great video tutorial on it HERE.  I have watched it countless times as I always forget LOL!  Starting to get the hang of it now though...


This was quite a lot of work to be honest but I was very happy with the result & would do it again.  In fact I bought 2 of these cases & the other one is slightly bigger so I will tackle that one next!


I hot glued the embellishments on so they would be really strong. 
 I just love that creamy ribbon, Prima locket & the apricot 
flowers.  Pam sure knows how to put beautiful kits together
 & I am SO thankful she selected me as part of the 
awesome My Creative Scrapbook Design Team. 
 I couldn't ask for a better/nicer team of ladies.  


The My Creative Scrapbook Blog HERE is jam-packed full of almost daily inspiration & I strongly recommend you subscribe as there is never a shortage of fabulous ideas there!  There are several kit options available that cover all styles of scrapbooking & tastes.


I decorated the inside of the suitcase with a Glitz Design Sticker (also from in the kit), some Pink Paislee Artisan Element circles & some fussy-cut flowers from the Kaisercraft 'Vows' Sheet.


And here's a little overview of all angles.  A fun & rewarding little project for a Sunday afternoon! Thank you for visiting & for all your support.  I am forever grateful to my followers who have grown from just 23 in my first couple of years (yes really!) to almost 500 now!




25 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Wonderful, wonderful project....LOOOVE the colours & that big double bow...LOL...I can soooo relate...sorry your video is still not working....they really are sooo frustrating. You tube just told me it would take 1000 hours to upload mine. Hmmmnnnnn......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this, Helen!! Love the colours & all the pretty flowers & bows. Such a special little bag for your DD...I'm sure she loves it :)

Sandie Edwards said...

This is just totally adorable Helen, love it sooo much!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the flowers!!

Kerryn said...

What a beautiful project Helen!

Lucas Pratt said...

Very very lovely job! I do indeed know how much work goes into something like that! Working on something now and I'm getting all modge podge and shimmery...but it will be worth it in the end. Now those stickers you used for the mirror, are they thick or what? I'm trying to figure it out from here and it's just not working out. And are they paper or plastic like a little?

Mitra Pratt said...

oh goodness, that last comment was from ME, not my son! He would I am sure think it was pretty but not much else!

Mitra Pratt said...

oh goodness, that last comment was from ME, not my son! He would I am sure think it was pretty but not much else!

Aline Marengo said...

So beautiful!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is not only clever, it is beautiful! Wow! Love this to bits!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!!!

Alison said...

What a pretty project, Helen.....hoping to be back visiting more regularly now!!
Alison xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous OTP project for your DD. I know she must love this!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a lot of work you put into this, Helen! It is so girly and pretty! Your dd is going to love it!

Eila Sandberg said...

Gosh! Cami must be over the moon, lucky her! I made a similar one for a wedding a couple of years ago, so I know it takes for ever to put together but the effort is so worth the time and effort. This is absolutely beautiful, so so pretty! xoxo

Val Thorpe said...

Now that is really cute... makes a wonderful present. I love that bow tutorial because I struggle with them too... love this Helen.

carlies said...

wow stunning I hope you feel better now take care

hugs carla

Keren Tamir said...

this is so Pretty!! I just love what you did both inside and outside with this box.

Monica Brady said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Helen!! xoxo

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Oh this is fun and pretty! Your daughter must love it. Lucky girl!:)

Hope your video woes get solved soon.

Lynette said...

This is so gorgeous...I am sure your girly just loves it.

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Wohoooo this is super gorgeous, Helen! Yes, this absolutely requires a lot of work and I adore that cream ribbon too! :-)

Marelize said...

Wow! This is so pretty Helen! Beautiful colours and done to perfection. LOVE! :)

Lisa Griffith said...

So beautiful Helen, what a treasure! You can tell just by looking at it how much love and work went into that! Could be an heirloom piece! Just love all your details, just stunning! Hope you're feeling better soon! Hugs, Lisa

Chelsea Tilbury said...

Mum that is so pretty!! I was gonna suggest you use it for makeup and I can see that you already got that idea, great minds lol! So beautiful xx