Saturday, 21 May 2011

Travelcase Mini

The travel-case mini is almost completed (big cheers!).
I've created my own little camera mini to go inside - though I am going to change the inside pages I think... make them less bulky. The 'lens' on the camera-mini is actually a frame for a photograph to slip behind, and has acetate covering it (I even made a little acetate aperture for the square bit you look through - have no idea for the technical term for this). I used Core'Dinations Black Cat cardstock to make the camera mini, and distressed it with silver ink to make it look older.
The wallet is a simple affair - just a few slip-pockets to hold travel memories... ticket stubs, etc... or smaller photographs (though it is a fair size, and could hold a normal size photograph easily).
The actual mini-album is housed in the bottom of the case - and it is GORGEOUS!
It's held loosely in place with ribbon. I made my case differently to the instructions - I have a large hinge at the back of the case - and so I also used ribbon attachments to stop the case from opening wide (this protects the hinge). The closure I created myself from Kraft paper and velcro circles to hold it in place. Of course, the fun of a mini-album is using someone else's measurements and then changing everything to suit yourself! I'm going to make a little journalling booklet to go with this - and make it look like a passport (deep burgundy red, methinks!)... it'll look adorable! *lol*
The lid of the case has a compartment that drops down... this is where the camera mini is hidden away.
I LOVE this mini - possibly the favorite of all the mini's I have ever made or even seen... now all I need is my own little craft room to show it off in :)


misteejay said...

Wow, what fabulous projects. Smashing work.

Toni :o)

Sian said...

It's amazing! You could run classes, you know..

Amanda Lightfoot said...

It turned out beautifully!

Sandy Ang said...

How creative to have an altered suitcase for your camera mini ! Love it if you came and linked up your project to my challenge here