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Ladies Suitcases

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These little chipboard storage boxes were designed to be stacked to look like ladies suitcases.  I lined them with colors of matching velvet so they can be used as jewelry boxes.  I used Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection and you can find this project featured on the Pion Design blog here.  Many wishes for everyone to have a great day!
Tara

UPDATE: For those of you interested in making this project, I am including basic instructions on the box construction:

LOWER BOX (LARGEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 5″x7″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 7″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cut chipboard to 5″x7″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x7″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base

MIDDLE BOX:

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 4″x6″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 6″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cup chipboard to 4″x6″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 6″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

TOP BOX: (SMALLEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 5″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x5″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

23 Responses to Ladies Suitcases

  1. WAUW WAUW WAUW you´ve just swept my feet away here again Tara. It´s absolut stunning work as always, and I´m totally in LOVE with these. It´s just gorgeous.
    I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Easter now and spend lots of time together and enjoy the holiday.

  2. Tracy W says:

    Oh wow, absolutely stunning! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Tracy! I am grateful to you for taking the time to post such a kind comment! Have a great week/weekend!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow….Awesome ….

  4. Anonymous says:

    WOW! Gorgeous… Will you be doing a tutorial? TFS.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi! Thanks for your comment. These are just plain chipboard boxes with hinged lids. I certainly can provide a tutorial and will try to add it to this post sometime this weekend.

  5. Bonnie says:

    Wow!!! Everything you make is breathtaking !
    Can I ask where do you find all your pearls for your creations?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Bonnie, Thanks so much for taking the time to make such a nice comment. As for the pearls, I buy them at Hobby Lobby when they go on sale periodically – they are a Spare Parts product found in the crafting section. Tara

  6. Ezziej Bromwich says:

    Tara, I believe that all your crafting is exquisite! And these two little suitcases are fantastic. Oh to have your talent! God Bless and have a great Easter Weekend.

  7. dominique says:

    c’est superbe , j’adore !!

  8. Anubhuti says:

    Hi Tara,
    Wonderful work! Your creation is Simply beautiful! Where can I order these boxes? What are the charges? Pls give me complete details for the same.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Anubhuti, I currently do not sell any of my projects. I work full-time and just don’t have the time to be able to do that. I appreciate your comment though and hope to post a tutorial this weekend on how you can make these boxes. Take care!

  9. I rarely – if ever – comment, even though I read and admire every post. But, this set of suitcases was just too lovely to let pass by without remarking on them. The skill and attention to details and lavish design are just delightful. You have inspired me to make something special for my mom and sister for the NEXT holiday! Thanks for sharing.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Tristan! What a wonderful comment, and it means so very much to me! I hope you have a great weekend!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Seus trabalhos são espetaculares.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful project!I am speechless!

  12. Hanna says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I am crafter myself and so it makes me harder to convince in beauty of the piece,but this! Thrust me I am still looking at it,and I will not stop any time soon!By the way where did you get those keys and pearls and stuff,would really appreciate if you told me…Love your work! 🙂

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