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So, frugal ol' me found these great embellishment sets at Tuesday Morning a while back. They are from Making Memories, and match that travel line they had out a while back. The best part, aside from the price, was that they came in these great paperboard "suitcases" with a window on one side. According to Tuesday Morning's price tag, original retail on these babies was $12, but I paid the exorbitant price of $1.99 each. Since they've probably been around for a while, they were a little worse for wear; the windows were falling in on all of them.
Anyway, after I took out the goodies and cleaned the dust off the plastic "window", I got out my Scor-Tape and reassembled things. I decided that one of these babies would make a great little decor piece for a vacation photo, with room to store some bits and bobs inside the box. So, I immediately made a display for a Disney picture. It will be a great place to stash some of the little Disney goodies that are spread here & there around the house.
I decided to go with a general Cinderella's Castle theme:
I tried to keep it simple so I won't block anything important in whatever picture I decide to put in there. Also, since the opening is a bit of an odd size, I thought it easiest if I backed it with cardstock. I again used my Scor-Tape, on three sides, leaving the bottom open to insert the picture. (Can't insert it from the top because of the side of the suitcase being in the way.)
For this particular frame, I decided to use my Make The Cut software along with some SVG files from Lettering Delights. I used the Provencial Princess set for the castle, Basic Borders for the diamond borders, and Weather Girl for the sun & clouds. FYI, Lettering Delights has a home decor contest going on right now, and they also have graphics, digital papers, and fonts as well, so you don't have to use SVGs to enter! (I've seen some great subway art in their gallery.)
Well, this little project was pretty fun & easy. I think I might have to make some more, go a little more "fancy" and put some up in my empty etsy store finally! I have some Hawaiian-type papers that I'd love to doll one of these up with - and since I don't see Hawaii in MY future anytime soon... well, it would be fun to make for SOMEONE!
Hope to see you back tomorrow, when I'll have an actual scrapbook layout to share with you... seems like it's been a while!