Several months ago, on Pinterest, I started collecting ideas for altering Train Cases to store crafting supplies. Then, I started collecting Train Cases. Sigh.
I was so excited to begin the process on the first one, that I didn't take a "before" picture. This is a Samsonite Train Case or Cosmetic Case. The trim is leather...I am not sure what the remaining material is. I decided to use a Sewing Theme, but because I loved the look of the Case so much, I didn't want to completely cover it.
Basic Grey's "Lucille" line provides the inspiration as well as the many of the goodies that I Mod Podge'd to the Case, which I have been working on for weeks. It's been so fun to choose things to go on it!
The yellow measuring tape is Vintage and a donated from my *Bestie*!
I wanted to add some baubles and I chose some keys, a pin, and a token from Tim Holtz as well as a trinket bead from Maya Road (it's on the far right on the picture below, but it's hard to see in the pic).
I stained some seam binding using Tim Holtz' stains in Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, and Broken China and I also inked some Creative Impressions Antique Ruler Twill Tape with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
So, after all my altering, I needed a finishing touch. Something travel-related, perhaps? Yes. Definitely.
A Luggage Tag! Yes, indeed...my very own Luggage Tag for my Train Case, I used the Fabulous Finds cart for the heart-shaped luggage tag. I stained it in Brushed Corduroy, then embossed it to look like leather...it's a bit hard to see in the pic, but it looks pretty good!
I could have put my name on the Luggage Tag, but I had these darling stamps from Bekka Feeken's Amazing Paper Graces October 2012 Monthly Kit. Isn't it perfect with the theme of the Case?
I am really pleased with the finished product. I have decided that the Case will be the new house for my Cuttlebug. I ripped out the inside as it was moldy....but, I have not completed the transformation. So, that will be for another post. And, I can promise this will not be my last Train Case project!
Why don't you check out this week's FCCB for DT inspiration and projects featuring a heart...maybe you'll even join the challenge!!