Members of my Hawaii Ink team enjoyed a special "Diva Day" centered around a travel theme.  This event was to reward them for their achievements in a recent challenge.  I shared additional pictures in yesterday's blog post. If you missed them, you can find them HERE.

As promised, I'm sharing the suitcase favor I made for them using the half size wide stamp cases

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I used the Typeset Designer Paper (retiring on May 31st or while supplies last) to place under the clear insert of this box.  I simply measured the opening and slipped the paper in.  I was able to create three inserts from one sheet of 12"x12".  

I slipped the designer paper into the clear insert and shut the case. This created a slight crease in the paper so I knew where to place my pieces.

In order to make the box look more like a suitcase I create straps from strips of Basic Black cardstock.  The suitcase buckles were created from the silver foil sheets and 2 different size circle punches to create the rings.  I used SNAIL adhesive to adhere the completed straps to the designer paper. 

Vintage suitcases had reinforced metal corners so I mimicked that idea using a 1" circle punch.    I cut the circle into 1/4's and mounted each piece on the designer paper.  

Bob the Builder purchased the drawer handles at a home improvement store and drilled them in place.  

The suitcase held white embossing powder and a roll of chevron ribbon

*I've listed all the supplies at the end of this post*

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Personalized gifts are always special so I created a set of note cards and envelopes for each of my achievers with their monogram on them and placed them in a Kraft Bag (retiring on May 31st or while supplies last).  I stamped the front of the bag using the World Map background stamp (also retiring!) in Crumb Cake ink.  I tied it shut with jute and used a blank shipping tag that I stamped with various stamps (see supply list at the end of this post).  The Going Places designer paper created a simply belly band around the Gusseted Cellophane Bags (yep, retiring, too!).  I added a few punched pieces with the jute to create a coordinated gift set.   

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In yesterday's blog post I shared how I love to decorate.  I scoured thrift stores and my own closets for things to use to transform the room.  This passport photo area held our photo booth props.

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This suitcase is a family relic.  It was the perfect "baggage claim" area for the suitcase favors. 

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I used vintage maps to create the "Adventure Awaits" banner. 

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Seven demonstrators on my Hawaii Ink team earned Diva Day.  Unfortunately, one couldn't be with us.  She still received all her gifts and I completed the make & takes for her.  

I wanted them to feel loved and appreciated…

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..because I do love them and I certainly appreciate them!

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