Saturday, July 28, 2012


Welcome to my post in the Creating the Crafty Life "Take Me Away" Blog Hop!!! If you are coming from Leslie's Blog, then you are on the right track! If not, I encourage you to start from the beginning of the hop at Misty's Blog.

The theme of our hop is vacations/destinations, so I made a cute little travel suitcase out of an Altoids tin. It went from this:

To this:

I covered the tin in patterned paper and added appropriate stickers/embellishments to make the suitcase appear as if it's been "around." The handle is made out of a cut strip of leather and I adhered brad heads to the ends to make it look like it's fastened to the suitcase.

I continued the theme on the inside, adding bits of appropriate papers showing various destinations. I made a tiny mini out of chipboard and covered the "pages" in matching patterned paper, then bound them together with a small dog tag chain.

A closer look at the contents. :)

And the back!

I hope you like my project.... I really enjoyed making it for this hop. Makes me want to go on vacation right now!

There is a lot of hidden blog candy to be won, so please be sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs along the hop. Here's what's up for grabs for the GRAND PRIZES:

$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

Check out the STORE
To be eligible for the grand prize, you must do the following:
*MUST* "like" MBT Facebook page - FB PAGE LINK
*MUST* be MBT blog follow - MBT BLOG LINK
*MUST* follow and comment on all the designers' blogs

5 Digi images

Here is the line-up for the hop:

Carli - Krolli Kraft!   <------- YOU ARE HERE!
Deb - Crafty Texas Woman   <-------  NEXT UP!
Tiffany - Maineokie Scrapers
Adelle - ANoriginalcrafts


'Til then,


  1. What a great idea!!! Love how you used the tin to make something new :)
    jennykingham at att dot net

  2. this is a super cute project! and what a bonus with the tiny min album. <3

  3. This mini is super cute and I am going to make one. It really looks like a mini suitcase. I am a new member of your blog and cannot wait to see what you come up with next!

  4. I would love to see you making this it.thanks for showing and being in the hop
    hugs Nettie

  5. So that's a gift for your sister, right? *heehee*... that is so stinkin' kewt & I hope I get to see it in person before you ship it off to somebody! :)

  6. I've always wanted to alter one of these Altoids tins...TfS Carli!

  7. I love this tin you did, super cute! It is inspiring me to dig mine out and make something from them. lol! Im a follower and love your work. thanks for a chance to win.

  8. Oh this is just amazing! I am a new follower of your blog! Great hop! I just love your project! Amazing!!! ~ Pat :)

  9. A new follower! Enjoying the hop so far...geat projects! This has to be the cutest altoid tin ever! I have made a few of these and to me they are one of the hardest lil things to, love, love it....