We used the oh so beautiful Parisian Breeze Specialty Papers (now available in the NZ/Aust Spring Mini Catalogue). If you haven't used the specialty papers before they are definitely worth a look. Not only are the designs great, but the heavier weight (they feel like cardstock) make them perfect for projects like this, where you need a bit of substance. The fact that they are double sided means it is easy to flip them over and make your own perfectly coordinated trims - like on the outside pockets (you could use those pockets for stamps etc, but a notebook on one side, and chocolate on the other worked for me!)
Some jumbo brads and ribbon for the handles, and a rhinestone brad to finish off the closure made for a truly elegant project. There was more than one small disagreement when I got home, over just who that little suitcase might be for (so far, Mummy is winning!)
Here is a glimpse of the inside - with room for cards and envelopes, or whatever else you want...
Too much fun.
Like this week. When we go off exploring again.
See you at the end of the week!