Stacked Luggage Trunks

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Each new collection that Pion Design releases seems to get even more amazing!  These new papers are just stunning.  I designed the largest of these handmade hinged trunks to measure 7″x9″x3″ and the smallest one measures 4″x6″x2 1/2″.  Each one opens to hold photos and other keepsakes.
Many wishes for a great day!
Tara

Pion products:
My Beloved Son ~ Albin’s zeppelins PD5505
My Beloved Son ~ Bluebell PD5508
My Beloved Son ~ My son PD5501
My Beloved Son ~ Prince Anton PD5504
My Beloved Son ~ Writings PD5509
My Beloved Son ~ Edvin’s world PD5506
My Beloved Son ~ Borders PD5510
My Beloved Son ~ Tags PD5512

  • Wow Tara, you always make the most amazing projects! LOVE your suitcases!! I wish you guys would sometimes write step by steps, would absolutely love to know how you made these, – they look incredible! Are they just boxes with Tim Holtz corners? You are so clever!!ReplyCancel

  • wow Tara, så beautiful project, love all great and nice details , love your suitcases
    hugs PiaReplyCancel

  • So gorgeous and impressive! Nicola xReplyCancel

  • Barbie

    Dear Tara

    This is simply stunning! Where in the world do you buy your embellishments? Please leave us a website where we can also purchase such lovely embellishments. Thanks for the joy your craft brings me!ReplyCancel

  • DT ~ Tara

    Hi Astrid and Barbie,
    I made these hinged boxes and then used the Tim Holtz box corners to give the corners support and to also give them a real trunk look. The box corners, buckles, and clock faces with game spinners are Tim Holtz Idea-ology products. The bottom box blue compass and top box submarine and keyhole are “Explorer by Traditions” products, and the middle box heart with wings is a Spellbinders (A Gilded Life) product. The box handles are “Spare Parts” products, and the “Old World Key” is a “Fairytale by Bead Treasures” product. I hope this helps!
    A heartfelt thank you to all for the super nice comments!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] those projects. I’d like to thank Tara Brown, one of the extremely talented designers on the Pion Design team, for sharing her amazing project. Be sure to stop by for a visit anytime you’re in need […]ReplyCancel

  • lydia

    HI…..

    okay… i would love to make these… is there a video how to… please i hope….

    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Are the instructions and templates available for the adorable suitcases?ReplyCancel

  • Shirley

    Love altered old suitcases…………..these are beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Ann Johansson

    I like your suitcase these are so beutiful, how did you do it.
    Do you have instructions and template so please send that.

    Ann JReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Hi Tara I would like to purchase the templates for the luggage trunks.Can you let me know how to do this as I am struggling to do this. just love your work cant think how you come up with the wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

    • DT ~ Tara

      Hi Linda, Thanks so much for your comment! I don’t have that particular project anymore as I have already given it away, so I’m not able to give the exact dimensions of the boxes. I didn’t use a template – I just used chipboard to construct 3 hinged boxes of differing sizes and then covered them with Pion Design papers. These boxes are simple to make though. For each box, you will need to construct a base and a lid. For example, to make a 4″ x 6″ box, construct the base piece, by cutting 2 pieces of 4″ x 4″ chipboard for the sides, 2 pieces of 4″ x 6″ chipboard for the front and back, and one piece of 4″ x 6″ for the floor. Adhere the pieces together for the base piece. For the lid, you would need 2 pieces of 1″ x 4″ chipboard pieces for the sides and 2 pieces of 1″ x 6″ chipboard for the front and back, and one piece of 4″ x 6″ for the top. Adhere these together for the lid piece. Once the base piece and the lid piece have been constructed, you will need a hinge mechanism to attach the lid piece to the base piece. I used small metal hinges I found at a craft store. I hope this helps! TaraReplyCancel

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