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Friday, August 19, 2011

A Travel Box for my Nieces!

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying the last bits of Summer! Our weather here is still gorgeous. Clear skies (mostly, little morning fog here and there) and temps in the high 70's- 80's. Not to bad!

Well I am here today to share with you a little travel box that was inspired by Lesly Langdon on UnityTv a few Weeks ago. My Nieces are going on a little road trip and I thought that this would be really cute for them!

I used a tin that I had from the chipboard flower set from Maya Roads. It was perfect because it had the little window. The Unity Stamp sets that I used for the front were "Along for the Ride", and the clouds are from "Leap for Life". The paper is from the Summer pack from Echo Park.
Here are a few pictures from the inside:
 The card stock is from GinaK,and again the dp is from Echo Park. I used the tickets from Tim Holtz,the Sun is a button from "Dress it up", and the sparkly alphabet is from Making Memories Glitter Bling!
 I used Nestabilities Grand large labels for the raised dp panel. ( picture above this one)
The next thing I did was to add a tick tac toe game for them! Again I used Echo Park dp. I covered a base from a heavy Ice cream box (which you will see later! lol,because I should have placed the pieces on the backside!!;D) and then cut another large label for the playing board. On the underside (which I forgot to photograph before I put it together) anyway, on the underside I placed magnetic squares,you will see why in a picture below. ;)
 I used a stitch stamp that I have from Hot Potatoes "Straight Stitch", for the lines, and then I used flowers from the Unity July 11' kit of the month for the playing pieces,seen below. The clear glaze is still drying,and since it was late  my Sister who was here visiting,and was seeing the girls today, couldn't wait for them to get dry,so they left wet! ( see the ice cream box! tehe)
 So this morning she put the magnets on the back of the playing pieces. Oh I almost forgot, I used shrink plastic for the playing pieces. The stamped images are much larger,but they shrank down to the perfect size. I put a little cupcake notepad in it for them for little notes.

My Niece called me this morning to Thank me and she said that her Dad (my brother,just love him!) gave her an old camera to use on the trip,so she is going to put the pictures in there to save them! That warmed my heart! :D Her Sister is 3 years old and she said she would put her treasures in there to! Another warm moment!

Well I hope you like my little project!
Have a great weekend everyone!

May you be Blessed,


  1. OMGOSH! I just love this travel kit. Love the stamps you used and the colors are fabulous. Thanks for a great idea.

  2. These are darling! I know the little ones appreciated them....

  3. Great idea. This will keep your nieces busy

  4. so adorable.. :) I just love this idea.. SO much fun.. I am sure you nieces will love it!

  5. What a great little travel kit!! Very CUTE!! (=

  6. What a fabulous idea, Mary!! I really love this.

  7. totally awesome!!! what a great travel gift.

  8. What an amazing idea. Their parents must be thrilled, too.