Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Suitcase Invitations

{Patterned cardstock turns into adorable mini suitcase invitations, great for any travel themed party}Suitcase Invitations | Crafting in the Rain

 I'm helping with an event at church for the teenage girls (New Beginnings) and while making the suitcase invitations decided I should share them with you too.  You never know when a suitcase invitation will come in handy, right?

Start with patterned carstock cut to 3.75 x 5.5 inches.
Print your information on regular printer paper so it can be cut to 2.5 x 5 inches (you'll get 4 on each sheet)
The straps are 2.75 x .25 inches and the suitcase handles are actually a "squarish" O that I cut with my digital cutter (Black Cat Cougar, but similar to Silhouette or Cricut)  then cut in half.  (You could also cut the handles by hand)

Paper Suitcases | Crafting in the Rain

Fold cardstock and printer paper in half. 

Round the corners of the folded cardstock--this can be done with regular scissors, but look, I found a use for those crazy-edge scissors I got years and years ago!

Easy Rounded Corners | Crafting in the Rain

Glue handles and straps to suitcase.
Glue information inside.
Tada!  Cute little paper suitcases.  

How to Make a Suitcase Card | Crafting in the Rain

What are some fun ways you could use little suitcase cards?

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  1. Super cute! And so smart using those scissors!

  2. These are adorable! What a creative idea:)

  3. What cute invites. We love to travel and would really like these for maybe a going away party.

  4. I love these! I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest. Your blog title brings back lot of rainy memories. :) Thanks for the cute card idea!

  5. These are so freakin cute I can't take it! I'm not so crafty, but I'm sure I can get someone to make these for me. Thanks for sharing! Following you on facebook and google+!


  6. These are awesome! You could totally use them for a leaving party, "Meet the Traveller" night, or even a women's ministries event (I guess something akin to what you used them for). Pinning this one!