Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Ready To Travel???

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I wish you all very happy, colorful, Creative and content 2016.
For me, I took the opportunity to thank the 2 men in my life! Are you guessing wild!!! Before you do that...let me tell you, it’s my Husband and Brother!
My bro visited me from London this year end as always to spend the New Years with us and guess what...he pampered me with WHOLE lot of crafty goodies and I decided to give a piece of my hand crafted creativity that can sit on his work table!
As for my husband, the New Year at work meant clearing the old and starting afresh and I thought I will help him be a little organized at work and so a little handmade goody for that!
Here is what I made for both of them!
 Any guesses...You will see it as we progress.

Two contrasting styles but the same functionality!

The blue mini stroller is made with papers from the Papericious pack and the lid is using canvas cloth and embossed using basket weave folder. 
I have then inked it with Archival Ink corn flower blue. The handle is a linen twine and for charms...they are  some of my brothers childhood favs. I then stamped a Whimsy quote, and these hang casually from a Tim Holtz Ideology swivel clasp.
The formal leather mini stroller is using Tim Holts “lost and found” paper pack and I have teamed it with faux leather using Kraft CS and distress paints and Distress crackle.

Brushed metal feet using brads help the stroller balance itself! I have used Ideology ruler ribbon for the handle and a ticket using his stamps. The metal charm is a Sizzix thinlits die and have used the faux brushed metal technique. The key hole too is a Sizzix hardware findings die that has been heat embossed in gold.

Shall we open the stroller’s????
Here they are....
The stroller opens up to reveal 4 compartments that can accommodate visiting cards! Yes...it’s a visiting card holder...now don’t we have a loooot of that piled up at work and at home and it just becomes difficult to choose the right one at a glance.
Its just so boring to have a folder to hold them, so I decided o make some eye candy for the men and subtly drive the message of being organized too, lol! This is not just going to sit pretty on the table for sure cos I got a big NOD and HUG from both the men!

In fact, the compartments have been labeled to categorize the cards...the casual one has them stamped on the sides!
The formal one has red tabs (Sizzix Tabs &Tags die)stamped with alphabets to break the monotony of leather!
Here is a look with the cards in...
I bet this will be a conversation piece on their work table and yes, let the visitors flow!
Do let me know your feedback on this project...and one last secret ingredient here....
Both the strollers have their outer case made with empty cereal cartons! 

 I would like to drag my strollers to the following challenges...
A Vintage Journey- Vintage travel and luggage
Stamping Sensations – Ag with a die
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.
Cheers.

























29 comments:

  1. Very innovative as always, Its such an inspiration to to watch your work!

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  2. How adorable are these! And functional too. Love them. x

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  3. beautiful work Rupa, love the blue !!!

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  4. as unique and different as always. u r soo creative

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  5. I wish I had more words of appreciation for ur creativity. Have used up all of them Rupa :) they are too cute.

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  6. I wish I had more words of appreciation for ur creativity. Have used up all of them Rupa :) they are too cute.

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  7. Wow what a wonderful idea & a beautiful execution :)
    Love these beauties :)

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  8. Wow what a wonderful idea & a beautiful execution :)
    Love these beauties :)

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  9. These are absolutely brilliant, Rupa - two stunning little travel cases to say thank you to the two men in your life! Wonderful detailing and use of the papers - I love them. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey, and Happy New Year to you!
    Alison xx

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  10. Imaginative projects for the two men in your life Rupa!Great Job! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

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  11. Very Interesting card holder ! Loved the complete look with colors schemes n pps !

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  12. Amazing Rupa...I love the way you write and build up anticipation like a beautiful thriller novel as you let your project unfold to its final glory!!

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  13. These are awesome Rupa! I would love a step by step with measurements? I think they would be fabulous for those who like to create and alter tags. I have mine in a plastic container right now but would love to make one of these for keeping them in instead. Great gifts for both of the important men in your life Karen x

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  14. It must have been a lot of work and it shows off; wow! A fabulous take on our theme! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  15. What a fun and creative way to hold business cards! Love your design, papers and colors Rupa - these will look really fun and decorative on the men's desks! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge this month! Julia xx

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  16. Wow, these are awesome gifts, I could see many uses for these fantastic containers.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. So original n beautiful...love the vintage colors !!

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  18. These are absolutely wonderful creations!! I'm sure your Husband and brother were thrilled! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  19. These are amazing Rupa!! Fabulous design and colors :o) Love these card holders. It's great to see you again at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  20. I am not at all surprised that your hubby and brother nodded their approval, this is such a clever and original idea Rupa and so much the better that they are useful too! Both styles are equally fantastic. Very innovative! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey and a Happy New Year to you. Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Oh wow! Such great designs and fantastic idea, I just love them both xx
    Your blog was a real treat to visit today :D
    We hope to see you next time at http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  22. What fantastic upcycling and I can see why your husband and brother loved them. Thanks for joining in the challenges at AVJ and That Craft Place. Good luck in both.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  23. Fabulous!!! Where on earth you get these ideas and how beautifully you execute those ideas...U r so blessed talented soul!

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  24. two amazing creations, Rupa! fantastic gifts. Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

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  25. Wow! Those are just amazing! So hard to create masculine gifts but you did it beautifully! Thanks for playing with us at LTSCB!

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  26. Amazing how you create beauty after Beauty ... Its lovely .. :)

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  27. Fabulous project Rupa! What a great gift...I bet your husband and brother loved it! You have nailed the masculine look perfectly!!!

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  28. What a very cool project! Love the entire design!

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  29. What lovely travel cases you have done an amazing job on them. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x

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