Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SOSN - SteamPunk Trunk

Hi stamping friends!  Today is my day to post a project for Creations by AR  - using a template released in the past in a new way.  I just love Adela's template called Papa's Trunk -  she designed it as an Army trunk like the one her father had.
Today - I've transformed it into a Steampunk Travel Trunk.
I cut the template out of black cardstock using the SVG files with my Silhouette Cameo (all of Adela's templates come in 3 formats - PDF to print and hand cut, SVG and DXF to use with cutting machines.)  After assembling the box and cover, before adding the hinges and handles - I simply cut pieces of a travel collage patterned paper 1/4" smaller than the measurement of each panel and adhered them to the front, back, top and sides!  I even put it on the inside cover
and inside bottom of the trunk.
 Here's a look at the hinges on the back and handles on the sides.
Instead of using the included template for the padlock to 'lock' the trunk - I used a swivel clasp from Tim Holtz.
I also used Tim Holtz Box Corners for the bottom corners on the trunk to create that 'steampunk' look!
My design was inspired by some trunks I saw on Pinterest -    here:
and here:
I'm so happy with my little steampunk trunk!  It measures about 4 1/4" wide x 2 3/4" deep x 2 1/2" high.  How fun would this be to give to a friend going on a trip??!  Filled with a gift card or some little traveling treats?
Thanks for stopping by today!  You'll find the Papa's Trunk template here at Creations by AR.  If you are interested - you can see a Valentine's trunk I made with this template back in January - on my post here.

And Adela is offering a discount on this template from June 5-June 11th at Creations by AR

I'm also entering this in the Little Red Wagon challenge -   Heavy Metal

Paper:  True Black - PTI, Patterned paper/Sea Glass Label - K and Company
Accessories:  Silhouette Cameo, Scor Tape, Copper mini brads - Michaels, Box Corners and Swivel Clasp - Tim Holtz Ideology, Papa's Trunk Template - Creations by


Annette Allen said...

how awesome...i love it

scrappymo! said...

Your little steampunk trunk looks like a real one!
You did a great job creating this little treasure.

Ellen said...

Fabulous old trunk Julia! Love the papers you used and that clasp is just fantastic! very inspiring!!!

sue morris said...

This is spectacular Julia! With all the wonderful details and colors!! TERRIFIC!!

Patti J said...

So happy to see this trunk re-visited! Love what you've done with the vintage papers and the clasp is as good as it gets! Beautifully done, dear friend! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jak Heath said...

Oh I simply love this Julia, perfect combination.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Amazing how awesome you are at ABCing -- this trunk is my favorite ever :)