I recently posted about my VIP Party on a demonstrator site, and I had a lot of requests for more information on the Stamp Case “Suitcase” I gave to my guests. If you missed the party posts, you can see them here and here.
I made each of my top ten customers a personalized suitcase.
I started by cutting a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 7″ x 11 1/4″. This size fits neatly into the plastic cover of the full size Wide Stamp Case.
I slipped the DSP into the cover and closed the box. This creased the paper so I could better see the dimensions of the area I wanted to decorate. I then removed the paper and decorated it with the Whisper White cardstock strips, Large Letters Framelits, and Daisy Delight Bundle. I then re-inserted the DSP into the cover of the stamp case.
I cut a piece of cardboard to 1 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, and centered my handle on the cardboard to mark where the holes for the screws should go. I punched holes in the cardboard strip. To double check, I placed my handle on the strip to be sure the punched holes were lined up with the screw holes. I got my handles at Home Depot. They are 3 3/4″ from center of one screw hole to the other.
I centered the strip on the spine of my stamp case (with DSP already inserted) and marked the holes (I used a Sharpie). My hubby drilled through the case and paper, using the proper sized drill bit for my screws. He used a power drill. Be careful not to make the holes too big. He screwed the handle onto the spine. Note: the screws that come with the handles are too long, as they are made to go through cabinet drawers, so you’ll need to purchase shorter screws.
I used a manual screwdriver to attach the handles. It takes a bit of effort, but you’ll have more control.
Have fun with these!
One final note: The stamp cases were accidentally left out of the current Annual Catalog, but they are still available for purchase. The item number is 127551. They can be purchased at my shopping link below.
If you like this project, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!