Here is a little suitcase I made to store and display ATC's sent to me from around the world.
ATC's are Artist Trading Cards that are miniature pieces of art that you make and swap with others. They are so much fun to collect and it is a lovely way to see creative works of art made by other like minded people. They are only to be given or swapped, never sold and are to be 2.5" X 3.5" in size.
I tweaked a suitcase template I found here to make it the right size for ATC's and made a couple of other minor changes to make it easier to put together and allow for the felt lining. The suitcase is approximately 2.75" X 3.75" X 2" ( 7cm x 9.5cm x 5cm) to give you and idea of how small it really is.
I didn't have any antique style brads, so I inked some gold ones with brown Staz On and now they have an old worn look to them. The lid and the base of the suitcase are lined with a rich burgundy felt and the strapping is made from dark rose coloured velvet ribbon.
If you find inspiration from my ATC suitcase, I would love to see your photos. You can email them to me with ATC Suitcase in the subject line or add a link to a comment below so that others can come and see them too.
Bye for now.