3D Suitcase Party Favor – Lori Whitlock Design Team Post

Today my daughter graduates from high school!  Woo hoo!
… and leaves for college in August…BWAAA (that’s my crying noise).

I used Lori Whitlock’s adorable 3d suitcase to create a fun box for a gift I’m giving my daughter for graduation.  This will be the perfect themed container because she’ll be going to college 5 hours away! Before I know it, I’ll be helping her pack her bags. This bag’s job is to hold a fun present!

I used Echo Park This & That Graceful paper by Lori Whitlock to create the suitcase. I just love the variety in that pack of paper! It’s one of my favorites, for sure. I chose that particular sheet of paper for the outside because it reminds me a bit of passport stamps.

I cut everything out using my Sizzix Eclips.  Want to learn more about the Eclips?  Check out these posts.

After some bending and gluing, you’ll have a beautiful little suitcase!

Adding some gold Stickle glitter glue to the cute buckle gave it some fun bling.  Want to learn more about Stickles?  Check out this post, “What’s a Stickle, you ask?” and this post “Stickles Distress, Glitz and Regular Compared”.

I used a rope like twine to symbolize the resourcefulness of a broke college student. LOL!

I wrote this post while a member of the Lori Whitlock Design Team.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Congrats to your daughter Joy! It’s an exciting time for her and yet a sad one for you….. It will get easier… I promise! When my son graduated last year…. I cried at his graduation… just a little… but enough to make me realize he’ll be leaving in a few short months…. then summer came and he acted like he knew it all…. and drove my whole family crazy….. so by August…. I wasn’t as sad to see hime leave!!! In fact I was happy to help him pack! LOL Of course he came home for the holidays and stuff which was nice…. and now his 1st year of college is over and he’s spending his summer up north working and living in an apartment with friends to help pay for school in August again… which means I don’t get to see him any more…. 🙁
    I miss him alot but I know he’s doing what I basically taught him to do…. which was to be a happy member of society! He’s working 2 jobs to help pay for his apartment & school…. and he seems to be doing well…. I guess I can’t ask for more than that… And I’m sure your daughter will be doing something similar to…. So hats off to you mom for raising a well adjusted young adult who will go places in her life that you hoped she would! Enjoy your time with her and try to have a FUN summer! 🙂 Oh… I almost forgot… CUTE project! She’s gonna love getting this with a special gift insde! 😉


  2. Congrats to your daughter! Her life adventure begins…and yours, as her mom, changes. Be patient with one another. 🙂 It’s surprising how intelligent we parents become once our children go off to college! LOL!

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