i didn't think to take any step by step photos as i went along but the process was incredibly simple. i just picked a font i liked and made a "books" stencil from it, used an exacto knife to cut it out into cardboard & painted it an antique gold. i bought tiny clothes pins to hang it from ribbon on the inside of the suitcase. i also used a songbird stencil from here . . . http://livingtheswelllife.blogspot.com/2008/12/tree-trimming-tutorial.html for the little birds resting on the inner edge.
i know it kind of goes against "official baby shower rules" for me to do anything shower related to help, but i would literally be going out of my mind if i weren't helping a little. i've only done a couple small diy projects but plan on using them all in noah's nursery after the shower anyways so i'm not really breaking a rule as opposed to "bending" it, right? haha
p.s. a little sneak peak of our puppy shelly "shell-bell" in the background haha