I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Vintage Cigar Box Swap

I've been crafting, but no time to post what I've been up to.  So, I'll try to play catch up this week.
Recently, I've been doing some swaps over on Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack and having lots of fun.  Although work has been keeping me busy, I've been trying to make time for myself as time permits.

I signed up for an altered cigar box and had a wonderful time doing it.  It was an anonymous swap, so the person whom you were creating for did not know who had their name.  You were asked to send in your favorite colors , along with a wish list of things you'd like to have.

Wouldn't you know it.  I was given the blog owners name and really wanted to do something special for her.  I had originally met her on the Cricut messageboard and have corresponded with her since she first started scrapbooking.  She really took off flying on her creativity.  I'm not sure where she gets the time to do it all, but I'd sure like to have some of her energy.

Her favorite color is green and I found this awesome K& Company paper that just had her name written all over it.  Then I sat out to find an authentic cigar box.  I found one at one of the local smoke shops here and have been going back from time to time to get more to add to my stash for future alterings.

I should have taken a before picture of the box, but I forgot to do so.
Well, here are the pictures of what it all looked like at the end. 

This is the box prior to finishing it up.

Showing the side of the box

I used the Tim Holtz feet to lift it up

Final outcome of the box.  I think it was tastefully elegant.

Inside of the box.

Original Cigar box
Tim Holtz Feet
Fringe ribbon from local fabric store
Flowers from local fabric store
Lacy Trim
String Pearls
K& Company patterned paper
Recollections Rhinestones

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Helen. You're box turned out beautiful! I really like the color, and I love the flowers, the fringe and beads!


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