Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

Hello friends!
I love altering cigar boxes.
 They are easy to find at most antique shops or thrift stores.



This one measure 5 3/4 x 7 3/4.
I am also using one of my favorite lines of paper for this.
Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket.  I have done several projects with this line and never get tired of it! When I was pulling out my stash for this project I pulled out these 2 lovely women from a sewing pattern. They were so cute and matched the paper so well, that I decided to use them for the front.






Another fun product I used is film strip ribbon.
 It's by Tim Holtz and it is awesome!  I highly recommend it!
You glue your paper to the film strip and then bend and shape your ribbon as you attach it to your projects.




I love seeing how many layers
 I can add without taking away from the general look and feel of it!




I also enjoy covering the inside too!
Perfect size box for holding vintage greeting cards!





Wishing you all a lovely day, Lindsey

11 comments:

Cindy said...

This is lovely! Now I want to get out my boxes that I have been hoarding and do something with them.

Anonymous said...

There is a cigar store/humidor place in my town that will sell empty cigar boxes for $1 each...it's a great deal!
beautiful work as always!
dmc

Nan said...

Oh darling girls I love it!!

Jacqueline said...

What in the world can't you do sweet Lindsey? You make the most awesome treasures. I wish I could have afforded to buy up all your tags in my store instead of returning them. They were so awesome, I miss them. Still one more box to come for mom. I am trying to make only one more trip and I'm still packing two more vendors items.

Nyoka said...

Love this! I have several boxes and this gave me some inspiration to maybe try to do something with them!
Love the things you do!
God bless

Heidi said...

Hi! I always love to see what you girls are up to! Your cigar box reminded me of a free DOWNLOAD for a cigar box I saw on the blog,
"Just Something I Made" (she has great graphics talents!)

http://justsomethingimade.com/2011/04/mini-cigar-box-template-free-digital-downloads/

Also have you seen Amy Power's lastest ONLINE issue, "Happy Birthday Inspired Ideas"? You can get to it via my blog!

Take care, keep creating!
Hugs, Heidi

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic box, love it!!
Also thanks for becoming a follower on my blog!

garth said...

I hope to be given to buy all your bookmarks in my store rather than returned. Was terrible so I miss them. Is still one of the box to come to my mother. I am trying to make just one more.


davidoff cigars

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