Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Haunting Altered Cigar Box

Hello friends!
Here is a project I created this summer.
 It's a cigar box that I altered and added a wooden house piece to the top.
The house was found at my local craft store and wooden cigar boxes can easily be picked up at cigar shops or antique shops/thrift stores.

I used Graphic 45's Happy Haunting paper line. Cutting out lots of small pieces and layering over this box.

In each of the 4 corners I've added cut out stand ups to give this a more 3d effect.

I just adored this paper line! Such fun to work with. It's been awhile since I created an altered project and this was a lot of fun!

Here's a couple close ups of the box.
I removed the hardware to adhere the paper across the front of the box, and reattached it later.

For the inside of the box,
 I decorated the lid and created a mini album to fit inside.

This album was so chunky, it just barely fit!

The antique style of this paper line was so easy to work with! I just loved the polka dots and spiders paper!

If you have any scrappy/crafty questions, don't hesitate to ask!

I am getting ready to spend this weekend at a scrapbooking retreat!
I've been busy packing this week, getting my craft room slightly more organized!!

Have a wonderful day, Lindsey

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Jane said...

Lindsey, this is just wonderful! So much detail and you used so many different papers & graphics from this set! I bought both the large & the small set so I've been using these papers for tags, cards, and other fun projects. I love Graphic 45! Still have lots left so might have to find a cigar box! Love the book! Beautiful work - and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
Have fun at your retreat!

Shelley said...

Cute...cute...its wonderful Lindsey...blessings sweet friend.

lorlore said...

I'm leaving for my annual retreat in Lake Tahoe also this morning. I will be sharing some fun creations soon. I am in love with your box!!!! I will try to make one for next year!!!! You are so amazing with your talent!! Have a great time at retreat!!!

ImagiMeri said...

Awesome job girlfriend, but then everything you make is magical.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Ah I love this! So cute and love how you put the mini album inside!! Too cute! xo Holly

vintage grey said...

LOve it!! The papers are so neat!! xo Heather

Pierelantijntjes said...

It's realy so beautiful!!! Love the paper of graphics 45.
Hugs Ester

Laura said...

You have created a total masterpiece! I am breathless just looking at the pictures!! Just stunning!

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Nan said...

What an amazing creation you have here. I am continually blow away by what you come up with. This vintage theme of Halloween is so me I just love what you did! Nan