Hi! Yesterday my cousin Cheryl came over to spend the day with be. We spent the day at my craft table. As usual, we each made a few cards. But then. We did something a little different. Well. Maybe a lot different! We spent the rest of the day altering cigar boxes. Cheryl supplied the cigar boxes; I supplied the craft space. Our friend Kris had planned to join us, but family matters called. We sure did miss her smiling face and lively spirit!
So. Do you want to see what my cuz and I created? I hope so, because I'm going to show you anyway :o)
This is what I started with.
Several hours later. This is my altered cigar box. I do believe I've covered every surface of this box. Inside and out.
I used Tim Holtz Ideology tissue tape (Nostalgic pattern) for most of the edges. It would have been ALL edges and corners, if I hadn't forgotten to do the interior corners and joints. The designer series paper is all from Stampin' Up!s Botanical Gazette pack. For embellishments I used a butterfly shape punched from corrugated packing material (using a SU punch). I also used a flourish of clear rhinestones, some ribbon roses, Cherry Cobbler seam binding (SU), 2 clear faceted buttons (SU) and some vintage lace and vintage trim at the lower right corner. I'll probably add a stamped sentiment to the inside of the cover. I see that there is a perfect place for one.
AND, I want to show you what Cheryl created. It's SO pretty!
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our creations. We sure enjoyed the creative process. And it was such a treat for me to have someone to create with! I'm usually working on my own.
Thanks for taking a look!