Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pretty in Pink Altered Cigar Box

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Ours was great even if we had massive amounts of rain it was still nice to be able to spend it with family. :-)
After taking a tiny break from social media I am back to share a project I created for a swap I was in with my sweet friend Lisa on Swap-bot.


For this swap we agreed to alter a small cigar box and fill it with planner goodies.


Since one of Lisa's favorite colors is pink I went with a dusty colored cardstock from My Mind's Eye for the outside of the box. The image I found on Tammy Tutterow's site. I sized it down, printed and fussy cut out. I used a combination of buttons, dew drops, store bought and handmade flowers to decorate the lid.


The inside of the box I used the rest of the My Mind''s Eye cardstock and the vintage print cardstock is from a discontinued line from Canvas Corp. Also I forgot to mention that I painted the edges of the box with a cream colored paint (no need to paint the whole box since you won't be seeing that :-) ) and used Antique Mod Podge to adhere all cardstock to the box. Once dry I applied a coat over the whole box to seal it.


The fun part was adding all the goodies. I added journaling cards, sticky notes, shaped paper clips, washi tape and a 4" book ring so she can add her favorite washi tapes to so she can keep those close at hand. :-)


There you have it my first project of the year! :-) If you have any questions please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


10 comments:

  1. What a sweet gift! I love the color palette and the great vintage feel. Nice work!!!

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  2. Lisa will love this, so very cool! Such great details and colors!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the kind comments! :-)

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  3. So pretty, I have become a follower and would love it if you would come and follow me, Many thanks from Carole your fellow TRN design team member. x http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for the comments and for following Caroleanne! I hopped over to your blog and I am now following you too. :-)

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