Charlie Chaplin Cigar Box

Good morning my friends & Welcome Visitors,

Today I would like to show you a cigar box that I made as a gift for my friend Trish's birthday.  I made this last March, gave it to Trish and never remembered to blog it!  So better late than never I guess.  Trish is a huge Silent Film buff and she also likes sewing so I decided to combine these two loves into a gift for her.

Here is the top of the box.  I used a star die cut from the Silhouette store and heat embossed it to make it  shiny.  I also got the film strip die cut from the Silhouette store.  The Charlie Chaplin is a reproduction post card from e-bay; the initial charms are from Tim Holtz. 

Some Tim Holtz and film strip from the Silhouette store decorate the side.  I heat embossed the film strip to make it stand out.

I decorated the inside top of the box with more Charlie and some other stamps that are significant to Trish, then filled the box with antique buttons from 3GirlJam.  

I am entering this box into the following challenges: - Anything But A Card - Anything But A Card (five film strips and 5..buttons?) - HIMCR- #163 Freestyle - Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!



  1. Wow! A clever idea and a unique box!! I love your project!

  2. I know your friend will love this its so amazing. what a great gift. hugs

  3. This is so fun and wonderfully vintage. Great idea to store buttons.
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  4. Chriss, I can see why she loved it! WOW! It's sensational - inside and out. Very cute and creative idea too!

  5. This is so awesome, Chriss!! I love the design and the details you added!! I know your friend loved this - it's amazing!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. WOW!! This is Awesome!! COOL too!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  7. This is so cool, I love it!! I need this to put all the buttons I am going to punch in . You did a super job on this. Got my punch yesterday Thank you Thank you thank you. I puncehed a bunch and will share on my blog son.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. Your box is delightful...I love the Charlie stamp too! Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card's 5 Challenge.

  9. This is very unique and vintage-y! Great job!

    Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!

    - HIMCR DT
    - Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  10. Very cool, very unique and a very interesting piece!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  11. This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  12. Fantastic altered box, Love the images & fabulous design....Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics... Hugs May x x

  13. Very cool box. : ) I like the way you used the film strip around the base and the Chaplin post card is so awesome. Your friend is just gonna love it!!
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah DT


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