An Altered Cigar Box

Hello Friends,

My friends Brenda & Renee came over to my house before Christmas and Brenda taught us how to make altered cigar boxes.



I used Graphic 45 "By the Sea" I love this paper!  I left the banding around the cigar box because I liked the way it looked.



I cut the sea shells out on my Cameo Silhouette with white paper.  I then inked them with Tim Holtz distress ink and then wet embossed them to make them shiny.  I added Tim Holtz corners & feet to complete the project.  I gave this to my sister Peggy.  She has a house at the ocean so I thought she would like it!



Thank you Renee & Brenda for a wonderful day!

I am entering this cigar box into the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can - Challenge #85 Anything But A Card
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent - Anything Goes But Must Recycle
Decorate To Celebrate - Challenge #91 Anything Goes

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

Hugs,


14 comments:

  1. Wow Chriss, so beautiful altered box you made!! Love the theme and also the brigt colours you used, your sister will be very happy to receive it!

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  2. What a lovely idea, it looks great.

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  3. I'm happy to see you are cranking out some amazing projects for the start of the New Year...... Great job Chirss~

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  4. beautiful box my friend why don't you enter into our challenge at dtc since your not on team anymore. boo hoo. hugs

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  5. Looks like I need to start smoking cigars. This box is way too cute. I need to make one. I love yours and of course I love the papers you used.
    What a fun time to have with friends and I bet your sister just loved it.
    I hope your new year is off to a great start.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  6. This is so gorgeous, Chriss!! What an amazing gift for your sister!! You decorated the box beautifully!! How fun to craft with friends!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. OMG! this is fabulous Chriss and I've been dying to make one. I have the Tim Holtz legs already but need the cigar box where did you get yours? Thank you for joining Decorate to Celebrate, I hope you are well and Happy New Year!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  8. Wow Chriss this is a stunning box and so beautiful adorned with all the touches of the ocean. I am sure your friend treasured it.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. very pretty thank you for joining us at dtc. hugs

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  10. wow amazing, love the eye catching colours and the vintage style elements. Thankyou for joining us at Crafting When We Can Lynda x DT.

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  11. Very lovely project! I'm sure your sister loved it!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Lilian
    http://TheLeafStudio.blogspot.com

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