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!



  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!

  2. What a lovely idea, it looks great.

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

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

  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.

  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 :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  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!!

  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.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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

  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.

  11. Very lovely project! I'm sure your sister loved it!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!


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