Friday, November 16, 2007

Giving Well: Project #4- Cigar Box

This is a gift for someone that I think will use this to hold their teasures in (I will add a gift card and/or small journal inside for the recipient). I purchased a cheap cigar box from Michael's and covered the inside and outside with patterend paper (MemoryWorks August 07 Express Kit!). After taking the picture I stamped the receipients name on the top. Since I don't want to spoil the surprise--I couldn't take a picture of the finished product (maybe after Christmas!). I also added a few swirl stamps on the top. I may still tie a few charms or something to the ribbon.

The wrapping job is such a great idea--instead of a plain paper bag I added a "bag collar". I first measured the outside of the bag and then cut chipboard to fit. I covered it with wrapping paper and cut a slit in the center for the handles. This keeps anyone from peeking in the bag! Very cute and something that can be reused again. Mine doesn't lay very flat. I should have used a bigger bag. After I have added a few things to the box I will tape the top of the bag shut. Add a gift tag and I'm set! All ready for Christmas--1 month early! Wow!


TamiV said...

Sarah - This turned out so cute, love the metal frame corner and that number paper is fabulous! Great job with the giftbag too!

leah said...

I love this idea, Sarah! I really like the thought of putting a little matching altered journal inside. I may have to trip over to M's this week. :)

Lacey said...

adorable box Sarah!

The ornament is a glass ornament. The outside is stamped with an acrylic stamp and then embossed with glitter. The inside I have used a heidi Swapp acrylic snowflake - which I inked with red ink and than embossed with glitter.

I will post directions on my blog.