Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cigar box for Tilda swap

Hello and thanks for stopping by! 
Today I am going to show you the cigar box I altered for a Tilda swap on the Cricut message board.  My partner was Sweetcreations, and I hope she liked the box and goodies I sent to her with it.
Before I start talking about the box, I have to tell you, this round brought back some childhood memories for me, as my dad was a cigar smoker and I remember his cigar boxes, and all the many things we used to do with them!  And the smell, I loved the smell of those boxes!! Everytime you opened one, long after the cigars were gone, the smell still lingered....ahhhhhh, those were the days! has quit smoking cigars (I think) and so beleive it or not, I had to go BUY a box!  So Kim and I got our boxes at M's  No smell, and not quite the size Dad's were, but it worked!! Here is my finished box:

and the inside:

The big flower on the front is from Prima and the lace is from my stash.  I painted the box white with Folk Art acrylic paint.  I have forgotten who the paper is by, an used my last piece of it from my stash.  The teal is Bazzill.  Used a Nestabillity (with my VAGABOND) for the inside image.

My images are all colored with Copic markers.  The background is the Butterfly Background from the Chasing Butterflies collection of Magnolia.

Edwin is also from the Chasing Butterflies collection, and is Chasing Edwin!

Tilda is Beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams collection.  You can't see it in the picture, but I added a thin layer o Smooch Top Coat on the wings to give them a little shimmer!
Here is a close up of the inside:
I used Tilda with Hawaii Flower for this one, and she is from the Butterfly Dreams collection.  My partner said she likes butterflies so I kinda went with the whole butterfly theme for the box.  I hope she liked it!!
Thanks for stopping by!  Take your time and look around if you want.  Leave me some comments so I know you were here!  And please feed my fish before you go.
Happy Craftin!


  1. Beautiful! I am sure she is going to love it!

  2. How beautiful! Love your coloring. Cute stamps!