Saturday, October 23, 2010

Altered Cigar Box pictures

My partner has her surprise package now for the Bloggerette Sorority Fall Findings Swap, (I sent it a week ago) so I am posting the pictures of the Altered Cigar box.

 Top of Altered Box
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My partner loved anything Paris related and her favorite colors were pink, yellow and lavender. I covered the box with paper with French scenes. (See the Eiffel tower up in the left hand corner?) The bronze swags are very old vintage French pieces as is the bronze flower on the vintage music tag in the lower left corner. I added some Prima flowers, gems, and sheer ribbon topped off with this gorgeous lavender ribbon and lace flower. There is a sequined ribbon pull in the front center held by a pearl brad.

(Click on anything you want to see better)

The sides of the box

The front.
The back.

The bottom.

covered the inside of the box with lovely iris tissue paper and used Tim Holz tape all around. 
Part of the swap was to fill the box with things she would like and things related to Fall, plus one item had to be made by you.

These old French bags hold surprises - the back one has French stickers for her to use and the front one has a Fall postcard I made and posted earlier

The vintage hankie on the left has a box of small Autumn cookie cutters and the vintage European embroidered pocket on the right holds mini cupcake papers in Autumn colors.

I added some trinkets, a bunch of grapes, small gourds, pumpkins and leaves....

and covered everything over with large fabric Fall leaves.

I had a lot of fun doing this and I am looking forward to receiving my surprise next week. We are having a Bloggerette "party" on Oct. 30 for everyone who participated to be able to see all the fun and wonderful things we received!


  1. Stupendously gorgeous!!! You always do it in a way that makes for such a lovely surprise when I first see your page each day. Love you!

  2. Oh wow! What a lucky recipient! You did a beautiful job all the way around...and inside too!
    All the best - Andrea

  3. Yes Tabitha, you did!!! Another beautiful job by Rebecca & John. Hahaha...

  4. hahaha, aunt judy... I shouldn't have assumed my error would go unnoticed... ;)


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