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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Those Fashionable Flappers

I know, I know…. But I love making these cigar boxes. I plan on making a bunch for my family for Christmas. I’m going to pick out a theme for each family member and fill them with old pictures of themselves (Thanks for the idea Marla!) I try and make a little something for everyone in the family. My mom’s family gets together on Christmas Eve and it is a chaotic, but great night for all of us. We are all very close (aunts, uncles, cousins) and I wish I could share the craziness with everyone. Yea, we're not perfect, we argue and get mad at each other but we are ALWAYS there for each other and I love every crazy one of them.
So here we go…. My supplies:
http://www.g45papers.com/products/  Graphic 45 Fashionista Collection
http://bobunny.com/etceteracollection.html Bo Bunny et cetera collection
http://www.sakuracraft.com/ 3d crystal lacquer
http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog/450-quick-dry.html Helmar 450 glue
Vintage pattern pieces (for background)
Americana midnight blue paint
Zipper, timepiece button, old key, rickrack



I ran a bead of Helmar 450 to attached rick rack, old key and button embellishments. It's stuck!

I used a glue gun create my first zippered flower. I need a little practice. I used Helmar 450 to attached the timepiece button.  I also used the 3D lacquer on the Bo Bunny flourish. You can't see it but I also 3D the clock with the lady and I really like the way it, well, created a 3D look.
The inside of the box was lined with more Fashionista paper and I 3D the clock again.

I love this face. So romantic........
Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Trails
Kim

11 comments:

PaulaJ said...

awesome job!

Sharon said...

Fantastic! Great images!

Debbie said...

Fabulous! I love it! I have a couple of cigar boxes in the basement somewhere. Must go dig them out! What a great idea! I LOVE all your images and details!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely wonderful! What a terrific gift and love the idea of personalizing them,

Lucy x

Jingle said...

That is so fun! Great job!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Kim
Oh boy do I adore your creation.
Individual, arty and simply fabulous.
What a very special gift.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments for me to read :)

Jack said...

This is gorgeous, especially the zip-wrapped watch. But I am wondering, just how many cigars are you planning to smoke, lol. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love it all. That paper covered flourish is a great addition.

trisha too said...

Well, you know, I like this one even better than the last--it's probably the vivid colors, very striking.

:)

scrapandstamp said...

Absolutely stunning!

Kim said...

Thanks Everyone for your kind words. I love making them. I hope I don't burn myself out.