Monday, March 12, 2012

Altered Cigar Box

My parting project for Scrapbook Magazine wasn't a layout but an altered project, Lindsey asked me to create a baby keepsake box using a Darice cigar box from Pickleberry Papercrafts and some really cute Kaisercraft Lullaby papers (which do come in blue too)
I have tried photographing it but it has proved really hard to get good shots so I have photographed the magazine photos to show you and will post some of my not so professional looking ones too!!


Here are my photos....


There are full instructions on how I created the box in the magazine if you fancy having a go a making your own. I made templates that fitted into the base and the lid of box and built up my patchwork design on the templates. I cut all my blocks and decided on the arrangement then added stitching around each one before sticking them onto the template and adding them to the box. It made life a lot easier than trying to stick everything directly into the base and trying to get the measurements right.


The lid has got lots of lace layered around the edges and lots of fussy cutting, my idea of scrapping heaven!


TFL
xx

9 comments:

Romy said...

Oh my, this looks gorgeous! I just love the soft tones you used here and the beautiful fussy cut images.

Louise said...

and there i was thinking that you'd use a machine to cut out all those intricate shapes Rachael!! Beautiful keepsake box and the patchwork effect is fab xx

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW Rachael!!!
This is BEAUTIFUL & all that fussy cutting looks AMAZING.... ♥

Elaine said...

That's absolutely stunning Rachel. Elaine x

Anita Scroggins said...

Such a great project! I love everything about it.

gwyneth said...

That is so pretty Rachael, just gorgeous !

Lisa said...

Another example of your stunning work Rachael! this is amazing to see what a cigar box can be turned into! love the pinks and as you say fussy cutting lol, i'll have to remember that, i wish i could cut into papers as you do.. maybe one day? lol

Have a great weekend
Lisa
xx

carlies said...

wow so beautiful box's love all your fussy cutting !!

hugs carla

Carol said...

Just beautiful.