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Monday, September 5, 2011

Secret Squirrel Sisterhood Society Cigar Box Swap

     Hey ya'll, so I am so excited, I was able to join the most fabulous group ever! I am now part of the Secret Squirrel Sisterhood Society! I have been lurking in the shadows for a little while now, watching videos and I have searched a million  images of these fabulous cigar boxes. Well for the month of July, Jade posted that the theme was a "Oh La La Paris Wish Box." Well needles to say, this one screamed my name! I thought black and pink all the way, and I knew the perfect paper line for this project.
     I chose the Echo Park paper line Be Mine, yes I know what you  are thinking, this IS one paper stash that I have been hoarding, and when I say hoarding, I mean I have 5 packs of the 6x6 stack, and one of the complete 12x12 kits, and about 15 of my favorite 12x12 papers. So after I knew the paper line,I decided to go with the dress from girly look. I love Teresa Collins as well, and she was my inspiration behind the rolled flowers. All of the flowers except the 3 brown ones and the background paper are all from the Be Mine Collection.The small flowers in the corner are Prima flowers, and the bling pearls are Recollection (found at Michaels.) I also used a Tim Holtz ornate plate and inserted the word "Wish".
     I painted the base of the box in a cream color and went over it with Tim Holtz Black Crackle paint. After all of that dried, I went back over it with modge podge. I didn't want to have the crackle peeling off. I took a cream ruffled trim around the entire lid, and added black rosette trim to the front. When all was said and done, I needed a clasp, so I opted for a beautiful Fleur de lis.

Hope you all enjoy!


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