24 November 2012


I bought a stack of empty cigar boxes from a local cigar store a couple of years ago, putting something like this together has been in the back of my mind ever since.  I wanted it to be clear that this project started life as a cigar box so finding the balance of what to cover and what to leave took some pondering LOL  Oh I spend a lot of time pondering!

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon, the retro images on the cover come from TwistedPapers.  My little reindeer is vintage and even though her red flocking has faded to orange and is sloughing off in places she is the star of this piece for me.  The trees and fencing are dollar store finds.   Diamond Dust icy garlands, teeny pompom snowballs and gold star sequins decorate my trees.  The aged mica flake snow is from Paper Valise.  Lots of Glossy Accents and Stickles add more sparkle (I see more opportunities for glitter when viewing my pictures LOL).  Thanks for looking!

I met (on line) an incredible artist from the UK, Susie Jeffereson.  She is the one who created my blog background.  Susie has just created a series of holiday configuration boxes and done a video on each one...go here to see them!  http://www.1stfloorflat.co.uk/

A little peek!


  1. I love it! You did a great job! I have a stack of cigar boxes, and I've been dreaming of doing this for like...2 years now! Good to see that you really did it and it turned out GREAT!
    Erica :)

  2. Ooo, I liked it before it was all decked out! Now, with all the embellishings it is wonderful!!! Love all the snow! I remember having one of those deer!

  3. This is so sweet, and I just love that it has a lid - I must try that! And thanks so much for your mention, it's so kind. So glad you like my boxes, Hugs etc x0x0

  4. What a great job Sandi. I love that you have created your own version of a configurations box and it is wonderful. So much detail to see here. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Your cigar box is beautiful!!! You've inspired me to stop pondering over the couple cigar boxes I have. I can ponder way too long on some things!

  6. I can't tell you how much I love this! I'll be checking out that video!

  7. Sandi, this is fantastic! I love how you completed the front. I have to copy your idea on this, it is so sticking cute!!!

  8. This is fab, Sandi. I love how you have made the cigar box into a configurations box. I don't find them easy to find in the UK. I must look at Susie's ones too. Your work is lovely; off to look further back on your blog now,

    Lucy x


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