Monday, February 28, 2011

There Lived a Beautiful Princess Cigar Box

I made another cigar box. This one found a home on the other side of the country, in Connecticut. 

I used Lady Tilda and the Once Upon a Time paper pack (DCWV) for the basis of the box. I really wanted to create a fairy tail on the box.

I just love this beautiful paper. It has so many color variations that the potential combinations go on and on.

I think a beautiful crochet lace is the perfect finish. I actually layered the lace over a piece of the paper to add some color interest. 

I used a gorgeous font and one of my favorites, Bickham Script. I love the classic, old fashioned feel of this font.  The hardware is part of the Tim Holtz Alterations collection.

I used Copics to color my image. I am still learning pleats which is not an easy concept for me. I must say, I love the regal color of her dress, and it matches the paper perfectly. 

Of course, a beautiful princess must have flowers on her box. 

The castle was cut from the paper.  To me, it feels mysterious, like a castle on a cloud.

The feet are part of the Tim Holtz Alterations collection.

I finished the inside of the box with some of the paper, fleece, a die cut (Cricut) and  this lovely butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is so gorgeous!! What beautiful elements and colors!! I really love the lace and pearls here!! TFS! HUGS

Unknown said...

This is sooo precious! So beautiful, Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

Sandy said...

OMG Julie - there you go with that wonderful paper again - you are a wizard at paper crafting and this box is to die for gorgeous!

Paper Lace and Card Nook said...

Love your cigar box it is just so beautiful. Love your desingner papers as well are they from Once Upon a Time it is really cool.
hugs Carolyn

ScrappingDeb said...

alll I can say is WOW!! It's beautiful. I have some cigar boxes just waiting to be prettied up - I hope mine can get half as beautiful as yours!

Beth said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Wonderful job! Some one will be very happy with it!

Peggie said...

Gorgeous box.

Lori Aragon said...

WOW Julie! I LOVE this so much!!!
Love n hugs,

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie, this is outstandingly beautiful! What caught my eye the most was the fabulous Tim Holtz hardware that you used - OMG - it's gorgeous! Love the fairytale paper you used to showcase Tilda...AWESOME!

Unknown said...

Wow absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

Chris said...

Julie, its gorgeous!

Rene said...

Oh Julie! You have outdone yourself! This is GORGEOUS!
Rene :D

Nancy said...

My absolute, all time favorite, paper pad! LOVE IT. This is gorgeous, every single element and I surely hope the recipient is delighted with it. You are giving me ideas for the three cigar boxes at the local thrift shop. Thank you for sharing.

Creativity with Dawn said...

This is just beautiful!! I was wondering if your lace comes with the pearls attached or if you actually put them together? Also, if they come together, where did you find it? You can email me through the yahoo group if you get a moment.

Dawn Kuhn

Rosie said...

Spectacular girl! Love the colors and the little legs for the box. Great idea! I definitely have some ideas now for those old boxes I see while antique shopping. Hugs, Rosemary

Judy K. said...

Oh Julie this is absolutly b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!! Your design and coloring are perfect!!!
Judy K.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, this cigar box is very elegant and pretty Julie. This looks like a box of fairytale :o)

KayBeScraps said...

OMG.. how beautiful.. wow.. looks soooo fantastic..
Hugs, Katrin

Becca said...

Once upon a time there was a boring,ugly cigar box and one day Fairy Godmother Julie came along turned it into a gorgeous, elegant and desired box! Way to go, Julie! Love it! Hugs, Becca

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Great job, love the theme, very nice, Bye Mascha

Iulia said...

What a fantastic cigar box, Julie! Now, I'm not a smoker so I'd prefer to think of it as a jewelry box:)). Tilda looks amazing! Look at those pleats! I also love the papers and the lace and all those Tim Holtz alteration stuff. They go so well in this lovely project!
It's a fabulous job you did, Julie! Glad you've shared it!
Hugs, Iulia

cathylynn said...

OUTSTANDING!!!! What else can I say. You definitely put the magic into this box. Beautiful coloring,lace and hardware included! Love It all!!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Julie said...

Your project is just gorgeous!

1CRTVCHK said...

Your cigar box is absolutely beautiful!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...


Teresa Kline said...

wow..this is stunning!

enjoy *~*

Chris said...

What a special way to recycle a cigar box! It is just lovely and so creative! I love the Holtz hardware you used. Your theme is just so clever. I love each element that you used. I would so love to watch you create.

Chris Christensen

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Julie, this is gorgeous! I love the look of the box and the idea behind it. I live in CT! Lucky neighbor!