This is an actual cigar box. John ordered me some empty ones from a cigar company online and I have a very diverse selection. Some are really nice. I fussy cut the mom, baby, and the banner from the 12x12 sheet. Then I mod podged the music sheet from the 8x8 pad I had on the top and some of the border pieces on the sides, glued the mom and baby and the banner over it, made my roses and vines and leaves hot gluing them on as well. Inside the box, I painted it baby blue, mod podged the cute little boy that I fussy cut from the same 12x12, stamped the corners. I glued an 8x8 paper on the top inside cover and then some of the fussy cuts from my big sheet.
The mini itself was made from envelopes, the cover from thicker chipboard. All the embellies are from the G45 Little Darlings line, their chipboard, a sticker sheet their 8x8 paper pad and some 12x12 sheets. I had some blue ribbon, some baby blue brads, and my stickles and glimmer mist to finish. I made tags to go into the pockets decorating them in various ways, from masking to embossing with my big shot. Here are the pics -
Everyone at the shower was gaga, it got passed around to every lady that was there. They told me to hurry up and open my booth!
This paper is beyond beautiful. They are just an amazing company! I actually won a great package from their Re-Pin it to win it contest on Pinterest a week ago. I got an ABC Primer 8x8 pad, their metal staples, chipboard, just awesome.
I"m going to do another video showing the graduate albums I'm making for the local h.s. it is a trial and error learning process about what should be included, what adhesives work best, etc.
On a side note, my daughter Victoria entered John in the Best Dad contest. He was winning all along by 20-30 votes till today. Now it is neck and neck him by 1 John by 1back and forth. If you could go here -
*BEST DAD CONTEST* and like it then vote today tomorrow and Wednesday, I'd appreciate it greatly. You can unlike it once it's over :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.