Sunday, September 30, 2012

Altered Cigar Mail Box Kit

Creative Classes In Paper   Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


When this altered cigar box arrived in my mail it took my breath away!  PWA designer, Dee Moran’s attention to the details made me want to keep looking and looking to make sure I didn’t miss a thing!  My next instinct was to make one!  mail box top

And since I think you’ll want to make one too, Dee has given me permission to offer this in a workshop with the possibility of also offering  kits by mail.  Please let me know if this interests you!

I’ve been able to track down almost all of the components that Dee used with some substitutions that work just as well as the original.  Graphic 45 has discontinued the papers that Dee used so the boxes we make in class will be slightly different than the example but not enough to change the overall look and feel of the box.

This is some of the substitute paper we will be using in class:

peninhand “Pen In Hand” (shown above) was also discontinued but I was able to get my hands on enough sheets for 20 students.  The variety of vintage  ink bottles and pen nibs keep with the “mail” theme very nicely, don’t you think?

Here is one side view of Dee’s Box:

mail box side

Inside the lid Dee put corkboard and decorated push pins (not shown).  The box has separate sections for hand stamped note paper, a matching pen, a Post It note pad with an elegant coordinating cover, a pocket for postage stamps, another pocket for labels and some very fun clips! mail box inside

mailbox clips The average paper crafter will have no problem putting this project together in a day.  Workshop would probably run about six hours with a BYOB (bring your own bag) lunch break.

This time of year I look at everything with the eye of “does this project have gift potential?” An altered cigar box made into a sweet box for mail supplies is a resounding, “YES”!

Hugs, Suzanne

1 comment:

  1. Oh, leave it to Dee!!! What a fabulous, fabulous creation!


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