This month's kit at Alpha Stamps is all about Cigar box sweeties, and I just loved this theme. I decided to create a fun gift for an artsy pal with my goodies.
I wanted the receiver to have a bit of art made by me, but I also wanted to include some items as an inspiration kit for him/her to then make something on their own.
I upcycled an old cigar box that I had picked up at a garage sale to hold my kit. You can see that the box was slightly warped on the left hand side, but I still made it work.
I used lots of new decorative tapes to alter my fun little kit. Love all the new tiny ones. The gold striped one is only 3mm thick.
Another item I used here was some of Tim Holtz's cute new arrows. It is sometimes hard to use the good stuff, but it is worth it in the end.
Inside I have included some embellishments, collage images, scraps of paper and some tags. I plan to add some more ribbons and such as I get the gift ready to give.
Here you can see the inside of the box a bit more. I was sure to leave some of the cigar box showing as I like to be able to see the history of the how the piece evolved.
I hope you enjoyed this post! It was sure fun to make something while also hopefully inspiring someone to make something else.