Tuesday, June 29, 2010

House Mouse cigar box

My husband brings home tons of cigar boxes and this one was so sturdy I had to cover it and give it to my son. I'm hoping that maybe he'll keep all of his pay stubs from his "new job" (hope, hope) in this box. I already made one box for him but I think he'll love this one too! As soon as I saw this image I thought of my youngest son. This is so him, just lazing around relaxing. I've entered this into three challenges. The first is Kaboodle Doodles and the challenge is to celebrate summer. The second challenge is Charisma Cardz and is to make a project for a boy. The third challenge is House Mouse challenge to create a project to celebrate something new. I am hoping this is a good luck charm and Steven gets the job! Each side of the box has a different saying. The front says "Never regret anything that made you laugh" and then each of these are on a side "smiles are contagious", "Today belongs to you", "Dance to your own music". Love all of the sayings!

Stamps: House Mouse keeping cool, stampin up Sanded background, sentiments are from Inkadinkado Thoughts for the day
Paper: Early Espresso, basic black, gable green, whisper white
Ink: bashful blue, ballet blue, early espresso, green galore, glorious green
Other: prisma markers, ribbon, ek corner punch, brads, crystal effects, stampin up square lattice


  1. Oooh Dawn, that's a lovely box! Just love your house mouse! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  2. What a sweet project! I am a boxaholic and I just love seeing what folks do with boxes. Thanks for playing our Kaboodle Doodles Celebrate Summer challenge! ~chris

  3. What a fabulous project Dawn - wonderful colours, gorgeous image and I love all your sentiment. Fingers crossed for your hopes and your son.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  4. Wow this is a gorgeous creation, love your image & fab male colour combo..
    hope you son gets the job thanks for sharing & joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday chall.

    Hugs Christine xx

  5. Dawn, what a "cool" project!! Great papers and perfect image!! Your son is going to love it. Thanks for joining us this challenge at House Mouse and Friends. Hope you come back often so we can see what you're creating.

    Take Care
    Sue Drees

  6. Hi Dawn
    wow what a stunning box you have done, fantastic colouring, luv the papers,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue.x

  7. Wow Dawn do I like this one or what!!! Great job on that cigar box, you are just so good. Steven will love it!

  8. Fabulous recycling !! what a gorgeous box :-) I am sure you son will love this :-)

    thanks for joining the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

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  10. What a fun project! Cigar boxes are so sturdy and great for storage. Good luck to your son! Fun details on your creation and love the cute image and fun sentiments! Thanks for playing on HM&F'S Monday Challenge!

  11. This is amazing! Such a great creation! Thank you for playing at HM&F Monday Challenge.

    Hugs, Natascha