Wednesday, 1 August 2012


I was privileged  enough to be invited to a new group of cigar box swappers that my friend Freespirt aka Lisa was starting up.  While I am anxiously awaiting a box of my own to open I thought I would share some stills of the items I made for my secret sister this month Terri.

July's Theme was The Secret Garden

I must say I had an absolute ball creating items for my secret sister and for this theme!  I love the movie The Secret Garden and this was my inspiration going into the box altering/making process.

This a shot of the top with the secret door closed.

A shot of the top of the box with the secret door open

 With the lid closed the front panel

 A shot of the side with the hinges.. learned my lesson never use grunge paper for hinges use only grunge board!  Avoid the headaches I had with your next set of hinges! :D

A shot of the lined interior.  The top is a green tapestry fabric from my scrap stash and the bottom velveteen material is not black but rather a very deep forest green with just a few sequins here and there that was leftover material from my wedding dress.  There is a very special part of me in this box!

We had a few other challenges like an altered dress form and a 6x6 layout here they are below

I made a few more handmade goodies for my secret sister here are some picks of them:

 An altered book

 An ATC with the word dream on the little metal piece

 Bookmark front
 Bookmark Back with inspiring words that I can not recall at the moment

 File Folder Postcard Holder front view
 File Folder Postcard Holder interior with postcard backgrounds
An original piece of art by me saying "OPEN THE SECRET DOOR TO YOUR DREAMS"

I hope you enjoyed your time here at Morgan's Fancies and as always I welcome any comments, hints, and suggestions that I can get.

Happy Arting


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