Cigar Game Box

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Mar 14, 2007 in Crafts |

I have got to stop watching so many craft shows! Every time I see one, I just HAVE to try yet another project. Here’s my latest – I don’t even know from which show I got this idea, but I took their simple concept and expanded on it using all Stampin’ Up! stuff.

I started with a plain, wooden cigar box and rubbed it with craft ink to give it color. Then I cut small squares of patterned paper and glued them onto the top in a checkerboard pattern:

On the other side, I used the same technique to make a backgammon board:

Oh – and I added this little embellishment on the outside:

Isn’t that cute? But of course, I couldn’t stop there – I had to add some game pieces.

First, I lined the inside of the box with paper and made two small envelopes to hold the pieces:

I figured that the checkers and backgammon pieces can be the same and the chess set needed different pieces.

Here are all the pieces:

For the checkers, I used small circles of patterned paper covered with layers of Crystal Effects and a little glitter.

For the chess pieces, I stamped letters representing each piece onto cardstock, then punched them out and embossed them.

I also added a little closure on the back of the envelope with some circles and thread.

Here are the pieces up close:

I added a Stampin’ Dimensional to the chess pieces to give them a little more substance.

I had fun doing this project – but it was a LOT of work!

Now I’m off to try my next project – this one involves velvet, fancy trim and photos…

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