Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oh The Places You'll Go

Happy Hellos Everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying my parade of handcrafted cigar keepsake boxes. My fingers are mentally crossed. Since I believe you have, I have another unique keepsake box to share.

I have been fortunate to have traveled the globe.  So, when I saw this line from (who else?) Graphic45 I had to have it. As I began to peer over the various designs in this line, immediately, I was taken back to some unforgettable places, experiences, people, moments in time... I caught myself smiling. Take a look, you may catch yourself smiling too.

 Here you'll discover three postage stamps in
 3-D effect highlighting Germany, Italy and France.

There are two varied background to this keepsake
box. The top background features multi-color postage
 stamps from all around the world. The lower part of
this keepsake box identify various names of popular
 toured cities around the world.

Here are my handcrafted feet. These feet give the illusion the feet
 are made from pieces of leather.

I considered this unique because the original contents were
 packaged upright.


Notice the red strip that separates the
 lid from the bottom and how the inside
 copper lining coordinate with the feet.
 Also notice how the box lifts up.

 Here is a clear view of the background image.

Lastly, as the recipient of this awesome keepsake box one could
 make use of this box as he or she please to. Among all the other
 things I do, I am a collector of writing pens. I thought this was an
 excellent place to store my favorite writing instruments.

Well, when what do you think?

Once again, thank you for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

Happy Hellos Everyone!

On this Valentine's Day, I have a wonderfully sweet keepsake box to share with you. I love the finished product and I believe you will feel the same way too. It has an ol' tyme musical feel. This keepsake box would be perfect for you if you are a music lover or for that beloved music teacher. Take a look and share your thoughts.

I absolutely love this box. It a feature most of my other cigar
 boxes of my other boxes do not offer.



Can you hear the music? This ol' tyme musical theme line brought
  this once cigar box to life. To begin, take a look at the legs of the
 keepsake box. Is it just me or do these legs remind you of the
 old style piano legs.

I opted to lightly emboss this keepsake box because I felt very
 little was needed. However, the future owner could
 embellish this keepsake with his/her personal memorabilia.


The ticket were age once again to accent the ol' tyme feel.


Notice the detail terminology associated with an entertainer
 that highlights the outside of the edge of the lid.


Just like the previous photo, notice the classic draped red

 curtains often found in the yesterday's theater.








I distressed all edges of the boxes to accent that ol' tyme feel.





Before I let you see inside the keepsake box, I wanted to show
 you the unique feature this box that most of the others do not.
 This keepsake box can open by using the top lid or the front lid.



Inside the box, you discovers old style news paper and musical notes.

Looking outward, notice the musical
 notes above and the drop down faux piano keys.

The same piano keys can be found on the opposite side.


Let me just say, it took everything in me not to add a touch of glitter on this box and I am so glad I did not. I wanted it to be desired by a male or a female. Beside, for those of you that like thing to sparkle a bit, I have something complementary to share with you in the next day or two. 

Once again, thank you for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wild Safari Keepsake Box

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!


I hope your Saturday kicked off on a high note. Let me just say, [in case you were wondering] in no way have I given up on creating what I love best and that is of course creating wonderful greeting cards. Lately, I have enjoyed creating wonderful keepsake boxes. Perhaps, by this time next week, I will have some greeting cards to share with you. However, as for this moment in time, I has a special keepsake box suitable for so many occasions. It's perfect for that themed baby shower, that lover of wild animals, or the individual that has just returned from a trip the safari. This keepsake box would be the perfect place to store those unique findings and photos. Take a look and be sure to share your thoughts.


Once again Graphic45 has done it again.
 I have loved this Safari Adventure line from
 the moment I saw it. I could not wait to get my hands on it.


I wanted to create something different so, I pulled from my card making
skills and created a shaker lid.


I filled the lid with a small assortment of brown, green and gold sequences.


Ordinarily, a box this size would not be shaken; however, whenever the box is
opened or closed the sequences will move.


I created the 3D Wild Safari signage by using paper tiles and sealing it in a
clear adhesive.


Inside the box, you will find a jungle safari lined in gold.



The inside lid was made into a tightly nit pocket.


I repeated the same technique here using a
smaller tile to highlight the tropical bird.


Down under you will find the greener part
 of the jungle and handmade giraffe pattern feet.


Don't forget to share your thoughts.



Once again, thank you for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery
and be sure to come back real soon.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

For the Cigar Connoisseur in Your Life

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

I have a wonder project I have been working on for quite sometime. It's just one of a few projects that has consume my interest over the past couple of months. This unique repurposed end-table is the perfect gift for the cigar connoisseur in your life. It would be the key focal point in a Man Cave or DIVA's Den, a family room, a bachelor's pad, a barber shop and so many other places. Scroll down and take a look and be sure to share your thoughts.














If you are interested in having an End Table, email me at thepeddlersgallery@hotmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Ring Please

Good Morning Everyone & Happy Hellos:

I hope all is well with you. So happy you stopped by today. I have a wonderful rich simplistic unisex keepsake box that has a Turkish feel I wanted to share with you. That was a mouthful of adjectives wasn't it. Scroll down and take a look.


This once slider cigar box has been transformed to store your beautiful rings.


This keepsake box has wrapped with embossed paper.


Then it was adorned with a rich brown ribbon that created a Turkish feel.


It's hard to see, but a thick velvet foam with
 slits has been placed inside.


The keepsake box was given feet.


Lastly, I forgot to mention the uncovered wood trimming
 was given a deeper hue and polished.

As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Ultimate Entertainer

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your weekend has kicked-off to a fantastic start. I'm going to get right into things. I have to admit, I am an entertainer--some might say an ultimate entertainer. I love a reason to come together with family and friends. I love to pullout my favorite dishes, decorations, and of course my recipes. Every now and again, I am able to incorporate some of my keepsake boxes into some of my special occasions. I find that happens often at Christmastime and throughout the year, a box or two will enhance a table centerpiece or the focal room.


Needless to say, I absolutely love this box. One again I reached for my papers
 from Authenique. I can never fail by using their wonderful lines. I created this
 box with three observances in mind....Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.



I am certain, this line has retired. So, unfortunately, I am unable to share with
 you the name. To begin, I dyed this natural wooded cigar box blue.



I distressed the papers and opted to used different coordinating print on each
panel, including this translucent flocked paper [which was not apart of the Authenique collection]..



I adorned the box with metal feet.



To add a little more frill to the occasion, I finished the box off with 
this beautiful trimming.



I went a step further and added for jean pockets to the keepsake box.



This was a technique I learned while traveling with the military. In each pocket
 you discover a set of matching plastic utensils and coordinating bandanna. 
This keepsake box is large enough to hold a set of 12.



Tell me, are you an entertainer too?



Well, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and be sure to come back real soon.
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