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Topic: Rockabilly trinket box *now with more boxes*  (Read 7938 times)
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« on: April 16, 2004 08:18:41 AM »

I made this for my husband for his birthday so he had a place to keep all of his medals and such.  My brother-in-law had a deck of cards that he played 52 card pickup with too many times (quite a few were missing) and he gave it to me.  I had gotten this cigar box and figured it was the perfect size.
  I modge podged the cards face-down to give a good background to it and then put a full house ? on the top.

Then I painted the 4 symbols all around the sides.

 On the inside I put a picture of our daughter (she's 2 in that picture) wearing her "Born Lucky" t-shirt.

Sorry about the picture size, I tried to change it, but it didn't work.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004 08:59:10 AM »

That is really neat! Your daughter is a cutie too.  Cheesy

(And I believe your hand is a Straight Flush)

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2004 06:18:51 PM »

Ooh that is a good idea... some friends of mine love to play cards, and that would be a great gift - a box to store decks of cards.... I know I've got decks missing cards around here somewhere. Thanks for sharing! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004 05:57:25 PM »

I'm sure I may sound like an idiot but what exactly is modge podge.  How do you go about doing that.  I want to make projects using gigar boxes and that sounds like something i need to know so i can pull off a really cool box.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004 09:29:25 AM »

It's actually called "mod podge" and it's a glue/topcoat that you can buy in little plastic jars at the craft store. You can use it for just sticking things together or for sealing on top of something. I think on this project, it was used for both.

Very cool box by the way! I want to make one!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004 10:06:28 AM »

Thanks mind share   I feel a little less stupid now Cheesy  I cant wait to get started on my box
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2004 12:01:43 PM »

Hee, I didn't realize I put modge poge.  Lack of sleep will do that to ya.  i have some more boxes I want to put up when I have the chance.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2004 12:34:12 PM »

That card box is the coolest! I have a blank wooden cigar box and purse that I am just itchin' to work on this weekend and you have given me great inspiration. (thank you) I am looking forward to your next pictures with baited breath...


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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2004 04:27:31 PM »

that's really cool! i love mod podging things with playing cards.

oooh and also, that hand on there is a Royal Flush, the best hand you can get!

one day i'll be wondering how
i got so old just wondering how
i never got cold wearing nothing in the snow
this is way beyond my remote concern
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2004 07:59:34 AM »

Yay!  Finally I have time to post photos!  The first one is one I painted for my daughter, it's Nightmare before christmas and it has gold paint on the side I freehanded.   The second one is a anniversary present to my husband.  He loves all that 50's stuff.  I have more boxes, but they're in the attic Sad

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