Monday, June 16, 2008

Cigar Box Kits - sometimes it's ok to think inside the box

Here are some Cigar Box Kits Ann and I are working on. These contain everything you need to make your own journal, album or scrap book. A typical kit includes bits of vintage ephemera, old buttons, postage stamps, ribbon, twine, old-fashioned picture corners, tags, labels, mini envelopes, fancy fasteners and more, all housed in a beautiful cigar box. Kit also includes two book boards, pre-cut, pre-drilled and covered in vintage paper along with two antiqued binder rings.

Cigar Box Kit Partagasy

Cigar Box Kit endpaper detail

Scrapbook notions I love the bit of ephemera that says "Nerves Ruin Pep and Sleep." Ain't that the truth!

Here is another one:

Cigar Box Kit

Cigar Box Album Kit The book boards are covered in some gorgeous old handwritten ledger paper from the turn-of-the-century. I love this ledger paper and have been using it in lots of our handmade paper goods.

Ring bound journal The endpapers on inside book boards in this kit are pretty.

Cigar Box notions

This is what they look like all packaged up. If you are interested in Cigar Box Kits, email us at



Tyler said...

everything you need, a gift within a gift. lovely idea. i just posted on 'recycling/reclaiming' vintage bits -- would love for you to stop by.

Kimberly Miller said...

These are great. I've been looking for cigar boxes for awhile. What do you charge for a kit like this?
Kimberly Miller

Secret Leaves said...

Hi Kimberly. Thanks for stopping by. The kits are $85. You can also purchase a kit without the book boards, rings and blank pages (it just contains all the notions) for $65. We have the two kits you see here plus two others available right now, and three more in the works. We can also make a themed kit for you: Travel, Wedding or Baby. Thanks for your interest!

Sharon and Ann

lotta said...

What a great idea. A creative kit for the creative. Your work is lovely and I love your website and blog as well. Thanks for visiting inleaf!

Shirley said...

What a great kit! Love the super "old' stuff you've included! Love all your work.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I am interested in these for sure..
I love this idea..
xoxo Nita
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