StencilGirl Blog Hop — Cecelia Swatton –Bedazzled

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Happy Friday everyone.  Today we are playing with the wonderful stencils from Cecelia Swatton. I am looking forward to hopping around to see what everyone creates just as much as you.  I find it fascinating to see all the directions we can take these stencils in and enjoy the true voices of the StencilGirl gang.  My project is an altered and bedazzled cigar box.  I am using Cecelia’s Trivet B Stencil as the basis for my design.




I used the stencil with gold metallic paint to match the gold around the box and affixed it to the top.



For the borders I used pages from an old book, and the corners were finished with stamp shapes cut out of scrapbook paper.

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I wanted the sides to match, but never exactly, so each side got a slightly different treatment

Finally some bedazzling in the form of Prima Flowers and jewels corner stones.



Makes a great, simple, re-purposed jewelry box….now if I could only get some extra bijoux somewhere, hey honey, are you around?

Please be sure to visit everyone on the hop for a chance to win a stencil and of course to see the fab projects being made by these oh so talented artists.

StencilGirl Talk

Cecilia Swatton

Linda Kittmer

Linda Cain

Carolyn Dube

Corrine Gilman …that’s me

Judy Shea

Kirsten Reed

Jessica Sporn



  1. This is Fab Corrine! Just love it! Where did you find your cigar box? I’m tempted to
    just walk into a Smoke Shop and ask for one……. Hugs! deb

  2. Fantastic box!

  3. That’s a fabulous stencil Corrine…and I love what you did with it. From my point of view you can never have enough jewellery boxes.

  4. Fab transformation. Christmas gift? or do you need to be gifted with trinkets to fill the box? (pick question number 2)

  5. Very pretty, Corrine!

  6. Karen Buchanan says:

    Great stencil and a lovely project!

  7. Great project! Love the look of these trivet stencils and what you did with one. Thanks for the chance to win a stencil, too!

  8. Love it! Need a project idea for next week and you’ve just sparked it. Thank you!

  9. There is nothing like a pretty box like. Great gift.

  10. Love your box! Just beautifully sparkly…like you!

  11. barbara macacskill says:

    Great altered box! I love the golds and blacks! The book pages around the sides are a perfect touch! This stencil is so cool! TFS!

  12. Gorgeous and glitzy!
    Perfect stencil for the job too.
    So many creative ideas with these stencils, who knew?
    I am learning so much.
    Thank you xx

  13. Totally impressed with this piece of altered art, Corrine–especially since I have almost a dozen (wooden) cigar boxes at the ready! I love how you have used several different elements and patterns here! Well done!

  14. I love the stencil. . .I have 2 cigar boxes, now I know what to do with them. This is gorgeous. Blessings, Janet PPF

  15. Love me a pretty box! Perfect idea!

  16. Beautiful box, such wonderful earthern tones,- such lovely stamp,- and
    the little sparkling is a great touch. Love tha papers you used Corrine.
    xox, Dorthe

  17. Love this Corrine, the differences between the sides is fantastic and creates such interest, beautiful work sweetie. Good luck for some new bling to put in it.
    Huge hugs x x x

  18. I love the finish job, is amazing!!!

  19. whew hew I love it.. bling it up! Great gold.

  20. Denise Spillane says:

    Great project, love it.

  21. love, love, love what u did! i think boxes are becoming my new addiction and i had not added a stencil to a box yet! u know what i am gonna do today! tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

  22. Very creative and cool. You stencil gals are sure creative!

  23. The bling has to be good bling to belong in such a beautiful jewelry box! Fabulous way to repurpose that box!

  24. Great fun here!

  25. You are the QUEEN of re-purpose Corrine! Love this transformation!

  26. Rita Montgomery says:

    Cute project. I have tons of cigar boxes but didn’t know what to do with them….now I know. Thanks for the chance to win and the tute.

  27. Loving the hop!!! This is a super idea for any box laying around….but I am super partial to how you transformed a cigar box into a wonderful place to put treasures in!! Inspired!

  28. Great project! I love how you used it!

  29. great project! That stencil pattern looks great on the box!

  30. Carla Hundley says:

    Great covering of the box.
    Gives me ideas to cover a
    box I have, thanks!
    Carla from Utah

  31. I Love your ideas great stuff. Thank you for sharing !

  32. Love the gold & how you matched it to the box 🙂

  33. Oh this is very class! So creative dear friend!

  34. Fabulous Coriine!

  35. Super use of the awesome stencil! The cigar box was a perfect substrate. Love what you did! xxoo

  36. This is great, Corrine. And there’s so many things you could do with it!

  37. So cool! Love the gold/vintage combo!

  38. sandy karsten says:

    Another great stencil and I love the idea of using it to cover a cigar box.

  39. I LOVE cigar boxes! I have them stashed all over the place! Yours is just fab, all dolled up with that great stencil design and those pretty embellishments. It’s interesting to see you working symmetrically. How versatile you are, my dear! I’ve been buried in work lately and haven’t been out to visit much…have missed visiting you here. Have a great weekend, Corrine! xo, janice

  40. Great altered box !! love the use of stencil and the book pages !!

  41. Janelle Rourke says:

    Love the transformation of your cigar box. Always amazing what a little stencil can do! lol
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

  42. Corrine, this is beautiful. Now I have to start smoking cigars. LOL

  43. What a lovely project. I thnk I need to do some altered boxes, such a simple idea but with stunning results.

  44. Denise Smart says:

    I love the cigar box idea. I just happen to have a couple to work with. The stencil you chose was just perfect.

  45. Not to be repetitive but I LOVE, LOVE cigar boxes!! I get all kinds of them from a local smoke shop….they sell them for a couple bucks a piece. Your altered cigar box is just awesome…you did a great job transforming it!

  46. Susan Schultheis says:

    What a great stencil and cool box! I cannot wait to try your technique with my new Stencil Girl stencil. Thanks.

  47. Oh Corinne the box looks so noble now…I love that stencil and that you use it in gold…fits so beautifully ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  48. turned out really neat

  49. Helen Markee says:

    very pretty. thanks for the inspiration

  50. Turned out beautiful! Great idea!

  51. Rockin Robin Caldwell says:

    What a great project! Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do have cigar boxes. I just adore this stencil! Hugs, Rockin Robin

  52. Our city used to have cigar boxes everywhere from Swisher Cigar, but they are out of business.
    BUT if I find any I’ll have your great idea to go by!!


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