Monday, February 10, 2014

Altered Box - Joanne's New Design Project for February !

 Hi there, Joanne here to show you how simple it is to convert a box that you were about to throw out, into a treasured gift !


 So there I was sitting in my craft room - about to de-clutter as you do - when I spotted this empty box and thought this would be the perfect item to work with for this month's project !

 One found empty box !

So as you can see - its a plain box and all I did was cover it with one sheet of KaiserCraft paper (from their Base Coat Collection - Cardboard).  I then destressed the edges in black to bring it together.

Then I began to add embellishments from the new chipboard collection from Wycinanka - they are amazing and so easy to work with ! Here I have combined the' large feather's, 'photo film' and' fullness of summer' - in with some prima flowers and Tim Holtz ideology collection.

 I sprayed a Petaloo Butterfly with Gold Glimmer Mist and added a Wooden 'R' (Studio Calico) in order to personalise it. Then I added some narratives expressions - and added in some extra prima flowers and chipboard on the side to give it that added touch !  All it needs now is a 'special' something inside -but if you made this - then the box would be the big hit !!!

Enjoy and thanks for looking !

Joanne x

Products Used :

KaiserCraft Paper - Base Coat Collection 12 x 12;
KaiserCraft Paper - Art of Life Collection 12 x 12;
Prima Flowers - Light Grey Flowers, Brown Flowers;
Chipboard - (Wycinanka) - Feathers, Photo Film and Fullness of Summer;
Tim Holtz - Ideology collection;
Glimmer Mist - Gold;
Petaloo Butterfly;
Wooden Lettering - Studio Calico;
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot;
1 empty box with a lid !


  1. Wonderful creation, love the papers.

  2. Gorgeous creation and wonderful recycling of the box!

  3. Absolutely awesome the way you decorated it too, arranging the embellishments together so well .. Fab.x

  4. Gorgeous altered box, the papers and chipboard pieces are fab together.