Thursday, 31 January 2013

Altered Box

I've always adored working in 3-D and have to admit a slight penchant for the Vintage influence. This project satisfies both of my likes!

I found these "books" in one of the local cheapie stores and decided they would be perfect for altering. I had just the right retired Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! in my stash and ended up with this result.

I wanted to create a nice box to keep some special cards and envelopes in, and while the pattern on the original box did not appeal to me, the colouring in the spine did. I was also experimenting with ways of using Stampin' Up's Labels Collection Framelits - so have used them to frame the title area.
Some Crochet Trim and Linen Thread tied around the front cover, complete the effect.

The inside of the box.

The really fun part was creating the Title area.

I used Stampin' Up's Apothecary Art Stamp Set and hand coloured it with Classic Inks and an Aqua Painter. This was then cut out with a Labels Framelit. I stamped the word "CARDS" using the Lovely Letters Alphabet from Stampin' Up! then crushed the card stock prior to sponging it. I love this effect. 

The outer frame is embossed with the Square Lattice Folder, then de-bossed with another size of the Labels Collection Framelit. I used Brushed Gold card stock as the base for the frame, then sponged the texture with Soft Suede and Early Espresso Ink.

Can you see what I've used to "age" the stamped area.  My favourite useful stamp set from Stampin' Up!  - French Foliage.  Just love those little splotches for all sorts of projects.

That's all for today,

Until Next time
Stay Crafty! 


  1. Thanks Ann will have to have a go at this.

  2. Your so talented with unlimited ideas, looks great.


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