Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Altered box for girlfriend's birthday suprise!

Hello friends,
I have been a crafting ninja lately but haven't had time to share
too many of the projects here so I am sharing this box I made recently

I started with acrylic paints..layer on layer until I got the colors/look I liked
then I added embossed snowflake paper on outside with Modge Podge.
I then also used acrylics over the embossing. After that I modgepodged
again. Finally I  used a sparkle varish spray over that with gold flecks
for pizazzz.
The top image and little one inside the lid were recycled from a greeting card
I had saved. I love to do that, use everyday things and save money and
get something really unique.
Then hubby drilled a hole in front and I attached the hanging pearl
tassel also used for a knob to open the box.
I then went around the whole box with my pretty lace trim attached with
fabritack glue and worked it around the tassel piece hiding the seam
as much as possible.
Finally I tried a new cricut cart called "Flower Shoppe" and created the two
little flowers on this. I really only used the same cut for the second one cause I saved the spiral negative and rolld it up to make the smaller one.
I also embossed a coupe layers of the flower petals and inked with my TH
ink...then glued the layers together and added the pearl and bling centers and a little more finger painted stickles.
I hope Bonnie will like this and be really suprised and blessed when she gets
it, which should be really soon ( maybe tomorrow) :)

Oh yeah I forgot about the little corners things. These I cut out of the Once upon a Time paper pack.

I also used a Krylon gold leafing pen over corners etc.

Inside the lid I made this little label and added ruffly edged aqua
ribbon bow, Th glaze, some stickles, half back pearls and roses.
I also used glossy accents over this little angel to add dimension.
Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to add comments.



  1. Kathy, your friend is gonna love this box! It is sooo cute! You are good at altering these boxes!!

  2. Thanks Janice, Lately I am really into boxes and frames. Mostly I think she'll be suprised someone remembered her bday. She lives a rather quiet lonely life, trying to visit her mom daily in a nursing home. Hoping to bring a little sunshine into her life.