Showing posts with label altered box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label altered box. Show all posts

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Hello folks !!!!

Happy Saturday !!! Is weekend time and that means the whole weeks tiredness and monotony will be done away with celebrations with friends and family.

I am going to celebrate a friend's birthday who will turn 50 tomorrow. For him, I have created this gift box by altering an old MONT BLANC belt box which was lying with me since a long time.

I used my XYRON gadgets to alter this box to give it a fresh look. Xyron makes crafting  a cakewalk.. Easy andd Fuss Free. This box now looks beautiful with no adhesive marks and thanks to Xyron I could finish it in flat one hour.

So do have look.

Instructions to make this box.

Cut out strips of pattern paper a little smaller than the sides of the lid.
Use a Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the strips on the side.

Add the top cover and the two mat layers with Xyron mega runner.

Add another strip of pattern paper on the sides using Mega runner. 
Pass the ribbons abd laces to be adhered flat on the box through the Xyron Creative Station lite. 5".
Adhere the lace and ribbon as shown.

Add the flowers and bows using hot glue gun.

Make double sided foam adhesive in the creative station and use this to adhere the metal feather and the two tags.

Pass the side metal corners through the creative station and bend then at an angle and adhere on the sides of the Lid. 

Use hot glue gun to add metal corner legs. 

Xyron products used

Other products

Box to be altered, Pattern paper from Stash, coordinating ribbons, Mulberry flowers, tags , Metal feather, Metal angles. Metal corners.

Do visit the Xyron FB page for all the wonderful inspirations. 
Have a good week end!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Hello !
I,ve wanted to do this since along time was so short of time that I kept postponing it. This box's future was written, the moment it came into my hands today, gave it a new look. Lots of recycling and used stuff goes into it's making. It is also my first attempt to make a shabby chic project. Now chic or not but shabby it is for sure!! LOL. There is a second box also but that has to wait.
This box will hold all my precious keepsakes! Those stupid romantic things, small notes and bits of this and that. A totally recycled project, I love the new look. I,ve painted the inside with acrylic colours.
First I wrapped the whole box in a very old newspaper and the distressed it with inks-vintage photo, forest moss and aged mahogany.
Then some fussy cutting of CTMH paper and stuck it on the box. Highlighted it with paint and marker.

All the decoration that you see are all kept from gift wrappings or picked up from my tailor's shop.

Sentiments are from Fiskars.
This goes to these challenges:

So, Please give me your feedback as your encouraging words always inspire me to create better.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Nowadays, I,m so short of time that I wish I had more than 24 hrs in my day. Today, I made 8 cookie and treat boxes. All samples to go for a bakery shop in my area and about 8 gift money envelopes. And then when I thought I,m done for the day, just loitering through all the blogs as TP , I suddenly realised that tomorrow is the last day for the Lessology DT Challenge.

Now this is one blog where the best of best crafters will inspire us with their creations and Yvonne being my favourite, I had decided to play along. Although, amongst,
such taleneted lot, I hardly stand a chance, but getting comments from them will also be a treat.
So, off I went hunting for used items fit for recycle and I collected these!!!!
I have altered the cornflakes box, the tea sachet box and the price tag from my new dress into gift bag and a cookie/chocolate box. Note the doiey and the center flower has been cut on the Sd Machine . The picture quality is not very good as they have been taken with mobile phone camera. My Digi Cam had to be recharged fully and I did not have patience to wait. I have given a heavy look to the box and to balance it, the cookie box has been given a simple look. And I have just used half the tag. Now after doing this, I,m convinced that we can alter our waste boxes and bags and give them a new look altogether.

supplies: cornflakes box, tea box and price tag, fabriano blue and dark blue paper, dotted paper from a local store, scor-pal, spellbnders, stamp-my own creation, distress inks-tumbeled glass and memento-paris dusk, ribbons from my stash, silhouette die cuts, MS border punch, tim holtz-swirl dies, butterflies-itsy bitsy