Thursday, 23 January 2014

Altered Box

Hello everyone!
 As promised I am sharing my box today that was shown on my show a few weeks ago using the gorgeous Creative Expressions Dress stamp.

 You can use any type of box, either a recycled one or mdf could even make your own.

Here you can see the top of the lid in more detail! I haven't overloaded it with embellishments so that the inside of the box is easily accessible.

I first painted the box with some creamy beige paint. I cut some panels from the Teresa Collins paper pad to fit all the sides and the sides of the lid, leaving just a small amount of the edges of the box showing. Before adhering the panels I used the Couture Creations 'Taylor' embossing folder to give them some texture. I used the Patina Gilding Wax to add a really luxury finish.
 You can see here that I have adhered the ribbon and lace all around the bottom edge of the lid.
Products Used:
  • Papers and card: Foundations cream card and Teresa Collins
  • Stamps: CE - Dresses Viennese,  Dresses Baroque, Dresses Border and Dresses Corner
  • Dies: Couture Creations - Irish Dreams, Spellbinder - Bitty Blossom, Detailed Scallops
  • Embossing Folders: Couture Creations - Taylor
  • Cosmic Shimmer products: Mica Powders - Set 6 Luscious Greens, Embossing Powder - fine detail gold, Gilding Wax - Patina
  • Creative Expressions Embellishments:, cream flat pearls, cream Guipure Scalloped Lace, Cobalt Jade iridescent ribbon
  • Other products: Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Stickles Glitter - Diamond
  This really is an easy project to create....and actually took less time to make than most of my card!
I will be back soon,
Take care


  1. Hi Nikki,
    I hope you're well today!
    I Just Love the Box, I would Love to give this a try, I know there's a guy who goes to the show's his stand is called THE MDF MAN and he has this sort of thing and there really good prices, blank boxes etc: so I'm going to have a go, he goes to Ally Pally, I love the Teresa Collins papers you've used and the Dress Form Stamp, I love the mica powders and the soft gold wax, this is just Stunning Nikki.
    Thanks for sharing You are so very talented!
    Love and hugs from Sam x

  2. Hi Nicky
    I'm glad that you are showing this box, as it wasn't done justice to when you did your show. Love everything about it. I bought the Teresa Collins pad awhile ago. perhaps I ought to start using it instead of keeping it for myself.

  3. Love this box, think I may have a go but would like to get the Irish dreams die first.
    Absolutely beautiful.

  4. Hi Nikki
    Love your box and those Teresa Collins papers
    Best wishes, Pat

  5. gorgeous as always hun and love the colour on this beauty
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Hi Nikki. Beautiful box, love the colour and papers you used. Great to see this properly. Take care.

  7. Morning Nikki, This box is stunning, loving the TC papers, (like Pat S above, I bought the pad ages ago and haven't cut into it yet haha) and the embellishments are fabulous, I really need the Irish Dreams die, it looks gorgeous. An absolutely stunning project.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Nikki
    This box is fabulous, all the colours match beautifully, wish you lived nearer to Leicester as I
    would love to join in to one of your workshops

  9. Saw this on C&C and loved it. The colours and embellishments are gorgeous - thank you for the instructions. Pat x

  10. Hi Nikki,
    Oh how beautiful your box is and I love the colours. I love the dress stamps and they are definitely on my wish list.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. This is so gorgeous and I love the pretty aqua colours and touches of shine - it really does look luxurious :-)
    Big hugs, Kat x

  12. I absolutely love this box, beautiful colours xx


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