Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me - Altered Box

I've been busy working on converting a bunch of files in Make The Cut the last 2 weeks or so and haven't done any crafting. This weekend I got tired of working on those files and decided to get busy on a project. I had found these bare boxes at Zipp Outlet a few weeks ago and I think I paid a whopping $2 for 3 of them. I love boxes around this size not only because they are fun to decorate but also because they will hold A2 size cards or those small Bath and Body Works items which makes them convenient for gift giving. 

Supplies Used:
- Graphic 45 Come Away With Me
- Stampin Up Flower Punches
- Ranger Memory Slide and Frame
- Various Embellishments
- Basic Grey Magnet Closure

I think I improved my flower making skills a little since my last attempt. I was pleased with these flowers and will be working on some more this week for another box. 

It's probably a little hard to see in the first picture but if you look at the bottom of the picture you can see a small metal square that is a Basic Grey Magnet Closure *okie bows her head and has a moment of silence in remembrance of Basic Grey's wonderful run in the papercrafting world*. The closures came with some small magnets and I placed one on the side of the box and then to attach the metal piece I looped ribbon in the "hanger" of the metal piece and then attached the ribbon between the box and the piece of paper that I used to cover the inside of the lid.

I used a small picture of a ship from one of the sheets of paper from the Come Away With Me collection and put it in a Ranger Memory Slide. The ribbon is from Stampin Up. The little white flowers are earring jackets and the pearls in the middle are earrings. I got a ton of these years ago and use them for everything but earrings. I used Sobo glue to hold the "pearl" in place. The little gold roses are buttons and since they were plastic I was able to snip off the shank of the button. 

For the little stamps, hot air balloon, the woman and ticket I just found scraps from sheets I used and fussy cut them to add to the box. 

I took a close up hoping you could see where I used Glimmer Mist *okie wonders why some people don't like that stuff* on the flowers. It actually served a dual purpose, one being to add some shimmer and the other was to add wetness to the flowers to help me shape them and then when they dry they hold their shape better. 

I have some Webster's Pages paper picked out for my next box that I will be doing this week and of course I will be trying out my flower making skills for this one as well...at least that is the plan. Sometimes I have great plans but then they get changed as a project goes along so I guess we will just have to see!


  1. i knew this would be a 'hit'. i have a bunch of these memory slides too in diff sizes and shapes. really, i need to dig through all my stuff and use what i have! thanks for a great idea! love it! that ribbon is pretty too!

  2. What a fabulous box, and you've decorated it beautifully. Your flowers are gorgeous and a great compliment to the other embellishments.

  3. I've been reading your blog for a long time and really enjoy it. You sound like a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kinda girl! (and that's a compliment!) I just downloaded a couple of your layouts, hoping to get a Cricut Explore in a few weeks and can't wait to
    try them out. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  4. Your box is just stunning! Oh my yes, you make flowers like a pro! Such a beautiful box, thank you for sharing this with us!

  5. So glad to see you crafting again! I had missed your creativity and entertaining posts. And, if you keep making those flowers, I'm going to have to buy myself one of the tool kits! Keep up the good work!

  6. So glad you are back to posting your creative pursuits!I just might have to look into one of the flower-making tool kits!Keep up the good work.

  7. Wow. You have combined everything so well together. I too love boxes this size! Thanks for sharing

  8. Your box is gorgeous Shirley!! I the the paper, yeah who doesn't love G45??? Your flowers look really good, you are definitely doing well at making then. I just love how the whole box came together. Hugs, Brenda

  9. very pretty - everyone loves G45 paper and you made a wonderful box with it. the embellies are perfect!


  10. What a beautiful box !! I'm looking forward to seeing your next box as well. You are so inspiring !
    Anna N.