Friday, February 26, 2016

Webster's Pages Clean and Simple - Altered Box

I got another one of the boxes covered and this one was a bit harder but I think only because I didn't have all the little extras to choose from with the Webster's Pages paper like I did with the Graphic 45. I might have overdone it with the flowers but I really like how they turned out and wanted to use as many as I could. I did end up with some extra white daisies that I can use some other time. 

Supplies Used:
-Webster's Pages Clean and Simple
-Daisies Cutting File (available below)
-EK Success Medallion Border Punch
-Stampin Up "Define Your Life" Journey
-Colorbox Chalk Ink

Here is a straight on view of the top of the box. The white flowers are the daisies that there is a cutting file for at the bottom of the post. The pink flowers were made using the Cuttlebug Daisy Quilling Kit. The center papers were cut using then Sizzix dies. I stamped the "journey" definintion and then adhered the yellow paper on some orange and used the Stampin Up Decorative Label punch to punch it out. 

On the close up side view you can see the ribbon on the side of the box a little better. I found some Sobe glue at Zipp Outlet and I have to say I love this stuff! It was great to put the ribbon on the box and also for the little dangling "Spirit" embellishment that I used as a open/close apparatus. 

You might be able to tell from the photo but in case you can't...I used mounting foam and a lot of it! That is one thing I love about altering items is that I can add a lot more dimension than I can on cards or scrapbook pages. 

I think you can see the "shimmer" on these flowers better than you can on the last box I did. I used Glimmer mist on the white daisies and Smooch Spritz on the pink daisies. For the centers of the white daisies I ran some yellow circles I had cut, that are included in the cutting file, upside down through my Xyron and then covered with flock. 

The quilling kit has a plate that cuts some straight strips that I used in the center of the pink daisies but then it looked a little plain to me so I popped in some pearls to jazz it up a bit. 

When the last box posted on Facebook someone asked if I had covered the inside as well and asked for me to post pictures if I did indeed cover the inside. I don't know why I didn't think about posting pictures of the inside then and I thought I should go ahead and post a picture of the inside of the box so you can see how the inside is covered as well. 



  1. am loving your boxes. i should find some plain white boxes to alter. all i have are cigari boxes, and the covers need to be ripped off, which leaves a 'diminensional' line when i cover it. i camouflauge it with embellishments, but it's a pain. what is the difference between smooch spritz and glimmer mist?

  2. Very pretty Okie. I love both of your boxes. I love the insides also. When I was a little girl ( maybe 5 or 6) my Mom would go have a craft night at my Aunts. She came home with the decorated cigar boxes one night. ( the macaroni and spray painted kind). I loved it and wouldn't leave her alone until she showed me how to do it. So my Daddy started bringing me cigar boxes home and I would decorate each one including making soft puffy insides. I can't imagine if I was a little girl these days and had access to all this crafting supplies.

  3. Very pretty boxes!!!! Your flowers look amazing!!! Whenever I use glimmer mist I get spots.

  4. Your box is beautiful Shirley! I love your flowers, they looks so pretty all "fluffed" up and shimmery. The papers are so pretty that you used and I love the inside as much as I do the outside. Hugs, Brenda

  5. gorgeous - the flowers are ready for spring!!!

  6. I really liked the first one, however, I ADORE this one. I a always giving people boxes to store treasures in, and pay way too much for something pretty. I can't believe that I haven't bought cheap or ugly and made it pretty. I particularly appreciate the flower that you created-it is by far the nicest do it yourself type daisy I have seen. I keep on hoping they will do more and flower cartridges, but perhaps they just want the ones that are large- roses, iris etc. I love seeing that you have posted- it always brightens my day!

  7. So very nice! Okie you truly make the nicest things! Love your details in writing!

  8. Your boxes are amazing Okie! I love your attention to detail! Thank you for sharing with us!