Make-over Magic

Friday, 21 March 2014

Heyy Everyone,
Hope you all are doing great. This time, I pushed myself to try something new and came up with an idea of altering a box.


Pictures are as follows:

I think this picture is self-explanatory:--

....following are the steps to explain the make-over process.
1. Applied a layer of homemade gesso over the box.(Sorry, forgot to take that picture)
2. Stuck black paper all over
3. Stamped the BG stamp from prima londonerry collection using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Lindy's mistletoe EP( Since I don't have a heating tool, I used a sandwich maker to heat it, and it worked just fine)
4. Inked the edges using Memento dew drop inks(angel pink, lulu lavender) and stuck the card stock pieces over the black base.
5. Decorated it ( phew!!! it took me over 10 days to finish decorating it....but no worries, atleast I managed a decent attempt at something that's not my style

All the roses are handmade and inked using memento dew drop inks. The silver embellishment that you see in the top left corner is from one of my broken hairclips. Stamped the Tilda on a cardstock and coloured using watercolours. Have stuck some slver glitter along the edges.

The white lace is from my stash and I have stitched to to give a ruffled look before sticking it along the ttree sides of the box. Stuck some pearls over the lace.

Made a flap for easy opening of the box by using the border punch and patterned paper from DCWV stack.
Punched a couple of butterflies and covered them up completely using powdered glitter. Stuck them  over the front facing panel.( Thanks to this powdered glitter, my home is SPARKLING now :P)

On opening
On the inside

Finally added a 'Best Wishes' stamped tag. Now the box is ready to be filled with homemade chocolates and that would make a fantastic gift for a loved one, isn't it? :)

How do you like my attempt at this style? Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Linking it to:
Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special --3rd Category-Altered box
L-Lace, Lindy's Embossing Powder
C-Card stock
P-Patterned Papers, pearls,punches
T-Tilda, Tag

CCC-Glam with glitter( Used powdered glitter over punched butterflies and along the edges of the stamped image)


  1. Definitely a great attempt Jasleen and it looks pretty good too! Loved the hairclip and also the the embossed PP. Good to see you re cycling too!

  2. Yes Jasleen I do Like it :D ! You have given the box a complete new and very beautiful look ! loved the stitched lace and pretty booms !

  3. Beauuuuuutiful.Perfect for the challenge. I just love it.

  4. Hey.. this is cute... nice upcycling... :)

  5. This is cool Jasleen .. love the way you decorated the box and those big pearls and lace are awesome.. looking forward to see more creation like this Jasleen :)

  6. Wonderfully altered box Jasleen. Love the gorgeous blooms :)

  7. What a Marvelous idea!!! Gorgeous box and cute with the Magnolia image :)

  8. I think this was definitely out of your comfort zone, but you managed it all the the same with aplomb! There are people who say that CAS style is more complicated, but I find intensive decoration taxes my brain more!

  9. How pretty is this! Guess altering things is now your forte too!

  10. this is lovely Jasleen.... ur try has come out very well and loved all the heat embossing wid the sandwich maker. the roses are pretty and the Tilda is coloured beautifully

  11. It's a beautiful altered box, Jasleen. You completely changed the look of that choco lava cake box. Your embellishing, stamping and embossing looks really amazing. Love all the details!

    Thank you so much for playing along the Second Birthday Celebration challenge at Lulupu and Best of luck!

  12. Beautiful upcycling of the box... Thank you for joining us at CCC blog... :)

  13. At least you finished in 10 days. Am hoarding a box since 4 months!! Not yet gotten around to love the flowers!

  14. Thank you for joining in last month at Altered Eclectics
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  15. Your box is lovely! I recently made two flowered boxes for Mother's Day and for a teenager's birthday, but they contain photos. I love the use of purple.

    Mariangela ;-)


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