Altered pink Gift Box – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, lovelies! A little while back I altered/repurposed a perfume box into a altered wedding gift box. I love altering all kinds of boxes that come with for example perfumes, shoes, jewellery and so on. They become a new life and can be given away as present packaging or altered small drawers that withhold all kinds of tiny treasures.

I have several in my craft area that I have altered and filled with beautiful ribbons, for example. This particular one is going to withhold a wedding present and hopefully can be used over and over again by the newlyweds for something else in the future.

Here are the steps to how I altered the box:

First mix the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint tones white and red together. I mixed the white and the red one in a ratio of one part white & two parts red. That created this beatuful pink color. The great thing about this paint is that you don’t need to pretreat the box in any way (no sanding etc. needed) – just paint! I have attached tiny wooden “feet” to the box and also painted those the same color.

Next, I cut two sheets of the pink patterned paper into a suitable size and rounded the corners with a Corner Chomper tool. The paper is adhered to the box with decoupage adhesive. I’ve also treated the surface of the paper with the same adhesive to make it more durable.

After creating the base, I only needed to add decoration to the box lid, so I adhered a paper doilie with decoupage adhesive in its place. Then I added glitter paste and Inka Gold (in pink) through stencil onto the lid. After they were dry, I adhered some paper roses and chipboard pieces around the doily in two areas. The paper roses as well as the chipboard got a Pink Poodle Glimmer Mist treatment with a water tank brush. That added a nice shimmer to them and also created a little more depth to the flowers. Finally I added some liquid pearls, glitter glue and a gold sprayed drawerknob into the middle and some velvet as well as sequin ribbon around the edges for additional interest. The ribbons finish off the look of this box.

I´ve also created a little walk-through video of this box, if you would like to take a better look at it.

I hope you enjoyed this little altered project idea!!
Happy crafting!!!
Sanna

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Make today count canvas

Hello there, lovelies. I am up over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog with an upcycled canvas project you might be interested in taking a look at. It is an older canvas I didn´t like that much anymore, so I took it, removed some bits and started all over again with it. Here is a look at my brand new upcycled canvas piece:

For a step-by-step TUTORIAL see this blog post over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog. I hope you get inspired by my upcycling project and take a second look at your own deco pieces that might be in need of some upcycling love 😉 …

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

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Altered notebook covers – STAMPlorations tutorial

Hello everybody, today I am up with another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog!! As the year is slowly coming to an end, we automatically start thinking about the next year peaking around the corner. And we make plans. And when making plans, it is wise to write them down – our daily life tends to get us distracted and so we forget. But if you keep a little notebook with you, you will remember at least some of your ideas and plans. That´s what I did – I altered the covers and now the notebook is ready to hold thoughts, ideas and dreams :).

Here is how I created the covers:

1. Cut two slightly smaller pieces of corrugated cardboard than your notebook size.
2. Take white, turquoise and yellow green (or whatever colors you prefer!!!) acrylic paint and apply random layers onto the cardboard pieces with a palette knife. Let dry. Then add green and brown spray ink droplets and drips onto the surface.
3. Take the Art Splatters stencil and apply some iridescent creative medium thru it onto the pieces.
4. Next apply some Glossy Accents on top of the Splatters and adhere Art Stones onto those areas.
5. Take the same green and brown spray ink colors and apply those onto the art stones – the stones absorb the color and will look more interesting this way.
6. Take the Droplets Mini stencil and apply light blue acrylic paint with a foam brush thru the stencil onto the surface. Just random bits and bobs for interest. It does not matter if the result is not „perfect“.
7. Apply some more green spray ink splatters for interest if you feel like it.
8. Take the Bubbles Mini stencil and apply some relief modeling paste thru it onto the surfaces. Let dry.
9. Decorate with stickers, wood veneer and cork pieces. Then adhere a ribbon onto the book cover and place the altered cardboard pieces on top of the adhered ribbons. Let dry.

Here is a start-to-finish video for additional inspiration – hope you like it!

And some pictures of the finished piece:

 

How about you? Do you keep a small notebook with you and write down ideas and thoughts on your way to work or while waiting for an appointment etc.? If not, how about you start one – will be interesting to see how the filled notebook at the end of the year!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini stencil
ARTplorations – Art Splatters
ARTplorations – Droplets Mini
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist

News flash!! – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! I am so very, very thrilled and excited about this great honour to be featured over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog today:

Sanna Lippert I hope you will hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog and take a look at this blog post (would be great if you left a message there too, they enjoy reading them as much as I do). Just feeling so very blessed today, over the moon happy and so very honoured – therefore just had to share the news here too. Have I told you recently that I absolutely L-O-V-E this hobby?!!

Extra special thanks to Canvas Corp Brands <3
xxx, Sanna

Christmas present idea – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! Sanna here today with a little present idea for Christmas. I collect all kinds of junk – even my kids and husband ask me if I can use a certain piece for something, before throwing them away. And near relatives and good friends have now gotten to know the family habits too. That is why I am lucky to receive all kinds of empty, unwanted boxes to add to my stash. The others don´t need them, but I see potential in them. This box, for example, was a perfume packaging that was about to land in the trash can.

I love this kind of boxes as they are very robust and easy to alter. Now that Christmas is around the corner (oh no, already!!??), it´s time to start thinking about presents, right? What better way to reuse this perfume packaging, but to revamp it  and then give it to a loved one, family member or a friend as a little present.

 

So what did I do with the box? As you might see in the lower part, there is still some mint green peeking thru. Well, that is the original colour of this box. It also had a very nice matter finish, so I didn´t want to cover it all up, that way the outside and the inside of the box match each other.

 

 I then added some wooden „feet“ to the box. I glued them down with my all time favorite „Aleene´s Tacky Glue“ and they really stay put! I then used some papers my Maja Design. I cut them into the right size and glued them on their places with decoupage glue/Modge Podge. I covered both sides of the paper with that glue, that way the paper will not wear up when using the box. Also the doily will not break, when covered with decoupage glue. After the paper layers had dried, I applied some velvet and pom pom ribbon around the box lid and a resin lock for additional detail. I glued all parts and pieces down with Aleene´s Tacky Glue.

 

The chipboard pieces are by Wycinanka and I covered them with white paint and then added some light grey paint here and there for a shadow effect and finally added a layer of glitter glue over the grey areas. The flowers are by Prima Marketing and I added some glitter glue on the petals for more shine. I then took an old door knob and adhered it into the middle. The box can now be opened easily.

There is also some glitter glue around the banners on the top. Just for additional detail and shine. This box makes a pretty neat present box for Christmas (oh, and by changing the papers and colours, you can create a totally different look, of course). It can be a gift on it´s own or filled with chocolate, candy or something else nice. So next time, before throwing those perfume boxes away, take another look at them and reuse them. Christmas is coming, lovelies, so time to start creating ;-)… Have fun!!!

xoxo, Sanna