Thursday, August 11, 2016

Altered Perfume Box

Hi, crafty friends!
I have an Altered Box to share today made using Papericious papers & Mudra stamps. I have made one after a long time, here's a look at it :

Here's how I went about altering it :
  • I first gessoed the entire box so that it could take paint easily.
  • I then used the Prima Chalkboard paint - Egg Blue to color my base. I made sure to cover all sides of the box as well as the insides to give it a nice, shabby look.
  • I then measured and cut pattern papers from The Gentleman paper pack and distressed the edges of the paper using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.
  • Then, I have die-cut a scalloped border using the Mi Estilo paper pack and I have used this border on all four sides of the box. 
  • To embellish the top of the box, I have die-cut a few decorative frames using Spellbinders Dies. I have stamped the sentiment from the Mini Bunch set.
  • The flowers & the leaves are stamped & fussy-cut using the Daisy Bloom set. 
  • I have also used some die-cut leaves and some glitter flourishes to create my foliage.
  • I added a decorative buckle to the box which has been die-cut using a Spellbinder's die. I have added velcro dots on the insides for the closure.
  • Added some pearls and a butterfly to complete the overall look.
I'm entering my altered box in the Inky Chicks- 5 or more flowers ( I have used stamped flowers), Crafty Boots- Use a stamp, Love to Scrap - Use 2 of something (Stamped Daisies) and Things to Alter- Anything Goes challenge ( I unfortunately don't have a picture of the perfume box I altered before starting on my project ), SSS- Try to contain yourself (I have upcycled a box).

I hope you like my project. Do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding it. I love hearing from you.

Have a nice day everyone.


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  2. Beautifully altered perfume box Hussena! I loved your use of Mudra stamps with Papericious papers..! :)

  3. Fabulous work Hussena, what a lovely way to re-use an old box. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Beautiful box! The top is elegant with all the layers and images. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  5. Gorgeous makeover! Love the details and the die cut buckle looks amazing!

  6. This is so gorgeous!! The flowers are fabulous!! You decorated the box so beautifully!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Wonderful box! It's so pretty with great details.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  8. so pretty, love the assortment of flowers and the pretty die for framing of the sentiment, like the one used for the closure of the box too, Beautiful work!

  9. your box is lovely! love the Butterfly!
    Thank you for joining in at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

    Sternenglanz x


  10. What a fabulous box, I love the elegant text background! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge

  11. Awesome! Doesn't look repurposed at all! Wonderful creation, Hussena!

  12. your box is so beautiful Hussena...a keepsake to treasure forever...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx