Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Hello my lovelies, have I missed you all sooooo
much I can't wait to see what you all have been
doing, I'm posting a few things I didn't get to post
before I left on vacation.
I had an old box and needed something to hold some
cards I made for my DS, ( the one with the cottage)
I have been altering shoe boxes for a long time,
I watched a video Altered shoe box by Kellie Murton.
She showed some great tips on how to improve the way
I made them. I used masking tape on all the edges, then painted them, this strengthens the box plus gives it a great frame for
your papers.

I covered it with some lovely wood grain paper
and added some hummingbirds I had left over.

I cut a slot and covered it with my washi tape
to reinforce it and make it easier to open.

The back view.

Side view.

This is my embossed punch I have and use for
all my projects, I got this for a gift from Tonniece.
Thanks for visiting and I'll be around to visit you
all as soon as I can, missed you greatly.
Have a wonderful creative day.

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Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, Dianne, I was just thinking about you because I was writing about humming birds!!! Then I saw you'd posted - hurrah! And what had you created - a humming bird box! I have missed you so very much, it's great to have you back. I love this box. The masking tape is a great idea for strengthening. I am going to have a go at altering one of the many shoe-boxes I think Mr Magpie has hoarded up in the loft! Do come and visit when you can. Once again - lovely to have you back! Julie Ann xx #39

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL box and I just LOVE your embossed punch, Dianne!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic make over Dianne!! It looks great and I have to say I totally adore your embossed punch!! Does this lady sell these?? I NEED one lol.

Hope you had a great vacation!

Redanne said...

Hi Dianne, what a fabulous makeover, I just love that woodgrain paper and the hummingbirds are really beautiful. Great work and I too love that embossing punch. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!
Beautiful alteration - that paper is wonderful.
Gorgeous storage.

earthenmagic said...

...always awesome!...(O:

butterfly said...

Very smart altered box - love that woodgrain paper - and definitely very impressed with your personalised punch - what a lovely gift from Tonniece.
Alison x

Diane said...

Wonderful altered box...and I love your punch too..good tips on making it stronger, too...thanks for inspiring and sharing!!