Cherry Blossom Altered Box

Hello creative friends !
Eva here! Today we will be altering this easy and super cute box using my favourite collection Poppy’s & Roses. To start, you will need these alterable boxes. I have used the 4” size ones.

Start by priming the box using white Little Birdie gesso using a brush.

Since the Poppy’s and Roses pack comes with a coordinating decoupage sheet, I adhered them to the cover of my box using the Little Birdie Deco Magic glue and left them to dry naturally. I did the glossy finish for my cover.

Now comes my favourite part – Stencils. I used this geometric stencil and created textures on my box base using the Little Birdie 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste. Gave it a red coat using acrylic paints but You can also go for the matte finished look using chalk paints.

Then to add more dimension and depth on the cover, I cut assorted sizes of rectangles using the Poppy’s and Roses paperpack and then started layering them.

To give the box more definition I used a lot of stone pellets, beads, flowers and other embellishments.

Here’s a close up of the different details of the box. Hope You enjoy creating these cute altered boxes.

Little Birdie Materials :

  1. Poppy’s & Roses paperpack https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/paper-pack-12in-x-12in-poppies-roses-12-sheet
  2. Poppy’s & Roses decoupage sheet https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/decoupage-paper-a4-poppy-grace-poppy-field-2desx2-4sheets
  3. Mixed media paste https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/mixed-media-paste-white-400gms-little-birdie
  4. White gesso https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie
  5. Rectangle thin cut dies
  6. Handmade Flowers
  7. Stone pellets
  8. Geometric Stencil

Lots of Love,
Eva

Simple Shaker Cards

Hi everyone! If you’re like me, sometimes special events can creep up on you and you need to make a card …. fast! A really impressive and fun card to make is a shaker card!

All you need are some fun stickers, like this fun Sweet Treat Candy Collection set, paper, acetate, adhesive foam strips, and some sparkly bits to shake.

I started by cutting my background paper the same size as my card base, and made a frame slightly smaller with some cute colourful paper.

Place your stickers down and add your shaker bits. You can use sequins, confetti, or small beads.

Next, adhere your acetate to the back of your frame, then add your foam tape to create dimension, and stick it all on top of your card.

That’s it! Easy peasy, you have a fun card ready to share in no time!

I even used some stickers from one of the other collections to make a slightly more sophisticated version.

Have fun mixing and matching your stickers and shaker bits!

Products I used:

Sweet Treat Candy Collection stickers

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Monochromatic Aqua Tag

Hello folks!

I am back after quiet some time today. Hoping you all missed me though 😛

Sometimes the best way to go is monochromatic. Today I felt like aqua 😉 For this project, I used some stencil, watercolors and different Little Birdie flowers in aqua shades.

We starting with watercolor paper tag. Mine have nice and sturdy chipboard base. Place the stencil on your paper and fill in with watercolors. When watercolor is nice and dry, just draw in some of the stencil shapes with a black pen – with watercolor you will not get perfect impression on your paper but with pen you can bring back pattern to your design.

Next step would be building composition from flowers. I used some roses to and to add fluff to some of the flowers, I removed centers and stuck two flowers together – they will be more dimensional and more fluffy.

When you are happy with your flowers, add some drops of dimensional pearls.

On pieces like this, hand journaling looks great; but I decided to add some motivational stickers

Best regards and have a nice day 🙂

–Olga Heldwein