Thursday, May 2, 2013

Altered boxes

Have you ever gotten those beautiful smelling soaps in those little boxes that the drawer pulls out? Have you ever wondered what to do with them?
Well I had 2 of them, and I decided to put them together.
 I have a lot of the romantic novel papers , from Marion Smith, I also have some of her digital printout papers, that go with that line,
they are called vintage telegram, she also has a new digital printout, vintage telegram rolled rose .
 You can find her products here
  I used the paper line romantic novel for the main covering , then I used the digital printable extras , with the rolled rose , for the extras .
 again I took these pictures into creative suite, and changed up the background .

This is the left side view as you can see, I put 2 of the soapboxes together .
 Printed out the coin envelope and attached it to the left side,
 inside the envelope are 3 to 4 tags for notes.
I used a 6 x 6 paper pack which fit with just a little trimming along the side .
you can also see the drawer fronts, I had 2 leftover Tim Holtz drawer pulls and used those.
  here's the right side
 with the romantic novel line, you could get these mini clothespins that matched.
I attached it further back on the right side, so that I could add extra ephemera, and also give me a place for extra notes .
 I printed out the tags and stamps from Marion Smith printables and use them in the clip .

  here's the top view
 I used a tag from the paper line as the top paper, it fit perfectly .
 added some Prima pearls ,a trinket from the paper line, a little Prima rose, that I had sprayed with glimmer mist.
 Now the two large roses that you see, and also the green leaves, are from the Marion Smith's printable rolled roses.
 I love how they turned out.

 If you ever get any of those soaps that come in those cardboard boxes, with the pullout drawer.
 don't throw them out
 don't just stuff things in them and hide them away
 alter them
  you can see the possibilities are endless.


  1. this is beautiful. Thanks for telling how you did it. Who makes the soaps that come in these boxes? I have the soy soaps that come in a box and the lid lifts off but not any with drawers. Thanks! Konnie

  2. Your welcome. I find mine at T.J. Max around x-mas time the ones that I can use are Italian And I don't break out with them, so I stock up big time when I see them enough to last the year. You might also look at Kohls. They range from 3.99 to 8.99 depending on the size. The drawered boxes are big soaps and the soap has been in the shower for 6 months now and still going. Hope you can find some. But I will say the lidded soap box has my mind going also.

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