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[Video Tutorial] 3D Altered Box

Posted by Graphic 45 10/02/2018 20 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 It is time to pull out your papers and fine tipped scissors and start creating.  Today on the blog we have a gorgeous Pop-up Jewelry Box and video tutorial by Marilyn Rivera.  Marilyn has created this masterpiece with our Tropical Travelogue - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and a plain wooden box.  


Tropical Travelogue Altered Box

By Marilyn Rivera


“Hello everyone! I share with you an interactive pop-up altered box that I made using the Tropical Travelogue collection. I made the 3d pop-up effect coming out from the lid of the wooden box. I created like a shelf hanging of chains from the lid and I will show you all the creative process in the video. Let’s take a look…


I took measurements of all sides of the box, then I cut paper in these sizes and covered the box inside and outside. I prefer to use liquid glue to adhere the paper to the wood.

Once the box was covered, I distressed with a sponge all the edges with the Color Box decades ink to achieve the vintage look.

I cut out some leaves and flowers from the papers to decorate the top of the box. I paste some of the leaves using the 3D foam tape, it gives a realistic effect.

When I open the box the shelf comes out and it’s being held by chains. I decorated the shelf with various leaves and I also incorporated chipboard and sticker.

I mixed colors like black, greens, browns with a touch of orange and I love how they look together and to make it more interesting I added textures with mini art stones.  I gave a rusty effect to the stones with a copper paint.

I added some buttons, pearls and a Metal Clock Key to the lid. It took me some time but it was worthy, I love the final result!  I hope it inspires you and take a look at the video down below. Thank you so much for stopping by today..until next time! xx”

~Marilyn Rivera


Pop-Up Altered Art Box by Marilyn Rivera


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Tropical Travelogue—Deluxe Collectors Edition


Thank you for stopping by today for another fun-filled blog.  Big thanks to Marilyn for sharing this altered art box and video tutorial, your creative process is inspiring.  Be sure to share your feedback in the comments below, and join us again tomorrow for your daily dose of creativity.  


Happy Papercrafting!

20 Comment(s)

Regina Harrison:
10/02/2018, 10:53:44 AM

This is so pretty. I love all the leaves.

Jean Marmo:
10/02/2018, 11:01:06 AM

Simply stunning!

Glenda Buster:
10/02/2018, 11:20:11 AM

Beautiful and stunning box. Thank you for your video tutorial showing how you created the inside pop up shelf

Michele Lewis:
10/02/2018, 11:21:44 AM

Lovely! The fussy cutting really makes this creation pop!

Sharon gullikson:
10/02/2018, 11:33:07 AM

I would like to make one with a vintage cigar box. I need more room For my jewelry, and this is so pretty.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Awesome project!!!! So perfect to go with this G45 collection! Love, love this!!!

Ellen Haydon:
10/02/2018, 12:19:37 PM

Marilyn, this is such a cute box. I like the way the shelf popped out. It doesn't take very long to make it (I think). Also thank you for the Tips and the Tutorial, they are always helpful. Ellen from Phoenix

10/02/2018, 12:24:25 PM

This is beautiful. So many different ways to decorate a box like this. Instead of a scrapbook of different places, you could make one for each vacation you take with photos of same inside.

Rebecca Rosas:
10/02/2018, 12:46:08 PM


Bev Drake:
10/02/2018, 01:54:03 PM

Very inspiring ! Loved the leaves which are fantastic in this paper range!

Arianna Barbara:
10/02/2018, 02:21:56 PM

Wow! Awesome project!!!

Sue MacFall:
10/02/2018, 02:46:08 PM

Thank you for sharing this beautifully decorated box with us.

10/03/2018, 11:15:44 AM

Super creative! Love the design and execution. This is very inspiring and showcases the paper line well. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

10/03/2018, 11:42:13 AM

Lovely! I wish I could find a box like this - I love decorating boxes, frames, whatever! I like to make old things new again.

Carla Hundley:
10/03/2018, 08:43:27 PM

This altered box looks so cool and pretty! Carla from Utah

Sue D:
10/04/2018, 07:18:44 AM

Beautifully decorated!

Dorothy McCarthy:
10/04/2018, 08:32:41 AM,


Martie Rollin:
10/04/2018, 11:38:02 AM

Those beautiful leaves are really pulling my eyes! Nice project!

10/04/2018, 04:06:42 PM

Very pretty-love the tropical leaves.

Anne McIntosh:
10/04/2018, 05:27:30 PM

Very nice! I have been inspired to reorder Tropic Travelogue to supplement the old version I still have!

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