[Video Tutorial] 3D Altered Box


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!

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