Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Knickers to you.... yes it was once a box for boxers

My son handed me two empty "Calvin Klein" boxer shorts boxes. What cool boxes, magnet closure and a protective page inside and everything. very "alterable" ... I have altered one in a Victorian country lady style. floral, nature, lace etc... and the second will be more "Zuzu'ish" (clearly thats not a word).
One of the design team themes at Calico Crafts for April/May is "floral blooms" so I am hoping this fits in. Almost everything used on the box so far, is supplied by calico crafts.

After covering the box with paper, i decorated the front using lots of vellum out of the K&Co flora and fauna cardstock and Vellum pack... Its hard to show it up properly in the photos... but it you look at the lable and flowers, you can see they are almost see-through. the bee and butterfly are also lovely vellum embellishments.... due to the amount of vellum on this, I am making this a second entry into the "Stamp Man" Challenge. (the theme being 'vellum', how appropriate)
Supplies used (other than the underpants box):

7Gypsies Conservatory papers
Cream lace
K&Co flora and fauna ephemera pack (with vellum)
Dresden scrap border
versamagic chalk ink. (gingerbread)

I also used my favourite gold gilt wax polish "treasure wax" and this can be found online or in some art shops.


  1. Ooooh this is yummy, the papers are lush, as is the gorgeous german scrap. It's almost worth buying some boxers to get one of those boxes LOL. xx

  2. Just lovely! Hubby always presents every box for approval befor it goes in the recycling, I have hime well trained!

  3. Zuzu'ish should deffo be a word. Amazing altered boxes far better than

  4. Zuzu'ish may not be in the dictionary but it is definitely a word - I know exactly what it means.
    Love the vintage look of this box, will have to persuade Mr B to splash out on some new knicks.

  5. Quite a departure from your usual "zuzu-ish" style Z, but just shows your enormous versatility! Can't wait to see the 2nd box. xx

  6. love how this has been transformed into something so feminine!