Altered Photo Box

Authentique Paper and Core'dinations are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Core'dinations products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Core'dinations blog to find out what the talented members of the Core'dinations Design Team have in store for you today!


I knew the first time that I saw the Core'dinations paper I wanted to create flowers. When I put the colors next to similar shades of Carefree my idea came through. I have been looking at this untreated photo box for a week now. My little girl found it while rummaging through my craft area, and it has stayed out of the drawer that it was hidden in ever since. 
To create this project I measured and cut all of the straight edges to fit each of the sides and lid sections, then used spray glue to adhere each of the sides and pieces for the lid. One suggestion I do have, measure up to the lid, rather than try to shove the lid over the photo box and the paper. This way, I didn't have to worry about the thick papers causing any structural problems later on.

In addition to the lovely Carefree papers, I used the Core'dinations Slate color to offset the tangerine tones of the Details stickers. A little sanding here and there, and the distressing was perfect.
The flower was cut from a fantastic 3D Peony shape using my Silhouette. The center is from the same SVG cut, only using the Kraft-Core in #22. I sanded all of the pieces down before I strung them all on a piece of wire. Sanding each of the sections made the flower look more realistic.

Speaking of sanding, the neat Sand It Gadget that works with the Core'dinations paper was really fun to use. I used it throughout the entire project, even on the Authentique papers!
Overall, I really enjoyed creating this. I loved how the fantastic Authentique papers worked seamlessly with the Core'dinations paper. I also loved how the flower turned out. I might even be keeping this project for myself!
As promised, we have a giveaway winner to announce for the week! Our winner of an Authentique Prize Pack is...

Congratulations! Please e-mail your mailing info to with "Core'dinations Week Winner" 

Thanks for stopping by this week! We had a lot of fun teaming up with Core'dinations each day this week, be sure to stop by their facebook page and tell them that Authentique Paper sent you!
Products Used:
Authentique: Carefree Collection- Jovial, Calm, Relaxed, Details & Elements
Core'dinations: Adirondack Collection- Mountain Rose, Slate; Kraft-Core-#22
Cosmo Cricket Photo Box


  1. Gorgeous! Love the sanded flowers!

  2. Great box! The flowers look wonderful and congrats to Becky!

  3. beautiful altered box...and congrats to the winner!

  4. Love the photo box! Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I absolutely love this. Gorgeous and unique!

  6. Congratulations Becky! And what a great idea, I have photo boxes like this and it never occurred to me!

  7. Your box came out very pretty. Good use of the papers and flowers.

    Carla from Utah

  8. I love the texture on your flower. It makes such a difference.

  9. Congrats to the winner!The box is beautiful , love the colors in this collection.

  10. Just checking in and there is my name in bold on your blog! Thanks so much! I am thrilled to have won your prize package this week!

    This box is so gorgeous! This sure gives me ideas for lots of random boxes I have "put away because I know I will use it for something" :) Thanks for the tip about covering up to the lid - I for sure would have figured that one out too late!

  11. This box is beautiful in its simplicity! Really stunning, Heather :)
    And congrats, Becky!!! Lucky duck!

  12. What a fun project. Loved the tips on doing the box. It's been a fun week and I'm sad to see it end. Loved all the projects.

  13. Beautiful box! I think the flower adds an extra special touch!


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