Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Expandable Box - Make a Wish

06/08/2013 - This box was chosen in TOP3 @ Top Tip Tuesday

Hello lovely peeps!

Some time ago I came across this cute tutorial here on how to make a small expandable box, so I though I'd give it a try. When the box was finished it definitely needed an image topper and I decided to use Mo Manning "Make a Wish".

Here you can see how these two ended up together :)

The image is colored with Copic markers (as usual):
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57, E59
Skirt: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99 + Y15
T-Shirt + Sneakers: YR02, YR01, YR20, YR00, YR000; W5, W3, W1, W0

The view from the top when open:

After the "expansion" :)

The box has a magnetic closure and is secure to put things inside:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. Cute cute cute @ Lej Designs
2. Anything Goes @ Bearly Mine Chalenges
3. Anything Goes @ Krafty Girls
4. Spooled Items @ Top Tip Tuesday (ribbon)
5. Anything Goes @ Word Art Wednesday
6. Anything Goes @ The Paper Shelter
7. Anything Goes @ Crafts & Me Challenges

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely day!


  1. Hi Alexandra! Your box is just beautiful and I love all the sweet details. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in our challenge and PLEASE do join us again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely art shared with us in the weeks ahead.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful box and beautifully coloured cute image and love the pretty paper-thanks for joining the challenge at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  3. WOW another beautiful creation and the image and papers are just gorgeous. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Alexandra - this is amazing!! Love this box, so smart.

  5. WOW stunning box Alexandra, beautiful colours and love your design..Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly-Mine Challenges and hoping we see you again soon. Good luck..Hugs Lozzy x

  6. Loving your gorgeous expandable box, so fab, Annette x

  7. Beautiful creation, Alexandra!
    Anneke xx

  8. Hi Alexandra; rocking it again. Fantastic coloring. Very very cute. Thanks for share and for the tuto. Elena F.

  9. This box is so adorable! Good luck in our challenge!!! =D

  10. A beautiful box. I love how it folds out. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  11. This is stunning Alexandra,. The box is adorable but with the added cute image - so so special.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  12. A beautiful box and the image is so cute
    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Design Challenge
    crafty hugs Susan xx

  13. Amazing coloring and design. I love your box and how it opens wide. You decorated it so beautifully, love your image as well, just stunning coloring.
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Thank you for making a great entry for our LEJ Designs Challenge No. 63 - Cute Cute Cute over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

    This is absolutely stunning. I love the box design and how it opens and closes, so clever. The paper used is beautiful and very pretty and girly. The image, well what can I say apart from ADORABLE. It is coloured perfectly, and it is the must cutest thing ever.

    I hope to see many more entries from you in our future weekly challenges, as every entry meals a lot to us.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  15. Alexandra, This is such a stunning creation, very clever design. You really showcased this image well, shall hop over to the shop and get a copy :^). Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. Thats fantastic, what a fabby idea, and so beautifully made and decorated, Thank you so much for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie. x

  17. Such a beautiful box and perfect for our anything goes challenge here at Bearly Mine.

    Thanks for sharing with us this week.

    Sharon x

  18. Wow! So impressive! Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  19. Such a gentle and delicate creation! Love it!

  20. Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous box!! I love the colors you chose and the image is so sweet (and colored perfectly!). I'll have to check out that tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.


Thank you for the kind comments!