Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tissue Box Cover by Laura C


You can turn a plain ordinary tissue box, into a work of art! When I saw the directions on how to make this tissue box cover, I knew I had to make one! And even better.....you get a sneak peek at a project made with the new Tim Holtz, soon to be released snowflurries/snowmantexture fade set!!


You need to cut out a "base" set first, and then you will decorate your plain box. You need the following sizes to make your base box:

Two 9&1/2" x 5&1/8" pieces and these need to be scored at 1/2" and 5". I used a soft blue cardstock that I inked with chipped sapphire distress ink after scoring.

One piece that is 6 & 9/16" square. Score this at 1" on all 4 sides. Trace and cut out an oval in the center and make one cut out of each corner to make a "tab" on each corner (see black lines in photo).


The decorated panel pieces on the box are:

Four 4&1/2" x 4&1/4" pieces for the sides These are embossed with the new snowflake folder, and inked with chipped sapphire ink. Four 4&1/4" x 3/4" pieces for the lid sides. These are embossed with the cuttle bug as well. One 4&1/4" square piece for the top. This is embossed with the snowflake folder, inked and then a center opening cut out using labels 6. I also cut additional pieces for one side using spellbinders rectangles (out of a piece embossed with the swiss dot folder) and small labels (I then stamped snowflakes in chipped sapphire and added some crystal stickles and twinkle jewels for centers). I punched thin strips of scrap paper for the "lace" edges around the lid.


Once you have all the pieces ready, it's time to assemble. I formed the sides and the lid, using scor tape applied to the "tabs" on the lid corners and the 1/2" tab on the sides. Then, before attaching the lid to the base, I put on the embossed side panels on the box sides and the embossed lid sides and top on the lid of the box. Now is when you would adhere the "lace" edges if you did those as well. A tip here: Remember to "center" your side panels toward the bottom (they are placed about 1/8" from the bottom and corners.....they will be much further from the top, but this portion is partially covered by the lid!). To finish assembly, USE THE TISSUE BOX YOU ARE COVERING! Slide the cover over the box, then apply scor tape around outside top edges, and carefully position the lid over the top of the tissue box......once in place rub to make sure it's firmly in place with the adhesive. Now you can embellish.....add the extra side panel, some buttons and bling, ribbon, whatever you'd like.

If anyone has trouble with the instructions, let me know, but I have no doubt, once you get the pieces in front of you, you'll understand every instruction, it will
make sense, and go together easy breezy!! This is a wonderful item for home decor or an amazing gift for the holidays! Enjoy crafting these great little boxes!

Available at Cutters Creek:
Tim Holtz Texture Fades (snow flurries/snowman set--pre-order)
Tim Holtz distress ink (chipped sapphire)
Inkssentials Blending tool and foam
Cuttlebug A2 folder (swiss dots)
Spellbinders Dies (Rectangles, Small Labels, Labels 6)
Stickles (crystal)
Twinkle Jewels (beaches)

1 comment:

  1. Love the box and the TH Embossing Folders!
    Great job as always....


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