This is not an original idea that I made. The original designer is:
Vicki Parson from Splitcoast Stampers
I was sick at home the day my email from Splitcoast Stampers came. I thought this was so cute so I hopped over to the site and found there was a tutorial and a video for this project. I suggest you take a look at it because it’s very good.
What I loved about this project is first that you can make two of these from one piece of 11 x 8.5 inch cardstock and nothing goes to waste, Yey! So lets get started. And second, that it goes together so fast!
Cut an 11 x 8.5″ card in half down the middle of the long side to end up with two pieces that are 11″ x 4.25″. Then score each piece as follows: at 1/2″ – 3″ – 4″ & 6 1/2″
Cut your decorative paper as follows: The front panel/strip (where I stamped “Get Well Soon”) measures 3/4″ x 4″. The top decorated panel is 4″ x 3 1/4″. The panel that the tissue will pull through measures 2 1/4″ x 4″. I recommend that if you’re going to stamp or decorate the little front panel/strip that you do it before you assemble the project. It will be harder later.
Either glue or use double sided adhesive to now attach the decorative paper pieces to your scored cardstock. Now, to create the oval opening, Vicki used a punch but I didn’t have one so I used an oval nested die by Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Ovals Large) I used the second smallest oval. To create the little scalloped frame around the oval cut I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large. I used the third smallest die. I put the oval die inside the scalloped die and die cut out of white cardstock. Center the oval inside the scalloped oval and used a “post it” or two to hold the dies in place then run them through your die cutting machine. Now glue your little scalloped frame around the oval opening.
The next step is to assemble your little box…….
You want to use really strong adhesive to adhere the flap to the stand up panel because pulling tissue out will cause stress on that joint. I used two strips of 1/4″ Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive to the flap for extra strength but Vicki used Red double sided adhesive. Now all you have left to do is to decorate your little tissue holder any way you want to. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel off stickers that were first applied to glittered cardstock then colored with Copic markers. The bird and grass are dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the ant is a brad from The Eyelet Outlet (I love this company. They have the cutest brads in all different shapes and colors. Check them out. ( Priced really reasonably and excellent customer service.) I also recommend that you check out Vicki’s video on Spiltcoast Stampers. She decorated hers with a stamp set by LawnFawn called “On the mend“. It’s so cute. I ordered it but it hasn’t arrived and I couldn’t wait to try this project. I hope you enjoyed this and will try it yourself. It would be cute for the car or office desk with a theme like maybe “Day not going your way?” or with a tear jerker video gift. Really, I see it used a lot of ways. Use your crafty imagination! I’m making a whole bunch of these to drop off at the county hospital in my area. Once you make a couple, you’ll see you can make a lot out of very little supplies. The pocket tissue you should look for is Kleenex Go Pack. It’s the only one that has the opening at the top. I got mine at Walmart. An 8 pack for less than $3!
- White cardstock
- Decorative Paper – Joann Fabric and Crafts
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Peel off stickers, glitter dots, bird and grass dies, 1/4″ double sided adhesive.
- Get Well Soon! stamp – TCP Studio “Brush stroke greetings”
- Copic markers