Today's a new first for me. Making a tissue box cover. Yay!! I love new projects!
I had been seeing some very talented ladies make these recently, Chris Olson and Debbie P being among them. Ladies, your work inspires me! Debbie had a link to the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial which is what I went by.
(one little tip. There's a measurement on the lid that calls for 9/16 of an inch. If I were you I would make that 10/16 or even 11/16 to be safe. I made it 9/16 and my lid wouldn't go over the box.It's "engineer exact". Which I am not. :-) It had to be chucked and remade.
The papers I am using are Cordinations Cardstock and Lavender and Lace DP. The ribbons were an assortment given to me.
So this box I made for Stacey as she loves elegance and purpleness.
It's not what I would call "Chris elegant" but it's as elegant as Dorcas gets. lol
Stacey will soon be working on a scrapbook of her late cat Cody so I figured a box of tissues wouldn't be amiss.
And while we're speaking of cats, Gingerboy is heading for a stroke if he doesn't lay off the "American Dream" and start exercising and watching his calorie consumption!
"Do you think this fur makes me look fat?"
"Uh no, your fur is fine, its your 18 pounds of fat that makes you look fat. "
"I take exception to that."
I would like to enter the tissue box in the following challenges:
(The cat wouldn't fit!)
Happily Scrappin: Purple
Tellen's Place: embellish embellish
Totally Papercrafts: pearls and lace
Wags and Wiskers: Use more than one fold
Thanks for visiting!!
by the way, you will be seeing another tissue box in the next couple of days. They make such nice useful gifts and are such fun to make I couldn't resist!