Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tissue Box

Hi Everyone!
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!)
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!


dj1952 said...

Dorcas this is beautiful and I know that Stacey will love it. And I'm also sure it will come in handy while she works on that scrapbook. I love the colors. I've also admired these boxes, I'm just not into boxes yet. Have a great day. Hugs, dj

Lila Castro said...

You did a fabulous job!


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous box! Love it! So stylish and a perfect gift!

Hugs Judy xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Dorcas. Fabulous project. Love the papers and your fab embellishing. Gorgeous colours too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I LOVE it! It is the right amount of elegance for me! It is my favorite shades of purple too! It is gorgeous and thoughtful! It will come in handy when I do his book. I keep procrastinating on it though. Love the pictures of Gingerboy! I think it his thyroid! LOL Do they have fat free mice? Low calorie birds?

dolcreations said...

Oh I could have used a pretty little tissue box like this for my night stand with this cold I have had this week!LOL
I love it...what an absolutely thoughtful idea...and a treasure for your friend!

E.T said...

Gorgeous creation! Love your cat!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Dorcas, What a beautiful project! Wow, I would love to see it in person I bet it is more stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Sarah

Kelly Schelske said...

Ha, your chubby kitty must be friend with my chubby puppy!! This is great Dorcas, I absolutely love that pretty ribbon!

Femmy said...

beautiful box Dorcas!!

Jacee said...

How gorgeous Dorcas, a wonderful project, such a nice gift.
Hugs Jacee

patriziawithaz said...

Hahaha x Thanks for the laugh courtesy of Gingerboy :)
This tissue box is gorgeous. The colours are very stylish and that ribbon yummy.Thanks for the measurement tip - would love to have a go (one more thing on my list to do ) xx

heidy said...

Hi,you did a fabolous job Dorcas!
Hugs Heidy

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one stunning box hun the papers,are just amazing,just stunning as for gingerboy wow he is,gorgeous,and so much like my old fellow who is no longer with us,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Fantastic purple project. It's so pretty, love the ribbon, trim and DP. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Dotty Jo said...

Great tissue box - looks truly elegant to me! Love that big ginger fur ball. Thanks for making me smile yet again - I'm so glad I found my way to your blog! Jo x

Jennifer Shults said...

This is such a gorgeous idea! I just love it and you chose such lovely papers for this! WOW!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Gorgeousness!! I have been wanting to tackle this project also. What a great little gift for a sick friend. Gingerboy is a cute little fatty, bet he is a good snuggler. Lol ~jeni :)

Debbie said...

Oh Dorcas, Gingerboy is so sweet, and NOT fat, well ok a bit FAT!

Your tissue box is gorgeous those papers are stunning.
Did you see I made one of your box/bags on my blog, gave you a a mention too....(well actually I made 10!)
They are fantastic, I love them, thank you for the inspiration and template. Love Debbiexx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Your tissue box is marvelous! And Gingerboy looks just perfect too! I might have to try my hand at this project as yours is so yummy it makes me want to try! Thanks for sharing and I am happy that you joined us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow - something totally different today - your box is very elegant - beautiful!!
What a nice size your American tissue boxes have - ours are more "flat" - not so pretty ;-) but perhaps it´s a good idea to try embellish one, too!
Thanks for your encouraging comment today!
Have a nice evening! I´ve to go to bed now or I will regret it tomorrow...

Trina said...

Dorcas, you are way too awesome! This is delightfully fabulous! Maybe you should start walking your cat like the man up the street from me... :D

Denise G said...

Dorcas, What a fabulous job you did on that tissue box. Love it. I really need to make me one. Thank you for the size tips.

Thanks for joining us at Card Creations and More.

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous project, Dorcas! elegant colors. really love how you finished it. and your cat is sooooo adorable!!! love the photos! =)

Jane said...

A fantastic project love your cat thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas, wow what a lovely box, not sure Id want to use it looking so beautiful like that.
And yes it does look as though mum is going to have to put ging on a diet, hes definitely over weight, but like most cats if they can get away with sloath they will. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Karen said...

Gingerboy is so cute, and so are your cards! Have something for you on my blog, hope you like it!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Dorcas, you did a fabulous job on this Kleenex holder. I really like the way you made the top. The papers you used are great and the bow is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place at our "Embellishments" challenge. :~)

Rita said...

Fabulous Tissue box Dorcas. I did everyone a Christmas one and they were delighted. Hugs Rita xxx

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fab project and a fab ginger cat! LOL.
Tine :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous tissue box. Far to gorgeous to get snot on! You clever thing you!
Your cat is so cute!
Linds x

Craftyanny said...

Beautiful tissue box, really pretty.
Thanks for playing along with Totally papercrafts this week
Anne x

Joynana said...

Love the box, I have never tried one. But, this makes me want to. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's place.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a gorgeous way of covering up those tissue boxes. Love the colours and embellishments chosen. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful tissue box cover, and beautiful kitty too! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

Sussie said...

Your tissue-box is gorgeous!
Have a nice weekend!

Debs said...

great project and love the kitty :0)..thanks so much for joining us at WNW..hugs Debs x

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