Everyone (well, Janet and Sandy) asked me this week, "Did you see the tissue box holder?" Yes, finally, I did and I love it! I always use the "cube" tissues, so I decided I had to make one of these for my bedroom. That's the only place in the house where we have tissues. Wesley never needs one, Jon uses napkins or paper towels (which would tear up my nose!) and Mike uses a handkerchief. So I'm the only one using tissues. Another plus about being the only female in the house!
I couldn't decide what I wanted to do – Christmas? Beachy? Fall? I finally decided on all-year long. Our bedroom is painted a Cherry Cobbler red, so I went with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso – you know, the "Deck the Halls" colors. I'm hooked on them, let me tell ya!
Once I had a plan, this went fairly fast. I used Crumb Cake card stock for the base and top and side layers. I knew I wanted to use fabric somewhere, so I cut three scallop circles with my Big Shot and cut the centers out to make ruffles. You actually cut from the side to the center, then cut a circle from the center to make a long, not quite flat piece. As you're adhering it, it tends to pleat and ruffle out. The rough edge is covered with Cherry Cobbler seam binding. I used the Big Shot fabric adhesive with my heat gun to adhere the fabric and seam binding to the card stock.
The front decoration is Deck the Halls designer series paper cut from the larger of the two scallops (Scallop Circle #2 die), and flowers and leaves from the Birds & Blooms sizzlet 4-pack. Some embossing, some sponging, a glimmer brad and two Deck the Halls big designer buttons on the top (see small photo at the beginning of this post), and that's it!
Here are the directions. Diane's measurements are for Kleenex; Puffs Plus boxes are a little bit longer, so you may need to adjust the measurements. My box sticks out about 1/4". Next time I'll cut the base pieces 9-1/2" x 5-1/4".
Here are the supplies I used:
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Almost Artichoke (for sponging the embossing, flowers and leaves)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, River Rock card stock; Deck the Halls designer series paper
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Birds & Blooms sizzlets, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, Deck the Halls fabric, Deck the Halls big designer buttons, Itty Bitty Buttons, pearl jewels, linen thread, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots, Big Shot fabric adhesive, heat tool, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, glimmer brads – subtles, stamping sponge, Coluzzle (retired)
This weekend, my projects include cutting supplies for the owl class and making a chart showing which watercolor pencils to use to get our 40 colors! That should be fun. Or a nightmare. I'll let you know. Of course, if it's a nightmare, you may hear my groans and screams! No Halloween ghouls here…just Buffy trying to find the perfect combination for Cherry Cobbler!
Have a wonderful weekend!