Sunday, September 8, 2013

Anyone need a tissue?

I am so ready for fall, cooler weather, and college football. Our Grands started school the end of August, but we are still having a few days with temperatures in the triple digits. As kids in Michigan, when we started school, we normally had long sleeves or a light sweater on. Not here in Fort Worth. This is my first summer living here, but I have heard the heat doesn't give us a break until October. I am ready for some open windows and a cool breeze.
My allergies have gone nutty since living here too. One day as I was reaching for a tissue, I stopped and looked at the box, and tons of ideas went racing through my scrappin' brain. Grabbing a ruler, paper, and pencil, within minutes I made some vague measurements and a trial run template. After a few tweaks to my measurements, I was ready to start my projet.
I again used the "Winter Fun" paper collection that was in my July kit from Flamingo Scraps. This was such a generous kit. I still have plenty of papers to do a few projets later. I just love these pretty papers. This is a heavy designer cardstock and I thought a 3D project would be perfect.
After cutting my papers to size, I used two Spellbinder dies to create the openings in my top layers.
I inked the edges on each layer, scored, and assembled the box



I  covered all four sides of the tissue box.and then used a lace border punch to cut out a strip to add under the lid over the top of the side panels
I was really pleased with how quickly the box came together. Other than my estimated measurements, matching the lace trim to meet on the sides was the most time consuming. I chose not to add any embellishments on the box. I thought the pretty paper and lace trim spoke for themselves. This was a very easy and quick project. Definitely one I will make again. This would be an adorable Back To School gift for the teachers desk using school papers. Hmmmmm might have to make two of these for my Grands! 

Here is the finished project. I really love how it turned out. Enjoy!
Happy Scrappin!!


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Carolyn said...

Good job!!! Love it!! You are so creative!!

Happy Scrappin & Card Making!! Cheryl