Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tissue Holder and Tutorial...

Hi everyone! Laurie here, and I've got a fun little project to share...with a tutorial! During the May's release Sneak Peeks, I shared THIS tissue holder that I made with the new Doctor's Orders set. I received many requests to share a tutorial, so here it is! :-)


To start, you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 4 5/8" x 8" and another piece that measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".



First, you will need to score both pieces of cardstock. The 4 5/8" x 8" piece needs to be scored at 1 1/2", 2 5/8", 5 1/4", & 6 3/8" (make sure that the c.s. is horizontal).




Score the smaller piece of c.s. at 1" on all four sides as shown in the picture below.




Using a bone folder, crease each fold well (this makes for a neater box).




Next, make four vertical slits to create little "flaps" in each corner as shown in the picture below.



This next step is optional, but one that I think makes for a nicer end product. Cut part of each flap off (making diagonal cuts) as shown in the picture below.



Finally, assemble boxes using strong adhesive (like Taylor's Sticky Tape) and place a small folded ribbon on one end of the bottom box (this will be the ribbon pull that is used to open the box).



For my finished box, I placed a piece of layered and decorated c.s. measuring 4 12" x 2 1/2" on the top. The adorable tissue box (from Doctor's Orders) is stamped on Choice Buttercream c.s. and colored in with Copics. The decorative layer underneath the tissue box was created using my Labels Four Nestabilities. For embellishments, I added some Stickles and buttons!




That's it! I hope you find these instructions helpful! ~Laurie

18 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Very fun Laurie! I can't wait to make one. what is the size of the smaller sheet of paper?

Darsi said...

Very cool! Love the tutorial!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the colors!!
Oh, and your coloring. *grin*

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very cool tutorial - THANKS!

~Meredith

Dawn Easton said...

Get out Laurie! This is so cute!!! Fantastic idea and thanks so much for sharing the measurements!

Rose Ann said...

This is fabulous, Laurie!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!!

veronica said...

what a wonderful idea!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oooh! I've done something like this before, but mine was all one piece. I'll DEFINITELY be CASEing this! Your colours are GREAT! TFS.

Yvonne Jackson said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I will definately be trying this one out, there are so many possibilities for it.

Aimes said...

Laurie, I admired this on your blog a while back and I'm sooooo happy you've done a tutorial! Thanks so much - I can't wait to make one!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Deb Neerman said...

Great tutorial, Laurie! Thanks so much!

SMK said...

This is so fantastic! GREAT idea :D My hubby gets sick a lot, so next time I'm totally making him one! Thanks for the awesome tutorial :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Laurie! What a super awesome idea and I LOVE your coloring on the tissue box! I am SO making one (or two!) of these!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love your coloring, Laurie! Awesome!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE, Laurie! Too too cute!

Kylah Marro said...

This is great!! Thanks for sharing!!! I see myself making a bunch of these this upcoming cold season.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful idea and great for a sick friend! Thanks for sharing.

Mariah said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!!