Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tissue Box A2 Card Holder

Have you seen this idea? This is a great use of a tissue box.
I have a friend who is a bit of a ladybug fan right now (Hi Fran!!)
So, I used Designed2Delight's digital image 'Love Bug's Heart Strings'.  She's a little girl dressed up in a ladybug costume.

I thought you might like to know how to go about making one of these tissue box containers.

Use a Kleenex brand box to fit the measurements exactly.  I used a Puffs tissue box and needed to trim just a tad on some pieces.

So, check your piece against the box before gluing anything down.
What you will need:
Solid cardstock - 4 inside walls 5" by 4.25"
                         - 2 bottom pieces (inside and out) 4.25" by 4.25" 
                         - 1 outside piece 5" by 11", scored at 1", 5.5" and 10" and
                         - another outside piece 5" by 9", scored at 4.5" ( may need to trim ends to fit)
Pattern Paper - 5 outside pieces (4 walls and a bottom) all 4" by 4"
                      - 4 fold over flaps 4.25" by 4", scored at 2" and folded in half. 

First thing to do is carefully open the tissue box and cut off the top sections until you have this remaining--->.
I chose to cover my box with black cardstock.  I did not want the exposed edges to show so I painted all the edges black on the inside and out.  You could use a matching marker instead of paint.

Basically you cover the inside and out with the solid color cardstock. There is a video here on how to make the box that is excellent.  

I failed to take anymore in process pictures, (sorry!!!) so I hope you can cover a box on your own. At this point adhere your outside pattern paper pieces next.  Then adhere the fold over flaps. Its really pretty darn easy!

I think once you make one and see how easy it is to do and how sturdy this box is, you'll want to make lots more!

Challenges for this box:
Mami Doodles -  Pink, Red & White
Stamp Man -  Texture
Wags 'n Whiskers - Home Decoration
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Rainbow Lady's  - Have a heart
S J Papercrafts  - Happy & use a punch
Little Darlings Challenges -  Favorite Embellishments (ribbon)
Paper Pretties -  texture
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Digital Tuesday -  Pink Or Red
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Use red
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes



Rainbow Lady said...

Cute way to use an old box... lovely. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

LynCr said...

Fantastic idea, I love all the red. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle

Louise said...

oooh what a fantastic idea - love choice of papers.

Thank you for taking part in SJ Crafts challenge.

Sue C said...

Fabulous piece of recycling ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Maya Ariffin said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at DTC.

Maya xx

Wendy said...

Great tutorial.
Thank you for joining us at Stamp n doodle Challenges

Jen said...

Great project, like the papers you have used. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Marissa Isabel said...

What a clever idea. I really like what you did with the box!
Love the colors!
Thanks for sharing your project at Scrapbook Sisters Challenge
Marissa Isabel

Faith S. said...

This is such a great project! I love the fun papers and colors--perfect for the ladybug image! This would make such a sweet gift! The photos you added are so helpful--thank you for sharing all the details!

Lisa-Jane said...

Its a wonderful idea and the colours work great. I hope you enjoyed the first challenge at SJ Crafts.

S J CRAFTS said...

Lovely, pretty box!! thansk for visiting the S J Crafts Monthly Challenge! Sarah x

Yogi said...

cute box. love the ladybugs

Ginny Getty said...

Congratulations on winning in the Quietfire Challenge! Really fun project!

Stampin Mindy said...

What a great little project. Thank you for sharing it. Lovely work.
Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges.
Hugs, Mindy

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