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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas In July Blog Hop - Decorated Kleenex Box

Welcome to the final day of Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company’s Christmas in July blog hop!  We are so glad that you joined us.  We hope that you will enjoyed all  the tutorials and projects we showed you this week.   Please note, if you are not a member of Speedy TV you will need to join the site before you can view the tutorials.  Joining is quick, easy and FREE, just click the tutorial link below and it will take you right to the home page where you can join.  The sign up button is on the right hand side of the page.

    Monday July 23rd —Christmas Cards in a Gift Box
    Tuesday July 24th —Stocking Stuffers
    Wednesday July 25th—Gift Bag
    Thursday July 26th—Gift Card Holder
    Friday July 27th —Ornament with Shrinky Dink
    Saturday July 28th —Glass Block
    Sunday July 29th —Decorated Tissue Box


Below are the designers participating in the hop. Some may have a project and some may not.

Thanks for joining us this week for some great projects from the team. We hope we inspired you and gave you some good ideas for that jump start to the Christmas Holiday.  Happy Stamping

Christmas Kleenex Box
Cube box of tissue
2 -  pieces of card stock the same color (bottom)
2 – pieces of Christmas Designer Paper
1 -  piece of different color card stock
Scoring tool
Die cuts
Embossing Folders (Christmas or Winter)
Bone Folder
Paper Trimmer
Pencil (not pictured)
Big Shot (not pictured)
Embellishments (not pictured)

Step One:
Cut your two pieces of card stock for your base 5 1/8 x 9 ½. Be sure to save your scraps to use later.  (you may want to verify the measurements of your box of Kleenex)

Step Two:
Put your two pieces of card stock horizontally on your scoring tool and scor at ½” and 5”.  (you may want to verify the measurements of your box of Kleenex)

Step Three:
Fold your card stock on the score lines and then attach the two pieces together. This will create the bottom of your box.

 Step Four: 
Take your second colored card stock and cut it 6 9/16 x 6 9/16. This should be a perfect square. Keep your scraps from this card stock for later.

Step Five:
Score your square piece of card stock 1” on all the sides. This will give you squares in all four corners.

Step Six:
Cut one side of each corner down to the score line, see below.

Step Seven:
Fold your score lines and tabs up like the picture.

Step Eight:
Trace an oval shape from one of your Nestibilities onto the center of the square card stock that is your top.

Step Nine:
Attach all the tabs together to make the top of your box.

Step Ten:
Put adhesive on the inside of the cover and attach it to the bottom. Red tacky tape works well here but regular adhesive is fine too. 

Step Eleven:
Cut a piece of 4 ¼ x 4 ¼  from your scrap card stock from the top.

Step Twelve:
Take a die cut of your choice and cut an opening in your square piece smaller than the one on your top.

Step Thirteen:
Take your designer paper and cut two pieces 4 ¼ x 4 and adhere to two sides of your bottom.

Step Fourteen:
Take an embossing folder (Christmas or Winter) and emboss the top piece of the card stock then attach to the lid.

Step Fifteen:
Take two pieces of your base card stock and 2 pieces of your designer paper and cut them 4 ½ x ¾.

Step Sixteen:
Emboss the two sold colored card stock pieces then adhere them to the top alternating the designer paper.

 Step Seventeen: (optional)
Take your sponge and chalk and color the embossed image.

Step Eighteen:
Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 4 ¼ x 4 to stamp your image and/or sentiment

Step Nineteen:
Decorate according to your liking and attach to your box.

Step Twenty:
Finish your box with embellishments of your choice then put over your box of Kleenex. I used die cuts for the sled and the snowflake.

I hope you enjoyed my Decorated Kleenex box and tutorial. Thanks for stopping and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. 



Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Enjoyed tutorial and will give this a try. I have crocheted a cover for tissue boxes but not decorated one with paper. Thanks for sharing the wonderful step by step directions.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kate said...

Wonderful tutorial! I love all of the 3D elements.

Winnie and Patty said...

Debbie--this tissue box cover is beautiful. You did a fantastic job on the tutorial. I'm going to have to try this! I want to make these for each room of my house!!! TFS

Kathy Bradley said...

Debbie this is such a fun tutorial and the result was gorgeous! TFS

Lagene said...

Fantastic tissue box cover! Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

Jane said...

This is a great tutorial Debbie. Very easy to follow and well done. Your kleenex box is just lovely!!!

Lois said...

Very festive tissue holder.

Debbie Moran said...

what a great way to dress up an ordinary box of tissues.
stamping sue