Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tutorial Tuesday - Get Well Soon Tissue Box Card Tutorial


I promised you last week that I would post a quick tutorial on how to make the tissue box card. 
This time I made a more masculine version using soft suede and naturals ivory card stock and papers from the Beau Chateau designer series paper pack.


To make the mini tissue box first of all cut your designer series paper to 3½” x 2¾”.
Score at 1/2" and at 5/8" on all four sides.
If you are using Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Tool you are going to want to have your markers at notches 4 and 5 from the left hand side. Now the second marker won't sit in but you can place it along side so you remember which line to score/


Once you've done that your piece of designer series paper should look like this. (I've flipped it over as the score lines show up a bit better on the reverse).  Hopefully you can see the score lines ok.


 Now go ahead and cut off all four corners. You want to cut along the innermost of the two parallel lines in each case (or the one in line with notch 5 if that makes more sense!)

Use the Simply Scored tool to mark the centre of your paper as shown. It doesn't matter how noticeable this is as you are going to punch out the centre anyway using the large oval punch. Go ahead and do that now. I don't have a photo of this step cos I know you can manage to punch it out without a diagram!
 Fold your box along all score lines.

Take a scrap piece of Soft Suede card stock and use the large oval punch again - not too near the edge. Then using your scallop oval punch cut out the frame as shown.

Attach the frame to the top of your tissue box (its underneath in the photo below so you can't see it), and then fold in the sides of your box. Put glue on all four corners and hold it down while it dries (or use a handy half pack of designer series paper or whatever you happen to have lying around your craft desk to hold it in place, nothing too heavy though).
 I used Tombow for this but you could use Sticky Strip if you prefer.

When it's dried it should look like this upside down.

Then just add a tissue. I found that about a third of a standard sized tissue folded in half is about right.

Take a small piece of soft suede card stock approx 2½” x 1¾” and round the corners.
Glue the underneath of your box, making sure the tissue has glue on it as well and attach to the card stock.

And there you have it - one small tissue box to go on front of your get well card.

To finish off the card I distressed all the edges. I also crumpled up a piece of card stock and then carefully peeled the two layers of card stock apart. This gives an almost leathery effect which doesn't show up too well in the photo, that is great for masculine cards in place of ribbon.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful.

Back tomorrow with some more cards.

4 comments:

Alex said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Alex x

Anne-Marie said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing

Nicky Dexter said...

This is brilliant! On my list of things to make!

Nicky Dexter said...

This is fabulous - I am going to add it to my list of projects to make!

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