Friday, April 24, 2009

Hanna Friday Challenge and Tutorial - Tissue Box

Ilina is hosting a great challenge over in the Hanna Stamps Forum to make a 3D project!! YAY!! I love making this kind of stuff....boxes, bags...anything that turns a flat piece of paper into something else!! However, I have to admit I had a hard time decicding on WHAT to make...something new and different!! Well, this isn't exactly new but I haven't made one in about 3 years and I have no idea where I learned how to make it originally so I had to start from scratch! It's a pretty easy box to make, but I'm going to show you how anyway just to save you any guess work! Here are some pictures of the finished project!

I thought these would be great for the kids' backpacks when they're suffering from Spring colds and would certainly make them smile anyway!

And now for my debut tutorial... albeit a brief one!

~Start with a 6-1/2 X 9-1/2 piece of cardstock or sturdy DP

~Score lengthwise at 1" and 5-1/2"

~Turn paper a quarter turn and score at 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 6, and 7

Here is a diagram:

~Use a bone folder to crease all your score lines

~Cut out the pieces shown in red on the diagram

~Fold up your box to create the tissue holder and adhere flaps

~Now you may want to trim a little off your cover flap...or not, depending on what you want to put there, embellish and stamps as desired

~Attach a small piece of velcro (and that, my Friends, is what we call CLOSURE...for any Friends fans out couldn't resist)

Here is a photo of the open box:

If you have any further questions please feel free to ask! I hope you enjoy making this...I know I did! And a huge THANK YOU to those who leave know I appreciate you!!
Stamps~ Dress Up Sophie, Train Riley
Paper~ Sweet Slumber dp, Neenah Solar Crest white cs
Ink~ Momento
Accesories~ Ribbon, corner rounder, copics


  1. Saw these on scs and loved them-so had to see your blog. Your work is awesome!! I am now a follower. Thanks for sharing your template- can't wait to try my own.

  2. Great work Joy, these are darling! I like the idea for get wells gifts. Awesome!

  3. Thank you! I bought a huge pack of tissues (I think there are 32 tissue packs) with the intention of altering them somehow and this is the first idea I've come across that I truly love! So thank you, I'll be making some of these soon, hopefully tomorrow! BTW, I found your blog through hopping from blog to blog.

  4. Did you create those sentiments? OMG They are AWESOME!!!!! I hope you wren't that smart and I can buy them LMAO

    Do NOT rush on getting the sets back, no hurry! Enjoy!


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