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Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Tissue Box

Welcome to another Cricut Fanatics project. Diane here from http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com. I am sharing a easy Winter tissue box cover.  I got this pattern a few years ago from Splitcoast Stampers.  It is easy and fun to change out for seasons and holidays.  I will give you step by step directions with pictures.

I use the Walmart brand tissues which is the same size as Kleenex.  You will need to cut 2  5 1/8 x 9 1/2 pieces of cardstock for you base.
Cut one 9 9/16 square piece of cardstock for the lid.  You will also need 4  4 1/4 x 4 inch pieces of cardstock or pattern papers for the sides.  You will also need one 4 1/4 square piece for the top.
Score your long pieces at 1/2 and 5 inches
I used scor tape, but something that will hold securely to put the pieces together to form base.
You score the lid piece at one inch on all four sides and cut as shown in the picture to fold for the lid.
To form the opening in the top I used Spellbinder dies and used the 3rd one in the set of large ovals.
Put your lid together with scor tape and it will fit on the base.  I go ahead and tape the insides of the lid to secure it to the base so that it does not move or come apart.
I added the side panels and started to decorate.  With the second piece for the top, I added another Spellbinder die labels one middle size for my top.  I embossed the top piece with the snowflake Cuttlebug folder.  Here are the rest of the materials I used.

Winter Tissue Box created by Diane Kielman with pattern from Splitcoast Stampers
Machines used-Expressions 2 machine, Cuttlebug, and Gypsy
Pattern paper-Bo Bunny
Other-jewels, ribbons and stickles
Cuttlebug folder-Snowflake embossing
Cricut Cartridges-Art Philosophy- snowflake1 page 22 shift cut at 3.25 and 5 inches  Layer shift cut at 3.25        inches.         
                                                      Snowflake2 page 27 shift cut at 2 inches, layer cut at 1 1/2 and 2 inches
                                                      Letter K cut at 1.5 inches in two colors and just off set from each other
                           Snow Friends-snowman cut at 4.5 inches face stamped with Peachy Keen stamp
                           Sesame St. Seasons-hot cocoa cut at 3.5 inches and removed word hot                                


  1. Great project and perfect for this time of year! Love all of the details and thank you for the tutorial!!!

  2. Fantastic! What a great way to brighten up a bland tissue box. The snowman is adorable! TFS

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it. I think I'll make one for Valentine's Day.

  4. What fun. Sadly I am visiting the tissue box often right now..this one would make me smile each time.

  5. Love it thanks for the instructions

  6. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the project and the directions!!!

  7. Thank You!! I have wanted to make these for a long time. You've made it doable for me now.

  8. These are adorable. Thanks for the directions. I'll have to make one now...

  9. What a fun project! I love it!

  10. I love it! I guess if you have to be sick and carry around a box of tissue it will at least feel better having a beautiful one. LOL.


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