Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tissue Box Cover

Tissue Box Cover

The cover for this tissue box, which is 5 by 4 1/2 by 4 1/4", just slips over the top, so it can be changed depending on the season. There is no bottom.

Card stock:
  • 2 pieces 4 by 5     Scored at 1/2, 4 1/4, 9 3/4"
  • 2 pieces 4 1/4 by 5   Scored at 1, 4 1/4, 8 3/4"
  • 1 piece 6 by 6" for the lid  Scored 3/4"  on all edges  
  • DSP  two pieces 4 1/4 by  4 3/4
  • DSP   two pieces 4 by 4 3/4

1.  Score card stock as indicated above. Adhere two pieces of cardstock together at the 1" piece

2.  Adhere DSP to the cardstock between the score lines

3.   Add adhesive to 1" strip and form box

4.  Slip cover over tissue box

5.  Lid:  Make slits on score lines.  Adhere DSP to the  top of the lid.

6.  Die cut oval in the middle of the box.  On a separate piece of cardstock die cut 2 other ovals (one a larger size that the opening.  This forms a mat around the opening.  Adhere.

 Apply adhesive to the tabs and form the lid

Place the lid on top of the box.
Apply tombo glue to the inside sides of the lid and glue to the tissue box.  Hold firmly until glue set.

    Decorate as desired.

        Below is the other tissue box I covered.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Hand Made Flower Using 2 Dies- a Tutorial

Hand Made Flower Tutorial
After posting the card below on my blog, a tutorial was requested.

As with most hand made flowers, no two flowers look exactly alike, so the finished flower at the end of the tutorial will not look exactly like the one on the card.

 Hand Made Flower

Supplies Needed:
  • Bigz Bouquet Die
  • Flower Frenzy Die
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Garden Green cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Big Shot
  • Spritzer with water
  • tweezers
  • Some sort of flower forming tool - stylus, end of paint brush etc.
  • Red Rose ink and sponge
  • Tombo glue
  • Fringe scissors
  1. Die cut 2 medium size flowers in Whisper White, 1 small Pink Pirouette flower, and one small 5 petal flower in Garden Green using the Flower Frenzy Die.  Die cut 2 leaf stems in Garden Green using the Bouquet die. Cut a small strip of Daffodil Delight to be cut by fringe scissors to make the stamen.
Dies Used:  The one on the left is the Flower Frenzy; on the right the Bouquet

These are all the elements needed to make the flower

2.  Sponge edges of flowers with Rose Red ink

3. Cut each flower into separate petals

4.  With a pair of tweezers curl the fringed strip and glue the end.  Hold onto tweezer for a few seconds while spreading out the fringes until you are satisfied then release the stamen.

5.  Starting with the larger petals, lightly spritz each petal  piece with water.  Then distress each petal using a stylus in a pressing circular motion until the petal has curcled.  Pinch one end, and slightly fold over the over end.

All the petals are shaped and the stamen rolled and fringed.

6.  Take small Garden Green floral piece and add a dot of glue to each of the petals.  Add petals to the green base, holding the glued end down with a stylus until the glue starts to hold.

First layer is complete.  The 5 remaining petals are adhered between these petals.

After the glue has set a little bit the petals can be shifted or moved to where you would like them.

7. After the rest of the first layer has been completed, adhere the stamen to the center of the layer.

8.  Add the smaller petals around the stamen one at a time.

9. Second layer complete.  More colour can be added to the edges of the petal by rubbing an ink pad along them.

10.  Add leaves to flower and you are done.

Completed Flower