Thursday, January 20, 2011

ATissue Box Cover

The challenge over at Joan's Gardens #3 this week is to make a box and use the following recipe:
1. Make a box, any kind of box will work.
2. Add a flourish
3. Add a butterfly
4. Make a flower, or use a purchased one
I've added all the required elements and made my first tissue box! I've thought of making one of these for some time now, but this challenge pushed me into actually creating one! I used the directions found here.
I pulled out the beautiful papers from K&Co Floral Dreams along with some PTI Plum Pudding cardstock. I crocheted the flower with embroidery thread, and added a prima along with a die cut flower beneath it. The flourish was done with a Sizzix and the butterflies were done with an embosslit. I added a little Glossy Accents to the embossed parts of the butterfly for a little interest. The opening frame was cut with a Nestability die (sorry, I forget the name of this die)

Here's a view of the top of the box. I had fun making this and they're really easier to make than they look!
Thanks so much for dropping by, and have a wonderful Wednesday! I'll probably have time to catch up on some more challenges tomorrow since we're getting more of that white stuff......again!! Oy!



Joan Fricker said...

I love your box and I am glad Joan's Gardens encouraged you to do it. Greaet job, beautiful colors too.

Thanks so much for playing in Joann's Gardens #3 Weekly challenge.
This one is rally going to be fun.


Benzi said...

VERY pretty, Carol. I love how you used the nestie for the opening. You've made the top so pretty with the flowers, flourish, and butterfly. Great papers, too. With all this bad weather you're having, hopefully you aren't going to be having to use these tissues too much.

Marisa said...

Aren't these tissue boxes SO much fun to make :) I did a few for Christmas and think I'll make one for my guest bathroom.

You have done a fabulous job on this one! Great DP and touches.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

GREAT job! I'm doing the same thing ... just waiting for the stickles to dry! LOVE the colors you've used ... such a happy design! Thanks for inspiration! I can see I'll be making MORE of these boxes! Good Luck in the challenge!

JD said...

Very nicely done, Carol, thanks for sharing the link

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is VERY cool, and I love your colors, embellies & paper! Awesome!

Nancy said...

Hi Carol! Love your box cover! I've been meaning to make one of these since I saw the tutorial on SCS. Your crocheted flower is beautiful!

Elise said...

This is SO beautiful - and what a terrific way to showcase your beautiful work in a useful and long lasting way: I LOVE IT! The colors and material use is FIRST CLASS! {I might need a hankie - just thinkin' about it! hee hee} Wonderful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yep, more S-N-O-W! Just think they are saying the storm for next week might last into a third day! I am totally intimidated with this box challenge. You have so totally nailed it, Carol. It is perfect, and I love the colors.

Denise Marzec said...

Beautifully done, girl. Wow! Love those and purple is a great color combo!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty...AND practical too....lovely in color and design

Anke said...

Fantastic Carol, great work.