Sunday, 11 December 2016

Tissue Box Cover Video

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you're having a great weekend.

This morning I uploaded my video which shows how to make this super easy tissue box cover! 

It was inspired by the stunning hand-stamped tissue box cover I received from Rebecca Willmore, as a team swap when we were at the Stampin' Up! Onstage Convention on 5th November 2016. 

I took the easy option and used Designer Series Paper to decorate my box.
*** FOR US SIZED BOXES which are 4½” x 4 3/8”  and 5” tall
Cardstock box size should be 9 5/8” x 5 5/8”
Cardstock lid size should be 4 5/8” x 4½”
Score landscape at 4 5/8”, 9 1/8”; turn cardstock 90° anti-clockwise and score at 5 1/8”. Adjust Whisper White and Designer Series Paper layers accordingly.

I posted photographs of Rebecca's box here on my blog on 14th November 2016. I've re-posted one photograph at the end of today's post, too. 

I used paper from the Neutrals Collection Deigner Series Paper Stack in Sahara Sand.

I have also included a list of the colours and stamp set used by Rebecca on my video. For those of you who would like to CASE Rebecca's tissue box cover, please remember to credit Rebecca Willmore with the design if you share this project online.

This is Rebecca's list: Totally Trees Stamp Set; Pool Party Cardstock for box base; Basic Grey Archival Ink for the tree trunks; Pool Party Ink for trees; Pear Pizzazz Ink for trees; Sweet Sugaplum Ink for sponging around the edges of the Whisper White cardstock.
One of the attractions of this project for me is that it can be made in any color to blend in with your home decor!

I have kept my Tissue Box Cover very basic in design but you could choose to add stamped images on the sides.

I have avoided any kind of 3D decoration like flowers, butterflies, ribbons and bows because this is a practical project and these additions would just be dust collectors - not what you want on a tissue box!

We had a lovely time meeting up with my French customer yesterday afternoon. I'm so pleased we arranged to meet at Gatwick Airport for a couple of reasons.
First of all we were able to watch the progress of MC's flight and leave home once we knew her flight had taken off. It only takes thirty minutes for us to drive to Gatwick which meant we still arrived first.

As so frequently happens, the flight was delayed and didn't actually take off when it said on the internet that it had! 

We made the most of our time by having coffee and a bite to eat.

The second advantage was that we were able to help MC and her daughter get to the station where they needed to buy tickets for the Gatwick Express.

They had to get to London Victoria Station as they're staying near the Barbican in London for the weekend.

To get to the Gatwick Express, you need to go from the North Terminal, via the shuttle train service, to the South Terminal - this also gave us more time for chatting and getting to know each other!

Once we were happy they were heading in the right direction, we went back to the North Terminal to collect our car and to head on home! 

That's it for today. I wish you a happy Sunday, and unril tomorrow, happy crafting!  



  1. What a super project! and you have made it look so easy! It is, furthermore! Love the striped box too! : -)

    1. Hi, Geraldine. So much better than having "naked" tissue boxes lying around the house! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. thanks Jan,so pleased you did this video,they turned out great

    1. Hi, Anonymous. I'm working with a US demo on the sizes of tissue boxes in the US - they appear to be a bit bigger! When I know the size of cardstock needed and score lines, I'll add the info to my video! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.