Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Handbag Tissues Box Video

Hello, Crafters.

Earlier this morning I uploaded my video which shows how to make this super quick and easy Handbag Tissues' Box. 

I received one similar to this from one of my friends and I was so thrilled with it, I just had to make one. 

When I found how quick and easy they are, I had to share them. 

The box I feature in my video was designed by a lady called Maria Fennelly. Her blog can be found at and she calls herself Maria's Creative Place.

No doubt I'll make these as online customer gifts one day, although it won't be in the forseeable future, as I already have several ideas in the pipeline! 

The first box I made used the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack and I chose to use Calypso Coral Cardstock (CS) for the actual box.

When I first watched Maria's video, she didn't say which end of the cardstock to cut the corners out, which could only mean that it didn't matter. But the two end sections of the scored cardstock were different measurements so it had to make a difference somewhere! 

Of course, the only way to find out was to make two, which is exactly what I did. The second box I made used the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and I chose Melon Mambo CS to go with one of the black designs. 

The only difference was between the length of the front flap and the inside height. It really didn't make much of a difference one way or the other and I didn't finish up with one that I preferred over the other.

It's a truly delightful box that's really quick and easy to make. 

I covered all six sides in my box but it wasn't really necessary - I just preferred it that way. This project is great for helping to use up scraps. 

I'm off to a meeting this morning and then I'll be back to finish off getting January's happy mail ready to be sent out tomorrow!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. Hi Jan,

    I will have to give these a go. I just love 3D projects, especially boxes. Love all the colors that you have chosen...Ann in Canada

    1. Hi, Ann. You may be pleasantly surprised at how easy these are! Enjoy giving these a go! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Hi Jan, This is Maria Fennelly from Maria's Creative Place. Great job on the tutorial. I love all the colors you used. Thank you very much for giving me credit for designing the box and for mentioning my name and blog on your video as well as in your blog.
    I appreciate you gesture. From one youtuber to another Cheers!

    1. Hi, Maria. I'm pleased you like how I treated your creation. I know there are several videos out there this kind of box but I felt yours was very quick and very easy, plus it's a great size. Many thanks for popping by to say hello! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.