Sunday, July 29, 2012

Get Well Soon "Tissue Box Card"

Hello everyone! 
I sure hope you are having a great Sunday....we just had a ton of rain here in the Valley and well now Im sure it is super sticky! YUK!
So once again I was browsing at pinterest for inspiration for a "Get Well Soon" Card for a family member who has really had a rough year with illness and surgeries...
That is when I seen the cutest and one of the most creative cards I have seen in a is a tiny tissue box on the card with a piece of tissue in it! Omgosh! Pure genius! You can see the original here
So here is my interpretation of the tissue box card.

I wanted to make it vintage looking since that has been my thing lately :)
I used spellbinders "Floral Ovals" in the background and for the little tissue hole I used "Classic Ovals" and "Lacey Ovals" After I diecut them, I added pearls to the edges. They are the super duper tiny ones that worked out perfectly. Since the tissue is white I added touches of white using the satin ribbon and framing the patterned paper in white. I distressed the edges not only because I tend to do it a lot but because it made it look like torn tissue paper. lol 

The sentiment I printed up on the computer using 2 different fonts...I really love that look :)

So here is the tissue box before it is glued down to the card. 
My box is 3D so if you pull out the tissue you can see the inside, which is the back of the patterned paper from K & Company. The tutorial for the original has just a top piece and a little larger.  
I needed my box to be a bit smaller to fit on the diecut, so here is my measurements:

2 inches x 3 inches times 2, 
Then score both pieces at the .25 inches all the way around. 
Next...diecut tissue opening...BEFORE you glue edges. 
(I actually did that and that is how I ended up making it a full box, but I like it)
Cut a slit on each corner and glue together.
Place back piece inside front and glue together. 
Lastly place a small piece of tissue inside.

Finished tissue box....almost Barbie size...just love it :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday! 


Denise Price said...

Yes--that tissue box idea is genius! I like your vintage take on it, plus the way you used so many ovals.

Judi said...

I have been catching up on some blogs I have not had time to visit lately. This is just too cute. Love it. And of course, I have been enjoying all your submissions over at HFC.

Lizzyc said...

HI..This is so clever and also really beautiful.. thanks for sharing how you created it too!

hotpotato said...

wow, this is so clever.

Buttons said...

Love this Lisa. You're so right - the tissue box is super cute. These are the K&Co papers I stroke and consider using. Maybe I should now. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x