Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tissue Box Cover

I created the box with Cricut Craft Room Basics so it is free and everyone can make one. 3 of the designs on the side of box are made with Pack Your Bags and the one with Florida and Illinois I welded together from the Destinations cartridge. I also made a video on the box and a separate one with the Island showing how I put real sand on it. I made this for my mom who is going to Florida for few months. 

I made a cut file for the tissue box only, here. And a cut file for the sides of the box here. These can be downloaded and then opened only in Cricut Craft Room.

I got this idea from the Cricut Expression Book. Here is a link to it, You can get the Kindle edition for only 99 cents.
  I have a video below to show how to make it but here are the measurements if you do not want to use CCR.
Box sides 2-pieces of 5 1/8 x 9 1/2" score at 1" and 5",
4 pieces of 4 1/4 x 4" and 4 pieces of 4 1/4 x 3/4".
 Adhere all the pattern paper to the sides, leaving room at top for the lid, I used loose paper from JoAnns to look like water, sky, and grass. I also used the Cuttlebug on 2 of my pattern papers. While the box is still flat add any Cricut cuts you like. Mine are in the Florida Sides of Box cut file. 3 from the Pack Your Bags cartridge.  1 from Destinations cartridge that I welded together to create Florida and Illinois together and then made a back ground for the words and added Home between the states.  Again this is in cut file.
For tissue box lid- cut a 6 9/16 x 6 9/16 - score at 1" on all sides, cut the right score line on each side 1 inch up to the next score line, do this to every side. Cut a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 pattern paper this is in cut file. You will need a hole for tissue to come through,I used a scallop oval, it is in cut file. I used the Cuttlebug on the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 pattern paper.

 I applied a 7 inch piece of ribbon to the side of lid and folding edge of ribbon underneath the sides to be hidden (cheater method) before I adhered them together with red tape on each corner. I show this in video.

The Island is from page 45 of Pack Your Bags, I did make a video on this cut out.  I mixed real sand and glitter to make the island. The actual piece has water around it but I ended up cutting that off because my back ground paper was water. I added foam squares behind the top of trees only and used adhesive on island to the trees were popped out more.

On page 44 of Pack Your bags you will find my next cut, 80 degrees and Sunny with the sun. I used foam squares to pop out the Sunny and face of sun only. I adhered on to side at an angle.  I then cut out the woman on page 35 of Pack Your Bags. Again I did not cut out the water because I used a water back ground. I used a metallic purple paper for the swim suit and cap and instead of the flower I added a zebra print rhinestone by The Paper Studio. I also added a little blush to her face and white dots to her eyes. These are in the cut file Florida sides of box.

Now after all pieces are on the sides use red tape or another strong adhesive and apply to the 1/2" side of the 2 pieces of card stock. Turn both pieces over and adhere one to the edge of the other and then again to create a box. I show you how in video. Then add tissue box and lid. These are great for all the holidays or get well or just to personalize for anyone.

Here is the video for tissue box, and the next one is just for the island.