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Monday, August 18, 2008

Kleenix Brand Tissue Holder. Instructions! Weekend Project!

I have several tissue holders on my blog. Click here to view them. One holds the tissues I had gotten at the dollar store and the other one is for the tissue I had gotten at Rainbow Foods in their dollar section. And I realized that these tissues are not always available. But you can usually find Kleenix Brand tissues at almost any store. The prices were better at the dollar store and Rainbow though.

To make this tissue holder you will need to cut your card stock 7" x 8-1/2".

Scoring on the long side at 1", 2", 6-1/2" and 7-1/2". On the short side score your card stock at 2-1/4" 3-1/4" 5-1/2" amd 6-1/2". There is a photo below of where you need to cut the score lines. If you click on the photo you'll be able to see the score lines I made.

The inside flaps are clipped at an angle so they fit inside the ends better. Cut away the card stock where it's marked with an "x".

To make the opening I used the Stampin' Up! Word Window punch. I did have to fold that small flap over to get the card stock in the window are just right. You can use that edge as a guide so it will be an even window when you are done. Before I punched out the window I punched one out on scrap paper and used it as a drawing template so I knew I was getting the window centered enough. I traced it with a pencil and then I punched it out.

After punching the opening out on the pink one I stamped some leave images all over it. For the red one I used decorative paper and glued it in place with the Anywhere glue stick. I didn't think tape would hold up well in a purse. Assuming it would go in someone's purse. Though if it were me and I received one I set it out on display and it never gets used. Same with things with chocolate in them. I bet some of that chocolate is PRETTY OLD by now!!! LOL Anyway, once you have the box decorated as you like you will glue the little flap on the long side. The flap goes inside the box. But if you glue it wrong it will end up on the bottom and not be too noticable.

Once the box is glued you can add the tissue. I did open up mine and I could see some of the plastic through the window so I trimmed it up just a little. Now fold in the side flaps and finish decorating your holder.

On the pink flower one I had stamped the flower on white card stock using StazOn and colored it with a marker and a blender pen. I took my craft knife and cut a little slot in the side of the box just under the top part so I could slip a piece of ribbon in. I ran the ribbon through the inside and out the window and tied it. To my eyes the flower needed some leaves so I thought I'd put a ribbon there and it did the job!! I should have moved it up just a little bit more but this is the way it has to look. I'm always learning things for the next time I make it!!

On the red one I had to punch out the window again after gluing. Then I took the "thank you" stamp from "Seeing Spots" and stamped it three times on white card stock. I added the little red flower in the center, also from that set. I put silver brads on and realized it wasn't a good idea. In my purse "stuff" would get stuck on it or hung up on it. UGH!!! That is why I tried the pink holder!!! And here you thought I was being generous with my photos here!!! LOL

They were very fun to make and VERY simple. Scoring only takes a few minutes. I think the part that took the longest was cutting the pieces off the scored card stock! You can decorate them up as much or as little as you want or need. It all depends on what you are using it for.

For demonstrators you can put your business label on the back so your customers can have it with them when ever they are out and about!!! These are inexpensive enough to make and leave at places you visit. Like the doctor's office, dentist, stores, etc.!

If you have any problems with my instructions please feel free to email me!

For more "Weekend Projects" click here. There are over 45 of them on my blog so far. Plenty to keep you busy for a while!!! LOL

This item was made using current Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made using Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

I adore both of your samples, I am going to have to give this a try. I bought up some Halloween ones last year after you showed how to jazz it up. Love the idea!

krystalpurple said...

Very cute! I always need Kleenix.

Pat S. said...

What will you think of next!

Lori A. said...

These are so cute! They would be great for teacher gift sets.

*Susan* said...

These are really adorable!! Great stocking stuffers, gift bag fillers, etc. Thanks for sharing! Oooo, you're getting oh-so-close to 500,000 hits!
Susan :-)

Anonymous said...

Just too darn cute! TFS!