Monday, August 5, 2013

Crafty Secrets August Linky Party and Design Team Challenge

Whew!  I still can't believe we are already into the month of August!
My, my ... where is the time going?

Anyways ...  It is the 1st Monday of the month, so that means it's time for a new DT challenge for the Crafty Secrets girls and also a fun Linky Party for all of you!! Just create a card or whatever you like using some Crafty Secrets products, link it at the August Linky Party post on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and you have a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! And just for entering, you will automatically get a $6 CS gift card for free!!
Join Our Linky Party 1st Monday Each Month 
with $50.00 Random Winner !

The Crafty Secrets girls will have a variety of creations/tutorials to share with you this month so be sure to pop over to each of their blogs to see what they have to share.
Since I have a couple craft shows coming up in the Fall, I decided to take this opportunity to get some tissue box covers made and share the directions with you at the same time.  These are always a hit at my shows and I'm running low on them so I'd better get busy!
 I have two tissue box covers to share with you today ... 

For the 1st one I printed my CS Vintage Christmas design paper in Landscape layout form because I'm going to make the entire box from these 3 sheets of design paper.

But on this 2nd box, I will be creating the base box from cardstock and using my CS design paper as the panel accents.  For that purpose, I printed the same paper in Portrait layout form.


Step 1:  For your Tissue Box Cover, you will need a total of THREE sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
Two will be used for the base and one for the lid.
Your base panels will be cut 5 1/8" x 9 1/2" ... scored at 1/2" and 5".
Your lid will be cut 6-9/16" x 6- 9/16" ... scored on all sides at 1".

Step 2:  You can fold and tape your BOX together but before you make you're lid, you'll want to die cut the opening in the top for your tissues to come through.  I have used Scor-Tape to adhere the box.

Step 3:  Creating the lid.

Next you are ready to cut your opening.  I have used the 2nd to the largest (one step down from the largest die in the combined set - and it is the largest in the Small Classic Oval set) for my opening.
With your die being centered on the inside of your lid, you can fold up one side of your flap to fit in your Cuttlebug or Vagabond machines.  
(Some of the larger machines will handle the width but I now these two machines will not.)

Next you will want to have a decorative piece for the top of your lid opening.  For that I have used the same die I used on the lid and the LARGEST of the Spellbinder Scallop Dies on a separate piece of cardstock.

Once your opening and decorative pieces are die cut, you are ready to glue your lid together.

Here is your finished box ... now the fun begins ... you can decorate it to your hearts content!!

When creating your BASE tissue box cover from cardstock, you will follow the directions as shown above. BUT ... will only need TWO sheets of your 8 1/2 x 11 Craft Secrets digital paper for the decorative panels. Here are the measurements you will need for those panels:

LID - (1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
LID side panels - (4) 3/4"
BOX Panels - (4) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
You can get all four box panels and the four lid side panels from one sheet.  
The second sheet will be needed for your lid.

 With the beautiful digital holiday papers Crafty Secrets has to offer, you can choose to decorate your tissue box covers a LITTLE or a LOT I've simply added a few embellishments so as not to cover up too much of this beautiful design.

AND don't forget ... with that bit of left over CS holiday digital design paper, why not make a matching card like I've done here?

This paper is so beautiful on it's own, you only need a few embellishments and Viola!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and PLEASE come join in our Linky Party!
Remember you have ALL WEEK to join by simply creating with ANY Crafty Secrets product and there are even freebies available on our Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage blog.  Hope to see you there!

A few qualifying challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
The Hobby House - Christmas
Natalie and Amy Challenge - Celebrate Something
 The Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenge - Christmas in July
Craftin' Boutique - Anything Goes
D.L.Art #114 - Christmas in July
Crafting for All Seasons - Christmas in July
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Moment #22 - Anything But A Card
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
The Stamping Chef - No Cards Allowed

Happy week my friends and as always . . .


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These are fabulous, Dar, and I can see why you sell a lot of them at your craft fairs. Such a great step by step...thank you so much! I can't wait to make one!

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! These are gorgeous!!!! What a GREAT idea!!!!

Cynthia said...

Great project, Darlene! Love the details. Thanks for the great tutorial as well.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Great step by step for a beautiful project! Loved the matching card also. fantastic job as always Dar!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Darlene, this is so pretty! you make it look so easy. thank you for the step by step directions.

hope you have a wonderful week! LOVE the weather we are having!!! :)

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Darlene, Your Christmas tissue boxes are really stunning! Thanks for posting such detailed instructions. Also, sorry, not sure what happened but I missed adding your link. It's fixed and added now.


Mickie said...

Great projects, thanks for showing!

Josie Smith said...

These are beautiful. Great job!
Thank you for joining in the fun at Craftin' Boutique:) !!!

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Christmas creations, thank you so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Pam said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for your detailed instructions!

Rea said...

Lovely Christmas creations, they would make the perfect gifts.

Sheila Rumney said...

What a cute Christmas project and wonderful instructions.

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool project and matching card. Came out fabulous and your directions are so well done - I may try this! Love the papers! Hugz!

Rosanne said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon.

Katie said...

Beautiful craft idea! I am tempted to try making one.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning, fantastic creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kate at the Hobby House said...

this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
Hugs Kate xx

p.s. don't forget to check out on Friday 9th @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

cass said...

Wonderful idea, love your tissue boxes. Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week.

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Darlene and thank you so much for the tutorial. I love the traditional Christmas images. Thanks for sharing with us at The Hobby House this month, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Sylvia Anderson said...

Fabulous projects Sweetie, the perfect present.... great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

These are gorgeous Darlene!! Love these! Amazing work!!


Kathy Bradley said...

Wow - beautiful project and TFS on the tutorial.

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at The Stamping Chef
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Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Darlene your holiday tissue boxes are stunning! I love how you used the images and added the snow trim, beautiful job
Thanks for showing everyone your tricks! I just posted this on our Pintrest Tutorial Board

Noreen said...

I love this box, and it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Debbie K. said...

Darlene, this box is simply perfect! Absolutely LOVE IT!
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Kerrie Brown said...

wow amazing Box and such a nice idea to make a matching card from the left overs xxx such an informative blog post xx

thank you so much for entering the challenge over at The Stamping Chef

Luv and Krafty Hugs

Kerrie DT xx

Shea said...

What an adorable project - I was needing to make one of these and I thank you for the awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paints!

Shea said...

What a fabulous project! I need to make one of these and was wondering how to do it, and now I've discovered your awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paints!

Flutterby Trina said...

wow!!! Thanks for playing along at TSC with our anything goes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

Marcy said...

These are really lovely, Darlene! I always admire these and have been wanting to make some for the teachers at school. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Laura said...

What a great project and just beautiful.. love both boxes.. thanks for joining the challenge at The Stamping Chef.
Laura sous chef

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous tissue box. Love the christmas vintage design with the icicles and great tutorial too. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx