Saturday, March 23, 2019

Spring Show Time

Hello My Friends!
Sorry I've been kind of MIA of late and not shared many cards/projects
with you ... but you see, my granddaughter is getting married at the end of April
so THAT has kept my attentions ... SO EXCITED for her!!

With that being said, I also have my Spring Country Club show only 10 days
prior to Morgan's wedding that I now must spend some time on
if I'm going to have what the ladies will be expecting of me. 

While driving down to my daughter's to deliver the wedding invitations, I did receive a phone call from the Country Club lady who asked if I could possibly come up with a table favor for this spring show.  If you know me at all, you'll know I have a hard time saying NO so in the midst of all the wedding 'stuff' I came up with this table favor in the color's representing 'Women's Suffrage' which is the theme for the Spring Show Program.

 See that criss-crossed stack of purple cardstock?
That was how many I had to make ... 120 ... but I'm happy to say
they are all done and in a box ready to go!  Whew!  LOL

I used the Elizabeth Craft 'Lantern Box' #1310 for these goodie boxes & filled them with Hershey Kisses.

The other day I thought I'd better look and see what Tissue Box Covers I still had made & available ... only to find I had several Christmas & Sports themed boxes but only a couple everyday boxes.  So, I knew what I need to achieve this weekend while I had the time.  Yep ... it's tissue box cover making time!!  LOL

I got busy picking out 20 various 12x12 sheets of designer paper I wanted to use and got busy cutting. Then I cut/scored all the 'BOX' panels so assembly could begin.

My hands were hurting a bit from all the scoring & folding so I decided to
snap a few photos, take a break and share what I'm doing with you all!
Kind of a 'What's On My Desk' project!  LOL

I know once Spring truly breaks I'll be spending a lot of time outside getting my flower beds/lawn in order and to be honest with you, I can't wait!!  I'm so ready for some warmer temperatures and fresh air!! 

Hope you're having a creative weekend!
Hugs to you all!!!


UPDATE:  I've been asked about the instructions for making these tissue box covers ... you can find my 'original' tutorial (2013) here but will come back next week with an update to those instructions sharing how you can get away with using ONE 12x12 sheet of designer paper for your decorative panels. 

If you go to the TUTORIALS folder under my header, you will find NEW instructions & a photo tutorial for making these tissue box covers.  


  1. Wow! You've been busy creating a lot of beautiful things!
    I'm with you on being anxious for warmer temps so I can be outside working in my flower beds! Spring is my favorite season of the year!

  2. Congrats to your granddaughter for her wedding! :) I don't know how you are doing with all these boxes, wow!!! You have been so busy with the purple ones, such beautiful shape you choose! And these tissue boxes are so elegant! Well done!

  3. Holy cow! You are a creative machine! I have been worrying about doing 20 teacher gifts, 20 workshop favors, and 10 Sunday Schoo treats! Guess I need to stop worrying 😉 Love the beautiful purple favors, and your tissue boxes are awesome! Thanks for sharing, and good luck!

  4. WOW I love the gorgeous little favours and all you tissue box covers
    Carol x

  5. Darlene, You have obviously been very busy creating beautiful things for others to enjoy!
    I did go to the heading of Tutorials on your blog, looking for the die and possibly directions you used to create those cute tissue box holders. Please get done what you need to do, and then perhaps you can get back to me. Thanks, Linda

  6. Holy moly, do you ever sleep? Your work is beautiful and I don't know HOW you do it. Fabulous table favors, I love the color!!!

  7. You are so busy. Your boxes are fantastic. And I finally learned to say NO now and then. It wasn’t easy.

  8. I'm exhausted just looking and reading about all this, Darlene! Your productivity is just mind boggling. Those little lantern boxes sure are cute, and all those tissue boxes are going to be awesome! I see a lot of pretty papers at work! Thanks for sharing, Darlene. I always love these posts.

  9. Oh my you are very busy but all with fun things.
    Hugs Miranda

  10. Good grief Darlene! You out shine all of us, but you do it so well. Congrats to your granddaughter. I sure hope that you do well at your sale. I know that you will be the "talk of hte town" with these lantern boxes. These tissue boxes are a great idea.

  11. Wow you have a lot on your plate, but you are doing a wonderful job with them all!

  12. WOW ! I can't imagine taking on another project besides your granddaughter's wedding. Love the little table favors and cute tissues boxes... You rock Darlene

  13. Thank you for the reply. I will look forward to the update next week. Linda


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