This is the first gift project I made for this Christmas. I found a terrific tutorial on a tissue box cover here. Thank you Diane Zechman and Splitcoaststampers! I had a lot of fun making the "faux leather" look and it really went together pretty fast. Of course I didn't have a box of tissues when I went to photograph the project :(, but I think you'll get the idea. The entire project is made from craft paper and inked with Vintage Photo by Ranger. Here's a couple pics of the top. I used Elegant edges to cut the center top piece and the small strips around the top of the sides. They were from the "Eyelet-2 Cut".
I kept the embellishments simple so they would overpower the embossing or interfere with the box's purpose. I glued red gingham ribbon around the edge of the box top (which doesn't come off - you load the tissue from the bottom). I tied a bow for the top with a couple of teddies.
I have a few more "gift" ideas I'm working on and will post them as I finish each one. Thanks for stopping by.