Christmas Gift Project #1 - Tissue Box Cover

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".
The larger square on the top, as well as the squares on the box sides are embossed with the Cuttlebug using a folder called "Paper Lace" (I don't know the exact name because it came in a set of 4 folders and they aren't labeled individually).
 Views of the sides.  I apologize for the poor details on the embellishments by K & Company.  There was glare from the sunshine I couldn't block out.  They are three dimensional vintage and I thought they went well with the rustic look of the cover.

 Close up detail of the embossing and edges along the top.
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.


  1. This is just beautiful. My hubby is a cowboy and I would love to make a western leather look one. thanks for sharing!

  2. Super job on this...It looks like embossed metal!


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