We go through lot of tissues at my house. As with many of you, I first choose on softness, then on design. At some point, several years ago, I got a box I just hated to throw away...that got me thinking that repurposing the empty boxes made sense. I had just started making my own cards, and was always looking to keep it economical, so I decided to see if I could incorporate them into cards & other crafts. I've sent many tissue box cards worldwide, and have taught many workshops on repurposing...but until I told them what they were made of, no one could guess. I've had students say the cards looked a bit familiar, but couldn't place their origins. I've continued using tissue boxes ever since!
This sidestep teacup card was made with the side panel flap.
The teamugs were from a side flap, the leaves & blue effect
were front/back panels. The blue tag swings behind panel.
The artistic front panel doesn't need much embellishing.
Made from the perforated top tab of the Kleenex brand box.
Tissue box front/back panels -- Fanciful Flight diecut butterfly,
color my world sticker, & flocked clouds adorning a front panel.
The examples I'm showing you today show me using the front/back, side panels, & top punch outs. As I've mentioned before, I've always sent my cards on their way and for years never took a picture of anything I made. Gradually I started photographing a few, and of course since I've started blogging I'm clicking the camera a bit more. Of course these tissue boxes are great for more than just cards -- I can't give it all away just yet. =) If you're wanting more information on any of the cards, please leave me a comment and I will respond personally to you. Keep coming back to watch my blog, or subscribe to my posts, and you won't miss a thing.
Love my Jesus! Love my husband, my boys, & my grandbabies! I treasure my old gold friendships & enjoy making new silver ones. I am a Paper Arts Instructor who constantly enjoys making a lovely mess of my craft room, and then organizing it all over again. I love hosting tea parties, and like all things girly! A hot cuppa Chai is my relaxing Saturday morning treat. My favorite scripture is Isaiah 43:2. God brought me through so much, that instead of just surviving, I now can live!