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Monday, 23 May 2011

Masculine Tissue Cover Box

I made this tissue box for a sick friend that is a music teacher.
One of the hardest things for me to make is anything .....masculine.  I am always inclined to smother everything in glitter, ribbon and any kind of sparkly trinket.   I started with this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers........


SCS has well written tutorials that even I can follow~LOL

The tip of the day is.....  yes, I learned this today....when you are choosing the embossing folder, choose one that is not to intricate.  The more intricate the design, the more feeble the opening for the tissues is.  I doubled the the card stock on the opening to make it sturdier.  I try to make my projects to stand the test of time.

 I know my friend will be thrilled with his designer tissue box.  The edges are all sponged with creamy caramel ink. for more dimension. I hope you give it a try. I know I will be making these again.

Stamps~ Rubbernecker
Paper~Kraft, Black, White
Ink~Memento Black, Creamy Caramel- SU
Accessories~Spellbinders, Black Grosgrain ribbon, Sponge, Tim Holtz embossing folder

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!
Over and out,

SS Ellen


  1. Very original and well done!

  2. Oh MY Word! What do you mean you cannot do masculine? This is absolutely stunning, artistic and perfectly suited to any man. Well, except maybe my friend Jacques ... but we won't go there!


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