Friday, July 20, 2012

Not A a Card

ABC Christmas Challenge N for not card
4craftychicks Challenge #99 Make a box
Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge
Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge 129

I was wondering what I was going to do for the ABC Christmas Challenge N for not a card. The last challenge was "M for make a gift" that wasn't a card. I was stumped until I learned what our project would be for our "Big Girl Color Club" at my LSS store Cat's Creations Scrapbooks. It was a tissue box cover taught by Marilyn. She got this project from Splitcoaststampers. Here's my tissue box cover.

I used papers from Authentique's "Festive" collection for my project. We assembled the cover and lid first. Next we stamped our images. Then we took sheets of adhesive (the same as score tape) and placed onto of the stamped image. We removed the backing to expose the adhesive and added Glitter Ritz opaque micro-fine glitter. We then shook off the glitter that didn't stick and burnished the glitter on the stamped image. Once that was done we colored with our Copic Markers and cut out our images to attach to our covers. I decided to add the red ball fringe to my lid. I also popped my flower with foam tape. 

Here is another view of the tissue cover. I love how it turned out. Pretty simple craft to make an inexpensive handmade gift!

I also created a card for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge using OWH Sketch 129. The Midweek challenge is to use two or more complimentary colors.

I chose Blue and Orange. This card is pretty simple but I just didn't think it needed anything else.

Here is the sketch

I'm off to make a bit to eat then to my craft room for some more creating! Have a good one!


  1. Love how your tissue box turned out. The red pom poms are perfect Your blue and orange card is so cute.

  2. Lovely idea, might need to snag this one. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge, Make a Box. Awesome job, thanks again!

  3. Love the blue and orange color combo! Great use of the sketch too. Great card!

  4. Great card! Love the colors and dps! TFS!!!

  5. Oh...a tissue box cover! How cute is this?!? Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  6. Valerie,

    What a bright and cheery card! I love the orange and blue color combination and your choice of papers. (And your tissue box is too cute!)

    Thank you for playing along with our Midweek Throwdown Challenge!

  7. Hi Valerie, what a great idea this tissue box. Very nice papers you've used! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  8. Your tissue box cover turned out awesome and love your card!

  9. Very neat tissue box! Your complimentary color card is nice too, great way to use the latest sketch!

    Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

  10. Love that you made this. My fellow DT was trying to get me to make one too. Maybe this will be the next step for me...LOL. You make it look so easy. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous and very inspirational work with me.

  11. With us at 4 Crafty Chicks. ...that is better...LOL

  12. Love your tissue box!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Lovely tissue box, such pretty papers you have used for it... a great idea for a gift.
    Thanks for playing along with us this time for our N for Not a Card Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  14. Fabulous way to Christmas glam those tissues for the Christmas holiday weepy Movies, Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our N for Not a Card Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)