I am so ready for fall, cooler weather, and college football. Our Grands started school the end of August, but we are still having a few days with temperatures in the triple digits. As kids in Michigan, when we started school, we normally had long sleeves or a light sweater on. Not here in Fort Worth. This is my first summer living here, but I have heard the heat doesn't give us a break until October. I am ready for some open windows and a cool breeze.
My allergies have gone nutty since living here too. One day as I was reaching for a tissue, I stopped and looked at the box, and tons of ideas went racing through my scrappin' brain. Grabbing a ruler, paper, and pencil, within minutes I made some vague measurements and a trial run template. After a few tweaks to my measurements, I was ready to start my projet.
I again used the "Winter Fun" paper collection from Flamingo Scraps. This is a heavy designer cardstock and I thought a 3D project would be perfect. This month you can get a fantastic deal on these papers, dozens of other papers, and embellishments during the Warehouse Sale.
After cutting my papers to size, I used two Spellbinder dies to create the openings in my top layers.
I inked all my edges on each layer using Prima's Dark Rust ink, and then scored and assembled the box
I covered all four sides of the tissue box and then used a lace border punch to cut out a strip to add under the lid over the top of the side panels.
I was really pleased with how quickly the box came together. Other than my estimated measurements, matching the lace trim to meet on the sides was the most time consuming. I chose not to add any embellishments on the box. I thought the pretty paper and lace trim spoke for themselves. This was a very easy and quick project - definitely one I will make again. This would be adorable too, for a teachers desk using school papers. Hmmmmm... might have to make two of these for my Grands as teacher's gifts!
Here is the finished project. I really love how it turned out. Enjoy!
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