Today I have an adorable project for you, from an idea shared with me at Leadership Conference by my friend Barbara W, when it was held in her hometown of Phoenix. It's a little tissue pack in a cute cover--and I made mine into a little get-well giftie! Wouldn't that cheer YOU up if you had the sniffles? Grab some chocolate and let's get going!
To start with, you'll need a 4.5x8.5 piece of cardstock. You can get two tissue pack covers from each sheet of 8.5x11. Score it at 2, 3, 5.25 and 6.25 inches.
Cut some cute DSP (double sided papers or Designer Series Papers) as follows: one piece of 4.25 x 2 and two strips of .75 x 4.25. You'll also need Sticky Strip, the Oval Punch and some coordinating cardstock, ink and stamps for punching and embellishing. I used the little "get well wishes" stamp from the awesomely versatile Teeny Tiny Wishes, in the Word Window punch.
After you have scored your cardstock and kind of folded it how it will go, you'll see that one of the two flaps on the sides is longer than the other. Center your Oval punch both side to side and up and down on that flap and punch. Then, hold the cover folded how it will go again, and trace that oval shape on the smaller flap so you will know precisely where to punch to have them line up perfectly.
That's all there is to the actual cover. The rest is just frosting! If you want to decorate yours with a faux suede paper flower like mine, get that bone folder back out and start working the XL Fancy Flower punch between your thumb and the folder, over and over. This breaks down the fibers of the paper and actually causes the layers to separate.
When the layers begin to separate, you can pull the petals apart, leaving the center still attached, and you have a cute 3-D flower with lots of texture. I added a button with a mini glue dot, attaching it to my tissue pack cover with a dimensional. You can add ribbon or additional stamping or embellishments as desired.
There you go! So easy and super cute. You can make one of these from start to finish in about ten minutes flat (maybe twelve, if your chocolate was individually wrapped and you had to pause and use both hands to open it). This is a great way to use up small scraps of DSP and leftover embellishments you have lying around. And if you need any of the supplies, like the Oval punch, or Sticky Strip, which is really crucial, you can order online 24/7 at my shopping website: www.lyssa.stampinup.net or just by giving me a jingle. Enjoy!