Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Guest Designer Lisa Lara

 Hi, This is Lisa Lara, and I am very happy to be Guest Designer this month!
We are playing with plaid and I came up with something easy for you to make.

Desktop Tissue Holder
Supplies used:
6 1/4 x 4 1/8 piece of cardstock for box bottom 
5 7/8 x 3 3/4 piece Perfectly Plaid designer paper
scrap piece of cardstock for top oval frame
oval die
die cutter
score tool (I used score blade and my paper trimmer)
bone folder
strong double sided tape
pocket tissues

 I designed this desktop tissue holder using pocket size tissues. It whips up quick and easy. 
I am totally smitten with the Perfectly Plaid 6x6 inch paper pack in Tonya's shop.

I started with a 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 piece of cardstock.  I scored t 1" from all sides then cut slits for the flaps as shown.  (hard to see but I cut a small slit on all sides for the fold in flap).

 Next, I folded all scored lines and added a strong tape to my cut flaps.
(this is the ouside of the bottom box)

Here is is all assembled up with the small pocket pack of tissues inside it.

 For the top of the box I cut a 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 piece of  the Perfectly Plaid.
I scored at 3/4 inch from all sides, cut a slit on all sides for the flaps and adhered tape just like the bottom box.  Plus I used an oval die to cut out of the center for the tissues to be pulled through.

Here is the finished view!
I cut and adhered an oval frame to the top. 

Perfectly Plaid
Perfectly Plaid


  1. Yay for Lisa! This is so cute!

  2. Congratulations, Lisa! You are amazing and so clever with this wonderful gift idea. I can imagine this could be sweet for someone who is ill or is struggling. Love it and really LOVE this DP! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for the step-out instructions!

  3. This is so great! This plaid set always makes me smile and I would love having that box on the desk next to me. Thanks for the tutorial, I will be making this!

  4. Nice work!! Appreciate the tutorial!!

  5. Nice work!! Appreciate the tutorial!!


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