Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Boutique Tissue Box Cover


Yes!  I'm back to designing again!  This time I've done a little home decor item to share with you.  I never seem to be able to find tissue boxes that go with my decor, and at this time of year, we have tissue boxes in every room!  So, I decided to dress mine up a bit using my Cricut.  It's fast, easy, and inexpensive, and you can make one for every season or every occasion!

This project isn't complicated to put together, but I made a video tutorial anyway.  I figured it would be good practice for making my Tuesday Treats video.  Remember it's my first on-camera one, so forgive the bad lighting and going off camera once in a while.  I hope they'll get better, but I think this one will help you - and you only have to stand me for 6 minutes this time! 

There are 4 versions of the files. You have your choice of Gypsy or Design Studio format, and I have created the files so that you can cut it on 12x24" cardstock, but since that's a bit difficult to find, I also designed a file for cutting from 2 sheets of 12x12".  I use 12x12" in the video.

As always, I only ask that you leave a comment if you download the files.

Cricut Kisses and Crafty Wishes!

Cartridge needed: "George and Basic Shapes"
Boutique Tissue Box files for Design Studio
Boutique Tissue Box files for Gypsy

Click here to go to the VIDEO TUTORIAL on You Tube, or click on the tool bar at the top of the page to go to my Tutorials Page.

48 comments:

PamH said...

Thank you for this box! I am like you and can never find a tissue box I like! I love yours!

Lesley from WI said...

I am excited about this project. I agree with you and yours is beautiful! I am home tomorrow and guess what I am going to try! Thank you!

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your hard work!! This could be used for every holiday!

iluvmybugs said...

Nice project Cindy and you did great on your first on-camera video!!! TFS

Terry

goodfamilygirl2 said...

Cindy,
Thanks for this cut file. I use lots of tissue and plan to try this out in the next few days.

chriswooten57 said...

very pretty......

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

gaterlady said...

Love the idea. Again you amaze me with your crafting ideas

Jeanie said...

Hi, I happened on to your blog and saw some of your beautiful files that you cut. I decided to try a simple one(to me, I know it's far more complicated than it looks) I am new to all of the designing etc.. and so I do not know which carts you used to cut the tissue box?? I don't have all of them but I read the whole post and still couldn't find it. ?? Am I missing something or am I just dumb?
you have a nice blog, even if I can't find what I'm looking for! lol.
thanks.
J.

~JulieH~ said...

Thank you so much for this file. I made a tissue box which I handcut with a template just before Christmas it will be so much easier to use my cricut! Thank you!
Juliex

lynn said...

this is just awesome, cindy! thanks so much!

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing your files.

Neva said...

Love this box!! As I do all of your projects! Thanks so much!!

happy2scrap56 said...

Thank you Cindy
You know how I love boxes, missed not having a design from you in a while.
Jan

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [18 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Anonymous said...

Like the box cover a lot. Would like a design studio one for the long tissue box, too!

Good tutorial. You speak clearly and at just the right pace.If you can place your camera overhead it would make it easier to see all of your moves.

Looking forward to April's videos.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for this tissue box file. It's really nice when someone as talented as you will share. Having files like this helps me to understand how to design things myself.Thanks again.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Feb. 18, 2010. Thanks again.

GrannyCharlotte said...

The tissue box is so lovely. It would make a nice gift or would brighten up a room. Sure looks better than the plain box from the store. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

Love this tissue box Cindy , thanks for sharing .

Danielle said...

hi! AMAZING box - really quick, easy and stunning out come! i hate to be a pain - but I don't have any of the machines everyone uses [ yet... Ims aving! ] is there a way You could make a template in PNG or PSD format? I'm extremely new to all this so even though it appears very simple, it's pretty dang complicated in my head. Thank you for your time!

Danielle S.
The Urban Fairy
www.homeoftheurbanfairy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Cindy,
Once again, THANK YOU for sharing this great cut file for the tissue box cover! I love the concept!
Karen

MelKilMD said...

Thank you (again) for sharing. And your "practice" video is just fine!

Melinda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!!! Can't wait to make this!

Kay

Anonymous said...

LOVE it now off to watch the video

TFS

Margie

bugaboo said...

This is great. I have the same problem at my house but appreciate you doing all the layout work.

SusanC said...

Thanks for sharing your cut files. What a quick easy personalized gift this could be made into. Thanks for the tip on scoring as well.

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow! What a great home decor item! I'll have to try my hand at a tissue box now. You did a great job on it -- glad to see another one of your wonderful projects!

Oh, I'm up to 96 followers -- on my way to 100!!! I'm so excited!

I'll be seeing you!

happy2scrap56 said...

Cindy, how about an easter basket sz 12x12 mat?
Sounds like a challenge to me
Jan

Cindy McVey said...

Jan....shhhhh...I have one already designed ;)

happy2scrap56 said...

I knew you couldn't pass up a challenge.Please post file.
Jan

Cindy McVey said...

Jan, I'm working on it, but it's going to require a video tutorial for putting it together. I have to say, it's the project I'm the most proud of to date. I'm REALLY excited about it, and it's so much fun to make that I've already make 5! It's well worth the time it will take to make them. :) Stay tuned. It's coming soon!

Mary Scrapbooking Grandma said...

I love all your creations and video tutorials.

I have a Blog Award waiting for you on my website.

http://www.scrapbookinggrandmacrafts.com/

Linda said...

Thanks so much for the tissue box file. I have been wanting something like this for a long time. Now I can do it!

Anonymous said...

such cute Easter stuff... thanks so much for sharing.

magicwanda said...

Hi Cindy
Thank you so much for share ....
You made it quick and easy for me !
Thanks you
Wanda:-D

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing your files. They are great.

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your Tissue box file. I can't wait to try it.

dj1952 said...

Thank you so much for the cut file for the tissue box. You did a lovely job.

TFS,

dj1952

Sandy from Ukiah said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

scrappinlil said...

Wow...beautiful...thanks so much for the cutfile...will have to try it..TFS

amayo said...

Thanks for sharing your work, I like that you only used George for those of us who only have the sample DS and SCAL :)

Tonya said...

TFS! This has so many possibilities!

mayipadlo said...

this is so beutiful. I would like to know how can i download the file. I try getting for the DS but it is zip. I cant get it. Thanks

Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Cindy - How talented you are. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us

Kim said...

I just found your tutorial for your tissue box cover. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge as well as the cut files. I have re-done my craft room and of course, my tissue box stands out like a sore thumb. Thank you again.

Amazon Recycled said...

Hi Cindy,
Can I use your file in my Cricut/SCAL?
Thank you,
Djana

Peggy Bone said...

love the video and I know this is a older post. I downloaded the file for Design studio but it keeps coming up that it can not be open, I do not have Design Studio, I have Cricut craft room. I don't know if it makes a difference or not. is there some other place that I can get the measurement from.

Thank You
Peg Bone
wizzard1965@gmail.com

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