Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps and Misti Blog hop!
You should have arrived here from the blog of the Amazing, Lydia Fideler! If you are starting with my blog today, make sure you go back to check out Lydia’s post as she is the first person on the hop!
I was so excited when I found out that we would be working with the kind folks over at My Sweet Petunia. I have had my Misti since they first launched and It is the most used stamping tool in my craft room!
Today I have a fun little project for you. Instead of making a card I decided to make this cute little tissue box that holds those purse/pocket packs of tissue perfectly. I took inspiration from the Honey Bee Logo and the My Sweet Petunia logo for my colors.
Today I will be featuring the Bless Your Heart stamp from Honey bee stamps ( and don’t tell Melissa…. but if you look closely, you might see a couple of stamps from our April release coming up VERY soon! I had to sneak something in 😉 Shhhhh! )
Making the tissue box is super simple if you have a paper trimmer, scoreboard, and scissors.
Cut a piece of Cardstock to 8 inches by 7 1/2 inches. I used a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper. Both because I planned on doing some watercoloring but also this is super sturdy for a tissue box.
Time to score! Start with the 8″ length at the top.
Then turn your paper 90 degrees and score again.
Once you did your scoring, take a bone folder and burnish / crease all of your score marks. Then grab your scissors for some trimming.
to make the cutting easy, I first cut along the score lines on the sides that had the double score line close to each other. then I trimmed away the pieces you see above.
Before I assemble the box I wanted to do my stamping and coloring. Because I am working on a textured surface, the misti tool is even more helpful. Let me show you….
I could have lined this up at the top of the misti but instead I decided to use my creative corners to give it a little push upwards.
You’ll see above that my first stamping didn’t go so great, which is normal for textured papers. I Just re inked and stamped again.
Then I die cut a little hexagon for the tissue opening.
I have a handy little tip for you. Instead of taping your paper down to watercolor. Flip over your misti and attach your projects with magnets to the backside. This will hold your project down while you color or paint.
I sketched out some hexagons with a watercolor pencil by Prima.
Then I water colored the top of my tissue box. The watercolor honeycomb reminded me of the Honey Bee logo and website. I didn’t have a pink Petunia but I did have this cute little daisy (which may or may not be a stamp from a brand new stamp set coming soon) So I painted that pink. Of course my little bee is yellow and black. You can’t tell too well but there is a lot of glitter accents from my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. And I even mixed a little Gold watercolor in my yellow for the honeycomb.
If I tilt it just right you can see just a bit.
After I was done watercoloring I cut two side pieces to 2 1/4″ x 1′ from yellow polka dot paper and two longer side pieces to 4 1/4″ x 1″. I inked the edges of the yellow paper with some Black ink and for the black & white paper I inked it a bit with some Fossilized amber distress oxide ink and then some black distress ink over that.
I adhered those down with some Scor tape and then glued the small long flap and one of the sides together. The other side of the box i left without adhesive so this box could be refilled.
How cute would this be to hand to someone who has some bad spring allergies or a seasonal cold. I think it would make just about anyone smile. I mean look at that cute bee!
I have one more fun “tip” to share with you all. I love my creative corners but I really wasn’t sure how to store them. I wanted to be able to keep them with my Misti and my mini misti and not have the pieces all over the place.
I had this stampin up box and it was just the perfect size. I took a cd sleeve and made a pocket for the inside to hold my mini misti grid paper, my grid transparency and a scrap piece of plastic I use to stamp on sometimes. On the other side my Creative corner pieces fit perfectly!
I cut my packaging to fit on the inside of the stampin up case.
If you don’t have a case like this you could do the same thing with a 5×7 photo case.
Here is a few photos of the final project. What do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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