Cooler temperatures are arriving and you know what that means…cold and flu season will soon be here.  I know, I know…bite my tongue!  LOL.  It is not pleasant to be sick but I have a project today that will hopefully bring a bit of cheer to those dreary days.  Why not decorate a boring tissue box with a fun snowy, wintery theme?  In fact, this would be a fun project for just about any season…Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc.

I chose to use Penny Johnson’s Snowy Cuddles image on my box cover.  Love those snowmen!  It looks like Jay Jay, Leann and I were all having fun with them lately!  (Instructions to make the basic box cover are at the end of this post.)


Here’s a close up of the front…and the cute snowmen!  They were colored with Copics and then I sponged around them with Distress ink.  The die cut snowflake and the ground underneath the snowmen have some chunky snow glitter applied (Anna Wight style!).


A view of the top…I cut a large oval in the box top and then diecut a smaller opening in just the layer.  The top layer hides the larger oval opening.  I just thought it might be easier this way.  Then I finished it with 2 punched and distressed hearts and an additional die cut, glittered snowflake.


And here’s a pic of the side.  Lots of embossing and sponging on this project!  But I love the sponged distress ink on the kraft paper!  The sides were embossed with a Sizzix folder and the edges of the lid were embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.


This was such a fun project.  I hope it inspires you to make one of your own!  Here’s a pic with directions.  I couldn’t upload the PDF file..it was too big.  And the downloads haven’t been working anyway.

Just click on the thumbnail to enlarge the pic, then save and print.


If you want the PDF file, you can download it here on the Stampavie site.

EDIT:  I now have a video tutorial and step-by-step instructions with pictures on the SCS site.  You can find the video and link here.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamp- Penny Johnson’s Snowy Cuddles by Stampavie; paper- Kraft, White; ink- Tea Dye Distress, Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Snowflakes #3 folder, Cuttlebug Winter Borders folder, Spellbinders Labels 13, Labels 3 and Create A Flake 1, Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Lace die, Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart punch and Snow Glitter, Crystal Lacquer, ribbon, buttons and thread.

14 responses to “aahhhh….choo!

  1. This is the best project that I’ve seen in a long long time. I have my head full of ideas. How am I ever going to work today??
    Hope all is well with you and your family.

  2. Diane,
    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. You did a wonderful job.

  3. Hi Diane,

    what a gorgeous box ypu made, and i love the stamp, so cute!

    Greetings, Jaimie

  4. wow – this is amazing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. xo

  5. Diane, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love everything about it. The texture, sponging, your beautiful image and your great coloring.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Diane, Just Gorgeous!! Love that Kraft paper all sponged and embossed like that. I will absolutely have to try this. Looks like so much fun. Happy Stamping!!

  7. Oh my GOSH this is cute, Diane!! 100% adorable! (Thanks for posting the template too! I might have to give this a whirl!)

  8. Oh, good heavens, this is darling! I’ve always wanted to do a tissue box. Saving the template… Thank you!

  9. Great project, Diane! For some reason I’ve always loved tissue box covers. And thanks so much for the directions. Linda

  10. This is wonderful! Thank you so much for the tutorial! 🙂

  11. Debbie Pokerwinski

    Greetings from Buffalo, NY! I just love this tissue box cover….so cute! I can’t wait to try one. Thank you Diane for sharing your talents with us! debbie

  12. Wow!! this is just adorable!! I just got an idea for teacher gifts. Thanks for sharing

  13. Wow…..what a cool project. I’ll have to go check if our measurements for tissue-boxes are alike.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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