Saturday, June 14, 2014

Repurposing tall tissue boxes

Hi everyone!

I re-purpose several tall tissue boxes with the tops cut off for the organization of my cards and supplies. First I test out the box to see if it will really hold A2 cards or handmade technique backgrounds. These boxes come in slightly different sizes and some are not completely square so A2 items may fit in one direction but not the other. Some boxes are large enough to hold embossing folders. If I want the box to be a little stronger I add a coat or 2 of decoupage or white glue to the inside of the box.

I wanted more of my own work in my space so I decided to makeover a box with 4 individual panels. I embossed the panels and painted with distress stains and acrylics. This is the first I used Dina Wakley's new stamp set and I really enjoyed them! I edged the top with Viva's Pearl Pen and added a border inside.

I designed my project to take 
a reasonable amount of time and am happy with the results.

I an entering this project into this week's Simon's Monday Challenge which is paint.

Today begins 2 Peas Stamping Forum's homegrown stamping event WSW14 which runs until Monday June 23.  This container makeover is inspiration for a challenge I am hosting.  All stampers are invited to visit and participate.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy stamping!...Jan


  1. This is gorgeous Jan!! All four of them are so pretty and what a great idea to recycle tissue boxes. Love the embossed and painted background and all the birds are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!!

  2. Wow awesome projects :) great colors and designs, I am ur new follower :)

  3. Congratulations! I love your creation.


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