Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fiskateer Orange Blog Hop!




Welcome! If you have come from Simply Kincke's blog,
you are in the right place! This is a stop on the Orange Blog Hop where members of the Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, is sharing their passion for crafting.

As you guessed it, the premise of this blog hop was to create something Orange as this is the Fiskars trade mark color. So I thought to make something pretty and practical. And I could not stop at just one project. I was having too much fun!

" Pocket Tissue"

Fiskars Treading water border punch, Boundary waves border punch, scalloped circle punch and 3-1 corner punch.
 


I made this  by wrapping a generic pocket tissue pack with scrapbook paper, just like a present. I draped the ends with Treading water border strips. For the center of the pack, I used the scalloped circle punch on orange paper and cut out the centers and then cut them in half before adhering them to the tissue pack. Lastly I accented everything with Tiara stickles.


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 "Love Notes"

Ever since Dyllan was in Preschool, I always put love notes in his lunch. Some were funny jokes, happy drawings, dot to dots with crayons included and sometimes sticker kits. I never go a day with out putting something in his lunch. But I never had a safe place to put them until this great hop!
To make this, you will need:One empty tissue box, Fiskars treading water border punch, 3-1 corner punch, Scrapbook paper, ruler, scissors, adhesive, bone folder, pencil, chipboard letters, glitter glue.
Start by trimming away the inside lining of the tissue box.
Carefully cut the top of the box so you can fold it back at a template. It's much easier to do it this way than to second guess the tissue box opening blindly. When done, carefully tape the box back together, you don't have to be perfect  with the tape as you can cover it up with the paper later.
Trace your box on the back of the chosen paper and cut each square/rectangle out, but not closely to the line.
Use your ruler and bone folder to score the trace lines on the cutouts. This is so you can fold them accurately.
Cut at the corners. But don't worry about being perfect.
Cut the center cover larger than the hole itself. Then use the 3-1 corner punch to accent the corners. Finally cut out the box hole so it's ready to place on top of your box.
If you have a trace and cut shape template, you can use it to make some extra fun notes to write in.
Dyllan liked opening up one of these in his lunch the other day!
I love how the  Treading water punch has a template to follow so you can't mess up your strips.Go ahead and  make enough strips for your box.
Adhere your strips to the box, add your chipboard letters and glitter them up.

 And now you have a special place to hold special messages!
 Please continue on to Fiskateer Lyn Dwyer, she's next in line for the hop.
 I hope you have enjoyed my crafts! Thanks for coming by. Comments welcome and I've love for you to follow me.
 Have fun on the hop!

42 comments:

Debby said...

I love 'em both. The tissue cover is exceptional. I've been lazy and haven't visited in a while. Wow, you've made some big changes. Looks good.

aspromised said...

Awesome - I just saw Halloween Themed pocket tissues at the store, may have to run back and pick them up to cover for the girls

sandyh50 said...

Oh Michelle, you always have the best ideas! I think the tissue covers would be great for my grandkids. Your lovenotes are such a great idea too.

Sandyh #4165

Shannon Marie said...

loved your projects!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Great projects! I love that you do daily notes for your kids.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so adorable!

lizzie said...

ooooo sooo cute!!!!

Lesa said...

Great job! I really like the tissue cover.

mjblahnik56 said...

Wow love both of your projects. will have to try the tissue to give out to friends flu season coming lol. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

sharon g said...

That's why I love punches--so versatile!! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Viji Siddharth said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing!

Nitasha said...

Your boxes are awesome! love the blinged out tissue box!

Sheena said...

what a great way to upcycle!

Kelly Sas said...

Two really fun and creative projects. Thanks for the ideas! Happy WCMD!!!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Both of your projects are great! i love how you made the border around the opening on the little tissue holder with your squeeze punch! They notes you put in your son's lunch are probably something he really looks forward to, because you really make them fun by changing them up each day!

Victoria's Place said...

I really like your projects. And I can think of several people I could make the tissue covers for!

Dot said...

Such great ideas! The tissue cover is really clever!

Barbara Roper said...

I love the tissue box and the note box. Cute projects.

Barbara #7744

Divinity said...

very creative!!! i love it! :)
divinity 6688

Colleen said...

Both projects are so cute, fun and useful. Thanks for sharing

Emily said...

Great projects!

Michelle said...

I think the pocket tissue thing is hilarious (in a good way!) But I lovelovelove the little fold up notes! I am a teacher and always looking for little ways to help a kiddo having a bad day! This would be a great little "just smaile" reminder!

Tona said...

Great projects!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

Fab projects Michelle - your tissue cover is very pretty and I love your love notes, especially the 'extra special' ones that open out :)

shersl84bed said...

Fun projects, beautiful orange color.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

doverdi said...

Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. doverdi Fiskateer #1329

barbv #2975 said...

Very darling! and practical too!

Jessica said...

What a great idea! Love notes in his lunch...but also a place to keep them. Sweet stuff. TFS

kellystar said...

ok a few things...I love how you cut the scalloped circle ring apart to make the opening...very clever! I love the box to collect lunch notes...my daughter just keeps leaving them in her lunch box (kind of a mess). AND, I love how you write notes on the folded up flower template...I never thought of that and I have one of those too! Thanks for sharing all of those great ideas!

Debc06 said...

Great projects. Love the tissue cover.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Kelly Massman said...

Cute projects!

Connie said...

cute projects~adoarble gift ideas!!

Laney said...

Great projects. I am going to have to dress up some things at home here I can see.
Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
Elaine-Fiskateers#7777

Theresa said...

So glad I was hopping by today and found your blog. I am a happy new follower, love the tissue cover that turned out so cute!
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

RobinV said...

I love your note box. I did that with my dd when she was little.

Thanks for sharing

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Thank for the inspiring projects and tips!! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Betsy said...

Those are fabulous Michelle! What a wonderful thing to do with the notes!

Amy said...

Really cute projects!!!

Sylvia said...

I loved scrolling through your projects... thanks for the great inspiration!
-Sylvia #5019

Marla said...

Very amazing projects you shared with us!! Great job!!

Luanne said...

waaah! love the tissue covers. Orange makes me hungry I want to eat that.

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
http://www.craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Tifany said...

Love the "Love Notes" box!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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