Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fathers Day doggy mini-tissue holder in red, white, and blue

Gee I almost forgot to make something for my hubby for father's day tomorrow from our very bad!  Since I was doing the Inkspirations online classes  and wanted to combine several challenges to make that class' project, the red/white/blue challenge, & anything but a card on Sudsol, but had really limited supplies on hand since we are still on our RV cross-country trip heading back home, I had to get super resourceful....Fortunately I had the sample cardstock of some of the new colors from the Stampin' Up! Stampin Success, so used the Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist, and scraps of the 6 x 6 designer paper pack. (BTW you can still join and get all the past class projects, as there are 11 projects total and we are only on project #7 now:

I distressed and wrinkled the navy/white background and used the scallop square punch in several places. I made the polka dots with the eraser end of a pencil, along with SU markers – these kinda give the effect of “stress” and measles, along with the sick doggy pic lol. When I cut the opening for the tissues, I didn’t fold it all the way back, so the marina mist cardstock showed thru….and edged everything in red. When I started this project, I had no idea of the color scheme but as I went along, things kinda just happened and there was paper and glue strips flying all over!  But I love dog themes, so just had to use this dog stamp again.

I changed things up a little from the project tutorial - this is for our furbaby to give her daddy for father’s day tomorrow….figured he could put it on his desk and then always have a few tissues handy….Hope it brings a smile to his face every time he looks at it lol. And he will see what I have been up to when I am up late at night!  I think he will be totally surprised....

The more I use the cherry cobbler paper, the more I like it....:-) 

If you want to get the fabulous projects in these online classes, it is only $20 - we are doing color challenges, sketch challenges, and there are 3 other designers - having a blast since there other participants from all over the world! Madeline is doing a super job - check it out before the current class is over! - Maybe I'll see you there!  And have a great  Father's Day with however you celebrate it!!


  1. Adorable kleenex box cover. Super cute.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Thanks a lot Beate! I am honored that you checked out my blog and took the time to post a comment....your projects are awesome! Mary L

  3. This project is just too dang cute & creative! Love the stamp image, love the colors, love the idea of a tissue box cover!



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