A few years ago, someone online had mentioned the pretty tissue boxes that were presently on the market. I thought, "really?" I went and checked out the boxes I'd had on hand. Omigosh, I had been throwing away beautiful art supplies for years!
For my next Stamp-In workshop, I decided to take advantage of this "free paper". I cut up a tissue box once it was empty, and proceeded to see how it would work if used on a card. Huh. It looked like a tissue box used on a card.
I looked over at my Big Shot, sitting there all innocent, wanting so badly to help me in my dilemma. So, I opted to take Mr. Big up on his kind offer, grabbed a Stampin' Up! embossing folder, stuck my piece of tissue box inside, and ran 'er through. Hmmm. Now, it was an embossed tissue box. And it still looked like a tissue box used on a card.
My sanding block raised its grainy little hand, and cried, "I can help!" I laid the piece of embossed tissue box on my work space, and lightly sanded across it. And I had struck pay dirt!
Obviously, how the end result looks varies depending on which Embossing Folder you use, which tissue box design, and how much sanding you do.
The next time you use that last tissue, confiscate the box, cut it apart, and give it a try! I love the look!
I must admit that I have quite the collection of cut-apart tissue boxes, just waiting their turn at being recycled into something new and beautiful!