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A Cute Kleenex


WordPress is giving me a little grief on spacing this morning, so sorry!

It’s Friday Mashup Time again! As I have two design teams that have Friday postings, I’ve put them up separately, sorry for any confusion!

This week, here is your challenge, should you choose to accept it:

  1. Create a project with soft texture…fabric, felt, even cotton balls (ribbon doesn’t count).
  2. Create a get well project.
  3. Or “Mash It Up!” and create a get well project using a soft texture!
Once I saw this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I love when that happens. You see, it’s allergy season in our house (for my hubby only thankfully) so we use a LOT of Kleenex. I mean a lot!  I decided to use some of the retired Springtime Vintage designer paper on this card for the stripes because lots of Kleenex boxes are striped. For the base I used Pear Pizzazz and the layer is Not Quite Navy.  For the actual box itself, I used some Paisley Petals designer paper from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. It is just lovely. And here is a close up:
Making the box is very easy. I took a 3″ by 2 1/4″ piece of designer paper and scored in 1/4″ and 1/2″ on all sides. I then cut out a couple of corners and voila. Yes, this is an open backed box which you’ll find if you make it. And that’s okay because it is just adhered to the card. I punched a large oval into the box and then layered a scalloped oval outline overtop. Added my Kleenex inside and voila! For a little extra detail I added a small tissue to the outside with a matching button (or booger as my son said).
Lastly, I added a sentiment from Fun and Fast Notes and that was it! So head on over to The Friday Mashup and show us your stuff!

58 thoughts on “A Cute Kleenex

  1. WOW!! When I decided to focus on get well cards, I wasn’t thinking kleenex…but oh my gosh! How perfect and how fun! You nailed this one! And I absolutely love the mix of patterns you chose..lovely. Your son’s comment about the *booger* is hysterical! So blessed to have you as a GD!

  2. Oh my gosh, that is a brilliant idea!! And so cute!!! Love how you used the oval punches to create the box opening.
    Clever girl…


  3. This is just a fabulous card and idea!!! You are so clever. Thanks for sharing this oh-so-cute card!

  4. So cute!!! Love your creativity!!! 🙂

  5. Beyond cute! Love it 🙂

  6. This is the most awesome thing I have seen all day! Thanks for the great idea!

  7. Oh my goodness… this is a totally awesome creation! And I mean, creation… it’s not just a card, it’s everything about it. How the heck did this pop into your head to do? I MUST CASE this!!!!

  8. ———————————————————— See all of those blanks??? That’s me speechless……………………………………..unbelievably creative!

  9. Nothing short of creative GENIUS! i ADORE your card. Will have to try to case, but certain it will not look even close to your beautiful card. So excited to have you as our Guest Designer – you bring so much to the Friday Mashup!!

  10. Carrie – I just “found you” a couple of days ago . . .this is SO DARN CUTE!!! es, am sure I’ll be case’ing . . . thanks for sharing!! You are definitely a creative thinker, girl!!

  11. You up the ante every darn time!! I love O’s comment about boogers – such a boy! I am so lucky to be in your downline, and while it appears I’m sucking up, I’m being completely truthful too!

  12. Love this, Clever idea for a tissue box it came out perfect! Booger.. Ha that’s funny, the things kids come up with. I love all the Colors you used as well they go great together… Your a Rockin’ Guest Designer for us at the Friday Mashup!

  13. this is so neat – love it!
    Sandra ltb

  14. What a fabulous idea and a beautiful card. Funny, my mind doesn’t work like yours, I think I’ve been robbed or else a vital part got lost in transit!!

  15. This is just so clever. I love it! The designer paper is perfect for this. Thanks.

  16. Wow, what a cute card! Thanks so much for sharing your idea! Hugs!!

  17. Love this card….just amazing technique!!!!

  18. This is absolutely adorable! Love the project and will definitely be casing it!

  19. I enjoyed all the comments and agree with all of them. Couldn’t express my response any better. Great, creative idea and your son has an imaginative streak, too!

  20. Carrie, stop! I can’t keep up with your brilliance! Love everything you do.

  21. This is going to be perfect for a co-worker who is leaving. And it’ll say Sorry to See you Go. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Way too clever! Love this. What a great get well card.

  23. OMG – LOVE this card! Your creations never cease to amaze me! Thank you so much for sharing. I continue to ‘stalk’ your blog daily!

  24. I have just signed up to receive your blog posts and WOW this is more than I expected…I am smitten at your card idea. This is going to be a pleasure to hop to when I get my e-mails!!

  25. Wow, what a stunning creation! You took this challenge and just ran away with it! I also love the ‘booger’ comment, that is great! So glad you are able to join us at The Friday Mashup!

  26. Adorable! you did it again. xo, Marian

  27. This is surely one of the best cards I have seen in a long time. Not to mention the comments. 🙂 I hope you don’t mind if I case it. It is surely going to be a winner no matter who you give it to. Elsona

  28. Awesome Friday Mashup inspiration card, it’s fantastic having you as our guest designer Carrie.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  29. I just love how you think outside of the…box…!!! This is very cool! So happy you are designing with us this month!!!

  30. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said!! With each post your creativity astounds and amazes me. This tissue box is so whimsical, fun and scathingly brilliant!!! Genius, my friend, pure genius. ((hugs))

  31. What an awesome idea! That is so clever and fun! Love it!

  32. Wow – your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Great card.

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  34. I just came accross your blog yesterday and love it. I scraplifted your Kleenex Card and will post it on January 20th on my blog with a link back to your blog. Hope you don’t mind if you do send me a note. and I will remove it. Thanks and will be back here… love it!


  35. I absolutely love this…you are so talented!

  36. WOW! I have loved this idea, and I’m excited to use it for gifts to some sick friends. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  37. Great card and idea I have used tissues before but never thought to make the box. thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Cute idea!
    Kindest regards,

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  43. Wonderful!! You’re so very smart!

  44. One of the cutest Get Well cards I have seen. Adorable!!!

  45. this is soooooo great. I will use in my next class and give you “FULL CREDIT” YOU DESERVE IT!!

  46. lkmahr….I love your cards,just found you today…… loss…but I’ll follow you …………..and credit it should be.thank you!

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  50. This is one of the cutest cards I have ever seen. You really are a creative person. Thanks for sharing!

  51. Is there a tutorial for this card. I would really like to have a go, but worried I’ll stuff it up.

  52. Reblogged this on DIY TALES and commented:
    With cold & flu season well under way, and with Spring just around the corner, this card is going to become a fave of mine rather quickly!

  53. love this design, so cute and fun for a get well card!

  54. What do you mean cutbout a couplebof corners

  55. What an adorable idea. Great job!!

  56. Very cute/sweet 😉

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