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20 February 2011

The Best Thing to Happen to a Kleenex Box/ Color Throwdown 133

I see inspiration for cards all over the place--- clothing patterns, table linens, and even Kleenex boxes. When I bought this box of Kleenex, I thought I could recreate the images using my stamps. I hadn't actually thought of turning it into a card when its primary purpose was over. But, why not? The Big Shot has no trouble cutting paperboard, so I ran it through with the Top Note Die twice to make this fun little shape. Then, I ran the background through with the Elegant Lines folder for an extra little touch. I was super pleased to find the Birthday Greetings stamp from Occasional Quotes fit in my Word Window Punch perfectly. That let me use the Modern Label Punch to add just an accent of Early Espresso. On came a few of my Basic Pearls & I had a great little card that wasn't just inspired by a tissue was the tissue box!
March 16th:
Oh my! I just saw the post for Color Throwdown #133 and I'm pretty sure the tissue box Kristin used for the colors is the same as mine! I've never used an "old" card for a challenge before, but I just couldn't resist submitting this one. Too funny.


  1. AWESOME! What a neat idea. You continually amaze me!

  2. Oh, that's so pretty! I love the shape of the patterned panel and how brilliant you were to actually use the box. Genius! Thanks for playing wuith us at Color Throwdown!

  3. That's got to be the kleenex box that Kristin was getting her inspiration from. How pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  4. Great textures to show off the colors! I love all the shapes, too.

  5. LOL! This MUST have been Krisin's tissue box---so glad I could finally see it! What a hoot---and glad you could play with us this week!

  6. Oh that's SO FUNNY! I was wondering what that tissue box looked like that Kristin was talking about and now I know!! Lovely!

  7. I am laughing my butt off! This IS the tissue box that inspired the paper I made and used for the challenge! LOL I'm so glad you showcased this "old" card so all my CTD pals could see it :] Like you, I find inspiration everywhere...especially these Kleenex Expressions tissue boxes! Glad to know I'm not alone. Your card is fabulous and I love that it's "green" :o]

    Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!


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