Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Quick Get Well Card & Gift

Morning folks! I hope you had a lovely Christmas? I had a lovely time with my family and even managed to sneak a bit of crafting in on Christmas Day whilst everyone else was sleeping (see insomnia does have a few advantages!!!).

My Mother in Law had a major operation two days before Christmas and was due to be in over the Christmas period, so I wanted to give her a really nice cheer up pressie in addition to her Christmas present. Unfortunately, the hospital has a no flowers policy and as she's diabetic we couldn't take her in choccies (plus I thought she'd not really fancy anything like that anyway), so I decided that I'd have a go at making a tissue box cover with a matching card. It was a really quick and easy make and she was thrilled to receive it on Boxing Day when we popped in to see her.

I've attached a few pictures, but you'll have to excuse the quality of them. My camera is playing up and won't allow me to use certain functions and in addition I had to use artificial light :(

Tissue Box & Card

I made the tissue box cover using this tutorial. Once I'd cut and embossed all the panels it was a really quick and easy job to assemble it. The hardest part was deciding  wether to keep the embellishments minimal or go for total overload! I went for the middle ground and decided to embellish all four sides, but to be honest I think it would have been nicer with just the front embellished :/

The Tissue Box

I decided to make the card to match the box and so again it was just a case of chucking some embellishments on the pre-scored card - lazy of what?? The butterflies took the most time as they are stamped, heat embossed and then cut out by hand, before being glittered and Glossy Accented, luckily I already had a few left from an earlier project, so only had to do a couple more :D

The Card

White Card - The Papermill
Lilac Paper - Poundland
Purple Card - Poundland
Green Card - The Papermill
Butterfly Stamps - EJ Crafts
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Sizzix Bigz Daisy Die
Fern Leaf Die - Little Claire's
Card Candy
Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
Mica Paints - Oyster Stamps
Heat It Up Holographic Black Embossing Powder
Stardust Stickles
Glossy Accents
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
City Crafter - Make the cut
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Ohh La La Creations Challenge Blog - Anything but a card
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Christmas card
The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything goes


  1. Just beautiful Claire,love the butterflies, I hope MIL is on the mend

  2. Absolutely beautiful!! Love everything ... from the design to the colours ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  3. Thoughtful gift and so pretty. The butterflies are gorgeous.

  4. Oh wow Claire, this is beautiful, such a thoughtful present, bet she loved it. Hope you have a lovely new year x

  5. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  6. That is pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. what a good DIL you are, its very nice,

  8. This would cheer anyone up. Your MIL will love this. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I love the colour & I lurve the embellies it looks fabulous. Hope she gets better real soon & back home soon, how awful to be in over christmas bless her!!

    Glad you had a super time hun & I hope you have an awesome new year. We had a false call on crimbo eve & thought the baby was gonna make an appearence but I think its too warm where it is lol. My son is still hoping bubs will come on his birthday on new years eve......I arnt bothered I just really need some baby cuddles from my grandchild lol......& need them asap!! lol. Take care shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    Enjoy your drinks to night hun

  10. What a lovely present! Perfect for someone that's not well, I'm sure it was well received. Enjoy the rest of the Christmas break. x

  11. The butterflies and the background in purple is very good and beautiful.

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  12. Merry Xmas this is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge at this special time of the year
    Kate Hugs xx

  13. Great project. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  14. Wow this is such an awsoe tissue box. Love the colour combo, design and embossing. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Happy New year!! Bettina xx

  15. Those butterflies are gorgeous and the colors are just breathtaking.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. Wow just gorgeous and so creative and very thoughtful love the butterflies
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la
    Happy New Year

  17. Lovely box and card set. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, and Happy New Year. Annette xx

  18. This is beautiful - I do hope your MiL is feeling much better now.

    I'm ashamed to admit to never having done a Tissue box cover but think I will be pretty soon now!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could also win the Top Tippers Prize!

    Carol x

  19. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

  20. Hi Claire Hun,
    Wow,this is one stunning tissue box cover. I love love love those butterflies, just gorgeous. Hope your MIL is feeling better now. Just like to wish you a happy, healthy, craft filled New Year!
    Dawn xxx

  21. This is a gorgeous design, and a really lovely idea too! Newest follower :) M x


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