Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Rose Budd Tissue Box Cover

So did you see the launch show yesterday for the new Rose Budd Collection from Polka Doodles? If not then you really missed a cracker (if you spot it on a re-run I'd highly recommend recording it to watch at some point). The DT samples were awesome and Nikky Hall did some absolutely brilliant demos.

I made a couple of samples for the show including this tissue box cover which you may have spotted on the counter. The CD is so packed with images, papers and lots of beautiful elements that I felt a bit over-whelmed and didn't know where to start, so when I came across the paper rose templates and butterflies I knew instantly that I had to use them! This is what I came up with.

I thought as I was pushed for time that I'd use a template from the internet, but as with all the best plans it didn't come off!! I could only find tissue box covers which were bottomless and I made one of these before and it bugged me! So I had to make my own template, which was actually a lot easier than I anticipated.

I made the plaque on the front and covered it with Crackle Glaze. Once it had dried I swiped it with Distress Ink to age it slightly.

The rolled flowers are dead easy to make up and look so effective. I held the edge between a pair of tweezers and spiraled the flower round to the centre, added a dab of glue and then lightly crushed it with the heel of my hand. I then swiped them with Distress Ink to highlight the petal edges.

I printed the beautiful butterflies out in a variety of sizes, cut them out, shaped the wings with a ball tool and then glittered them, before adding to my project.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Rose Budd Papercrafting CD Collection
Lace and Trims - My Stash
Glitter glue

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Laurelcraft Dragonfly Designs - Things with wings
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Wings
Emergency Crafters - Not a card
Stempelgarten Challenge - Floral Dreams


  1. This is lovely, Claire, so much detail and gorgeous colours!

  2. I think this is such a brilliant idea Claire and a fab CD for adding lace & pearls too x

  3. This is gawj Lou!

  4. I am going to buy when Polks Doodles have it for sale. I won't buy from C & C because I haven't been happy with their delivery times or customer services in the past! The CD looks AMAZING! Can't wait to buy!

  5. Wow this is gorgeous so pretty and delicate looking
    Jenny x

  6. totally gorgeous! love this but its very pink lol xx

  7. Beautiful! What a lovely way to disguise tissues!

  8. This is stunning. Those papers and the rolled flowers - wonderful ! TFS

  9. Wow, stunning project, so much detail!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  10. Thankyou for entering agirlwhocrafts with this lovely creation

  11. What a pretty tissue box you have made, I love all the details. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  12. Hi Claire, a wonderful Tissue box you made with a big Love for fantastic details. Great work.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck

  13. Oh, what a great idea! A very lovely box!
    Thanks for joining the Stempelgarten-Challenge!

  14. Such a pretty tissue box, Claire! Love all the paper flowers and the beautiful butterflies.
    Thanks for joining the Stempelgarten Challenge!

  15. Your tissue box is just wonderful! amazing embellishing and beautiful paper! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge.
    ;-) Alex H.

  16. What an awsome tissue box cover! I like the colors you have used. Thanks alot for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge. ~ Anja


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