Full service designer/consultant working with numerous publications and manufacturers. Conduct demos and classes at local and national trade/consumer shows, including: National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters Convention, Cochise College, University of Utah at Logan, Creative Painting Convention, and HIA. Currently the Design Team Leader for U-paint Crafts, and past Design Team Member of Arnold Grummer™ and Bella Crafts.
DIY projects using Tonic Studios dies are simple to create and yield stunning results for any occasion. Michele Emerson-Roberts created this giftable DIY project perfect for teachers or to keep for yourself. After all it “Tis the Season for Sniffles”!
“Winter chills and sniffles go hand in hand. I love decorating for the holidays and this will be perfect sitting on an end table, mantel, or bathroom countertop or wherever you might need some tissues.
I will be making these tissue box surrounds for all of the holidays……already planned are Valentines’, Easter, Independence day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. With all the wonderful TONIC® dies to choose from DIY projects like this one are easy to create. And there is a die for every occasion making this project very versatile.
Score the clear plastic strip 4 times every 5 1/2”. (You will have an overlap piece left over….trim it to 1”.)
Burnish the score lines.
Glue the overlap with TONIC® Craft Tacky Glue.
Set the surround aside to dry.
Die cut and emboss four each “ ’Tis the Season”, the small flourish die and the outside square “wreath” die from Kraft colored cardstock.
Apply the Tonic ®Craft glue to one piece of the die cut wreath.
Center the wreath and attach it to one side of the surround.
Center and attach the sentiment inside the wreath. *Repeat this step for all four sides of the surround.
Attach the small flourishes to the top of the white cardstock tissue box.