Jenny Lawrence

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to cardsarus blog spot My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.

Wednesday 27 July 2016


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
My good blog friend Sue asked if I could do a tutorial on my tissue box.
So hopefully you can understand what I have tired to do.
It takes 3 sheets of A4 card.
 Sorry it's a bit picture heavy.

You start by measuring your tissue box.
Now I bought mine from Tesco Supermarket and it measures.
Just under5 inches in hieght.
Just under
4 and half inches on one side.
Just under
4 inches on the other side.
You start with 2 sheets of A4 card.
Cut 2 of them to 5 inches along the longer length.
 Then score at half an inch, 4 and half inches, and 9inches  on a score board.

For the lid you cut a square just very slightly over 6 and half inches, by just slightly over 6 inches, and score
 1 inch in on all sides.
When this is done don't forget to cut you aperture in the lid before glueing the corners as I have done this a few times.
Next glue both sides of the box together.
 To give you this.
 This is wht it looks like when the tissue box is in it.
Add your lid, and I put glue in each corner to secure the lid to the base, and decorate how you prefer.

Here is a finished example.

I do hope you can understand my tutorial as I put it together quickly.
I use Creative Expressions PVA glue as that bonds really quickly.
Thank you so much for you visit, and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, A fabulous tutorial on your tissue box covers, thank you so much for doing this for us.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, A fabulous tutorial on your tissue box covers, thank you so much for doing this for us.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Hi Jenny, deffo have a go at this one, love it. xxxx

Erika said...

Wow another stunning tissue box beautifully decorated as always. Loving the colour combo this time.
I am going to bookmark this and maybe have a go over the holidays. Thank you for the instructions.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Marie-Louise said...

Super tutorial Jenny.

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant tutorial Jenny, beautiful box

Chris said...

Great tutorial Jenny...and the finished result is gorgeous!

pam said...

Great tutorial Jenny thank you ,love your finished tissue box.
Pam x

Sue said...

Thank you sooooooooo much for this my gorgeous fairy godmother!!! I shall give this a go as soon as I'm fully back on my feet..I didn't realise how much pleurisy could knock you for a six!! X-ray came back with fluid still in my lower left lung but blood works were totally fine so now on more antibiotics and other pills for pain lol ....eeeeeee I hate getting older hahaha lots of love from the J household xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Pretty much how I do mine for the square boxes. Love the birdie box.
I've never been able to bring myself to draw on my Hougie lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

karenlotty said...

Great tutorial Jenny Will definitely try this even if it's only for myself (at first!) I wouldn't glue the lid down and then I can re-use it

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for your tissue box tutorial, the box is simple to make but your embellishments look amazing!! Love the sweetness of your project!! Great design and colours!

Liz said...

Nearly missed this post! Thank you SO much for the tutorial. Will definitely have to make one now! xx

LesleyG said...

I love your tutorial, clear and simple, thanks for sharing, your boxes are beautiful xxx

Cara said...

Wonderful tutorial, thank you so much for sharing it. Cara x