Pocket Tissue Holder

by Vicki Parson

Give a cute tissue pack for a get well gift.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base
  • Patterned or stamped paper
  • Oval punch or die, or shape of choice for tissue opening area
  • Score board
  • Strong double-sided adhesive
  • Pocket tissues with opening at the center of the package
  • Corner rounder (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Trim cardstock base to 11" x 4 1/4".

    TIP:
    If cutting a full sheet of cardstock, use the other piece to make two holders at the same time.

  2. Step 2

    Score on the 11" side at 1/2", 3", 4" & 6 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Reinforce score lines with a bone folder and attach patterned paper to the panels.

    3/4" x 4" (front strip)
    2 1/4" x 4" (top area)
    3 1/4" x 4" (backing area)

  4. Round the top corners if desired.

  5. Step 4

    Use an oval punch or die to create an opening where the tissues will come out.

    NOTE:
    You may have to fold the flap to get the punch further in.

  6. Step 5

    Decorate the back of the tissue holder with stamps, images and sentiments, or add embellishments.

  7. Use nesting dies or punches to create a frame for the opening, if desired.

  8. Step 6

    Using strong adhesive on the bottom flap, line up the tissue pack and secure the flap in place to the back of the holder. The tissues can slide in and out at either end.

  9. Step 7

    Complete the project.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pocket Tissue Holder. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Brilliant tutorial will definitely be trying this out, thank you Vicki for sharing
hugs
lorraine x
Lorraine Lowe  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 4:26 AM
Nice presentation and cute feel better scene! What a fun way to bring some well wishes and cheer to a sickling. smile Thanks for the tutorial. I'm wondering if anybody has any thoughts on mailing these? If it had to be mailed standing upright in a box, it'd probably be pricey. But ... if you mailed it folded with the tissues separate, would the person put it together or just look at it and just use the packet of tissues independently? Hmmm.
Gabby  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 4:54 AM
I love the idea however I have searched high and low and cannot find tissues that open in the center. I know they used to make them that way but now they all seem to have openings on the ends. Any hints as to where to buy them?
Anna S  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 5:30 AM
I found the same ones Vicki used at my local grocery store - Kleenex Go Pack. They come in a pack of 8. The item number is 11974 if that helps - I see them on Amazon too.
dina  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 6:41 AM
This is so cute! Thank you for the great step by step tutorial. I can't wait to try it smile Now I just need someone to get sick, lol!!
Erika  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 6:42 AM
Great tutorial to start off the year!! This is totally adorable and I can imagine how cute it would go with a vase of flowers or a jar of homemade chicken soup! I love it!
Anne H.  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 6:48 AM
This is so sweet - I think I shall make a few of them for friends - especially at this very wet and cold time of year. Thank you so much for such an explicit tutorial.

Hugs Sue Pxxx
SUE PASS  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 6:55 AM
how cute - also cute to keep one in the car!
Judy Krueger  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 6:59 AM
How cute is this item! I like that we can get two bases from one sheet of card stock. I purchased several holiday themed packs of Recollections card stock and can see these as stocking stuffers. All I would need is a wintry embellishment. I wonder if a gift tag would work for a message. Best wishes for a healthy new year? Thanks for a clear tutorial. The ideas are churning!
ciocidi aka Diane  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 7:10 AM
I love this idea, now off to make a few!!! Thanks for sharing this!
Olga  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 7:18 AM
Gabby, I have never tried mailing one as I have always given it to them in person. They would lay flat without the tissue pack in them. Maybe include a note to pop it open and slide the tissue pack inside?
Vicki  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 7:56 AM
Anna, I just bought the tissue packs at my local Walgreens or Walmart...not sure which at the moment, but Dina is right about the brand/kind (Kleenex Go Pack). Thanks Dina!
Vicki  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 7:58 AM
What a fabulous tutorial and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Sue Allen  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 9:07 AM
Great tutorial Vicki!!
Loll Thompson  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 9:18 AM
This is fabulous! How timely (unfortunately) for cold and flu season. Thank you, Vicki.
PebbleKraft  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM
I especially like the Lawn Fawn Kleenex box, flowers and sentiment used. Works perfectly!
Cheryl  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM
Oops! and little bug!
Cheryl  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM
Thank you Dina and Vicki for the help with the tissues. I will look for them on my next shopping trip!
Anna S  |  Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM
Brilliant - thank you!
Sandie Smith  |  Thu Jan 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM
I just love this project! What a cute alternative to a get well card! Can't wait to try it!
Kathy Rudolph  |  Thu Jan 7, 2016 at 7:11 PM

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