Thursday, June 23, 2011

don't sniffle at this // mSB Mystery BOX Hop

Welcome to the myStampBOX “Mystery Box Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event today,

please begin your journey on the

All of our wonderful myStamp BOX designers are joining us today to show off some
inspirational BOX creativity!

Here is the order in which the CREATIVITY will follow:
Bettina Von Gross (
Jill Hildebrand ( YOU ARE HERE.
Sue Sykes (
Jaine Drake (
Janet Zeppa (
Birgit Koopsen (
Linda Abadie (
Jolene Johnston (
Agata Pfister (
Rebecca Keppel (
Marsha Valk (
Allison Cope (

and then back to:
myStamp BOX Blog (

We are giving away an amazing prize package from the myStamp BOX shop for our event this weekend and all you have to do is COMMENT along your journey to WIN.

We have given three of our lovely designers a mystery prize box and you could WIN the prize inside just by leaving a COMMENT on EVERY designer’s blog. Our Mystery Box Hop winner will be announced on the
myStamp BOX blog on Monday so all comments are due by Sunday June 26th at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

So....when two naked Kraft boxes arrive in the mail.......

and there are no limits (except to use as many mSB stamps as I can)..........
here is what I did with my MYSTERY BOXes…...

Box #1:

I started with my first box unfolded, laying flat on my desk, and painted it hot pink. After it dried, I used a variety of mSB stamp sets to create a funky design all over the box. I stamped with dye ink in light grey, dark grey & black. I had to be careful which way I stamped my image, incase the image would be upside-down once the box was folded later. With the box still flat on my desk, I cut a long slit in the top of the box with my exacto knife. I fastened part of a clear page protector to the underside of the long slit -- y'know....that clear slit that the Kleenex sticks out through. It worked perfectly. Finally, I folded the box and adhered it together with my tape runner. I filled the box with folded Kleenex and pulled one through the opening at the top. How cute.

mSB stamps used: Backgrounds, Border Lines, Funky Flowers & Timelines

Box #2:
For this box, I used a mask and glimmer mist to create a base on the naked kraft box (no paint required -- just some drying time). I then used a VersaMark ink pad, embossing powder in baby pink & blue and two different mSB stamp sets. I did everything while the box was still unfolded. When I was happy with the design, I created the box the same as Box #1.

mSB stamps used: Colourful Companions & Abundant Blossoms
Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next amazing designer has created with their MYSTERY BOX. Your next designer is noneother than the fabulous & incredibly talented Sue Sykes.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our MYSTERY BOX giveaways!


{from the farm},


  1. Who wouldn't love to take a tissue from these boxes?!! Adorable!!

  2. What a clever idea, love them!

  3. What a fun project to do with the kids this summer!!! Let them design their own box for their rooms!!! Love it and love you!!!

  4. Oh no! I can see decorated boxes in every bathroom in the house. What a great idea!
    Thank you

  5. Love the Kleenex box covers. GREAT job!!!!

  6. Love the black and grey stamping on the hot pink, so fun for a tissue box!

  7. I especially love that pink box!

  8. :-D This is such a brilliant idea! And I agree with Jolene... the reddish pink one is my favorite!!!

  9. So creative! They looks lovely!

  10. love the paper tissues boxes, the red is my favorite

  11. love the way the butterflies pop off the box

  12. love the way the butterflies pop off the box

  13. How fun, AND clever of course! ;)

  14. Two stunning boxes Jill! Love the hot pink base for sure!

  15. So creative and fun!! I personally like the brown one! :)

  16. creative idea! i love the added clear insert: that's detailed!! :)

  17. beautiful box...! love the funky design on the red box!

  18. What a lovely way to spice up your tissueboxes, thanks!


  19. Pretty, love the red and black.

  20. Your idea for Kleenex boxes is just awesome! I love all the stamping techniques you used.

  21. okay...i love it. but jill...that is a lot of effort for the 100 tissues you get out of that box. lol. :) you know i would do it too!

  22. This idea is simply so stunning and clever that I have no words!!! You gave it a great finish, too!

  23. Cool tissue boxes! They have flair!

  24. Love the ideas of your boxes. Specially the first one. TFS

  25. Love both of these, Jill! Great colours and fabulous idea to make your own tissue box...