Sunday, October 21, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Lips

I have been so busy with work (my job that pays the bills) and getting ready for a vendor event with my fun job :-), that I have failed to keep up on my blog posts.   It isn't that I am not being creative and taking some therapy time for myself, I just haven't shared it.  Something I need to work on... scheduling and prioritizing.

Well, I return today as a guest blogger on Mary Fish's blog, http://www.stampinpretty.com/.  Talk about a talented stamper... Mary is my upline's upline in SU!  I guess that would make her my grandma!!!

Anyhow, as Mary's guest, I have decided to share one of the many projects that I will have at my vendor event, a fundraiser scrapbook crop in Emporia, KS, on November 2-3 for a great group of Girl Scouts.  I made 40 of these Perfectly Preserved Lip Balms this past weekend at the Pajamma Jamma Jam crop in Olathe, KS.  This project was inspired by Jill Hilliard, with Jill's Card Creations, from a project I saw on Pinterest.



I love working with what I call assembly line projects.  I started with my Labels Collection Framelits (#125598) using the next to the largest size and solid cardstock.  I then cut a piece of the Orchard Harvest DSP with the next size down of that same set.  Once I adhered the top and bottom layers I scored them at 2" and 2 3/4".   Note:  I recommend using Sticky Tape to adhere the DSP to the Card Stock.  Once you pull it together to tie it, you put just enough pressure on it to pull the papers apart if you use a standard adhesive.  It needs that added security of Sticky Strip.


To hold the Avon Lip Balm I took a piece of coordinating DSP, 1" X 3", and scored it a 5/8", 1 3/8", 1 7/8", and 2 1/2" to wrap around the lip gloss.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere the tube to the paper, and after wrapping I used Sticky Strip to adhere it to the card stock base, centered between the scorelines.

Once I got those steps done, I used some coordinating Very Vanilla Card Stock, stamped an image from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set (127910- Wood Mount or 127913- Clear Mount) and cut it out with the smallest of the Window Frames Collection Framelits (#1209021).


Finally, using a 6" piece of coordinating ribbon (some 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, some 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and some retired Grosgrain Ribbon), and a hand-held slot punch (non Stampin-Up) I tied each Lip Gloss Gift closed.



In closing, I cannot go without mentioning the glorious color pallette I used, that lended itself nicely to the Fall Lip Balms.   These colors are some of my favorites... Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Raspberry Ripple, with a touch of Island Indigo thrown in with some of the ribbon.

Stay tuned, as I will be sharing some more of my vendor booth projects, including Wrapped Rolos, Snowman Kisses, Preserved Hand Sanitizer, and more!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you like this post, please leave a comment, and share it with your friends on facebook or Pinterest. Glad I could share My Therapy with you!! ~~ Bobbi

25 comments:

  1. Wow! nice jobe! I am very interested in more info if you can share. I am doing a craft exibition fair in a mall Nov 8-11 and am wondering, do you sell these little cuties and if so how much? I have made some post-it holders and will be making the one sheet backpack, some cards, and am looking for some other simple things to give away as book and look prizes.Thanks for sharing.

    Jeannette Gauthier
    Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Canada
    rock43gauthier@videotron.ca

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    1. Jeannette, I am happy to share! What we learn from each other is what I love most about being and SU! Demonstrator. I will be selling these at an event early in November, and I think I have landed on $4 each or 2 for #7. Check out my earlier posts, and you might find something else useful for CASEing for your event. And also, I will be posting a few more items later this week that I have made. Feel free to ask any questions!!!! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment :-)

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  2. Your lip balm holders are amazing. Very proud to be your up line!

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    1. Thank you Sherrie. That means alot, and I wouldn't want to be doing this under anyone else, and under the amazing PALS!!!

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  3. Great job on these. I love them! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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    1. Thanks for visiting!!! Glad you like them.

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  4. Bobbi, GREAT project! Looking forward to seeing your additional projects! I just love 3-D!!!!

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    1. Thanks Katie! Me too. Staring to enjoy it more then cards... just need to find a buying source!!

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  5. These would make great table favors, too. Thanks for the great instructions. I'll check back for more ideas soon!

    Susan

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  6. Great idea Bobbi. Love these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Love this idea! I like making things for my coworkers during the holidays. This will be perfect! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing your other projects.

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    1. Hope I post some things later in the week that you can make as well! The greatest honor is to have my projects CASEd, and some of my favorite things I have CASEd!!

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  8. Fabulous idea Bobbi! Can't wait to see what else is coming.

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    1. Thanks Cindee. Check back later this week.

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  9. So Cute! I will have to buy one for my young friend. I am also looking forward to spending the weekend with you at the crop in Emporia :)

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    1. Very much looking forward to it Robyn. Thanks for your continued support!

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  10. These are so cute, Bobbi! I love 3-D items and anyone would love to receive one of these! Love the colors and your paper choices too! I hope they sell well for you! Enjoyed visiting your blog! I don't get a chance to look at many because I'm so busy, but loved browsing yours today! I'll be back to look for more cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Margaret. Glad you took time to look at mine! If you like 3-D you will like my posts in the next few weeks.

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  11. Bobbi these are amazing and so simple!! I know a lot of people who would love these as gifts for their business. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  12. Great job...the colors are so appealing and look fruity! I hope your event goes well. Keep us updated...Windy Ellard (Pal)

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    1. Thanks Windy. Will be anxious to see what sells there, so I can better plan for a Dec. 1st Christmas one!!!

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