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!!
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