Lip Balm Holders

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I love this idea for a "little something" gift. I looked up directions on Splitcoast but wound up making modifications. Here's what I did:

Cut outer layer of DSP 5 1/2 X 4" and score at 2 3/8" from each side. Cut inner layer of cardstock 5 1/4" X 3 3/4" and score at 2 1/4" from each side. Then I cut across the score lines in the middle at 1 1/2" and 2" starting from the 2" mark down to the 3 1/4" mark on my paper cutter. That makes the opening for the tube to go into. For the tabs to stop the lip balm from sliding out, I made a little pencil mark (erase later) at the top and bottom of the tube, then took it out. With the slit punch upside down, move it in until the pencil mark is about half way down the punch and squeeze. You'll notice it doesn't punch the paper all the way down, which is why you did that. Press the tabs down and your lip balm holder should fit nicely inside. Cut a piece of ribbon about 14" long to adhere across the middle of the inside cover. Adhere the inside cardstock on top, centered. Here I stamped "Happy Holidays" from a retired hostess set, Warmest Regards in Choc. Chip. For the lip balm: take off whatever wrapper it has. Cut a piece of DSP 1 7/8" X 2 1/8" and adhere across the tube. Scotch makes a tear by hand packing tape that is 1 7/8" that wraps around your paper perfectly to protect it. (I think I got mine at Wal-mart) Now for the front: I used the retired Holiday Minis poinsettia stamp and colored it in with a blender pen and Riding Hood Red ink and Old Olive ink. Then I embossed it with clear EP and cut it out. Added some dimensionals and placed on the front. Tie the ribbon and you're done! If I left anything out, let me know.



Shazza said...

what a great idea, love the paper too