morning I uploaded my video that shows how to make these beautiful Lip
Balm Holders. These are my September Thank You gifts for my online
customers. I will send one to all my customers, as well as some product
from either catalogue as part of the hostess club I run.
Stampin’ Up! rules only allow me to sell/recruit in the UK, the
Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria! So sorry!)
Today’s project was inspired by a swap I received when I went to OnStage in Brussels
last November. If you saw my video where I shared my swaps with you, you
will have seen this before. It was made by Heike Hulle-Bolze, and her
website is www.papierkult.blogspot.com.
it looked like an easy project to make but when I decided to go for it,
it turned out to be quite a challenge! The difficult part was gluing
the Designer Series Paper (DSP) round the folded cardstock.
three attempts before I sussed out how to do it. Then I made two more to
make sure the first successful holder wasn’t just a fluke.
I’d worked out measurements for the cut lines, I found the secret was
not to score the DSP. Instead, I kept the sheet straight and applied
Tombow to the front section first, added the DSP and made sure that was
adhered down properly before folding on the first scoreline.
this process on the centre spine area, adhered the DSP and then folded
on the second score line. Then I did the third and final area.
now made thirteen of these holders and I’m planning to have a nice
relaxing day making a few more. If I plan to make these in small
batches, they’re such a pleaseure to make!
Photographs 1 to 3: the first three photographs show some completed holders, all made with current DSP and ribbons. All have flowers that I made using the Crazy About You Stamp Set.
Photograph 2: this includes one holder that’s been decorated with one flower from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.
Photograph 3: I used Foxy Friends Stamp Set for the tree trunk and made the fox by using various punch outs using the fox Builder Punch. I chose the Crazy About You Stamp Set to make the flower on this A little Foxy DSP.
Photographs 4 to 6: these are all retired DSP and ribbons. I chose these colours because I had retied Stitched Satin Ribbon which is the same as the ribbon used for the Blushung Bridde and Pool Party holders.
I wish you a happy Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.