Friday, March 4, 2011
Lip Balm Holder
Lip Balm Holders are such a fun project to share with your friends. I first came across this idea when my friend pointed out Renee Ondrajka's cute Lip Balm Holders at Splitcoaststampers. You can view Renee's original Lip Balm Holder pattern here. I made some changes to her original design and created a tutorial. I have also included some time-saving steps for those of you who want to make more than one of these.
1. Cut two 5-¾” x 3-½” pieces of card stock (one of these will become your cover layer and the other one will be the inside layer). On the long side, score both pieces at 2-½” and 3-¼”. Put the cover layer aside (steps 2 through 5 involve the inside layer)
2. Cut a ¾” slot with a hobby blade 3/8” from both sides of the card stock. Start the cut at the middle point (2-7/8” mark) of the long side of the card stock.
Cut a 1-½” slot 1-¼” in from both sides of the card stock. Start the cut at the first score line (2-½”mark). It helps if you draw these slots with a pencil and a ruler first and then cut.
3. Using a ruler and a scoring tool, score the ¾” slots from each end to the nearest outer edge. Also, score a line between the end of the 1- ½” slots, which do not yet have a score line.
4. Fold along the score lines. The slots fold in the opposite direction of the score marks you made in step one. Decorate the inside piece.
5. Turn the inside layer over to the backside. Place sticky strip along the short sides. Remove the sticky strip liner and attach to the cover piece. Tip: If you would like your inside piece to fit better, trim just a hair of card stock off of each end that the sticky strip is placed on. This will allow your inside piece to fit snugly to your cover piece without any buckles.
6. Place a lip balm through the center band. The folded end slots keep the lip balm from slipping out.
7. Decorate the front cover as desired. Use a length of ribbon to tie the lip balm holder closed.
Timesaver Tip A: If you will be making more than one lip balm holder, you can save time by making yourself a template. Follow steps one and two of the tutorial and then cut away the middle tab and the side tab pieces.
Timesaver Tip B: Now with your actual inside piece follow step one and then trace the lines from the template onto your card stock with pencil.
Timesaver Tip C: If you fold your card stock along the score line that intersects the middle of your pencil lines. You can use a scissor to cut the lines. This will save you a lot of time. When you go to adhere your inside piece to the outside piece, just make sure your pencil marks are adhered to the inside and that way you won't have to do any erasing.
Here are some lip balm holders that my stamp club hostess made for the guests at this month's club meeting. Wasn't that sweet of her? I'm such a lucky demonstrator to have this great group of club members!!!!
Stampin' Up Supplies: Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Punch Bunch; Paper: Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive; Markers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive; Ink Pads: Pumpkin Pie (for inside flowers); Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle; Ribbon: 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain
Other Supplies: Lip Balm
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