Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dress Up Lip Balm Holder

We made this lip balm holder at my April club workshops. My club members loved this design. I would like to thank the very creative Pam Strobel for the inspiration for this tutorial. Her black dress lipstick holder was what inspired me to create a lidded version of her original design. If you get a chance, please check out Pam’s blog and see her other cool designs.

Dress Up Lip Balm Holder Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with a piece of 4-5/8” x 3-1/2” piece of card stock. On the long side, score at ½”, 1-¼” and 3-7/8”.

Step Two

2. On the short side, score at ¾”, 1-½”, 2-¼” and 3”.

Step Three

3. Orient your card stock as shown. Cut the bottom right corner rectangle away from the card stock. Also, cut the four top right corner squares and rectangles away from the card stock.

Step Four

4. Make two lid tabs, by cutting the top of the card as shown.

Step Five

5. Angle cut the side tabs.

Step Six

6. Use the 1” circle punch to round the end of the lid tab. Note: To do this you will slide the card stock in from the bottom of the punch, rather than the side.

Step Seven

7. Put sticky strip on the side tab. Put two lines of sticky strip on all but the first bottom tab.

Step Eight

8. Cut the bottom tabs as shown.

Step Nine

9. Remove the sticky strip from the side tab and adhere the box together.

Step Ten

10. Remove the sticky strip from one of the bottom tabs and bend it inwards. Remove the sticky strip from the other tabs and fold them towards the box. Finish with the bottom tab with no adhesive on it.

Step Eleven

11. Here is what the box looks like when it’s finished.

Step Twelve

12. Cut two dresses from the Polka Dot Designer Series Paper.

Step Thirteen

13. Adhere the dresses to the box with sticky strip making sure the lid opens towards one of the dresses.

Step Fourteen

14. This is what the box looks like with the front and back dresses attached.

Step Fifteen

15. Tie a matching 7” length of stitched grosgrain around the waist of the dress and stamp a tag using the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and the Jewelry Tag Punch.

Timesaver Step

Create a template for yourself using steps one to six. You will use this template to trace the pattern onto a piece of card stock after you have scored it using steps one and two. When you use the template make sure you line up the score lines on the template with the score lines on your scored piece. You may need to flip over your card stock to get the score lines to match up.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Tiny Tags (W 118091, C 118592);
  • Card Stock: Real Red (102482), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Marina Mist (119682), Daffodil Delight (119683), Polka Dot Parade (126902);
  • Ink: Real Red (126949), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Marina Mist (126962), Black Staz On (101406); Crumb Cake (126975);
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439); Dress Up Framelits (130101); Jewelry Tag Punch (117190)
  • Embellishments: ¼” Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon: Real Red (126875), Rich Razzleberry (126876); Pacific Point (126878) Daffodil Delight (126872); Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)

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    1. This is absolutely fantastic!! THANK YOU for such clear and helpful directions!!
      Pam W

    2. so Cute Brenda!
      Debi Pippin

    3. Love them and thank you for the tutorial!

    4. Brenda, these are adorable! Thank you so much for a great tutorial.

    5. I've seen the dress lipstick holder and it is so cute! I like the addition of the lid, thank you foe sharing your cute project!

    6. Oh that is so cute..thanks for the tutorial.

    7. Wow! Love this idea! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    8. Awesome idea and tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    9. I follow your blog regularly and love all the ideas you share. However, this one takes the cake! Wonderful tutorial and fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

    10. Just tried it today made 2, had a bit of trouble rounding the tab but the box does close,lol. I also used my Cricut to cut the dresses love this idea.

      1. I'm glad you were able to make some boxes. Was my step with rounding the tab unclear or was it a problem with your tools? Please let me know if I can clear things up. :)

    11. LOVE! This is perfect for my coworkers for Mother's Day!
      Thanks for sharing the instructions!

    12. Brenda que lindo que ficaram, vou tentar fazer e depois venho aqui te avisar! Obrigada!

    13. This is just "so darn cute"! I love it! I wish my mom was still here on earth with me - she always had chap stick or lip balm in her purse, the car, on her desk etc.
      Wonderful tutorial and I love your blog!

    14. This is awesome. Thank you for the tutorial. Very easy to follow.

    15. These are sooo cute...thank you for the tutorial!

    16. These are just tooo cute...may consider making them for my Red Hat ladies...TFS~!

    17. Another fantastic project, thanks again for taking the time to create

    18. Do you know if you can fit a new ChapStick in it that has the cardboard attached to it?

      1. HI Tara Lynn, I think any extra packaging would be too bulky to fit. However, I recently purchased some chap sticks that were attached to card board with a plastic window on them. When I took the chapsticks out, they still had a seal over the top of the chapstick, so if you were selling them at a craft fair the purchasers would still know that the chapstick hadn't been opened, KWIM? Maybe you could purchase one and see if there is an extra seal on the chapstick.

      2. That's how the ones I have are. They have the plastic window. I don't remember there being a seal on them but will have to check. I ordered some Dr Pepper chapsticks because that is my favorite and I heard the company that makes them was going out of business. I am not sure if it is true or not but I decided to stock up. I thought I was getting 16 but ended up with 32 instead. Yikes!!

      3. Well, let us know what you find out. I would be interested if yours also had a seal. The extra seal makes the chap stick more versatile for paper crafting. :)