Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lip Balm Valentine Holder

Worked on this little tutorial today and wanted to share with you all!

You'll need a small piece of cardstock, some patterned paper, 2 6-inch pieces of ribbon and other embellishments as desired.

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches
Score at 2 1/2 inces and 3 1/4 inches. If you don't have a Scor-Pal, you can use your cutter and bone folder/other tool as shown.

Step 2: This is what it should look like

Step 3: Measure down 1 1/2 inches from the top, and also 1 1/2 inches from the bottom. Using a blade, cut two 1 1/2 inch slits, making sure the cuts start at the right edge of the fold line and extend to the left. Hope this makes sense!

Step 4: Fold this piece forward. You'll notice that the slits run totally through the back fold and extends about another 3/4 inch.

Step 5: Measure up from the bottom 1/2 inch. Cut 2 more slits here, for the chapstick to rest on. This will be a 1-inch cut.

Step 6: This is what it will look like when closed.

Step 7: Adhere one strip of ribbon on the center of the back cardstock.

Step 8: Spread glue (or other adhesive) on the outside of the cardstock, front and back. Don't add it on the folded strips. Also, adhere the second piece of ribbon to the front (I didn't get a picture of this)

Step 9: Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches. Score at 2 1/4 and 3 inches (as you did with the cardstock).
Adhere to cardstock to cover the holes on the back.

Step 10: Decorate the inside , if desired.

Step 11: Embellish the front.


TeenaBugg38 said...

how cute!!! I love this! I'm thinking what a great little valentine to give to teachers or bus drivers!! Seriousky,,,,who doesn't use/need lip balm?? I have like 5 different ones in my ourse right

Jacqueline said...

That is so neat!

Sandy Ang said...

I love making gift packaging and this is the first time I've seen a lip balm project. Thanks for the tutorial.

Helen said...

So cool Carla!!!

Ali said...

WOW Carla, that is the CUTEST! A great job, I love the main pp you used, reminds me of MME a little. :) TYFS... :o)