Sunday, 24 June 2018

(Mostly) Holiday Lip Balm Holders

Good morning friends

Note - this is a LONG post with lots of photos.

Today's share will be some of the Lip Balm holders I've made and given out as gifts. Most of the photos are of holiday ones, but I thought I'd start with non holiday ones. This first one I made for a friend who was coming to visit me. It can be dry here if you aren't used to it - my Mother In Law always needs lip balm when she visits - so I thought this would come in handy.

I was really excited when MFT came out with these lip balm pouches and the coordinating window and frame dies and added them to my stash right away. In fact, a friend who is on a different time zone than me and awake much earlier, emailed me the link and said "YOU NEED THESE". I hadn't even seen the new release by MFT yet! Ha - I make my own lip balms and she has received a couple so thought of me when she saw the release.

This first lip balm holder was a little fancy, because I had the time to sit and play. I used the pretty Succulent Serenity paper pad by Lynda Kanase and just wrapped a coordinating paper scrap around the balm so it looked pretty in the package.

The leafy sprig is from Karen Burniston's Flowers & Bee set and the paper succulent was in my stash.  I swiped the edges with Distress Oxide inks before adhering it over the sprigs. I also added some bling to the centre, just because.

I added this patterned paper to the back side, along with a thumb hole to make it easy to tear off and get to the lip balm.

This next one was for a friend who was going to be visiting on Mother's Day. I wanted a little something for her, and since they love the ocean this is what I came up with.

She loved it - the Born to Swim is perfect for her! I added the sea turtle from Karen Burniston's Sea Animals and also the 'enjoy' die from the new Word Set 6 - Summer. That die alone is going to get a ton of use!

I added a piece of patterned paper, cut slightly narrower and shorter than the 'born to swim' panel, then cut a notch for a thumb hole. This was adhered on the two sides only and it was easy for her to lift that piece away and get to the lip balm without tearing the card.

Then the whole 'born to swim' panel was adhered to the underwater panel at the top edge only.

This next one was quick and easy ... I was practically heading out the door to pick up our dog from the groomers, and realized I wanted to bring a little somethin' somethin'. She was thrilled, as she says her lips get so dry while she is working.  The patterned paper is nice and sparkly, which you don't really see in the photos. A friend had just given me these cute holiday dog stickers so I added one to white card stock, fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.

When I was getting our holiday parcel ready to send back East, I decided to add in a lip balm surprise for my Sister-in-Law as well. The pink is actually glitter paper so this was SUPER sparkly!

I cut the frame from glitter paper as well.

Finally, I decided to pick up some 'masculine' looking lip balms and made these to give the guys in the family on Christmas morning. I was able to use up some of this older 6 x 6" patterned paper from a Stampin' Up Paper share so that made me happy as well.


Succulent holder:
Patterned paper - Linda Kanase
Lip Balm Window and Frame dies - MFT Stamps
Lip Balm Pouch - MFT Stamps
Tag Topper punch - Stampin' Up
Paper flower - Michaels
1026 Flowers and Bee - Karen Burniston
Seam binding
Tiny tag die - MFT Stamps
Black marker
White ribbon - swap

Born to Swim:
Lip Balm Window and Frame dies - MFT Stamps
Lip Balm Pouch - MFT Stamps
1052 Word set 6 - Summer - Karen Burniston
1037 Sea Animals - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - Craft Smith
Teal card stock
1054 Rectangles, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Wink of Stella

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White card stock
Lip Balm Window and Frame dies - MFT Stamps
Lip Balm Pouch - MFT Stamps
Open Me stamps - MFT Stamps
Christmas Dog Stickers - Recollections
Red Nuvo Drops
Oval punches - Stampin' Up

Pink Snowflake
White card stock
Snowflake panel die - Your Next Stamp
Lip Balm Window and Frame dies - MFT Stamps
Lip Balm Pouch - MFT Stamps
Pink glittered fun foam
White glimmer paper
Black shimmer ribbon - Stampin' Up
Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart

Masculine Holiday 
Lip Balm Window and Frame dies - MFT Stamps
Lip Balm Pouch - MFT Stamps
White, red and black card stocks
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Banner - Blueprints #13 - MFT Stamps
Black fine point marker
Crayole red marker
Bakers Twine
1012 Snowman Twist Circle Pop-Up (snowflake) - Karen Burniston
Fun foam
Glitter Dots

Thanks for stopping by today

1 comment:

StampOwl said...

so many fun ways to present lip balm