Thursday, January 31, 2008

Target $1 Valentine lip balm slider tutorial

Here's a really quick and easy Valentine project I came up with after finding these lip balms in the $1 spot at Target.

When I bought them I wasn't sure quite what I was going to do with them. After playing around I decided a slider would be the easiest thing. Here's how they look finished.

It's super simple to make these. You will need sticky strip and a scorer. First, cut a piece of cardstock 3 7/8" x 2 7/16". Next, with the cardstock positioned lengthwise, score at 5/16", 3/4", 2 1/8", and 2 9/16". Fold at each score line to make the slider. Secure it with sticky strip on the smallest flap.

Then you're ready to stamp and embellish as desired. If you want to make the inside layer panels, the measurements are 1 1/8" x 2 1/4" for the largest and 7/8" x 2" for the smallest. It was definitely a challenge stamping on such a tiny canvas!

I chose colors that would coordinate with the colors on the lip balms. The first is regal rose and chocolate chip; the second is pretty in pink, real red, and whisper white; and the last is chocolate chip and very vanilla. Stamps on #1: heart from Mini Medleys, sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly. #2: Happy Heart Day, sentiment is by Memory Box. #3: heart background from Sprinkles, sentiment from All Holidays. Embellishments: Stampendous stickers, glitter pen, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.


Janine said...

These are so cute... I love in Canada and would love a Target up here. Lucky you !!

Jeni said...

These are so stinkin cute. I'll have to make my way to Target in the morning to get some of these. TFS.

Jane said...

Very cute. I saw these too and thought about buying them to play with. I probably would have just decorated the top. Love the idea of a slider though!