Friday, May 21, 2010

~ Dollar Find Friday & Friday Night Chat ~

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Winner from last week's fluffy glitter blog candy: Lisa Summerhays
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Timestamp: 2010-05-21 04:44:45 UTC

Congrats Lisa! Email me with your info and I will get your goodies out to you :)

Hi friends! I'm going to be the first to say it.... Summer is coming!! It is suppose to be in the mid 80s here today, tomorrow and Sunday. Can you smell the grill firing up!? I can!

Since we live at a fairly high altitude (just under 5000 ft), summer means dry skin and chapped lips. We go through a load of chap stick here in these parts. So my project today is a little chap stick holder that is a great little giftie for just about anyone.

I found these chap sticks at Joann's in their dollar bin a while back. Truth be told, you can find them for about $.88 at Walmart! LOL I wanted this one as it matched a set of lotions, etc.

First you need two pieces of cardstock. The first piece being 1 1/2 x 5 1/4". This will be the inside piece that holds the chap stick in place. The second piece will be 1 3/4 x 8 3/4" and will become the outside.

Score the smaller piece at 3/8", 1 3/4", 3 1/2", and 4 7/8". Using the smallest circle nestability, cut holes in this piece as shown above. (You may be able to use a hole punch, but I didn't have one the appropriate size.)

On the larger piece, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/8", 5 7/8", and 7 1/4".

Next I decorated the pieces with the lips stamp from the Roses and Chocolate set. I stamped the image randomly in pink, rose and red. Then I did a tiny bit of shading with a light gray copic.

Add a small piece of adhesive on the small end tabs on the inside piece. Fold the piece so that it adheres to the outside piece like this:

Finish decorating as desired! I added a small handle and a tag to mine (the sentiment Pamper Yourself comes from the Rejuvenate set). I also added a small piece of velcro dot to hold it closed.

These are so quick to make. My aunt Marci is a chemo patient and we like to take a basket of goodies to her chemo nurses every now and again. I think I'll be making a bunch of these for her next visit!

That's it! Hope you like :)



  1. THanks for the cool tutorial Holly. Sorry to hear Aunt Marci is still undergoing chemo - I thought she was finished. What a nice thing to do for the nurses.


  2. Terrific project! Thanks for the tutorial!


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