Lip Balm Holder Tutorial

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

Today’s tutorial comes from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. She has the cutest idea for a fun Valentines’ Day project!

Normally we do tutorials on Tuesdays but we have some blogging issues yesterday so we are sharing it with you today.

Select your choice of pre-embossed Core’dinations cardstock.
You will need one sheet. Shaunte used some BasicGrey Core Impressions Whimsy cardstock.

1. Cut two (2)  5¾” x 3½” pieces of cardstock. Sand both pieces. One piece will be the cover of your lip balm holder, and the other will be cut to hold the lip balm on the inside.

2- Score both pieces of cardstock lengthwise at 2½” and 3¼. This is shown in the photo as blue lines. I use the gutter of my paper trimmer and an embossing stylus to create the score lines.

3-Set one piece of cardstock aside (the cover) From the other cardstock, make the following cuts. (Make sure the embossing faces outward.

The following cuts begin from the far right score line :
a- measuring  1 1/4″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
b-measuring  1 1/4″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
The following cuts begin at the center of both score lines:
c-measuring 3/8″  from the top of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.
d-measuring 3/8″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.

The following cuts begin from the far right score line (photo 6): a- measuring  1 1/4″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long. b-measuring  1 1/4″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
The following cuts begin at the center of both score lines: c-measuring 3/8″  from the top of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long. d-measuring 3/8″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.

4- Fold center two slits vertically, this will hold the lip balm inside your project.
5- Fold both top and bottom slits inward. This creates “shelves” to hold your lip balm inside the finished project.
6- Select a length of ribbon approximately 24″ long. Adhere ribbon horizontally across the center of the (set aside) cover.
And here is your finished project all embellished and ready to! Just perfect for any project…any time of year.

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