Gifts For My Convention Roommates

Hi there, Stampers!  The last few days I’ve been showing you what my convention roommates gave me, so today I’m showing you what I gave them. 🙂

I wanted to give them things that would be practical at convention.  There were approx. 4,000 demos there, so anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer seemed like a good idea. 🙂  I had seen these little boxes (for lack of a better word) with belly bands used on all sorts of things.  I thought it would work well over the wet wipes.

I started with a 12″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper (this is the sweet sorbet DSP from Sale-A-Bration).  I laid it in on the paper where I would have enough paper to have a 2.5″ around all sides, 1/2″ for the “sides” of the “box” and 2″ to use as the flaps.  I then used my Scoring Board to score the lines and then cut off the excess with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I adhered it together with Sticky Strip because it has a stronger hold than our other adhesives. I know it all sounds a little confusing, but I didn’t take measurements while doing it and don’t have one left over to measure. 

If you are really interested in learning how to do this, leave me a comment and I will make a video tutorial on it.  Actually, you can leave a comment on any post asking for a video on a project.  🙂

The belly band was simply a 1″ strip of Pear Pizzaz cardstock, that I scored to wrap around the ‘box”.  The label was made using the Decorative Label Punch in Pool Party cardstock.  The “for you” is from the Chalk Talk stamp set stamped in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and adhered with a dimensional.

These little hand sanitizer boxes were done in a very similar way.  I put the bottle on the cardstock and estimated how much would be needed for it to wrap around the bottle and form the little bag to hold them.  As you can see they were different sizes.  Again, I adhered it together with Sticky Strip because it has a stronger hold than our other adhesives.  The handle is made from ribbon.  I adhered it by punching a whole on either side of the bag and putting the ribbon just inside and taping it down with a one sided tape.

This little decorated “paint can” filled with skittles was a big hit!  I purchased the blank “paint can” at the local craft store and cut a 7.5″ x 1.5″ and a 7.5″ x 3/4″ strip of DSP to wrap around the can and adhered it with Sticky Strip for a good hold. For the top I punched out a 1 3/8″ circle and a flower from the Petite Petals punch with a pearl accent in the middle.

The saying on the tag is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set, stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Decorative label punch.  I punched a 1/8″ hole in one end and used that to tie the label (and the washer that opens the can) to the handle with some 1/8″ ribbon and tied in a bow.  Mine are filled with Skittles, but you really could use any small candy.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you like them. 😉

Happy Stamping,

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