3d · Gift box

Pretty Lip Balm Box

One of the first things that drew me to Stampin’ Up! was the co-ordination, not only the matching of stamps and punch sets, but the co-ordination of paper with ink and card. I dread to think how much time (and money!) I have spent over the years trying to get that elusive match to a pretty patterned paper!

These papers are no exception – a perfect match to the 6×6 colour stacks. The in colour (sorry Stampin’Up! the US spelling really grates) paper designs this year are a really useful assortment…the one here is a lovely spotty pattern, but each ‘spot’ is made up on little lines…in different directions so I don’t have to worry about directional patterns either!

The new Magenta Madness ribbon I used is lovely to work with – it ties bows really well and is a perfect width to use for boxes or cards… the Seaside Spray ribbon shows how well the current In Colours work together well too….it is perfect next to Misty Moonlight. Don’t forget that if you buy the mixed pack of A4 card – you get four sheets of each colour…then you can buy a full pack when you work out which is your favourite πŸ™‚

I am sad that we no longer have a full range of circle punches…however you could use the dies and circle punches are available in some limited sizes still….Stampin’ Up! have to make room for so much new and exclusive products that some basics cannot always be accommodated.

If your lip balm is a bit narrower at the base …just use a slightly smaller punch (or add a glue dot to hold it in place). I used a 1/2″ corner rounder, the trio punch has not quite made it onto my purchases yet…as I have my rounders…but I do keep looking at the accent it creates…it is really useful for creating accents on the corner of your cards.

well I had better get back to the creative tasks …

Crafty Hugs

Heidi x

Product List


Card 6 x 10-3/4″ (15 x 28 cm)

Score long at 2, 4, 6. 8, 8-1/4, 10 1/4, 10 1/2) (5, 10, 15, 20, 21, 26, 27 cm)

Score short at 5, 10 cm

Layers 1-7/8 x 1-7/8″ (4.5 x 4.5 cm)