Friday, November 20, 2009

A Gift a Day: Day One

Today we will begin our 10 day series of quick, easy and inexpensive gift ideas for every person on your list.

A few items to note as we begin:


Most of the products used are from Close To My Heart, feel free to substitute your own materials, but if you feel compelled to create an exact replica, a shopping list will be provided at the end of each tutorial.


I use PVA glue when applying paper to cardboard or chipboard, that's what I prefer, but any water based glue will do, most of the items have no need to be archival protected, so that's not a worry.


I save the backs off paper tablets, underwear packs and anything else I can get my hands on for the lightweight cardboard I refer to. It's generally thinner than chipboard and FREE!!

With that taken care of, let's start our first project


How fabulous is it after a long day at the office, or running the kids around to take a nice hot fragrant bath? Here's a project designed for just that occassion!! This handy Bath Salts Holder is a breeze to make and can be coordinated with any bathroom.






First, gather your supplies. You will need:
2- 7 X 6 sheets of the same pattern paper
2-5 1/2 X 4 1/2 sheets of coordinating paper
1- 7X12 sheet of coordinating cardstock
1-6X12 sheet of light colored cardstock
1- 4X5 piece of coordinating cardstock
1-2X3 1/2 piece of coordinating cardstock
6-Standard Size Envelopes
12" ribbon
Stamp set of your choice
Coordinating ink
Glue
Strong tape
6 Small plastic ziplock bags (found in the jewelry section of your local craft store




Here is a video showing the assembly process:


video


Today's Shopping List:

X7088B - Free Spirit Level II paper packet
C1286 - Goodness of Life Stamp Set (Retiring Stamp-Hurry & order before 12/31/09)
Z2140 - Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2114 - Cocoa Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Z1280 - Expressive Font CD Volume 1
Z1041 - Expressive Font CD Volume 2
Order your supplies here

Click here for a printable copy of the title and instructions

You can make your own bath salts with just a few ingredients. You will need:
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 - 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2-3 drops Essential Oil (Lavendar, Rose or Chamomil is soothing at bath time)
Mix this all together in a bowl.


























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