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Friday, June 22, 2007

Bubble Queen Bath Salts - Weekend Project

WOW! I'm actually posting a "Weekend Project" on the weekend!!! Shocker!!
This is a fun project. Could be used for gifts or for profit! If using for profit be sure to include the Stampin' Up! copyright somewhere on the item. It's not worth the penalties, fines and/or fees involved for not adding a few words to your items!

These bottles are from salad dressing. I saved ours plus I had someone else saving them for me too. It's always fun to get different shaped bottles and bottles you didn't have to pay for. I do have to admit that it took a bit to get the label off these bottles. I mean, what did this company think? That someone was going to try to remove their labels to reuse the bottles??? Personally I think companies should make it so their labels come off with a little soaking so their bottles can be recycled. But I can't change the world. I'm having trouble trying to change my little corner of it!! So back to the bottles. I used the "Bubble Queen" stamp set by Stampin' Up! I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with Black Staz-on ink. I tend to use the Black Staz-on when I use a blender pen. The glycerin in the blender pen tends to make the other inks run so it's best to stick with the Staz-on. Trial and error method for me there! Color in the areas you wish and mount them on a coordinating layer of card stock. I used the Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere the layer and to adhere the whole thing onto the jar. I tried to do the layers first and then add them to the jar but once the glue dried it didn't want to bend nice around the bottle. SO it's best to do them one at a time. Make your layer and then glue the back of the layer and adhere it to the bottle. I've tried other glue sticks and it seems that the Anywhere Glue Stick from Stampin' Up! is the only one that will allow the paper to stick to the glass nicely.

In the photo you'll see one cap on top of the bottles. I used the "Bubble" decorative paper and punched out circles to put on top of the bottles. I tied some ribbon around them and on the back I added the directions for use, the ingredients (a legal must if you are going to sell them, and a courtesy if you give them as gifts) and I add the Stampin' Up! copyright too. I do that even if I'm giving the items as gifts. I make so many that sometimes I decide to sell my extra and I don't want to have to add the info later.

For the words on the tub I set up my printer to print the words and I just affixed my stamped image to the paper in that spot and ran it through the printer again. I did wreck a few and was glad I didn't color them all first!! You can also hand write the words or use a label maker or you can even be creative and rubber stamp them in with small stamps! It's your work, it's up to you how you want to decorate it!! The simplest way is to type in "Bath Salts" on the back followed by the directions, ingredients and the copyright.

The recipe for bath salts can be found here.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!


mindy said...

These are so cute. What wonderful gift idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Corie said...

What a great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love the project, very nice.

June Houck said...

Very sweet. I love your packaging. Very professional and pretty!

Anonymous said...

These are great! I love my bubble queen image but I have a hard time thinking of reasons to use her. Thanks for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

Great project! TFS!

Anonymous said...

These are supah cute!!!!! Love them! TFS!