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Monday, November 23, 2009

Snowflake Bath Salts Weekend Project

For this project you will need the Stampin' Up! "Bag with Scallop" die cut. I cut mine out using Almost Amethyst card stock. I used Almost Amethyst ink and the "Sparkles" jumbo wheel after I cut the pieces out.

I took my white gel pen and dotted in the parts that had a small circle. It took a few minutes to do it but it really added a lot to the design.

Next I punched out the snowflake. First I punched one out of scrap so I knew where I wanted to punch out the final piece. I did get it a bit of center but it's not too bad. Before you tape or glue the box together you may want to make sure the pieces you glue to the front don't show through the snowflake window. I had to trim one side just a little. And I used glue on mine. I didn't want it coming apart. I also added a piece of acetate behind the snowflake. The front of the box wasn't laying nice without it. I think the snowflake make that part of the box very weak and adding the acetate reinforced it.

I added some bath salts to two 3" x 2" zip baggies. I did fold the tops of the zip baggies down because I didn't want them to get punched when I made the holes for the ribbon. You can find the recipe for the bath salts here.

I did take a scrap piece of white card stock and ran it through the Sizzix die to make a scallop to layer behind the one on the flap. I also glued that in place.

I used my Crop-a-Dial to punch the holes. It went through all the layers at one time with ease. That is a "Must Have" tool!!!

I threaded my ribbon through the holes and tied a bow. My neighbor LOVES purple and this is for her. I still need to add the instructions to the box. If you are making these to sell you will need to add the ingredients list as well.

These are very fun to make and quick to make too depending on how much time you want to put into decorating them. There are LOTS of wheels out there to play with and using different color inks will save you time from adding white dots! It's all in how much time you want to spend on the decorating! Decorative paper will work but it is thinner than card stock and not quite as sturdy.

These make great Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, a fun Make n Take, they are great for Craft Fairs and even a fun Stamp Camp project. I LOVE making these things. Plus I love how my workroom smells when I have a bunch of them sitting out!!

An added note here: The instructions for the bath salts do state that plastic and bath salts do not go together. For short term use it will be fine. It's the essential oils that will eat through plastic. If using other items to scent your bath salts plastic should be fine.

Have fun with these!!

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Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is such a beautiful gift. i love the papers you`ve used. xxx

Unknown said...

Very Cute.

lisa808 said...

Lovely gift.

Nettie said...

This is a fabulous gift idea for an added gift to have around. I do have one question though... when I followed the link to get the bath salt recipe it said not to be placed in plastic yet you used zip lock baggie? A tad bit confused can you please clarify:)