Skip to main content

EOS valentines

Hello!  Wow, it's turning into a gloomy day today!  Won't be fun picking up the kids in the rain. 

The past few days I've been crafting pretty much daily.  I've been multi-crafting!  Sometimes I jump from project to project because I have to wait for things to dry or sometimes because I get distracted and want to try another project right away.  Sometimes at night I have a hard time falling asleep because I see craft projects in my head! 

I've been noticing a lot of cute crafts using EOS lip balm online.  I saw a whole bunch of Christmas themed ones and I thought shucks, those would've been so cute for teachers!  But it was too late so I knew for Valentine's Day I wanted to make something using them for my boys' teachers.  The problem I had was finding some to use!  I lucked out yesterday cause I found some cute pink ones at Walmart, and I guess they had just restocked the shelves cause there was a lot. 

This is the one I bought.  I just remembered to take a photo of it last night before I altered it.

This is what I did to change them up.  I flipped it upside down and just found a circle die that was just about the size of the lip balm.  I had to do a little bit of extra cutting on the cardstock to get the lip balm to fit nicely.  Then I cut the flower shape out of felt using one of my Spellbinders die.  I thought felt would be better so you can mold it around the lip balm.  I added some tiny butterflies to the top where there is some of the plastic packaging sticking out.  Added a simple stem and some leaves.  I had my boys write their names and then I was done.

Another view.  My older boy at first, didn't want to give his teacher anything but when I showed him what I made, he changed his mind and wanted one too!  Well, I think these turned out cute and were fairly quick to make.  If I had a Silhouette I guess it would've been easier since I've seen all those cut files to make similar crafts.  But it's good to make use of what you have.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Denice said…
I have not seen this yet, what a cute and clever idea. It's going to be a Valentine hit!
I've never seen this too, how interesting.... You are always creative....
I need to check out the EOS lip balm. That's new to me. You are so good at whipping up great and clever ideas. Have a crafty weekend.
Lynn said…
This project is so neat. What a wonderful way to package it. Your sons are lucky to have such a crafty mom.
Rachel Parys said…
You know I am going to have to make a few of these now!!! lol!!!
Cheryl said…
OK, I can't think of anymore adjectives that everybody has already used...but great gift! Ha, your older one cracks me up, he can still appreciate a cute gift! I think the felt was a good idea, can the silhouette even cut that material?
Bead Crumbs said…
This is really cute. The eos balms are great gift for those teenage girls and this is the perfect way to present it. Nice!!
Leanne said…
I've never seen these on projects before, but leave it to you to make me want to go out and buy a bunch!! hahaha! hmmmm the possibilities! thanks for sharing!

Popular posts from this blog

Snowman gift card holder

Hi!  I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences.  It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts.  I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one.  It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch.  The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE . Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card.  I added this fun card that I stamped.  You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card. The gift card reaches under his nose. This is how the little opening of the pouch looks.  I hope I can make more of these little guys.  These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as

all occasion tags

Hello!  I have more tags to share today.  I kept these simple too to be used on most any occasion.  They have no sentiments on them. I used MFT's cute Birdie Brown Bitty Bears stamp set.  These were on my wish list for a while and I kept going back and forth about purchasing them especially because I wanted the dies to cut them out too and those were very expensive!  Geez, remember the old days when we used to fussy cut everything out by hand? This is the next 6 tags.  There's also a cute bear with a Santa hat that I didn't include in the photos.  This was a pretty quick project since I kept the bears white!  Not much coloring on these tags but they are still cute and colorful. I thought I was going to be doing more stamping but I've actually gone on to crochet more!  I've made 3 more crochet projects that I'll share soon.  Sometimes I do get the urge to color something but these days it's so much easier to pick up some yarn and my hook and crochet

coffee cup shaped cards

Hi!  I think after this post I may need a little nap!  My right shoulder is actually feeling worn out from all the typing and photo editing I've been doing lately.  And this cooler weather is making me drowsy.  It's getting cold here already! I made a bunch of these coffee shaped cards using a die from Honey Bee Stamps .  It's a cute coffee set but the die is extra long so it would probably help to have a longer platform to diecut.  I just have the standard sized one so I would pass it through once in my Big Shot and then rotate the cardstock and die carefully to cut the other end.  Manageable but the longer platform would be more convenient! I embossed the front of the card with some pretty snowflakes.  I think this is a Sizzix embossing folder.  And then stamped the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn stamps. This is the inside.  The gift card slot does not come with this coffee cup die set.  I cut that opening with one of the dies from MFT's gift card dies.