Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wet Wipes Gift Box Video

Hello, Crafters.

I received my pre-order delivery via UPS yesterday, so I have 
all the inks, marker pens and cardstock in all the new colours.
 As I was sorting everything out, I had a good re-organisation
 so all my colours and cardstock are close at hand without 
pushing the retiring products out of reach. 
 My concern at this time of year is that I'll use something, but
 give you the wrong information e.g. by saying a product is retiring 
if it isn't, or by saying a product will be staying if it's retring! Hopefully
 my system won't let me down! Today's video shows how I made the
 gift for all my April 2018 Online Customers. 

It's a gift box that I designed to hold a  handbag size packet of wet 
wipes. I'm sure you've had that unpleasant experience when 
you're out and about somewhere, and need to spend a penny 
(go to the toilet),  only to find the facilities to wash your hands 
afterwards are non-existent. I like to keep a packet of these wet 
wipes in my bag just for these occasions! 

I used various different Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 
which are more like cardstock e.g. Bundle of Love DSP, Just Add 
Colour DSP, Sweet Soiree DSP, and Springtime Foils SP (which 
was a Sale-a-bration gift). I could also have used Painted With 
Love DSP, Foil Frenzy DSP, and Myths & Magic DSP. All of the 
packs of DSP are more like cardstock than paper, and absolutely
 brilliant for this project!

 To decorate the boxes, I used the FOR YOU die from the 
Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies. Although this set is retiring on 
31st May 2018, this definitely wont be the last time I'll be 
using it! This is another one of those products that I have really 
had my money's worth out of it. Apart from making so many
 little gift bags with the main diesin the set, it was also my
 go-to favourite when I wanted to give a butterfly some antennae!
 There's a bow die in the set that has long narrow tails that just curl 
very slightly at the end. I cut the tails away from the main part of
 the bow and manipulate into antennae! No doubt I'll find something
 similar in one of the new sets I can use as an alternative! LOL! 
During this video I show you how I store and label my rolls of Baker's 
Twine - no more rolls unrolling in the drawer, and no more not knowing 
what colour each roll is!

I'm off to a two-day seminar tomorrow, so I need to make two
 cards today so I have one to share with you on Friday morning.
 Oh dear, it's such a tough life! LOL! That's it from me today, 
so until tomorrow, happy crafting, 



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  2. A brilliant project Jan, I love to watch your video tutorials as you are always giving us crafters TOP TIPs throughout. Today's for example was the Baker's Twine - writing the name on it and to put them in small plastic bags to prevent tangling. Such great tips. :O)

    1. Hi, Lorraine. I just wish I'd thought about writing the names on the spools a lot sooner. Most of those in the drawer are un-named! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.