Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Jelly belly (that's me by the way)

This test tube filled with jelly beans is one of the projects we made at my Contain Yourself workshop last night. I’m a bit sick of jelly beans to be honest as I couldn’t help eating the odd one (hundred) as I was devising this project.

Thanks to everyone who came along – hope you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed the cakes that Alison had made for us!

So basically, this is just making a tag, which can be as simple or elaborate as you like. This is made from a strip of Sage Shadow cardstock, cut ever so slightly narrower than the tag punch cuts. This means you can feed one end only into the punch and make a longer tag. It’s embellished with the Scallop Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch, along with their sister stamp set, Oval All. I stamped the image twice – once on the Rose Red cardstock, which I punched out with the scalloped punch, and then again on Whisper White, which I punched out with the plain oval punch. This means you can layer them up and still get the full benefit of the cool little stars that fit so neatly into the scallops.

The ribbon is very simple. I just cut a short piece (or use some from my army of much-mocked scraps) and loop it through the tag’s hole. Then remove the test tube lid, poke the ends in and replace the lid, which will hold the ribbon in place. Then just tie a bow around the whole tube, secured at the back with a tiny piece of tape or a glue dot to stop it slipping down.

Stamps: Oval All
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Barely Banana
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red
Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-A-Dile™, blender pens, black gingham ribbon.

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  1. What a very simple but lovely gift. Hope you saved me some red ones! CC

  2. This blog is wonderful!! The jelly bean tube, may I ask where you got them. Last year I ordered these never got them and could not find them to save my life? If you would I will be greatful, Kit


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