Monday, December 18, 2017

My Other Creations: "You're the Balm" Tags Using My Favorite Things' Lip Balm Windows and Frames

This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is PARTY and this fabulous theme will last for two weeks instead of one.  Being a total Chap Stick addict myself, I went ahead and made some lip balm party favors.

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper and my Sizzix big Shot to cut out the tall tag shapes.  Next I added some honeycomb designs that were cut with a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die.

I spritzed the tags with water and sprinkled on some Brusho crystals, then spritzed them with more water.

Once that was dry, I added some acrylic paint.

I finished the tags by cutting some rectangular centers out and adding a frame around the opening in the front.  I added some stamping to the sides of the tags (Military Alphabet stamp).  Then I cut some fabric scraps to use to cover my Chap Stick tubes just to make them look a little more artsy.

I put the Chap Stick tubes into the plastic shaker covers and assembled the whole thing together.

I stamped out the "You're the Balm" sentiment and added it to the front of the tag.  I made a faux ribbon to go through the tag, which is really just Washi tape stuck to the front and back of a piece off white paper.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Happy holidays to all of you and be sure to spend time crafting to alleviate the stress of the season!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store.


  1. What a ceative way to give a lip balm. Love those tiny tags and the colors, of course. The die cuts pieces give such a interesting texture. Wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Hugs, Marzena

  2. LOVE these Andrea! I had this die in my basket and then decided not to get it! big mistake, which I will have to rectify ;-) these are fabulous and I love how you even pimped the lip balms! GORGEOUS!! I am sure your friends are going to love these! :-)

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2018! :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Fantastic project, this would be the thing for me, I'm never without lip-balm! Have a great week, a merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year 2018. Hugs, Valerie

  4. These are so fun! I love the tags and beautiful colors. So pretty, Andrea! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Cathie ♥

  5. oh what special and darling gifts! And you even decorated the balms:):) Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and thanks so much for all your fabulous DT inspirations!

  6. Super fun mix of colors and patterns a la Andrea... love it! "You're the BALM" just makes me smile! Love these!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Oh, how cool! The whole chapstick container set-up is just fabulous, and then of course you took it multiple levels beyond with your distinctive artistic touch! 😀 You never cease to amaze me!

  8. These look so professional with the way you did the frame and all on the gorgeous tags, Andrea! Love the bright colors and textures, and how you wrapped the chapstick up in fabric making wonderful little party favors! And then the saying you came up with - just brilliant! thanks so much for my awesome little Christmas tree tag, I love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope it is filled with wonder and joy! Happy New Year too my friend!! hugs, Maura

  9. Your tags are works of art! Such a fun way to give Chapstick! I have one in every room & every purse!

  10. Love this brilliant and beautiful design! Andrea.Such a great idea for party favors. I always love the fantastic color scheme on your creations. Wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year, my dear talented friend :)

  11. So cool Andrea! I love the way you covered the tubes with fabric, that is so clever! I've been gathering all the supplies to make my own lip balm so I'm definitely going to be giving this a try!

  12. Super cool work! Love this idea and it' would be helpful for a party (My daughter is thirteen and would be a perfect gift for her girl friends!!) Fabulous colors and design as always!

  13. you've done it again my friend, what a cool gift idea...hugs kath xxx

  14. if you'd speak italian i would simply say: CHE MERAVIGLIA.
    Which translated is a "simple" this is amazing.
    I am just at loss of words when it comes to your projects, they are all so mesmerizing!

  15. I had to go to 3 different shops to get the products to make these, they sold out everywhere! I'm pretty gosh darn sure it was from your amazing blog post! Have you ever considered submitting something like this to the magazine called Willow and Sage? It came out about 2 years ago, another magazine from Stampington. They welcome submissions, in fact all their articles and photos are from submissions. They always include plenty of articles with photos for packaging diy body care potions, and I've never seen one for lip balm, ever! (My bad, I'm looking to the right side of your page and see you HAVE been published by them!!! You should submit this one to Willow and Sage!!!