character4web-2075733“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

I made a whole bunch of these little guys for some girlfriends a while back… Avon had these cute little Disney Princess Chapsticks on sale and I could not resist! And of course you can’t just give them to your girlfriends without some sort of cute packaging…. (You can click on any of the photos to view them larger.)

character24web-8586520character34web-4146202I modeled my package after a matchstick box card and made it slightly bigger to accommodate the Chapstick tube. It’s decorated in paper from CTMH which has been stamped with CTMH Stamps & Inks.

The flower is done by stamping Versamark ink on a piece of transparency paper (acetate) and then sprinkling white embossing powder over it and heating with your heat gun. Be CAREFUL…. the acetate WILL melt if you heat one place too long. Once the embossing powder is cooled you can cut out the flower. It may take several tries to get the desired effect… the embossing powder likes to stick to the acetate anywhere it can. You can try rubbing gently with an anti static bag, but be careful because it can scratch the acetate…

I stamped a CTMH paper flower with a polka dotted stamp from the Floral Elements set and set aside to dry while working on the acetate flower. When all the floral components were ready, I pinned them all together with a little (discontinued) sequin flower and brad (CTMH) and attached the flower to a white organdy ribbon (CTMH).

White organdy ribbon, paper flower, white brad & sequin flower – CTMH
Inks & Paper – CTMH
Stamps: Floral Elements, Delight In Everything, Follow Your Dreams
White Embossing Powder – CTMH
Heat Gun – Marvy
Adhesive, misc.

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