Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Have a Smooth Year!

It's back-to-school time and that means it's time to make some fun teacher gifts...
we're taking this one-step further than the standard apple :) 
This idea was inspired by a previous project created by Ro Philippsen:



I'm covering a standard 10 oz. bottle of lotion, but you can adapt the tag to the
 size that will fit your bottle. 
  1. For the base piece, cut your paper to 3.75"W X 5.75"H. 
  2. Corner round the two bottom edges.
  3. Cut the inner mat paper (shown as yellow) to 2.75"W X 4.75"H.
  4. Corner round the two bottom edges; center and adhere to base paper.
  5. Place the paper onto a score board.  From the top of your paper: score at 1/2"" and 1.75" marks. 
  6. Place a 1.5" circle die (or paper punch) approximately 1/4" from the top center of the paper and cut. 
  7. Fold paper along the score lines and you now have your bottle tag!
 I free-handed an apple motif onto the red dot Kraft In Color paper,
 but you may certainly use a template or digital cutting file.  My apple
  measures approximately 2.5"W X 2.75"H.  I sanded around the edge of the
 apple and added enamel dots for dimension.  The stem is actually a portion 
 of a tree sticker found in the Happy Harvest Collection!  
The leaves were trimmed from a Doodle Pop sticker.

Doodlebug Design has all sorts of tag stickers to choose from if you'd like
 to add that to your apple's front.  The Teensy Type alphabet stickers are a 
great size for adding a sentiment to smaller projects like this!

The opening slides right over the bottle top and hangs nicely. 
 I added a couple of small, low dimension glue dots to the back flap
 of the tag to secure it in place.

Keep this idea in mind for your upcoming Christmas gifts too!   
Visit the Doodlebug Design Blog for more fun and colorful back-to-school projects!

2 comments:

  1. THis is awesome and what a fun and clever way to give hand/body lotion - That everyone uses, I might point out!!! I am going to have to give this idea a try - Thanks for always amazing me and showcasing Doodlebug products!!!

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