Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tote-ally Spa-riffic, Just Rite Style!

Our two daughters have recently moved out on their own. Finances are tight for them and with the holidays approaching we have discussed making little gifts they could give friends, coworkers, etc. Recently, I acquired a bag of Bath and Body items. The items are hotel sizes and consist of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion! What a bag of treasure! I made two samples. Simple is key, since they too will be making totes. There is enough product to make ten! Hooray! I started by measuring the height of the bottles. I cut my Papertreyink clear box to that measurement. My selected dp is Basic Grey Eva. After deciding how much dp I wanted to show in front and back, I measured, cut and scored. A gift card could easily slide into the back, don't you think? I then used my JUST RITE wooden stamper along with the small letter set to create my words. SU markers were used on the stamp to get as close to the paper colors as I could manage! I stamped two of each and used circle punches to add color around the monogram letters for the centers. Papertreyink spring moss ribbon with SU hodgepodge slides does the trick for the tote handles. Small circles punched out of scrap pieces of dp for bottle tops, I didn't want to waste a bit. And again, easy and doable for my girls! Don't know if the girls will find Tote-ally Spa-riffic too corny or not! This Mom never knows! However, with JUST RITE products, it is easy enough to change and spell any message or sentiment you want! Gotta LOVE that! I am going to enter this into the Just Rite Stamping Champion contest for this week, even though the pictures are not the best! I apologize for the glare on the bottles and clear boxes! I took so many pictures and none turned out very well! I NEED to take a class! I have a card that is featured on the JUST RITE blog for one of this weeks picks for their Stamping Champion contest! Voting is still going on until Monday night! Fellow Flourishes DT friend, Julie Koerber is featured too! GO, check it out and enter, the prizes are fabulous!
There you have it! I have another item almost completed to share! Since we have been thinking Christmas gifts, this next creation could very well be used for gift giving! Hope you are having a great weekend! Take good care and I'll be back soon!

8 comments:

Janine said...

What a fabulous idea Barb!! Love it!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, Barb!!! Your creativity sends me OVER the top -- this is FABULOUS!!! TOTALLY FABULOUS!!! Your girls certainly SHOULD like this project -- how fun!!! You are one dynamite MOM!!! TFS!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I'm loving all you JustRite creations! This makes an awesome gift.

Leslie Miller said...

This is fabulous, Barb!! It's an adorable gift idea and I don't think the words are corny at all. I think they're as clever as can be! You're just so full of great ideas! Good luck with JustRite!!

Donna said...

what a great idea - I bet your girls loved these little gifts!

Annapurna said...

These are way too cute. TFS the idea.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how perfect, Barb! I've been trying to think of something I could do for those people who've had to take extra care during my recovery period---the gal who gives my perms and the Thai couple who I've had do my manicure/pedicures. Braces and extrasensitive skin made it difficult for them and they were wonderful adapting to my needs. These totes would be terrific! Thanks so much for the details that enable us to try to duplicate your project.
Gail

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

But "corny" is what makes us special to our kids!!! LOL And you most certainly are a most creative and FUN mom!!!! These are a unique and beautiful gift idea!!!