Thursday, October 01, 2009

Christmas Test Tube Holder

I love this project. I found the pattern on Lisa Sommerville's blog. I used the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the new Holiday Mini. This is a fun and easy project. My test tubes are 3/4" in diameter so I used a 3/4" circle punch. Also I use Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Strip on my boxes because it holds so well. On the first photo you can see how I punched the circles out and try to match them up and glue them the same way. One hint is to tie the ribbon on first and then glue the punched circle to the top. Much easier to line them up that way instead of trying to tie the ribbon in the front after the circle is glued down. I used a needle from the Crafter's Kit to thread the silver cord and thread it behind the knot after carefully punching through the snowflake. The snowflake is from the Hostess level 2 Stamp Set Christmas Punch. How smart for Stampin' Up! to make those snowflakes fit the Boho Blossoms punch. One of the perks of being a demo is the opportunity to purchase select Hostess sets before the catalog is released. I used the dots Impressionz plate from the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I set. The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped in Real Red Craft Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I punched the sentiment out with our scallop oval punch. Isn't it great how the stamps fit the punches? The ribbon is one of my favorites, the Whisper White organza ribbon. Have fun today and create something.


Lisa Somerville said...

Glad you liked my idea - love your choice of DSP - very cute!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Tammy...I just came across your blog and LOVE this project. Can you tell me where I might find test tubes?

Keith Rueda said...

Hello Tammy, first of all, thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.
I love this project.. Congratulations, your cards and projects are beautiful.