OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
I am participating in an international
friendship scrap book pages swap.
I seen these PINK TIC TACS
supporting breast cancer awareness with proceeds to the cause
and had to buy them for a little project to share with my partner
& share the instructions with you so you can make one too.
This project is easy peasy & uses very little supplies & tools,
so most of you should be able to make one.
The hard part might be trying to find the Tic Tacs.
There's only one shop around here that I have seen selling them.
If you don't get your hands on a pack you can always find other colors & flavors.
Keep in mind this is the larger Tic Tac box that comes out for special reasons.
You would have to reduce the size of your projects papers if you are using the regular size Tic Tacs.
I have made these before myself with the regular size - maybe you have too.
I wanted to share the technique I used to get my result on the construction/embellishment.
Oh & the PINK TIC TACS for the CAUSE!
I appologize for the pics not being clear. It's a very rainy day here with bad lighting.
MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT:
- 1" CIRCLE PUNCH ( IF YOU DON'T HAVE A 1" CIRCLE PUNCH TRACE SOMETHING ABOUT 1" ROUND & - PIERCE OR PUNCH WITH REGULAR HOLE PUNCH WHICH MOST PEOPLE ALREADY OWN, THEN FUSSY CUT THE CIRCLE WITH SCISSORS)
- 1 STRIP OF PATTERNED CARD STOCK TRIMMED TO 3 1/2" X 5 7/8" (USE PLAIN IF YOU PREFER TO STAMP SOME IMAGES ON YOUR PAPER)
- SCORE BOARD & SCORE TOOL
- PAPER TRIMMER (IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE JUST SCISSOR CUT TO DIMENSIONS)
- 12" PIECE OF RIBBON
- BIT OF DOUBLE SIDED TAPE
- RHINESTONE FOR BLING (OPTIONAL)
- CORNER ROUNDING PUNCH (OPTIONAL)
- GLUE/PEN (FOR TRIM ON HAT)
- GLUE DOT FOR HAT BASE (USE GLUE IF YOU DON'T HAVE DOTS)
First Cut your strip of patterned paper to 3 1/2" x 5 7/8". Then place the paper horizontal across the top of the score board- pattern side up. Score @ 2 1/2"and 3 3/8". Fold on the score lines & use your tool to press firmly on the score line. This gives you a little book shape. I rounded the corners, but you don't have to - it's optional.
Here's the start of the snow lady.
Punch a 1" hole near the bottom right of the paper- the right side of score lines. Save the patterned circle you just punched.
If it is white on the reverse side you can use it to make the face of the snow lady.
Just use the punch to snip off a a bit to fit the curve of the hole you cut out of the patterned paper. Glue down. I chose to use a scrap of white to make the face. I used the punched pattern piece that was punched out of the patterned paper to turn into the snow ladies hat. I just snipped off a bit as in the step for making the head of the snow lady. To fit the curve of the top of the head. Then another just above that by about 1/4". This made a kind of barette style hat or fastenator if you will.
I also used the little snippets that were created when cutting the circles down for the curves. This makes a little detail glued onto the hat.
I finished the hat off with a pink rhinestone of course keeping with the theme. I simply hand colored her facial features on with gel pens. Anyone can do that. Trust me. You could use googlie eyes if you want. I just kept things simple to show you what you can do with as little supplies or tools as possible.
To finish the project I put a small piece of double sided tape at the center of spine inside book-like cover, as well as on opposite sides halfway down near the edge. This is for the ribbon. Attach the ribbon leaving even on either side. This is to tie closed into bow. Use more double sided tape to secure your TIC TACS in place.
I put a glue dot on two seperate 6" pieces of ribbon here & stuck them to the inside edge for tying it into a bow to close.
You'll have a S W E E T little niftie-giftie for someone special. I used Pinks in my patterned papers because I was doing this project with the PINK RIBBON campaign in mind. You can do one in any color of your choice. Remember this was done with the larger Tic Tacs too. Adjust to the ones you purchase.