Saturday, March 7, 2009

My First Ever Tutorial

Ok, we have a little shoe box swap happening tonight at my upline's house. I decided I wanted to make the little lifesaver treats. Since I wanted to make a tutorial for my sidelines to take home, I figured I might as well post one on my blog. I think I might have gone picture happy. Any suggestions for the next time I do this would be greatly appreciated. Anyway, without further goes nothing.

Supplies Needed
1 1/2" x 2 1/2" colored cardstock
1 1/2" x 3" whisper white cardstock
The ribbon needed is 7" long.
individually wrapped lifesaver

Tools Needed
Ribbon Scissors
embossing powder
Heat Gun
scalloped square punch
1" circle punch
Stamp Set
(forgot to add Crop-a-Dile in picture)

Step 1:Punch a scalloped square punch out of the white cardstock.

Step 2: Fold the punched square in half and stick it to each side of the lifesaver package with snail adhesive.

Step 3: Using your Crop-a-Dile, punch a hole in the middle of the top of the folded square.

Step 4: Trim your ribbon down to sharp points with your ribbon scissors.

Step 5: Thread one end of your ribbon through the hole from the back.

Holding the piece already through the hole Wrap the other end of the ribbon around the square and thread it through the back again (Using the exact same hole).

Step 6: Position your ribbon so the wrapped around part is centered in the middle. Tie one half of a knot and then trim, the ends.

If I have completely lost you, please see this video tutorial by AllInkedUp.

Step 7: Stamp chosen image onto colored paper using versamark.

Step 8: Using white embossing powder and the Heat Gun, emboss the stamped image.

Step 9: Using the 1" punch, punch out the embossed image and stick it on the front of the individually wrapped lifesaver.


  1. Great first tutorial!!! Cute idea too.

  2. Awesome job! You are off to a great start. My only comment would be to maybe make your pictures just a little bit larger. I am a blog addict and read over 70 per day so I love the ones I can just quickly check out the photos and learn something new. I think I will case your project as my gift for my stamp club this month. Thanks for the idea!!


  3. Love it! These are adorable, thanks for sharing!

  4. Great First Tutorial! Congratulations, Job well done!!!

    Lois Folla

  5. Great project! I would like to see the finished project once again at the end of the post. I think I'll make these as an Open House thank you!



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