Anything But a Card

Good Morning Stampers!
I have been late to post today all because my husband is out of town and he is the computer guru in our home. I had to go to my neighbors house to complete my post, since I can’t seem to get my computer to work properly… UGH- technology! Anywho, onto more crafty things, here is my project for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #21, Anything BUT a Card! I made these adorable little doohickeys for a primary picnic we had a few weeks ago. They were a hit! Lets see what I did.

These of course are all over the Internet, so I am not the originator but I just love how it dresses up a plane bottle of water. I found the template on line and simple made the cuts that were on the instructions and using the following items I had these made in no time. Here is what I used:
Real Rust Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Summer Sun Card Stock
Avery Labels
Scallop Circle Punch
1-3/8″ circle punch
1-1/4″ circle punch
Modern Label Punch
Designer Series Paper
Tart-n-Tangy Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
Summer Sun Classic Ink
Vintage Brads
1/16″ Hand punch
I used a FUN technique called “rock-n-roll”. I inked up my image using the Summer Sun ink, then rolled the inked image in the Pumpkin Pie ink- making sure just to roll the outside edges of the stamp and not get the ink in the middle. This gives you a neat two toned almost 3-D effect for your image. I punched out the image and layered it onto the Summer Sun card stock then added a dimensional before attaching it to the packet.
I used my printer and my Avery labels to make the sentiment for these it states, ” Thanks for all the effort you POUR into Primary”. then I punched them out using my Modern Label Punch and stuck them onto the front of the pockets. I used some retired Designer Series Paper to spice up the backing of these packets and added a scallop punch embellishment for the top that fits over the lid of the water bottle.
To create the top, I punched a circle out of Summer Sun card stock first then came back with my scallop punch and centered it over the circle then punched it out. That gives me a perfectly centered hole in the middle of my scallop.

To close the pockets I simply used my 1/16″ punch to create the holes for my vintage brads. I attached them on either side to hold my contents nicely in my pouch and BAM you have an adorable personalized water bottle great for any occasion. These are FAB too because you can customize them to coordinate with any theme or event that you are having.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and come play along with us over at HSS, we LOVE to see your creativity and who knows maybe you will be chose as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge. :) Hope to see you playing and until next time~ TTFN!!



  1. What a great idea. These are so bright and cheerful and delicious looking:) I just signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  2. I have seen these “doohickeys” before but yours are the cutest I have seen. I love combo of papers, colors and image that you used.

  3. Super cute project!

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