Monthly Archives: April 2009

Kneading the fragrance oil into the salt.
Yesterday, I showed how you could design a label to be an invitation and I promised that I would share how to make another style of unique invitations today. First, I need to explain what Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are. Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art that are traded between artists or a variation [...]

Unique Invitations, Part 2

This is the finished label. 2
Yesterday’s post was from MB and in her original comment, she had mentioned using the lip balm as an invitation. This is such a fun idea and very easy to expand on. Why not use a lip balm as invitations to other events besides Spa Parties? How would you design a cute label for an invitation [...]

Unique Invitations

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On March 3rd, I posted a blog about a Saint Patrick’s Day Mint Lip Balm. MB commented on this blog about a spa party. Here is her comment. You could have a Lucky Leprechaun Spa party using the products on this blog and color them green. When it’s time for everyone to put their feet into [...]

Spa Parties

Filling the last jar. 6
We received a question about our Energy Body Cream recipe that is on our site. The question is how to reduce the viscosity of this cream. Let’s look at the recipe: 3 grams Liquid Glycerin 4 grams Stearic Acid 6 grams Emulsifying Wax 13 grams Apricot Kernel Oil 7 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil 5 grams Sweet Almond Oil 3 grams Regular Cocoa Butter 113 [...]

Energy Body Cream

Using the heat gun on the shrink film. 2
We have the items for our Mother’s Day Gift Baskets, but how will I guarantee that the items will stay in their baskets while shipping? I use Shrink Film. Before you ask me how Shrink Film works, I’ll explain it. First things first, choose the basket that you want to use and then collect the [...]

Finished Mother’s Day Gift Baskets

Soap spread out to dry. 7
What do you do when you are requested to make a baby soap that has tea tree and lavender? Go lightly, dear soapers, go lightly. This question was recently posed to our technical support staff and here is the recipe and the thoughts behind the choices. Oils to use are olive oil, coconut oil, palm [...]

Baby Soap

Close up of finished dome.
I received an e-mail the other day from Carolyn asking about making lip balm. She wanted to know how she could make a nice dome on top of her lip balm. Today I’m going to cover making lip balm and giving your lip balm a nice dome top. I’m going to use one of the [...]

Finishing Lip Balm

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As I was sitting at my desk today, I realized that I’m wrapping up the Mother’s Day Gift Baskets this week. This made me wonder what have the blog readers made for themselves, family, friends, mothers, etc. Therefore, the curiosity has made me want to see pictures of your projects. I challenge all blog readers [...]

Blog Reader Challenge

Finished cookies! Yummy!
Since it has been raining and snowing all week, I needed a way to perk up the staff before the weekend. I decided to make Chocolate Chip Cookies. Naturally, I slaved away all day making the cookie dough and then baking them. (Giggles! I actually just picked up a tub of cookie dough and rolled [...]

Cookie Friday

Our soap in a finished shrink bag. 2
When looking at an impulse sealer which should you choose? A large one, or a small one? One with a cutter or without? What about the replacement parts? What is the difference in the wires and such? Today, Carole called our office and asked for some help. The questions to cover Carole’s projects [...]

Impulse Sealers