Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day Card Alternative

If you're looking for a Father's Day project, I've got one featuring Glue Dots® for you today. I wanted to make an alternative to a card for Father's Day this year, so I decided to fill tubes from SRM with candy (who doesn't love the new Pretzel M & M's...seriously) and add a tag instead of a card. This is also a great project for using up scraps and bits and pieces of leftover papers and stickers. Here's the breakdown:

What you'll need:
Memory Book Glue Dots®
Scraps of paper (my largest measures 3" x 4") (I'm using Mr. Boy from Bella Blvd.)
Matching embellishments
Ribbon or Twine
Stickers or Stamps (I'm using stickers from SRM and Bella Blvd.)
Plastic Tube (the ones I used are from SRM Stickers)

I made a little decorative strip for the bottom of the tube. Cut a strip of paper about 1 1/4" tall and punch it with a decorative border punch. The length of your strip will be determined by the circumference of your tube.

Now you will put Memory Book Glue Dots® on both the inside and outside edge of your strip of paper. The Glue Dot® on the inside will secure the paper to the tube (since Glue Dots® are clear the adhesive is virtually undetectable even when the tube is empty). The Glue Dot® on the outside of the paper strip will secure the paper to itself when you wrap the strip around the tube.

To create the tag, you will need 2 pieces of 3"x4" paper per tag. As you can see in the photo, I didn't want the back sides (the dog print and the "future athlete" paper) to show, so I took 1 piece of wood grain paper and adhered it with Memory Book Glue Dots®

If you put 1 Glue Dot® in each corner, you'll get a nice firm hold.

Embellish your tags with paper and stickers.

Attach your tag with ribbon or twine around the top of the tube. I tied my ribbon in a knot instead of a bow to make it a little more manly.

Now you have a tasty alternative to a card!

*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.


Susan said...


Hello from Susan at SRM Stickers. This project is AMAZING! Love it! I've just featured it on my Facebook.
Thanks for making our Stickers and TUBES look so great!

Rosalee said...

How cute is that. I'm lovin' this. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee