Christmas Tea Lights

by Joanne James8. August 2013 09:44

Another week, another late post - I'm loving the summer holidays but when school's out it sure is tricky to keep everything else on track! So today I'm posting nice and early, so that I don't run out of time again!

Today I'm sharing another of the makes from my Christmas workshop that I held last weekend: a lovely set of four tea lights in a handmade box. This workshop was less about the stamping and much more about the scoring - if my ladies weren't proficient with their Simply Scored scoreboard beforehand, they sure are now! So here is our finished box:

 

We made a box with a sliding sleeve cover, from which we cut out an oval aperture with the Oval Framelits and backed with a window sheet, to allow a glimpse of our lovely hand-stamped candles inside. Here's a picture of the open box, with a peek at our 'dressed up' tea lights:

We edged each of them with a strip of DSP; I'll be making more of these when my festive washi tape arrives, as this is perfect for this kind of project. The candle stamping was really easy to achieve and as none of the ladies present had done this before, was a real 'wow' moment for them. I suspect lots of their friends and neighbours will be receiving stamped tea light gift sets for Christmas now that they've learned this clever technique!

I love this spotted star/snowflake paper from the retired 'Be of Good Cheer' paper set; with so many designs to choose from, we all made different ones though - here's one of the other finished sets made by Kathy during the workshop:

These papers are just so lovely, but don't be too sad that they are now retired; I have had a 'sneak peek' of the new Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue and can honestly say, you will not be disappointed with this year's offerings!

All being well, I will be back tomorrow with the last of my Christmas workshop projects. I'm off to have a quick spot of making before meeting friends in the park for a picnic - lovely! Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up Supplies:

Stamps: Four Seasons (hostess - retired)

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (retired)

Ink/Stampin' Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler

Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches, Oval Framelits

Finishing Touches: Creped Filter Paper, Window Sheet,  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (retired)

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Candace
CandaceUnited Kingdom
8/21/2013 3:31:05 AM #

They really are stunning!  Did you just stamp straight on to the candle or is it wax paper?

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
8/23/2013 1:26:06 AM #

Thanks Candace. These are so easy to make: I stamped onto tissue paper (I used Stampin' Up Filter Paper) then punched a small whole in the centre of the disc to slip over the wick and then heated with the heat tool - the disc 'melts' into the wax in seconds.

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Shari van Lankveld
Shari van LankveldAustralia
11/22/2013 9:15:53 AM #

Wow! I would love to make these for my regular customers. Do you have a tutorial or measurements written out for the box? Thanks for sharing this idea. I gotta say, I just love all of your projects! Cheers

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Shari van Lankveld
Shari van LankveldAustralia
11/23/2013 11:54:43 PM #

Hello Joanne, I just love this project and would like to make some as gifts for my customers. Do you have instructions written out or a tutorial I can purchase? I can probably work it out myself but why reinvent the wheel if its already been done, so to speak. I did leave a comment on here the other day but it doesn't appear on here so not sure if it worked. Thank you heaps and cheers, Shari

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Joanne James
Joanne James
11/25/2013 3:47:06 PM #

Hi Shari. Thank you for the compliments. I do have the sizes on a template - I'll dig them out and pop them on an email to you later, and update this page here. So glad you love my projects! xx

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