Sunday, September 26, 2010

Candle Gift Boxes

Sorry I have not been posting lately but been having computer from HELL problems.  Not fixed yet but is usable for the time being, I hope!  Thank goodness that blog sights do not get erased when your computer crashes. So this is what I have been doing lately.......

This is my granddaughter Mariah Elizabeth Smith, second on the left.  On the right is my daughter Stephanie's boyfiend Brian and his daughter Chelsie.  This was when Mariah was marching in the Sunfield parade last month in her home town.  She is my oldest granddaughter who is 14.

This project is done using two of the round large scallop die cuts using the big shot.  I made one for my sister Sandi's birthday gift in purple but lost the picture when my computer crashed, sorry Sandi I cannot show how pretty yours was with your extra surprise added to it.  Maybe you can send me a picture and I can add it later...hint, hint.  This was really fast and simple to make and a nice filler gift.  That is a jumbo candy bar inside for us women with our jumbo chocolate attacks.  With after all these computer problems I really need right now so after I took this picture mine went missing the second after!!!!!

This is my new project that I have been working on it is a small tea light candle gift box.  I got the idea from my sister Sandi's blog who got the directions  from "" week one by Carla Brasher.  Winter Post Christmas Candle Gift Set.  she has the complete directions for making the box.  It is very simple.  Here is the pink box set that I made.

This is the outside of the box closed

This view is showing the inside of the box and the candles.

Closer view of candles.  All I had were light lavender and medium cinnimon candles so don't be afraid to use colored candles. These are the light lavender ones.

Lavender box set

Side View

Top View

This one I used the big shot and punched out of a pop can the flower on the ribbon using the Sizzix Embosslits Simple Flower die.  Then I applied embossing powder to it.  I just love using metal.  The knot in the center is the jute from the tag brought up around the ribbon then through the center of the flower and tied in a knot to secure the hole thing tight.  When you want to open the box the ribbon just slides off the box.

This one was a fun one to make.  I tried using embossin powder on the candle and it worked great. I also made another metal small flower on the ribbon then added a small filigree brad on top.  Both of which I heat embossed by first stamping them in versa mark then adding the gold embossing powder and heat setting. You cannot tell here but the black DSP has gold strips on it.

View of the embossing on candle and metal on flower and tag.

My camera shot was not too good here, my over head light shined on the window sheet creating a glare so the candles do not show up.  But I used the Basic Brown ink on the tissue paper.  The flower in the center of the bow is from the Stitched Felt Sweet Pea flower set.

Another view but the camera did not pick up the brown on the cinnamon candles but you can see them regularly.
This box is not that large and would make a nice little gift with Christmas coming up, or a nice wedding gift or shower gift anytime.  So hope you give this a try, have fun.

PAPER:  Lavender Lave, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red, Basic Brown
PUNCHES: Tag punch, Small Tag Punch, Small hand held hole punch
ACCESSORIES: Corduroy buttons- real red, Riligree Brads, Pop Can, Big Shot, Sizzix Embosslits Simple Flower Die, Stitched Felt Sweet Pea Flower, Sticky Strip, Tombo Glue, Ribbon Originals-Fairy Rale & Flirty, 3/8" Organdy Ribbon-Purple & Gold, Jute Rope, Thick Window Sheete, Cutter, Scorer, Heat Tool, Versa Mark, Embossing Powder, Wax Paper, Tissue Paper- vanilla or white

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Birthday Another Card

Richards Birthday Card
I made this birthday card for my brother Richard on his 68th birthday. Picture on the left is of the outside of card and picture on the right is of the inside of card. He got a nice laugh out of the King for a Day stamp and it went to his head of course but with him it does not take much. He was at my sister's Sandi's house when I gave it to him and she explained to him how we made our cards and he was really impressed with the process. He thought we just used kits all the time.  My sister has a really nice studio in her home and does such a super job. And of course I have to give her kudio's because she is my upline whom I signed up under (does the free advertising get me a free gift in the mail Sandi?).

PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red CS, Jackpot DSP
STAMPS: And Many Mowers, Card Games, Golden Oldies
INK: Basic Black
MARKERS: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Yoyo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Snail Adhessive

Sandi's Birthday Card
This is the outside of the birthday card I made for my sister Sandi. She really likes old antique looking things so I tried to do a rustic look for her. I used the Autumn Medows DSP here and I just love it and and colors in it. I put a pocket on the inside, as you will see in the next picture, but when I measured for the side score I though I would need more room for the depth on the tags so I used an one inch score.  A half or even a regular fold would do just fine instead.  The one inch was too big and would make it hard to mail so this needs to be adjusted if you copy my picture.

Inside Card
Here is what the inside looks like.

Inside Tags
Three inside tags for pocket.

PAPER: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken With Teal, More Mustard CS, Autumn Medows DSP
INK: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken With Teal, More Mustard
STAMPS: So Many Scallops, Favorite Thoughts, Eastern Blooms, A Beautiful Thing, A Cause to Celebrate
PUNCHES and DIES : Scallope Circle, Border Scallop, Bag w/Scallops, 3/4" circle punch, 3/18" corner tag punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch
ACCESSORIES: Fresh Favorites II buttons, Dimentionals, Brads, Hemp Cord, Snail Adhesive, Tombo Glue, Crystal Effects, Big Shot, Needle Piercer, Push Pad