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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ready for Holiday Gift Giving

It's the big Saturday Handmade Gifts Hop with Stampendous and the designers! I'm second in the hop so you've probably come from Cyndi's blog and please start at the beginning if you just happened on to this post. Throughout the week you've had a chance at some prizes, because it's just not a party otherwise, and it's the same for today! There will be THREE prize winners today for those that comment along the hop. You can find out the winner's on Monday over on the Stampendous Blog

It's pretty hard to come up with a different way to give a gift these days, so I'm combining a couple ideas. I have a few people in my life that live on the lean side of life. They don't want or need a whole lot of material things in their life so it can make for a hard decision on what gift I give for them.

So I went with small scale table decorations. Something that could brighten up their small space and be practical. A small poinsettia print flower tea light. Here's a string of photos to show how this tealight went together.

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Draw a spiral scallop flower on vellum.
Stamp background stamp on the other side.
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Spread embossing enamel across stamped image, tap off and heat from the back side of vellum.
Add some Scarlet glass glitter over the melted top of a tealight with a heat gun. Trace leaf shapes on green cardstock.
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Cut out two leaf shapes and crimp cardstock. Adhere two cardstock layers with tacky tape.
Cut out spiral scallop flower leaving a center the same size as the tealight.
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Add center of vellum to the bottom of the tealight and again to the stacked leaf shapes.

Wrap embossed scallop around the tealight, crumpling and bending petals.
Glue down end of scallop strip with Zip-Dry Paper Adhesive.

Your next inspiration stop is with Krissy, and if you should get lost somewhere on the hop here is the master list.

More gift giving ideas from past posts.

Stamps: Poinsettia Background (Stampendous)
Paper: Vellum, green cardstock
Ink: any slow drying ink so the embossing powder will stick to the stamped pattern
Accessories: Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Red Glass Glitter (Stampendous), Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives, paper crimper, tacky tape

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  1. Thats just gorgeous Janelle! Love how it curled up so perfectly!

  2. Very pretty way to decorate a candle and thanks for the other gift ideas too!

  3. Thanks for sharing. Love this.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  4. Such a festive tealight! What a darling hostess gift! Thanks for sharing the details of the embossing!

  5. This is so creative and lovely. Iris

  6. I've never seen anything like this! Wonderful idea!

  7. Love your tutorial! (Pinterest bound!) and all your gift suggestions are terrific! What a great idea for small, consumable gifts! Perfect for lots of folks in our lives!

  8. You are so creative! I love the glitter in the wax. I also love your embossed flower around it. OK, I love it all! I'm thinking Thanksgiving dinner, buffets, baby showers...

  9. I love how you thought out of the box! What a cute Idea for teachers as well... I love your idea! TFS

  10. Very pretty candle idea. Thank you for posting it.

  11. This is so neat! I love the idea and how it looks!

  12. What a fun little candle holder. These would be great for a holiday table. Glass glitter in the candle....brilliant!! I hope your well!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  13. Oh, how cute and clever this tea light is! Thanks for the tutorial on how it was created!

  14. Such a pretty and creative way to dress up a votive!! I can envision a whole table filled down the center with them...

  15. Very clever, love the scarlet glass glitter melted into the candle.

  16. Now that came out really cute. Without looking at the tutorial I would have never figured out the flower was from a spiral. Brilliant! And thanks for the inspiration!

  17. A really great gift idea, love the use of embossing powder on Vellum.

  18. Fabulous project, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B


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