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Hey all! Its Katie here with another Tutorial Tuesday and today I've got another great little gift idea for you. I took some things that you might have excess of and then dressed it up a bit! Those 2 things being tea light candles and buttons of course!
I must put in a disclaimer here... you will want to be careful when you light these because we are talking about flammable things surrounding your candles.
You will want to start out with candles of your choice. These happen to be from one of those candle parties and they come in a variety of colors and scents. I opted for basic white of course.
Then you will need some pretty designer paper measuring 5/8" x 5 3/8".
Next, all you have to do is apply adhesive to your paper strips and wrap around your tea lights.
Originally I had planned on leaving them plain and then adding them to my clear box, but they didn't fit quite right so I needed a way to "bulk" them up... which is where the buttons entered the scene. And of course I have a plethora of buttons!
Just attach with mini glue dots and you're good to go.
Here are the candles all buttoned up!
Packaging is the next step and you can't get any easier than using THESE CLEAR BOXES. You seriously need to keep a stash of these on hand. I used the same size that you would use to package up your standard A2 cards.
Before I placed the candles into the box, I cut a piece of sparkle mud pie cardstock measuring 4" x 5 7/8". This became my colored mat.
HINT: I always fold my box and make note as to which side my flaps are. I then flip the box over so that those flaps are on the bottom or back depending on how you are using the box.
For my outside wrap, I cut some more sparkle mud pie cardstock (12" x 2 1/2"). I scored at 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 8", and 9".
For the front part of the wrap, I cut a piece of Toasted Almond cardstock just for the front... I didn't wrap it around. It measures (4" x 2 1/4").
I used the polka dot background stamp - stamped and then stamped again (second generation) to get the faded dots.
Used some Melon Spice ribbon to finish things off!
And of course, I couldn't possibly go without using the new Designer Label Dies. It will be sad when I can't say "new" anymore (lol). I added the "you're so special" sentiment from Curved Sentiments and then embellished with even more buttons. The circle is a 1 1/4" circle punch.
A couple of close ups.
There you have it friends... get to using your supplies :) Thanks as always for coming to visit us here at Clearly iStamp! Enjoy the day.