Hi everyone, hope you're all having a fab weekend. I've had a really chilled out day today. Popped into town with my sister to do a spot of shopping and have some lunch and then managed to squeeze in a spot of crafting!!
It was my Husbands Nans birthday on Thursday and we're actually meeting up with his family tomorrow to go out for a meal and celebrate. I brought her lots of lovely things today but also thought i'd make her a gift. I've had this idea for a while so thought i'd try it out. You start off with a plain and simple tealight:
And then punch out a '1-3/8" Circle' from your favourite 'DSP' (I used the beautiful (but sadly retiring 'Springtime Vintage DSP') and punch a smaller hole in the centre using your trusy 'Crop-a-dile':
Then you've guessed it, slip the 'DSP' over the wick:
There is no need to stick these 'DSP' circles down - and of course you must tell your recipients to remove the paper circle before lighting!!
I made six of these pretty tealights and then packaged them up:
I popped the tealights into a 'Cellophane Bag' and sealed it up. Ran a piece of 'Pretty in Pink' cardstock through the 'Big Shot' using the 'Top Note Die' and folded in half length ways. Cut a 3cm wide strip of 'Very Vanilla' card stock, and then layed a 2cm wide strip of 'Springtime Vintage DSP' over top. Punched out a 'Rose Red' tag, using the 'Extra Large Tag Punch' and a 'Very Vanilla' tag using the 'Large Tag Punch'. On the 'Very Vanilla' tag i stamped 'best wishes' (in 'Rose Red' ink) from the 'Silohouette Sentiment' stampset. I punched a hole out of the tag using my 'Crop-a-dile' and ran some 'Rose Red' 'Seaming Ribbon' through it. I tied the tag around the 'Very Vanilla'/'DSP' strip and then stuck it all down using some 'Sticky Red Tape'... and there you go a lovely little gift!! It came out even better than i expected!! I'm definately going to be making lots of these to give as christmas gifts!!
I'm entering this project into the 'Daring Cardmakers' challenge - which this week is 'How Many Candles? I know it's not a card, but hopefully the'll appriciate it anyway!They are sponsored this week by 'Funky Hand'.