Thursday, December 31, 2009

Butterfly, Vintage Vogue, Window Box

How cute is this box.  I did a color challenge with CPCM which was to use bashful blue and purple.  So this is what I came up with.  I actually used cardstock in bashful blue, Lavender Lace, and whisper white.  I then used the new clear stamp set called Vintage Vogue and stamped the whisper white paper all over to make it look like a DSP paper.  I just love the look of it and it was so easy with the clear stamps to be able to see where you were stamping.  I also used the stamp set Flight of the butterfly and the butterfly punch to get the big butterfly and then cut out the two smaller butterflies which I stamped one in bashful blue and the other in Lavendar lace classic ink.  I used two stamps to stamp in the big butterfly.  I also used the new punch from the sale-a-bration called Scallop Trim Border.  You can get this with a $50 merchandise order free when you place an order.  Thanks for looking and you can find the Window Box at splitcoast by clicking here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Garden from the Heart Preview

I just love simple and cute cards and this was pretty simple.  I used a sketch I got from CPCM.  Instead of using flowers I used the flower brads called Filigree brads.  Of course this is the Garden of the Heart stamp set which is in the new mini and I used the clear stamps which I am beginning to love more and more as I stamp.  The DSP paper in the background is hostess gift for level 1 called Patterns Pack III.  The color I used here is Mellow Moss and whisper white.  So, there are only two colors to the whole thing.  The ribbon is from the current christmas mini.  Thanks for looking and come back tomorrow for some additional new items.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two Step Bird Punch

I am going to love this new punch and also the new punch style by Stampin' Up!  It made this card so easy, but added so much flair.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I would use this punch and it worked out great.  The only stampin is the "thinking of you" which is an older stamp set from the idea book and catalog called Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of my greatest investments because i seem to pull it out all the time.  The Designer Series Paper is also in the new mini and is called Sweet Pea.  I just love the new designs of the paper and this comes in a paper stack.

Other items used by Stampin' Up! include 1/4" old olive grosgrain ribbon, classic ink old olive, whisper white card stock and of course another new punch that is in the sale-a-bration catalog, Scallop Trim Border punch.  And yes that punch is free with a $50 merchandise order from January 5th - March 31, 2010.  How great is that?  Thanks so much for looking.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sending Love

Wow, On this one card I actually used a lot of my new items along with some I already had.  But I must say that Stampin' Up! has really went out of their way to introduce some great new items for this mini and sale-a-bration.  What a great way to start a new year!  I used the sketch from MOJO Monday to get myself started this morning and this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to use the new specialty designer series paper that premiers in the new mini and will be available on January 5th.  It is called Sending Love and is SPARKLY and SHIMMERY.  I just love it.  I actually cut out the flower behind the saying from one of the sheets.  Also new is the satin ribbon, Pretty in Pink.  Then I used a stamp set that is in the sale-a-bration, Whimsical Words, and yes this stamp set is free with a $50 order and you have the choice of getting it in the clear block stamps (which is new) or Stampin' Up!s regular stamps.  I used the clear block and I just love them.  It is so nice to know where you will be stampin.  And, as you can see, I used the new border punch that is in the mini to cut out the heart border.  I know you are going to love the new design of the punches.  They are so easy to use and the line up is great.  The 3 hearts were punched out by a punch that is in the idea book and catalog called heart to heart.  I just thought it went so well with the saying.  I also did the inside of the card with a new stamp set and an older one.  The new is called Vintage Vogue (in new mini) and the saying came from one of my favorite stamp sets, God's blessings.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you have a great day.  Come back tomorrow and I will share more with you.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Garden From the Heart

This is going to be a favorite for me.  I have always enjoyed working in the yard which makes it a little more personal for me.  The hat is just so sweet to me and reminds me of my mom working in the yard also.  She still tries to get out there and work and just hates that she can not do as much as before.  Anyway, this stamp is in the new mini starting January 5th and is called "Garden from the heart".  I am using the sketch from stamping 411.  If you like sketch challenges, please check the site out.  It is great.  I am also using another new stamp set from the mini called Tiny Tags and there will be a new punch called Medium Jewelry tag which I used to punch the small tag out.  Is it not just the cutest.  The designer series paper is from the new mini also and it is called "Sweet Pea".  It is in a stack of 48 sheets and it is two sided.  How great is that.  A lot of new things coming our way at Stampin' Up! and I am really excited.  Hope to share more with you as the week progresses.  Got a lot of work to do around the house also.  I hate it when house work gets in the way.  Don't you? LOL

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Erin

Today is my daughter's birthday and I decided to use some of the new Stampin' Up! items for her birthday card.  Of course I also had to add a few challenges to get it just right.  First of all I used the color combination from CPCM which was purple and white, so I used Lovely Lilac and Whisper White for the card stock and the classic ink.  And then I used the MOJO Monday Sketch for the layout.  It just seemed to fit right together and looks so much like my daughter.

I used two items from the sale-a-bration that will be available on January 5th.  Stamp set called "Whimsical Words" and a new border punch called "Scallop Trim Border".  Yes, with a $50 order you can receive this border punch for free.

Then from the new occasion mini catalog that is also starting on January 5th, I used the stamp set, "Messages fro Mom".  I thought the flower was so pretty and would even be pretty colored in.

Other items used was the 1-3/4" circle punch and the Circle cutter.

Non stampin' up! item is the embossing folder for cuddlebug.  Thanks so much for looking.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Tags

These are some tags I made to use for my Christmas Lesson in Sunday School tomorrow.  I ran the verses out on Stampin' Up! whisper white card stock and then cut them out with different shapes or used the tearing method which I forget can really add something to a card, tag or scrapbook page.  I then added ribbon, ink around the edges or whatever I thought was needed.  I also used the 5 petal flower punch to make some poinsettias for some and the Ornament punch for others.  The DSP I used was Merry Moments, Holiday Lounge and Christmas Cocoa Specialty.  I thought they turned out very well and I will give them to the ladies that read the paticular scripture that is on the tag.  I took them in front of my TV in the craft room, so you will see the Sanyo in some of the pictures. lol  Did not think of that when I was photographing them.  Oh well!  Enjoy and thanks for looking. 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stamping Christmas Songs

Hello everyone, I am still trying to finish up Christmas and this has been a week of very little stamping, which I am now having withdrawals. lol  But I did find these cute songs over on Horsing Around with Dena' blog site and thought I would share with all of you.  Now you have something that you can sing at Christmas when you are stamping away!  I am also going to add pictures of some of the projects I have done during the last few months of stamping.  Enjoy!

Winter Wonderland

Brayers roll....are you listening.
On the card... ink is glistening.
A beautiful sight... we're happy tonight,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.

In the kitchen we can build a snowman.
Then add color to his carrot nose.
You'll say: Are you finished?
I'll say: No ma'am,
I need to add some glitter to the snow.

When we stamp... ain't it thrilling.
Even when... the powders spilling.
We'll create and we'll play...the art stamper way,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
To the hostess house we go.
O'er the streets we pass
Anxious to spend cash.

Stamps are everywhere
Making spirits bright.
Oh what fun it is to sing,
The stamping song tonight!

Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up!,
Stampin' all the way!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
In the good old fashion way!

Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up!,
Stampin's here to stay!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
All the gifts you give today!

Let it Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the inks look so delightful
So while the winter is cold and damp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

It doesn't take much convincing
And I've brought a tool for crimping
Choose some paper, turn up the lamp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

When we carefully press just right
How we smile as the image unfolds
Add some color, so bold, so bright
The result is a sight to behold.

Our projects are quickly drying
And there's new techniques for trying
So until we get finger cramps
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with foils and glitters, Fa la la lala, la la la la.
Tis the season for us stampers, Fa la la...

Don we now our inks and powders, Fa la la...
Troll the heatguns and embossers, Fa la la...
See the card stock blank before us, Fa la la...
Strike the ink and join the chorus, Fa la la...
Follow me in merry masking, Fa la la...
Join us in some Yuletide stamping, Fa la la...

Faint away with chalks and markers, Fa la la...
Hail the new, ye rubber stampers, Fa la la...
Stamp with joyous all together, Fa la la...
Heedless of the times that's passed us, Fa la la...

12 Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...

12 rubber stamps,
11 handmade papers,
10 embossing powders,
9 duel tip markers,
8 paper edger's,
7 assorted ink pads,
6 funky stickers,
5 exotic glitters,
4 brass stencils,
3 craft punches,
2 paper crimpers,
and a brand new embossing heat tool.

Rubber Wonderland

(sing to tune of Winter Wonderland)

Rubber calls are you listening?
Glitter falls bright and glistening.
Were happy tonight, Our stampings so bright . . .
Wading through a Rubber Wonderland.

In the craft room we can stamp a snow card,
send it onits way to a friend.
They'll say did you make it?
You'll say Yeah, man and you can stamp one too, yes you can!

Later on, well conspire,
as we sit, by the fire,
to face unafraid
the mess that we made
wading through our Rubber Wonderland

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Preview: Vintage Vogue

My new stuff, wow it is great.  But to start with, I found this sketch at Stamping 411 and I love their sketches. 

I know there are some of you out there who are wondering what is coming with the new mini catalog and also sale-a-bration.  Well this is a preview of both.  The paper is one of the free items you can get in January with a $50 Stampin Up purchase.  Yes, free.  Don't you love it and there are so many more colors and designs.  Also, the stamp set that I used is from the new mini and it is called Vintage Vogue and guess what, you can now get the stamp in the wood mount version or Clear-mount.  How exciting is that.  I used the clear-mount set for this one and can tell you I loved it.  It is different than the other clear-mount stamps on the market because you can still enjoy the same high-quality rubber and foam you've grown to love on our wood-mount stamps, but now in the new clear-mount stamp option!  It is just too cool.  Also the clear-mount blocks are shaped like the wood so it makes it easier to hold and stamp.  I am really excited about what is happening with Stampin' Up!  With this card I also used a new brad that is in the new mini and the ribbon and classic ink used is one of the in colors Melon Mambo.  Other items used to make the card:  Oval large punch, oval scallop punch, Whisper White cardstock and melon mambo card stock.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Last 3 Christmas Boxes

Well here they are, my last three boxes that I needed for the candles.  I am so excited to be finished and actually love these last three.  I also used a new border punch that will be in the Spring mini that is coming out January 5th.  So I finally got to use one of my new items.  Can't wait to get to the rest.  See picture at bottom of post for close up of how the punch was used.

The first box on the left, I used 2008 leftovers from the Christmas Scrapping Kit and the other two were from this years DSP's, the one in the middle from the big catalog and the one on the right from the Christmas mini catalog.  I just love that white snowflake on the specialty paper in the mini.  It is like felt when you rub your fingers over it, so i just kind of left it plain.  If you would like directions on how to make these boxes, please click here and it will take you to a previous post.  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another Candle Box

What a busy week and I am still trying to get to stamping and have just been so busy.  It is just that time of the year, but I can not wait to get to my new stuff.  I know there are going to be a lot of excited people out there.  I know that I am.  Anyway, I still have about 3 boxes left to make for my candles and then I will be done.  So here is another box using the Christmas Jingle Scrappin kit.  I did use the ornament punch and the stamp set that goes with it to make the gift tag on top.  I just love this punch and the stamp set.
Thanks so much for looking and hopefully I will have some new stuff within the week to share with you.   Will just have to see how my shopping goes.  I am behind on that also.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Sorry I have not posted in a couple of days, but it has really been busy with decorating and my daughter being sick.  Too much going on this time of the year.  I am also preparing for a Christmas Party at my house on Saturday night, plus I have a Church Christmas party tonight.  So you see it is busy at my house.  But here are two more candles I have done in preparing for gift giving this year.  I will probably post another box tomorrow that I have made to put them in.  I just love doing this and it is really easy.  With this I used the stamp set Wings of Friendship and colored in the image with my markers.  Then stamped on the tissue paper and continued on to add to the candle.  This is an easy set to use for candles, because there is no coloring on the tissue paper.  I also used a retired stamp set for the verses on the candles and can not remember the name at this time.  Thanks so much for looking.

Friday, December 4, 2009

SU Gift Certificate

This is a gift certificate for Stampin Up that I made for a friend along with an envelope to put it into.  I have to find reasons to use this retired SU Stamp Set when at all possible.  I don't think a Christmas has went by that I have not used it.  I actually printed up a small certificate to go inside of the holder, but did not want to show because it already had the name on it and if I showed that it would spoil the surprise.  The dimentions are approximately 4" X 2-1/2".  I layered with the Holiday Lounge DSP which is in the big catalog.  Cardstock used was Sahara Sand and Taken with Teal.  For the envelope I used the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and punched the ornament out with the Ornament Punch.  This is a must to have for the Christmas Season.  I have used it so much even in demonstrating.  The back of the envelope is pictured below.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweet Treat Snow Globe

I have been wanting to try this since the very beginning and last night was the night.  I thought it really turned out great and so far no water has leaked out.  I was uncertain exactly how to do it, but I had seen some out there, so I just went for it.  This one hostess stamp set, Holiday Best, was just right for the project.  It image fits right into the sweet treat cup background.  Actually, it is behind the window sheet that is holding the water in the cup.  I am going to have to start taking pictures of working on the project so I can show exactly how it is done. 

I first of all stamped the image on whisper white card stock after coloring the image on the stamp with the ruby red marker and the always artichoke marker.  I used the 1-3/4" round punch and punched the image out and then set it to the side.  I used some of my retired riding hood red card stock and cut it to about 2 1/2" by 4" (which is longer than it is here).  I then used the sweet centers stamp set (ornament top) stamped in versamark and stamped it on the top part of the card stock.  Got the silver embossing powder and poured over the stamped image and then heated it with the heat gun.  Again using the 1-3/4" round punch I punched out the circle right up under the embossed ornament holder.  I then turned it over and applied my adhesive to the back prior to putting the sweet treet cup through the hole.  Once I did that, I then put the sweet treat cup through the hole, poured in very little of the dazzling diamond glitter and then filled with water.  At this point you will need to be careful not to wet the top of the cup where the adhesive will come off.  You will take the adhesive off and apply a piece of the Stampin' Up! window sheet that has been cut to cover the adhesive part of the cup.  Once you do this you are almost done and you can shake and move the snow globe.  The base of the card is made with whisper white card stock and the background is the specialty DSP Christmas Cocoa.  I then used a piece of the White satin ribbon and attached.  Took the first image I had punched out and applied to the center of the cup over the window sheet.  Added a few glue dots for extra adhesive and attached all to the card.  I did cut down the riding hood red card stock to about 3-1/2" long.  Right up under where the circle was punched out.  Hope this makes since, but if not let me know and I will try to explain better.  Thanks so much for looking.

You may also like this project

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dasher Ornament

This ornament was so easy and only took me about 10 minutes to make.  You could actually make quite a few in a matter of minutes once you have everything together.  I actually found it on StampinUpLNStampers, blog finds for the day, which is a group of Stampin Up demonstrators and any one else who would like to join.  They use only stampin up items on their blog finds for the day.  It was so easy and instead of telling you how to do it, I will just send you to the tutorial which is here, and called Stamp with Tami.  All you have to have is a clear ornament ball that you can get at Michaels or AC Moore, Stampin Up Silver embossing powder, versamark, embossing buddy, stamp set and heat gun.  Please check out the tutorial and thanks for looking.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Oval Scallop Punch Wreath

When I saw today's MOJO Monday Sketch, I knew I was going to do this wreath.  I had seen it on Julia's Punch Art Projects and was looking for an opportunity to be able to do a round wreath.  This just happened to be that sketch that made me move forward.  I was uncertain to how exactly it was done, but when I started putting it togehter, it just fell into place.  It is just so easy and so cute. 

I used the old olive card stock and punched out 15 of the scallop ovals.  I then brushed them over the Craft Whisper white ink pad.  You could probably sponge the white on also if you would like.  I then took my scissors and cut the top scallop on each side and then cut down 5 more at each scallop.  You can see a diagram on it here at Julia's site.  That may make it easier.  I also used the retired Riding Hood Red Card stock and ribbon.  Whisper White was used behind wreath.  Stamp sets used were Dasher and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the saying.  I misted it with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol.  Inside of the card was decorated with one stamp from the patterned Pines set, Hostess in mini catalog.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

City of David

When I saw the sketch for stamping 411, I knew I wanted to use the Retired Stampin Up Set called City of David.  My problem was trying to decide on the colors for the card.  I finally as you can see decided on Whisper White, but to give it a little more color I used another retired set, Lace snowflakes and used the smallest snowflake to add the real red snowflake.  The DSP I used was the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper.  I adhered a ribbon to the DSP and then adhered it to the card.  The small circle is the 1-3/4" circle punch and then using the circle scissor plus, I made the second circle with the real red card stock.  For the verse, I used whisper white, Soft Suede, and real red.  I punched the corners with the small ticket punch.  I also spritzed the finished product with the Shimmer Paint.  Below you can see what I did with the inside of the card.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Boxes

This is another box I made for the candles.  I just love making these boxes and they are so easy and so cute.  I used the Specialty DSP Christmas Cocoa for this box and also used the Stamps Delightful Decorations, and hostess stamp set Holiday Best.  And of course if you used the delightful decorations, you have to have the Ornament punch to go along with the set.  It just makes it so easy.  The cardstock is soft suede and sahara sand.  I also used the real red classic ink and the soft suede polka dot ribbon.  The little snowman at the bottom is a sizziks die that I borrowed from a friend at our stamp camp last weekend.  I just cut out quite a few and brought home to use as needed.  That is one good thing about these stamp camps, we all bring things to use that someone else may not have.  Thanks so much for looking.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Poinsettia Card/Wild Colors

This card was a lot of fun and I actually did it for a challenge on CPCM Ministries.  I just love the look of what the 5 Petal flower punch does when you score it to make it look like a Poinsettia.  Of course to do the challenge these are the colors I had to use and thought, well why not.  There are pink Poinsettias out there.  So I went with it.  It turned out a little busy, but all in all, I thought it was cute.

I used the 5 petal punch for the flowers and the leaves.  Used 1/8" punch to get the centers for the flowers and used the 3/4" punch for the center saying and the 1" cirlce punch to adhere the saying to.  Cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore and Whisper White.  What a combination and no I did not come up with that.  That was part of the challenge at CPCM along with the sketch.  Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 Petal Punch Poinsettia Card

I saw a card simular to this one on Splitcoast Stampers and knew I was going to have to try it.  And as you can see, it turned out so pretty.  I was really happy with it.  I am unsure of who the person was but thanks for the inspiration.  I did try to find it, but could not.  Anyway, I punched out 6 flowers with the 5 petal punch, scored each petal down the middle and folded up.  I then attached them to the card with a glue dot.  I then cut out 2 more flowers with the punch in the old olive card stock.  Cut the petals off and adhered under the red to make the leaves.  I then used little pieces of cirled paper that were made when using the small hole punch and glued them to the center of the flower.  There you go, how easy is that.  I also spritzed the card with the shimmer white shimmer paint.  Love that shimmer paint.  The base of the card is very vanilla, then real red and another piece of very vanilla over that.  The Merry Christmas is from the set "Four the Holidays" in the Holiday mini catalog and is stamped in the Old Olive classic ink.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Lounge

This is a box I made for the candles I am making as gifts.  I really like this one, because it is made with the Stampin' Up! Holiday Lounge DSP.  I also used a diecut for the snowflake on top of the tree.  The actual box is made from the Sahara Sand Cardstock.  On the top, I stamped an ornament from the delightful decorations stamp set and punched it out with the Ornament punch.  Tied a White Ribbon around the box and it is done.  I did cut the big tree out on the front and then pop dotted it to the front of the box.  It is hard to tell from the angle I took the picture.  For directions to the box, please check out my post here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Best Yet/Dasher

Don't you just love Dasher?  That is what this stamp is called and it is a single stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Again, I used the shimmer paint in a spray mister to mist the whole card and it does shimmer.  Actually Dasher got a double dose, because I stamped him in Taken with Teal classic ink and then using a sponge dauber, I covered the ink with the Champagne mist shimmer paint.  I wish you could truly see the effects as I see it.  This is for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge and I threw it together so quick.  I used the Holiday Lounge DSP and also for the saying, I used a retired stampset, Best Yet.  There are just some sets you can not part with and this is one of those.  Thanks for looking!

A Flower for All Seasons

Yesterday was Mojo Monday and I just fell in love with the sketch they had.  I decided to use an old, but wonderful stamp which is in the stamp set "A flower for all seasons".  I also love this DSP which is in the Stampin' Up! catalog called "Holiday Lounge".  Here I used the Ruby Red side of it along with the Sahara Sand and Whisper White Cardstock.  Inks were Ruby red and Basic Brown.  Markers used were Ruby Red, Always Artichoke and creamy caramel.  I also used the Merry Christmas from the Delightful Decoration set that is in the Holiday Mini. And as always, I spritzed it with the Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Love this stuff.  Thanks for looking and comments welcome!

Ornaments with the Ornament Punch

I was trying to get a good picture of the ornaments I had made with the ornament punch and my granddaughter walked in and I asked her to hold them.  Well as you can see she started acting silly so I just had to share the pictures of her holding the ornaments with you.  I also have a close up of one of the ornaments below, which gives you a better idea of what they look like.  I actually used an old in-color, Cranberry Crisp with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint to create them.  With one I used 5 of the stamped images punched out and with the other 4.  I think I like the one with the 5 better.  All you have to do is score them down the middle and then you adhere one half side to each other until all are adhered together.  Hopefully you know what I mean.  I should have taken a picture of making them, but really they are quite easy.  Before you adhere the last two halfs together, you insert the ribbon with whatever decorations you would like and then adhere them and the ribbon stays put.  Thanks for looking and let me know if you have questions.  I will try to answer!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Candle and box

This is a set I did as a challenge for Stampin' Up!. It did not make it to the final, so I am posting for everyone to see. This would make a perfect gift and so easy to make. The box I did, by measuring the candle and then cutting the paper and scoring to add a inch here and there. Directions are following along with a list of items you will need to complete the candle and box as you see it here.

List of Stamp Sets:
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Country Morning stamp Set, hostess set (saying only)

List of Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
2 sheets 12X12 Melon Mambo Cardstock
1 sheet Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
Rich Razzleberry ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Elastic Cord (mini catalog)
Ornament Punch (mini catalog)
Snail Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Heat Tool (embossing gun)

Other Supplies Needed:
6” tall white or cream candle (width approximately 3”)
Wax Paper (cooking wax paper)
White Tissue Paper

Directions for Candle:
For the candle, you will need the “Upsy Daisy” Stamp Set, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad, White Tissue Paper, Wax Paper and a White or Cream Candle. Cut a piece of tissue paper the length that will wrap around the candle but not overlap and about 4” in height. You will ink the stamp with the Rich Razzlebery Classic Ink first and stamp close to edge of tissue paper. Clean stamp and then ink the stamp with the Melon Mambo Classic ink and stamp over the first image. (You do not have to stamp in the same place, looks better if you don’t. Just in close proximity of the first stamped image. See candle above.) Continue to the end of the tissue paper kind of overlapping the beginning of the next stamped image with the end of the last stamped image. When finished, ink the saying from the “The Country Morning” Hostess stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Classic ink and stamp in center of tissue paper underneath flowers.
Once complete with the stamping, trim down your tissue paper on top and bottom as close as possible. Take a piece of wax paper and cut it or tear it so that it is not any taller than the candle being used and long enough so that it wraps completely around the candle and then some. Take your stamped image and wrap it around the candle till it meets. Then place the wax paper on top of stamped tissue paper and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Pull wax paper tight around candle and pinch close with your fingers making sure the wax paper is tight against the candle. Heat up your embossing gun about 25 to 30 seconds then moving quickly wave it over the stamped image making sure you hold the wax paper tight. You will notice when the tissue paper image starts adhering or embedding into the candle. (Don’t hold in one spot or you can over melt the candle, just wave it) Once you have went as far as you can with the heat tool, slowly peel the wax paper off the candle and move to the next part of the image by doing the same as the above until you have imbedded the stamped image all the way around your candle. It is best to try and not use the same spot on the wax paper as you move around the candle, but you can use 1 piece of wax paper many times. Once you have adhered the image all around, your candle is complete.

Directions for Candle Gift Box:

Cut (2) pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock 9 ¾” width X 10” tall. With the 9 ¾” cardstock across top of cutter using the scorer, score at 3 ¼” and again at 6 ½”. Turn paper with 10” side of cardstock across top and score at 3 ¼”. This will be the bottom of the box. At this point you will need the sticky tape. Face each side of box together as if putting together. Place sticky tape on the top of each side that is going together as shown in picture below. Adhere together.

You can cut the bottom at the score mark on inside up to the 3 ¼” score mark on each sheet, or you can put together and then cut.

Do the same for the other side of the box, making sure that each side which goes on top of other side, both are toward the back of box, so front looks smooth. Now take the flaps at the bottom of box and turn in to form bottom of box. Place sticky tape on the last panel and fold up to adhere as shown in picture below. And again make sure the panel you put the sticky tape on will go to back of box to make front smooth.

The box will be 6 ¾ “ tall and 3 ¼” wide when complete.
Use the Ornament punch to punch out two ornaments for the front of the box from the same designer series paper. Place pop dot on back side of each ornament at the top. Cut (2) 1 ½” pieces of silver elastic cord and make upside down “U” shape with each piece and adhere to back of ornament by placing each end into the glue dot. Do this with each piece of ribbon.

Place two pop dots on the back of each ornament. Cut 1 piece of ½” polka-dot grosgrain ribbon 4” and another piece about 5”. Turnover and apply snail adhesive to the backside. Adhere to front of box as seen on box picture at beginning of box instructions. (Some of the ribbon will go over to the inside of the box at top). Then remove covering on pop dots and place ornament over bottom of ribbon.

Cut 6 X 6 piece of designer series paper.
Score at 1 5/16” on all four sides. (Line between 1 ¼ and 1 3/8)
On opposite sides, cut up to score marks on corners. See picture.

Put together with Tacky Tape on cut corners as seen below.

Fold up and adhere to inside of outside flaps. Your lid is now complete. Place candle in box, put lid on box and cut enough ribbon to go around box and tie bow on top as seen here.

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