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Friday, December 3, 2010

Candles for Christmas

Happy hello to everybody!
I just finished these candles for my mother-in-law.    She's super sweet and we're staying with her for a week over Christmas.  I will also bring her some homemade meals and cookies!!!
 I made the sleeve to go over the candles with Stampin Up ribbon,  card stock and patterned paper.  The punches are Martha Stewart.  I used Winter Lace for the Snowflake and Doodlecharm for the snowman, the scarf and accessories are from Snow Friends.  I put some Glitter Ritz to add some sparkle, it doesn't show up very well in the pictures!  Also, I added stickles, it sticks to candle :)
The cute face is a stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.

 I wanted to make sure that the candles would still be pretty when in use.  So I stamped some images on tissue paper (not toilet paper, lol!!!).  And then, I put it on the candle, put a sheet of wax paper over it and melted lightly with my heat gun.   I learned this when I was a Stampin'Up demonstrator ages ago.

I'm entering my candles in the following challenges:
Imagine-Nation at My Creative Time:  a gift
Flaut It Fridays:  use the Winter Frolic snowman. I don't have this cartridge, this is why I used Doddlecharm instead.
Hope you like it and that she (my mother-in-law) will also like it!
Brigitte

15 comments:

Amanda Villarreal said...

What a great idea! Thumbs up for that tip too I never thought it was that easy lol! Thanks for joining us at Flaunt It Fridays!

Amanda♥

www.myscrappinobsession.com

Glora said...

So cute. I have made something somewhat similar for a blog hop I'm a part of next week. I think that a dressed up candle makes such a cute decoration. You did great!

Summer said...

so cute!

ScrappingStephanie said...

LOVE what you did with the candles. I am working on a bunch of these to give as gifts. I am a SU demonstrator and recently learned the wax paper technique. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Flaunt It Fridays:)

Stephanie

Marey said...

What a great idea and an awesome gift idea. TFS

girlia said...

really nice. good luck with the challenge

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

I need to try your awesome technique! Thanks for flaunting it @ Flaunted Fridays!
Sandra

Minta's Creations said...

I thinks it's adorable..
Check out my project for Flaunt if Fridays on my blog.
Minta
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Really cute project I just love it.. thank you for playing along on FIF challenge blog...
The Scrapbooking Queen

DORCAS said...

These are really fabulous! I love all the detail on each and everyone of them! Great job on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at FIF!!! have a fabulous day!
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

Great idea!Dina

Janis said...

Awww sweet. Thanks for playing at FIF! :) Janis

Laurel said...

What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at the FIF challenge! :) Laurel

Raven B said...

Cuteness. I LOVE the colors of the whole thing!!!
Hugs,
Raven

Card Creations by C said...

what a clever idea. I love it.