Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tealight Candle Box Card

Hello everyone...happy Sunday :) It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox. Our challenge theme for the next fortnight is Anything Goes. Hope to see you playing along with us this fortnight.

I've made a couple of tealight candle box cards...phew, that's a mouthful birthday gifts for my two nieces. I'm slightly late with the first one, which was last Monday, but very organised for the next one which isn't until next month! You win some and you lose some :)

Here's the first one:

The box card is made from a free cut file that one of the MTC forum members posted back in August. I've been wanting to make one of these since I downloaded the file. I think they make a lovely, useful gift-come-card that can be used instead of ending up stuck away in a drawer.

The card base is SU Concord Crush...bit of a story to that!! I managed to run out of CS in the middle of making this...thank goodness Bronwyn came to my rescue...thank you so much Bron...*waving madly* Anyhow, back to the project...the DP is all Kaiser from the 6"  Magic Happens paper pad. The stamped sentiment on the tag is SU. I used a fancy Spellbinders die cut to back the handmade paper flower on the belly band. It's been a long time since I made a flower...I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it. Well, actually, I nearly had forgotten how to make them at all lol  I also forgot how heady the perfume of the Isocol is lol  I think I could become a rubbing alcohol sniffer...forget the glue sniffing thing, nowhere near as nice as Isocol :) The edges of the flower were sponged with SU Elegant Eggplant ink and the centre is finished with a rhinestone. The flower then had a spritz of Glitter Dust...the first time I've used it and I love it!!

Here's the second one:

The base card is SU Soft Suede and the DP is a mix of SU & Kaiser. The stamped sentiments are both SU. The fancy shape is included in the file and has been cut from the SU DP with a mat of Soft mirrors the same cut-out shape inside. This has been topped with a Spellbinders fancy tag die-cut and a stamped, punched circle.. The whole panel has been popped up with foam dots to allow the SU seam binding ribbon to pass underneath. The ribbon ties at the side to close the card. Rhinestones have been added under the stamped sentiments for a little bling :) I just have to go and buy some Body Shop scented teaslight candles to fill the box, as I've done for the one above. Can't be having one nice smelly card and one boring one :)

Please go and check out my wonderful teamies' fabulous projects...links are all on my sidebar.

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Waving madly back at you! These turned out so well and even better IRL. Hey, I ended up getting Make the Cut so I guess a lesson at your place might be in order.

Mary J said...

These are gorgeous, Lynn! I might have to case this for my MIL's birthday coming up!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

These look great Lynne - such a fantastic gift idea and beautifully executed :)

Tracy said...

Both of your boxes are amazing Lynne. I've always thought these were so clever. You picked great papers and I love the fancy cut of the window. Hugs!

H2 :) said...

These are so pretty, Lynne! Perfect combination of card & gift. Hugs :)


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