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Warming Holiday Home Tea Light Gifts
One of the pleasures of the chillier, darker days is to toast your toes by a real fire, with a book on your knee (the Stampin' Up! catalog perhaps!) and a steaming cup of hot chocolate at your elbow. I've tried to capture that comforting firelight in the little gift I'm going to show you today. Come and see:
This little decoration holds an electric tea light which flickers just like firelight. It's made of vellum and stamped with one of the beautiful little houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.
This is how it looks in the daylight when the tea light is turned off. It's very easy to make! I cut a strip of vellum into a 6-5/8" x 3" (17 cm x 7 cm) piece and scored it at 1-5/8" (4 cm), 3-1/8" (8 cm), 4-3/4" (12 cm), and 6-1/4" (16 cm). I stamped the house in each scored “frame” using the Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad.
Once I scored and stamped the vellum, I colored the reverse side using Blendabilities; then I trimmed the top and assembled it into a square shape. Tip: StāzOn ink is perfect for stamping on shiny surfaces like vellum, but because it's an alcohol-based ink (like the Blendabilities) you’ll end up with “dirty” coloring if you try to color on the same side.
These pretty decorations would make great presents, but are you wondering how you'd gift wrap them? Well, that's easy! In just a few minutes, you can make a perfectly-sized box using the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board. Here are the measurements: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" (4.9 cm x 4.9 cm x 8.3 cm).
I used rich Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for mine, and I think they look gorgeous tied up with lush Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon with some pretty tags. How would you decorate yours? Vicky Hayes 2014–2015 Artisan Design Team