Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I've candle stamped before, but this was a great way to stamp the tea light candles.
I learned how to do this from Nicole Tugrul's website. The trick is to put tissue paper between two sheets of copy paper and punch out your circles with your circle punch. Stamp the image on the tissue and punch a small hole in the center so you can pull the wick through. Then you take the heat gun slightly to the candle until the tissue melts into the tea light candle. I hope to make some more of these in the next couple months for the holidays.
These Halloween Holders were fun to make. I bought the anti-bacterial hand gels at Bath and Body Works (5 for $5)and got the idea from Erica Cerwin. I cut two pieces of cardstock. One is at 3" x 10" and the other one is 6" x 1 1/2".
Then I turned both pieces long ways in my cutter and scored the biggest piece at 1", 2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2" with my scoring blade. The smaller piece was scored at 1/2", 1 1/2", 4 1/2" and 5 1/2". Use a Bone Folder to crease the scored lines. On the smaller piece, you will need to trim off the outside tabs (1 1/2" long on all 4 sides). The hole was made by using the medium oval punch, although it is too small a hole for the bottle of hand gel, so it needed to be punched twice by punching as close to the scored line at the top and bottom as possible to make the oval wider.
Then I applied Sticky Strip to the sides of the smaller piece as well as the side tabs. I peeled off the red tape only on the bottom tab and attached it to the inside of the bottom lip of the biggest piece. Then I peeled off the red tape on the tabs and taped them down to the bottom side of the biggest piece. Then, I removed the red tape from the other side and adhered it to the back part of the biggest piece. Now the gel should fit inside the hole and it can be decorated as desired inside and out.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I was at a demo meeting about a month ago and a demo friend Anna Marie shared with us how to make these cool tube holders. I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the base.
I used the Wicked Cool stamp and Web Embossing folder die in the Big Shot. Measure Pumpkin Pie Cardstock at 7 3/4" x 5 1/2". Score at 3" from both ends on small side. Measure 3 7/8" for the middle. I cut 2 1/4" from the top and from the top to cut the slits to hold the tube. Measure Black cardstock at 2 1/4" x 5 1/4".
I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Oval Punch, and Scallop Oval, Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. The tube was filled with orange Tic Tacs.
I've made gum holders before, but I had to make some of these cute little goblin gum holders for some of my friends this year. I made the goblin ghost my using the owl punch with Whisper White cardstock and then turning him upside down (cutting off his little feet)and attaching black eyes. I used Tangerine Tango cut at 6" x 3 5/8" and scored at 2 1/2", 2 7/8", 5 3/8" and 5 3/4". I used the Spider Web Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I attached a belly band that is 1" x 8 3/4". Kris Holly has a video on how to make these on her website.