Sunday, 18 May 2008

Candle gift idea

This is a really quick and easy gift idea. I bought a cheap candle from InStore and took off its outer wrapper. Health and Safety experts will now be gasping in horror as into the bin went the warning not to leave candles unattended. You would, of course, have to remove the decoration before lighting. 

I cut a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock that was slightly narrower than the height of the candle. I wheeled it using the Watercolour Vine jumbo wheel and then inked the edges of the cardstock with a Mellow Moss ink pad. I did this to make the edges stand out from the candle, which is pretty well Very Vanilla itself; I didn’t want to layer the Vanilla cardstock on to another colour as this would make it hard to wrap around the candle.

I didn’t measure or score the cardstock at all, I just rested it on the candle and carefully wrapped it around, folding it as I went. I glued it together and then tied round some of my beautiful new taffeta ribbon.

I kept the tag small so it didn’t overwhelm the candle and tied it on with my new linen thread; I need some exciting ideas for the linen thread as I seem to have a lot of it!

Stamps: Watercolour Vine jumbo wheel (p40), Circle of Friendship (p62)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss
Ink: Mellow Moss cartridge, Mellow Moss ink pad
Accessories: Jumbo handle (p83), Taffeta ribbon - Mellow Moss (p86), linen thread (87) 1” circle punch (p80), ½” circle punch (p80), handheld punch (p80)

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  1. This looks beautiful! Classic, pretty...stunning!

  2. Wow! Beautiful and very chic!

  3. very classy gift idea, perfect for a hostess gift...wonderful idea

  4. Love, love, LOVE it! It's so classy and elegant. I'm so going to CASE that - just have to find some square candles now. CC

  5. I think this looks beautiful!

  6. love the candle! its a great gift idea :) i have some candles i picked up inexpensively somewhere ... now i have to find them .... hmmmmmm!

  7. This is gorgeous, Helen.....don't mind if I dig up my cube candles and use this for inspiration. That was some fashion of a question? Beautiful!

  8. What a great idea, this is gorgeous, so elegant.

  9. How pretty. I love the square candle and sleeve!!

  10. Beautiful! Serene design.


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