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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tea Light Candle Card

Hi guys. Today didn't go quite like I had originally planned (and it's not even half over yet!), but it left me with some time at my crafting table. I've wanted to try my hand at making a "Tea Light Candle Holder card". These cards are super cute -- and they're a card and gift all-in-one! How cool is that!??

I found a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers...and set out to try it. There's really not a whole lot to these cards -- just some cutting and scoring. Pretty basic...and very fast to make, despite how complicated they look!!! :)

I started out with some glossy gold cardstock. I scored and cut as the directions indicated in the tutorial. Then I folded it up and stuck it together using some adhesive (added my 3 scented tea light candles first of course).

Using the Fiskars spring Limited Edition Butterfly border punch, I punched a black border and then attached it to the side of my card flap. Then, I inked up a Sweet Stamps "Fanciful Butterflies" punch and stamped two butterflies onto some white cardstock, which I then layered onto some black cardstock. Finally, I also inked up a Fiskars clear stamp sentiment, which I also layered onto some black cardstock.

Using some stamp dimensional foam, I attached the images to my card base.

As you might have noticed, I stamped the 2 butterfly images slightly off the white cardstock. I thought it might be interesting to add more dimension to the card by adding some cut out butterflies on top of the images.

Stamping the same butterfly image onto some white cardstock, I cut out two butterflies and blinged them up a bit.

Finally I attached these butterflies onto my stamped cardstock...lifting the wings off a bit, so they have some dimension.

And my card was complete! It turned out super cute -- and I know I will be making more of these types of cards in the future! They're fun...and just a little something extra. :)

Well, give it a try yourself. You don't have to make a tea light candle holder if you're not into candles. You can fill the little tube with whatever you want -- whether it be candy or some other treats! The possibilities are endless!!! Have fun! :)

products used:
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Spring Limited Edition Butterfly Border Punch
Sweet Stamps "Fanciful Butterflies" stamp
Fiskars clear stamp (not sure of the name)
Bling from stash

Challenges for my card:

Also, I want to share with you a GREAT giveaway! Trudy, over at "True Gifts from the Heart" is celebrating her 4th blogaversary on February 4th. To celebrate, she is sharing with one of her followers (old or new). Check out the prize package! Wouldn't this be fun to win??? :)


  1. Very pretty! Love the rhinestone on the butterflies!

    Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you soon!


  2. Gorgeous love it! I've seen this too but never tried to attempt it... This would make a cute gift or even a party favor...
    TFS - enjoy your crafty evening!

  3. This is such a lovely idea, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea light card and gift to us at Let's Craft and Create.

  4. thanks for joining our challenge, this is fabulous what you created and the step by step instructions :)

  5. wow this is really fabulous. I've never made one of those cards... I'm a bit intimidated by them... but you did fab so now I'm intrigued... and may try it lol

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  6. Just beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  7. I just signed in with the correct gmail account. LOL

    Thanks for entering your beautiful creation in the Eureka Stamps challenge this week.

  8. Hi. What a lovely idea. Lots of lovely work and detail.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Love Sandra xxx

  9. Beautiful card. Never tried one like this before. Love the beautiful butterflies. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  10. this is very elegant. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in the challenge.

  11. What a cool project! I especially like that butterfly border. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  12. This is lovely Thanks for sharing at Eureka Stamps Challenge this week
    Hugs Sandra Dt xx

  13. I have seen this before however, your creation has inspired me to give it a go. Very nice job!
    Thanks for playing this week with Eureka Stamps Make it Sparkle Challenge.

  14. Just SO beautiful, as always, Divinity. Thanks for sharing this with us in our Make It Sparkle challenge at Eureka Stamps. I hope to see you again soon at Word Art Wednesday as well. Thanks for sharing your talents!
    Karen, DT Member Eureka Stamps

  15. This is lovely, so elegant.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  16. I tried to find the tutorial, could you tell me where you got it, grecomara at gmail dot com, just found you by mistake so glad I did. Totally cute card.


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