Wednesday 19 November 2014

Tea light gifts using Holiday Home from Stampin' Up

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 catalogue 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 what it looks like in the daylight when the tea light is turned off. It's very easy to make! I cut a strip of vellum 17cm (6 5/8") x 7 cm (3") and scored at 4 cm (1 5/8"), 8 cm (31/8"), 12 cm (4 6/8") and 16cm (6 2/8") The house was stamped in each scored 'frame' using Stazon ink.

Once the vellum was scored and stamped, I coloured the reverse side with Blendabilities markers, trimmed the top, and assembled it into a square shape. TIP: Stazon ink is perfect for stamping onto shiny surfaces like vellum but because it's an alcohol-based ink, like the Blendabilities, it would result in 'dirty' colouring if you tried to colour 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! The Stampin' Up Gift Box Punch Board makes a box the perfect size - 4.9 x 4.9 x 8.3 cm (1.75 x 1.75 x 3.25")

I used rich Cherry Cobbler card stock for mine and I think they look gorgeous tied up with lush Real Red satin woven ribbon with some pretty tags. How would you decorate yours?

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Back in the 70s Donny Osmond sang about Puppy Love and now I understand exactly what he meant! We have all fallen in love with our new bundle of golden fluffiness and she seems to be settling in pretty well.

Here she is enjoying a romp in the garden!

Don't think in all the excitement that I've forgotten about my Artisan Design Team duties! I'll be back tomorrow with my team pals when we bring you another fabulous blog hop. See you then!


  1. These houses are perfect for your lovely tealight design.

    Such a cutie in the garden, I wonder if Tuppence is sitting around with a "do I have to put up with a puppy?" expression on her face? Hope she is getting extra cuddles!!

  2. Wow! I'm loving it!

    Isn't little Eva just gorgeous? How was the first night?

  3. Oh these are gorgeous Vicky I must make one, in fact I may make a whole street of them! You have so much to inspire us here - thanks so much for sharing it all - Jacqueline xx

  4. Terrific tealight ornament Vicky.

    Awww . . . Little Eva is so gorgeous . . . no wonder she's melted all your hearts. xxx

  5. Hello Vicky

    What an amazing tea light house it's just beautiful.


  6. Hi Vicky
    Love your little house... Its Fabulous... Your puppy is sooooo sweet....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  7. Your tea light house is great and will make a lovely gift.
    What a cute picture of your new puppy she's adorable.
    Jackie x

  8. That tea light lantern is beautiful and Miss Eva is so stinkin' CUTE! :) xxx


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