The first is a simple little gift I made for my three student workers at the college. I found these great smelling vanilla candles at the Dollar Store, and had to get them. The tops look all crystally - like snow.
So I removed the paper from the store packaging, added snowflakes adorned with our SU gems, and tied it all up in the original package with ribbon. Here's a close up of the snowflake on top. Then I had the negative of the snowflakes I punched out and just couldn't throw it away, so I punched out pictures of my six grandbabies and mounted them in the spots the snowflakes came out of - how cute is that. I then mounted it on a darker piece of cardstock, and it's now hanging on my fridge. Here's a close-up of one of the images - this one features my little grand-daughter Makai!
Next I found these sets of lovely little tealights at the Dollar Store also - you've probably seen tealights with the tissue paper designs melted onto them. But I really loved the little glass containers these came in.
Here you can see the piece of tissue paper that I colored with SU markers and punched out. I also punched a circle in the middle of it for the wick to go through.
Thanks for stopping by - the next stop on the tour is Karen G's blog at http://cardsbykareng.blogspot.com/ - check out what she has to share and come back soon!! Stampingly, Maureen
Here is the package of five tealights with the tissue still loose on top of each of the candles. The next step is to heat each candle with our heat gun until the wax melts and the tissue paper becomes one with the candle. They turn out so nice - here's a bunch of them done and ready to be wrapped for gift giving. Each of my downline that came to my Holiday Party received a set of these from me. I hope they liked them. You can completely burn them and the image just sinks with the wax. After the candles are burned I'd think you could clean out the containers and use them as little place settings filled with candy mints or nuts - what do you think??