Lovely projects Carole, that lady has style! If you came from Carole's blog you know what I am referring to because you will be following the blog tour. If you have just started here then welcome...
Well there is no escaping it...Christmas is just around the corner. To give you some Christmas inspiration, myself and 11 other demonstrators are taking part in this blog hop - The 12 blogs of Christmas.
I love to decorate at Christmas and for me one of the most important things is a beautiful dinner table...after all we do spend much of our time here on Christmas Day! My projects today are quick and easy to make but add a little something special to the dinner table.
I am spending Christmas at my Mum's this year and have taken inspiration from her Christmas colour scheme of Teal and Silver.
Not the best pictures but it has been so grey here for the last few days.
I have used the stamp set Wondrous Gift and the colours are Taken with Teal and Whisper White.
All images were heat embossed using Silver Stampin' emboss powder.
The favour box is a very simple triangle box. The bottom trim was made with the pretty eyelet border punch. I just need to find some yummy chocs to fill it with now.
A tutorial for the candle can be found here, although it is very hard to find wax paper as the manufacturer has stopped producing it. Greaseproof paper will give a similar effect.
A trick that I found out purely by accident, if the image is looking a bit wrinkled after using the wax/greaseproof paper, just heat directly to the candle only for a split second and this will smooth out the surface again.
I just stamped and heat embossed the squiggly tree in silver on Taken with Teal card stock. I then cut around the image and embossed the image on the back.
Repeat this step again until you end up with two double sided squiggly trees.
Cut a slit into the top of one of the trees to halfway down, and do the same but from the bottom of the other tree. Then slot them together to make your 3D place card.
I used the star punch for the name tag, and edged it using a Versamarker the heat embossing in silver.
Again just make a slit on the botton of the star and slot into place.
I may look for some pretty glass beads to add at a later date.
BLOG CANDY ALERT!
Leave a comment and you will be entered into my blog candy to win the same set that I used for the above projects - Wondrous Gift. (Your set will be new and unmounted...not my used grubby one LOL!)
You will also gain an extra entry if you link to this blog hop. (Candy will close next Friday).
OK next stop on the hop is the talented Debbi Taylor. Click on the icon below to be taken to her lovely blog - I am off to take a look now.....
Thanks for stopping by
P.S. A big thank you to Carolynn for organising the blog hop while she has been very ill. You are a star!