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A few of my stampin’ buddies have birthdays close together this month and next month. We all got together and had lunch yesterday. I gave them each one of these candles. Totally inspired by Sara Levin’s. And a little Nothing Bundt Cake. This cake is the BEST ever cake I’ve eaten. I’m not a big cake fan, but these will put you over the edge……just sayin’.
I started out cutting my DSP, and I used the Follow Your Art DSP on page 165 of the new catalog. Each piece is 3/8″ wide and how ever long your clothes pins are. I had two different sizes. The ones in my stash were shorter than the ones I found at Walmart. I found using the Tombow Liquid Glue worked the best. The Votive’s I found at Michael’s, but went to Hobby Lobby and saw them cheaper.
The first candle I used hot glue to attach the clothes pins to the votive. As soon as they cooled off, they began falling off. So I asked Sara what she used, E6000, clear. It worked perfect. You do have to let the adhesive dry a bit or overnight. I put rubber bands around the clothes pin and let them sit. Once dried, they aren’t going anywhere. Once I got the clothes pins adhered, then came the fun part, decorating.
You can find these little lights at the Dollar Store. Two for $1. Make sure you test them when you get home. I had one that didn’t work.
I used my 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and cut them in a spiral. Used a skewer and wrapped the circle around. Once I had them all wrapped I used hot glue at the base to hold them together. I took Vellum and DSP and punched a bunch of leaves with the Leaf Punch. To add more texture, I pressed part of the leaves into my Versamark Pad and then Copper Embossing Powder and heat set. Now I was ready to start hot gluing my roses and leaves to the candles.
This one I used the clothes pins I had in my stash, they were shorter than then next two.
The colors I used coordinate with the Follow Your Art DSP, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Petal Pink.
Instead of making each of them a greeting card, I made tags. I can’t believe I forgot to take a photo after I had them in cello bags with their tags……….darn it! I tied each bag with the same ribbon I used on the candles and added a tag. You know for me, its all about the packaging.
I spritzed the flowers with Champagne Shimmer paint and Alcohol. I used the Parcels & Petals for the sentiment on the little tag & the die in this bundle (page 27) and the Delightful Day stamp set for the sentiment at the top. They were each punched with the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch, (page 34 and you can get the bundle and save 10%).
These candles were so much fun to make! I love to make the rolled roses.
June’s Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be awesome!
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