Sunday, September 12, 2010

Holiday Spirit Sentiments 4

Hello everyone!!  Here we are on day 4 already.  It seems to me I was just typing the introductory post for Holiday Spirit Sentiments.  If I blink too many times it might turn into the October release overnight LOL.

Some years back I used to teach stamping classes to a group of women and whoever hosted the event received a gift from me.  I love to give tea lights because 1) I love candles 2) you can always use candles 3)  they were easy to decorate and 4)  I could always coordinate them with my thank you cards.  Several weeks before my release I often take a look at what supplies I have on hand and determine most of my projects.  I was digging through one of my drawers and I can across these tea light candles and bags and suddenly I remembered making these sweet hostess gifts.  If you are like me, the holiday season fills up with events and parties and I am often scrambling to put together a small gift as a token of my appreciation....and then I got thinking...this would make a perfect hostess gift for those throwing the holiday season events/parties!  It's small, inexpensive and says thank you too!  One of my favourite things about this ensemble is the sentiment I stamped on the edge of the tea light candle "warming up the season".  It couldn't be more perfect!

  1. Create card base and cardstock layers.
  2. Stamp circle images on cardstock.  Stamp sentiment on mini piece of cardstock.
  3. Layer all cardstock and adhere.  Apply sentiment in the corner.  Adhere pearls.
  4. Attach snowflake with threaded button and bells.
  5. Attach ribbon.

  1. Cut paper strips for candles.  Stamp with sentiment.
  2. Stamp cardstock and place in bag with candles.
  3. Create bag topper and layers.  Stamp sentiment and emboss with scor-bug. 
  4. Attach topper to bag.

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI available September 15th, Dot Spot by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Scarlet Jewel by PTI, Kraft by PTI, Mellow Moss by PTI, New Leaf by PTI
Patterned Paper: Material Girl collection by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accent: Linen Thread, Ribbon by PTI, Pom Pom Ribbon, Button by PTI, Pearl Swirl by Zva
Tools: Snowflake Punch by Martha Stewart
Other: Tea LIght Candles, Card Sleeves, Bells

Thanks again for stopping by!  You truly are my inspiration.  Don't forget to leave me a comment today so I know you have been here! I'll see you back for the final day of the September previews!

Have a wonderful start of the week!!


Laurel said...


Laura Isham said...

another spectacular project, Alli! I am going to whip up some of these to have on hand!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Dot spot looks so amazing in that colorful configuration. The sentiments you've offered are nice to finally have them all in ONE set! :)

Kalynochka said...

Your projects always look so clean and polished! The tea lights are a good idea that I might have to use soon....

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card and gift idea! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the sentiments seen so far and your card is so pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Just the perfect little hostess gift! Not only is it very pretty but it's very useful too! Great idea, tfs!

Gina Wrona said...

Love your tealight idea, definately have to case it for teacher gifts this year!


Michelle said...

Love the tea lights gift bag!!