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Warming Holiday Home Tea Light Gifts

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! catalog 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:

 WARMING HOLIDAY HOME TEA LIGHT PHOTO 1 

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.

 WARMING HOLIDAY HOME TEA LIGHT PHOTO 2

This is how it looks in the daylight when the tea light is turned off. It's very easy to make! I cut a strip of vellum into a 6-5/8" x 3" (17 cm x 7 cm) piece and scored it at 1-5/8" (4 cm), 3-1/8" (8 cm), 4-3/4" (12 cm), and 6-1/4" (16 cm). I stamped the house in each scored “frame” using the Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad.

 WARMING HOLIDAY HOME TEA LIGHT PHOTO 3

Once I scored and stamped the vellum, I colored the reverse side using Blendabilities; then I trimmed the top and assembled it into a square shape. Tip: StāzOn ink is perfect for stamping on shiny surfaces like vellum, but because it's an alcohol-based ink (like the Blendabilities) you’ll end up with “dirty” coloring if you try to color on the same side.

 WARMING HOLIDAY HOME TEA LIGHT PHOTO 4

These pretty decorations would make great presents, but are you wondering how you'd gift wrap them? Well, that's easy! In just a few minutes, you can make a perfectly-sized box using the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board. Here are the measurements: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" (4.9 cm x 4.9 cm x 8.3 cm).

 WARMING HOLIDAY HOME TEA LIGHT PHOTO 5

I used rich Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for mine, and I think they look gorgeous tied up with lush Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon with some pretty tags. How would you decorate yours?

Vicky Hayes
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Supply List

Holiday Home Stamp Set (item # 135095)

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item # 119685)

White Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (item # 101856)

Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad (item # 101406)

Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon (item # 135840)

Gift Box Punch Board (item # 135863)

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  • Sarah-Jane

    Oct 18

    What a perfect little Xmas gift ......or Halloween.........marvellous 😀

  • Margie

    Oct 18

    I really like this--but I too am wondering what the dark shadow

  • Michele Zygmunt

    Oct 18

    Love your project!

  • Brenda

    Oct 18

    Love this-lovely

  • Susie Nelson

    Oct 18

    What a wonderful, creative idea! Thanks for sharing the creation and the procedure.

  • Pat Martin

    Oct 18

    Love this. How did you put it together? What is the dark shadow at the bottom? stampinpat@Juno.com

  • Penny Hanuszak

    Oct 18

    I love making tea lights for my dinner table out of vellum, and these beautiful little houses will grace my table one of these days. I really like the idea of giving them as an individual boxed gift. TFS.