Friday, December 4, 2009

Another JustRite Stampers Last Minute Gift Idea - A Chrismas Candle

Good morning! I think winter is finally here in MN! We have snow--not a lot but we do have it. I think the first snowfalls are so pretty, from inside my nice warm and cozy house. *wink*

Today I have another last minute gift idea to share with you. It's a home decor piece and it's very quick and simple but the great thing about it, is that you could use just about any of the JustRite stamp sets to create a gift like this. I went with a Christmas theme for my candle holder. To start out you will need a few supplies--a vase, glass flat beads and a candle.Place the candle down in the center of the vase and then fill the vase about half way with flat glass beads.Next you will need to make a decorative tag for the front of the vase. Like I said JustRite Stampers has several other sets that will work wonderfully for this project if you don't want to have a Christmas theme. I used a stamp center and border from Christmas Treasures along with the 3-1/4'' Wood Stamper.I stamped the image using Tsukineko, Memento Rich Cocoa. I used Ranger-Distress Ink Broken China (Blue) and Tsukineko, Memento Tuxedo Black for the sky. For the land I used Ranger, Distress Ink Vintage Photo and ClearSnap, Colorbox Ink Pumpkin Spice. I used cotton balls to apply the inks, it gives a nice soft and blended result. I used the Standard Circles Large S4-114 die templates from Spellbinders™ to cut/emboss the center. Then I stamped the border and used the same die templates as mentioned above but a larger size to cut/emboss the center and the outer side, creating a ring shape and then I inked the edges. I also cut/embossed a scalloped circle from Engraving Art Copper Foil using the Petite Scalloped Circles Large S4-115 from Spellbinders™. I sanded the edges of the copper foil and then I assembled as shown. On the border I added foam tape to the backside to add some dimension and then slid the ribbon through the top and I also added a tiny rhinestone for the center of the star.Supplies~
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Christmas Treasures, 3-1/4'' Wood Stamper
Paper~Georgia Pacific- White, Royal & Langnickle Brush-Engraving Art Copper Foil
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Broken China (Blue), ClearSnap-Colorbox Ink Pumpkin Spice
Misc.~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Standard Circles Large S4-114, Petite Scalloped Circles Large S4-115, Copic-Buttermilk Spica Glitter Pen, Rhinestone, Ribbon, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls, Vase, Glass Flat Beads, Candle

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed today's idea for a last minute gift. Here is another thought if you want to create this and give it to someone for the holidays you could make two tags for the front. One Christmas tag and another tag with a general everyday theme and then they could change the tags after the holidays and keep the candle holder out year round. Check out the JustRite Stampers Blog for Christmas inspiration and gift ideas. Stay warm and I hope you have a wonderful day--Happy Friday!!



  1. Heidi, your last minute gift ideas are spectacular! Love the candle! Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh Heidi, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty Heidi:) What a great gift Idea

  4. WOW!! I love this set and all of your projects! Gorgeous tag Heidi!

  5. What a quick, easy, and great gift. Thanks!


  6. The candle is beautiful! Love your work! Hope you are all doing good. Have a great Christmas!

    Kelli D.

  7. Heidi, this is fabulous--I'd love it on my table!

  8. This is just lovely, Heidi! Do you need my address? LOL Great job!

  9. Just gorgeous Heidi!! LOVE this idea ... aren't you the clever one!! Happy Holidays my friend ... sorry I'm so late commenting on all your beautiful creations!!!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous and so clever :)

  11. superbe


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