Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tombola Prize Crafty Goodies

Hello again,

Wow I seem to have quite a few posts for you recently!  What's going on? Well as you’ve probably red my son is leaving Nursery to go to Big School in September.
Just before the start of the summer holidays they have their end of year Sports Day, Graduation & Summer Fete.  So in true crafters style I made some little crafty bits to go into the Tombola Prizes.  I decorated some little Tea Light Candles and boxed them up into a little set of 4 and I covered a few little jotter notepads with our gorgeous Designer Series Papers (DSP)

Here are the little sets of candles.  A friend of mine gave me the boxes a while ago and they were just perfect for them.  I out a piece of coordinating cardstock in the base, a little tissue paper in between and tied the boxes up with our stunning ribbons or Seam Binding.

The images on the candles are done using an image stamped onto tissue paper.  Punch a hole in the middle of the image for the candle wick to go through and punch the image out to the right size.  Put over the candle wick.   Heat up your heat gun until it is nice and hot (this will stop you from burning or melting the candle too much) and then very carefully and quite quickly melt the candle.  Don’t hold the gun to close and you’ll see the candle start to melt and soak into the tissue paper.  You only need to melt the top a little until all of the tissue paper has been soaked in the liquid wax. Once it has cooled down the wax resets and the image looks fabulous!


The jotter notebooks were very inexpensive from that store where “Every little helps”   I covered them in some DSP, a little cardstock at the top which had been trimmed with the Scallop Punch and added the letters to spell NOTES from the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set.

The DSP’s cam from (Left to Right) – Lap of Luxury, Greenhouse Gala and Jolly Holiday.

I just love the alphabet letters as they are all so different and make up such lovely images when used together in your words. You can use them altogether as I have done here or you could use one as your starting letter of a word leaving the rest all plain from another stamp. A great way to do that is to only colour the second letter onwards with your Marker Pens so Happy Birthday becomes “appy irthday” but use a H and a B from the Broadsheet Alphabet to give it that WOW!

Hope you like these

Back Soon

Elaine x

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