Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Magic!

I'd just like to start this post telling you that in no way is this my idea (I wish I could come up with something so cool!).  I CASEd this off Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya, she gives a great tutorial.

Did you know that you can take this...


Turn it into this...


Package it all up into this...


Like this...



And your final package looks like this!


But, wait there's more.  You can safely burn these (I tried myself).
This is the tealight burning.



This is after burning for about an hour. I didn't expect the stamped image to still be intact, but as you can see it was.




And this is the tealight burned all the way to the end, and still the image is intact.



Here's another sample of tealights done with snowmen.


Supplies for Fall Tealights
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Confetti White
Ink:  More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Cajun Craze
Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Punches:  1 3/8" circle punch, 1/16" hole punch
Accessories:  Heat Tool, SNAIL, Sticky Tape, Paper Snips

For the Snowmen Tealights I used A Cute Christmas stamp set.

Tips
  1. The instructions on Tanya's blog are really easy to follow.
  2. The only tip I have is to cut a sliver off the 4 smallest flaps (the only piece that's left after you cut all of the shaded area in each of the corners) like the picture below.  It just helps them fit under the larger flaps when you fold them over.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

9 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! Tammy this project are totally ROCK!!! Love it. You did amazing job. Hugs, Nat.

SherriC. said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to try this

Shari Winterstein said...

These are fantastic. I have to pull this off and save it so I can make them myself. Thanks for blessing my evening and inspiring my art. :)

kay said...

Hi! I just wanted to know how you heated your tea light to have your tissue image stick onto the wax. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tanya Boser said...

Tammy, you did a fabulous job with this project! I really like how you demonstrated how safe they are to burn because people always ask, lol. And I certainly don't mind you sharing this project :)

CRYSTAL said...

Oh, this is GREAT! I've seen it done before, but I really like that you showed that the image lasts...I think I'm gonna give it a whirl! :) tfs

karen culler said...

oh my stars this is the best. am definetly going to case this one for Christmas gifts.

Cindy said...

Your tealight candles are wonderful! Love the packaging too! #271 following from Stampin Connection.

Charity said...

This is a great idea! I think I'll have to give this a try.