Monday, December 12, 2011


Today I have a cute, inexpensive gift idea to share with you -- a decorated jar candle!  I decided to go with a Winter theme rather than a Christmas theme.  That way it can be used for a much longer season.  I purchased an jar candle and removed the label.  Then I created a sleeve for the candle with My Digital Studio.  Basically I just added four layers of the stamp in four colors (Going Gray, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Marina Mist) and offset each just a bit, so that each color shows as a shadow.  Then I printed it out on vellum and adhered it to the jar.  Next time, I would probably just adhere the ends of the sleeve to the jar, so that the tape wouldn't show under the sleeve.  I added plenty of Jewels for a little bling.

I used the Snow Much Fun Stamp Set for the jar top.  I used the same technique with Dazzling Details that I used in my Shimmery Snowman Card.  I kept the design flat since it will be opened frequently.  Then I added a couple of snowflakes cut with the Northern Frost Die (with Jewels added, of course!) for the hang tag.  Hope you enjoy this fun project!

  • Stamp Sets – Snow Much Fun (W#122560 $27.95, C#122562 $19.95)
  • Stamp Brush Sets (MDS) – Snow (#128881, $1.95)
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Basic Black Craft, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie Marker, Marina Mist Refill
  • Ribbon – Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta, Marina Mist 1/4" Grosgrain  (#120929, $4.95), White Baker's Twine (colored Bashful Blue - #124262, $2.95)
  • Accessories – Dazzling Details (#124117, $2.50), Basic Rhinestones Jewels Accents (#119246, $4.95)
  • Punches – 2-1/2" Circle (#120906, $16.95), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (#118874, $16.95), 1-3/4" Circle (#119850, $16.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Circles #2 Die (#114526, $15.95), Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die (#120901, $21.95)

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