Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tea light Christmas

I thought this would be a good gift idea combined with a Christmas card, the little box attatched to the card left just holds 6 Yankee Candle tea lights but you can adapt it to fit anything you wanted. The ones I`ve used are Mulled Wine and they smell gorgeous, it`s a shame we haven`t got smell-o-vision so you can smell how lovely they are!!

I wanted my card to be a 5" square as I wanted to be able to make the card and box out of A4 size cardstock so I made my measurements for the box to be 5" high and the width of the tea lights which is about 4cm. I thought it would be quirky to have the card open the opposite way for a change but the box could easily be attatched to the right if you don`t like this idea.
I`ve coloured the LOTV image with distress inks and added glossy accents to the lampshade glass and glamour dust glitter to highlight the snow and fur areas on the clothing.

I just had a scrap of acetate left from last Christmas with the snowflakes on and it was just enough to put in the window of the box, (here`s to not throwing out your scraps!!)

The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the berries are from last years Christmas crackers!! the sentiment is also LOTV and I just suspended the sentiment on a bit of bakers twine.

I`d like to enter this into this weeks LOTV challenge which is "Christmas in July". It may as well be christmas here in England as the weather sure feels like winter, at the moment it is torrential rain and thunder and lightning so it wasn`t difficult to do a Christmas card in the "summer" LOl !
While it`s such horrid weather I may as well get on with some more crafting, thanks for looking in, bye for now xx


  1. Gorgeous gift Sara. If you pop over to the lotv inspiration blog they have a non card competition
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. A gorgeous gift box Sara! I love the cute LOTV stamp! hugs, Marlies

  3. Brilliant card and pressie Sara and such a pretty image.
    Hugs louise xx

  4. What a clever idea, and so pretty. Jenny x

  5. Great idea, Sara! Love it! Hugs, Elizabeth

  6. Hi,this is just gorgeous Sara-so special and the perfect gift/card in one.Love this sweet image and your colouring is lovely too.
    hugs Lou.xx

  7. This is really beautiful. Very professional looking,Ruth :)

  8. Such a fabulous idea Sara! Where did you get the instructions for the box? Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Sarah x

    1. Sarah, I didn`t use a template for the box I just measured the tea lights that I wanted to use and made the box to fit them. I made the back flap of the card longer than the front and then attatched the box to it leaving the front flap of the card to open freely next to it.

  9. Hi Sara

    Thanks for replying so quickly. I would love to have a go at this sometime in the future.

    Sarah x


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