Sunday, September 23, 2012

Repurposing for the Holidays

This week at One Stitch at Time, we're playing BINGO! Vicky designed a great board for us (see Challenge), so just pick 3 squares on the diagonal (you muct include the center square, a Digi image).

I chose "Buttons, Digi, Sentiment" to make this cadle. The Pine Cone Corner image is by Delicious Doodles (available at StitchyBear Digital Stamps) and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I've had the candle over 6 years; it was a house-warming gift, but I don't really burn candles so I figured it was time for it to have a new life.

I first saw the "stamping" on a candle technique on Christi's Creations during a Blog Hop about a year ago (Oh my gosh, I can't believe it's been so long ... a year at Feline Playful!) It really is easy! I followed the simple instructions at Splitcoaststampers. To run tissue paper through your printer, tape it securely and flat onto a piece of cardstock. You don't want to get it caught in the rollers... seriously, you'll be pulling out tiny pieces forever! The tissue paper I used was actually the protective sheeting for some acetate sheets. Sadly, I've used it all up now so I'm gonna have to buy actually tissue paper sheets!

I had so much fun making the candle that I decided to make a whole gift set. I had printed the image/sentiment on the tissue paper
twice (I didn't think it would be so easy to color in pencil on the tissue paper), so I used the extra one to make a window card. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time: BINGO (left)

Anything But A Card Challenge - Anything but a card
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas is just around the Corner
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge: Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes

Hope you'll join the "BINGO" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week. For entries using a StitchyBear Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), the prize is 3 Promarkers from Creative Craft World! You're welcome to enter the challenge using different products, but instead you'll be entered into the draw to win a $3 coupon to StitchyBear Digi Stamps. Can't wait to see your projects!

Thank you for visiting,


nwilliams6 said...

Fun image and great card and candle. I have got to try that candle technique!

Josephine said...

What a fabulous combination for Christmas! Love it.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely Gift set! What a great idea! Judy x

Ellis said...

Wonderful gift set you have made, nice to redecorate the candle and I'm guessing the jar got a new decoration too! =)
Thanks for joining us at Recyle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

All beautiful christmas projects, love them
Lindsay xx

Jessica Griffin said...

CG, your candle is AMAZING!! It's beautiful, especially the color you've added, and the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card! We really appreciate your entry!


NancyD said...

Really great project! Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Aunty Sue said...

Hi just had to pop over and marvel over this stunning candle. Just love it

craftygranny said...

Stunning candle i love it. Love the matching card too. Hugs trisha x

Lori said...

Your gift set is darling - love the tissue paper technique on the candle! So glad you linked up at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent!

Hazel said...

A beautiful set, someone is going to be very lucky! Hazel x

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely gift set and I adore the vine and buttons on the candle.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

Paper Profusion said...

Hi CG. Your beautiful creation will make a wonderful treat for whomever receives it! Thanks so much for becoming my 4th Follower. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Nicola x

Sammi said...

LOVE the candle!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Anything but a :)

Beverly G said...

Love this whole set and very clever Recyling and Re-Inventing. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Beautiful gift set CG. I love the candle and such a great use for the recycled tissue paper. Thank you for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

Oh God dear you never cease to amaze me. This is just extraordinary. Excellent.Love this. Thank you for joining us again.