The kind that break the camel's back. Savvy?
'Cause if you didn't love these stamps before now, your camel's back is going to be under a bit of strain:
Ingredients: Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps - 3 Step Hydrangeas, Whole Family; Paper - Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Almost Amethyst; Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Ballet Blue, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, PTI Spring Moss; Other - Martha Stewart Scallop Lace Border Punch, Large & Small Tag Punches (SU!), narrow white satin ribbon, dotted organdy ribbons, white gel pen
Isn't this GOJUS?!?!? (YILM!) This morning as I was contemplating
with panic once again the need to boogie on some Kitchen Sink projects since it's the last day of the month the beauty of these stamps and feeling as if I better get a move on or I will be in arrears yet again in my design team quota and Maria might just kill me I simply could not resist stamping with them again! So I ran shrieking and gibbering in fear to turned to my stash of miscellaneous stuff waiting to be turned into something fab and found this candle that I bought because I'm one of those people that just buys things on impulse, every retailer's dream lemming shopper just 'cause I liked the color. It's been a long time since I wrapped a candle and it really dresses up even the plainest dollar store candle (though I bought this one at Michael's as I recall!)
Actually, I really do love these stamps...JK, Maria, LOL! I've had a hard time tearing myself away from using them, if the truth be told, but I can't stamp with them ALL the time. My other stamps get lonely! ANYWAY...
Here's some other views of my faboo candle:
I took a piece of Ballet Blue cardstock, scored and folded it, then put it in my large tag punch so that the folded edge was lined up on the left side of the window. The punch will then punch out a perfect folded tag. I wouldn't try this with really heavy cardstock...you'd probably break the punch. I was pushing it with this Ballet Blue, but luckily, it worked just fine!
The narrow satin ribbon was a lucky find in a drawer where I keep ribbon for sewing and other crafts. Every other ribbon I tried was just too wide. The butterfly was stamped on a separate piece of paper, then cut out and placed with a glue dot.
The seam on a wrap is always a hard thing to manage. I cut out the leafy edge and overlapped two layers of the wrap one way, then the top layer was overlapped with the floral cut out edge on top.
I use sticky strip as the adhesive, but only at the ends of the wraps. Because, as you wrap the cardstock around the candle, the top layers actually are going to be longer than the bottom ones because they have a farther distance to travel. So it looks nicer if you stick all the ends together, put them on the candle and wrap, then stick the other ends down one by one.
The border punch is one I got at Michael's...Martha Stewart does not show this punch on her website any more, so it's probably retired, but I've seen it on Ebay, so you might be able to get it there.
If you decide to make something like this for your mom, or any other well-loved person, be sure to tell them to remove the cardstock wrap BEFORE they burn the candle. We are expressing warm wishes to our Mom, not letting her get too warm by burning her house down!
Well, I've got a kid at home with a cold today, so
I can't go shopping to buy more stuff to stick in my drawer and not use for 4 years like this candle my options are limited. Might as well stamp to pass the time! Ta!