Friday, November 5, 2010

Autumn Candle Gift Holder with Card

Have you smelled The Autumn candle by Slatkin & Co
at Bath & Body Works? It has a wonderful scent of a cool, crisp autumn day with a hint of spice! Mmmmmmmmm . . .
Amidst all of my Halloween planning and crafting, my good friend Carol, had a birthday last month so I purchased this wonderful smelling 4 oz candle for her. She is my Stampin' Up demo, so I felt that the card and gift packaging needed to be extra special!

For the card, I used all Stampin' Up products of course! I used the Watercolor Trio stamp set, the famous scallop border bunch, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango In-color cardstock, and Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon from last year's catty.

For the candle gift holder, I used a Bazzill sheet of cardstock that I thought looked similar to the Dusty Durango since I didn't have a 12x12 Dusty Durango sheet. It turned out that I could have used an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock for the holder, though. I cut the holder out using the cupcake holder creative feature on my Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge using 7 1/2 inches as the size. The candle seemed similar to a regular cupcake after viewing Joy's Life's cupcake sizing post (thanks, Joy!), so that's what I went with and it worked out well! Then after I assembled the holder, I added the polka dot ribbon as the handle, wrapped the candle in tissue paper, and tied it with some matching raffia - Voila! A coordinating gift to match the card!

I am currently working on my Thanksgiving cards, so I will post one hopefully very soon. Enjoy your weekend!

2 happy comments:

CricutLvr!! said...

What a cute gift idea!!! I love that stamp too! Thanks for coming by as well. Love reading your comments! Have a great rest of the week 8)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!!!

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