Friday, December 16, 2011

Week #11 of our 12 Weeks of Inspired Christmas Creations: Tea Light Card w/tutorial + Big Giveaway!

It's Big Giveaway weekend!  All you have to do to be entered is leave us a comment to this post and/or our facebook post about this that will be going up Friday morning!  THEN come back on Tuesday to see if you won!!  There is a LOT that I couldn't fit into this photo that will be coming your way...can't wait to see who wins!!

Today Inspired Stamps is a guest designer for  Lisa over at Honeybearz Designs and her 12 Days of Christmas!  If you came from Lisa's blog be sure to leave a comment and say hello!!  We love to hear from new friends and, you'll be entered in our Big Giveaway at the same time! 

Today I have this card that will truly shine some joy into someone's's a tea light card!  Remember, it's a paper card so you CAN NOT USE A REAL TEA LIGHT WITH FIRE have to get one of these battery operated ones (I am sure; my brother is a fire fighter :o):
 Here is the finished card with the tea light sitting OUTSIDE, but when you put it INSIDE, it looks like this:
These cards are great to make for ANY occasion, so let me share how to make them:
You'll need:
1 8"x11" piece of card stock (mine is cranberry from CTMH)
a punch or scissors or a cutting system to cut the windows out of the cardstock
4 pieces of 2x4 vellum
assorted stamps (Inspired Stamps used here are His Little Ones: Christmas Girl and Blessed Little Christmas)
assorted papers/ribbons/flowers to decorate ( I also used a piece of sticky back cork board for the 'merry christmas' stamp)
adhesive (use my Scotch tape runner)
a battery operated tea light
a way to score and cut (I used Martha's Scorboard and Fisker's rotary cutter, as always)

Ok, ready?
Let's get started:
First you need tohave your paper 8" across the top and then score your paper at 2", 4", and 6":
Next you need to turn the paper and cut down the center of your paper from TOP score line to Bottom Score line only...I drew in chalk so you could see it better:
Now you should have this:
Now cut the 4 windows, making sure you leave a little room between each score line so you have a bit of a frame for your windows or you'll have nothing to glue your vellum 'windows' to:

Ok, I photographed the top two windows wrong on this...they need to be facing a different'll see as we keep moving.  But you will now glue your stamped vellum 'windows' in place THEN fold this in half so the cut slit is facing UP:
See how the images are glued in...this photo is correct.  You will use your adhesive runner to tape both 2x 5.5 ends down (so the only pieces not glued back to back are your windows and that's where your tea light will set) Now decorate as desired:
And you are finished!  Ta da!
Ok, so leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the tea light card!  You must come back Tuesday to see if you win.  The winner has until Friday next week to email me or...we'll choose another winner!  

Don't forget our 50% sale is good only thru Sunday!  We are shipping the same day as most orders are placed and YES we ship Saturdays before 2pm! 
Until Tuesday,
Be the Blessing and have a WONDERFUL weekend!


  1. WOW what a great giveway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    I love those tealight holders, they're fun to make :)

  2. What a faantastic card!! It is gorgeous!! Thank you for the awesome tutorial! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Wow this is an awesome project!! Going to have to give this a try!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  4. This is so lovely. I will have to do this myself! Antoinette your giveaway is amazing!

  5. These inspired stamps are so sweet. And what a delightful project! Beautiful color combination! Thanks for the chance at such a generous giveaway! And happy holidays to you and yours! Looking forward to all the creativity to come in 2012!

  6. This Card would bring Joy to someone! I Love It! I've made some Projects using Tea Light Candles. But not with a Card yet. Thanks for the Inspiration. Awesome Job! Just became a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  7. I would LOVE to win. I'm a Christian, and love to make cards for my Christian friends and family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Oh wow, I would SO love to win these stamps. The door stamp alone is amazing. It could be used in so many ways....

  9. Awesome card--thanks for the directions. Fabulous giveaway too!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Wow, what a beautiful card/tea light holder. What an awesome giveaway, so much fun.

  11. what a terrific give away... ..Merry Christmas..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  12. great tutorial, antie!--love the tealight idea:)

  13. Antie this idea is fabulous, and the finished product is gorgeous. I've seen these before, but not with such wonderful stamps - I love the idea.


  14. wow, what a generous give a way, would love to win, and how beautiful your tea light card is!!!

  15. I love the tea light card. Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed the 12 weeks of Christmas so much. You have given so many great ideas to try and work on. I hope you will continue to do the tutorials - I have learned so much from them!

  16. I really like your card and the giveaway is awesome! Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.


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