23 November 2010

Katzelkraft DT - Tea light gift book

Hi everyone! My day to post on the Katzelkraft DT blog and I've made a tea light gift book  which I think makes a lovely small present for Christmas. The template is on the  Stampartic blog (thank you!) and it's very easy to make. I used the snowflake stamp from Santa KTZ 746_01 plate and the Tree stamp from the Lumieres de Noel plate

The gift book is made from two pieces of white card, one for the outside cover and one piece for the box which is glued inside. I stamped both sides of each of the pieces using the snowflake stamp and versamagic inks in olive, red and brilliance galaxy gold (it took a while :D). All the edges of the pieces are sponged with the gold ink and to cut the shape from the box I used a Nestabilities label die.
On the inside left I made a pocket and a tag to go inside. The tag is made using the punch out from the box with a punched hole for the ribbon and a white panel to write a message. All the words are die cut using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations alphabet die from glitter card.

The panel for the front uses the tree stamp and I used all of the inks sponged over the tree randomly to give a graduated colour effect. The tree was overstamped with the snowflakes and then I added a mat of red card and the die cut poinsettia flower and punched holly leaves edged in white brilliance ink.

To decorate I added the ribbon around the tea light box before sticking it down and around the outside of the book to close it. I also placed some red gems and edged the panel and the flower and star with stardust stickles. Then I added the tea lights, the box can hold six of them.
Have a good day!


creacora said...

hi chris gorgeous the ligt book you make the christmas star is so beautiful and the text lovely !!
hugs Cora

Unknown said...

Beautiful done Chris!
Have a nice day, Ageeth

Riet said...

So gorgeous Chris,I love your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Julie said...

A lovely gift Chris, beautifully done.

chris said...

Now this is special Chris, If only I could write this in the way my voice said it out loud!!
its so very gorgeous, love the TOTAL UNIQUENESS of your work.
hope you are ok love chris xx

Diane said...

Wow, Chris - this is so lovely and such a great gift idea! Thank you so much for sharing all the detail of how it was made! Have a great day!
Diane x

Renkata said...

Divine box, beautifly decorated.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris this is gorgeous and such a lovely unexpected surprise when you open it. Its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx