Serendipity Stamps Scor-Pal Project Blog Hop

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It is finally October and the Summer is officially over.  I am so excited to be able to put out some Fall and Halloween decorations around my house.  Today the Serendipity Design Team was challenged to make a Christmas project using any one of the many projects on the Scor-Pal website.  I use my Scor-Pal every single day, couldn't do without it so it wasn't hard to find a project.  Here's a link to the tutorial I chose to make.  The tutorial was done back in 2008 by Nancy Morgan and I decided to give it a little 2012 update.  I have a ton of photos today so I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

There is a little give-away up for grabs if you make it all the way to the bottom!

The Project:  A Gift Bag with Hand-Stamped Tea Lights

This little bag measures 3.5 x 5.5 x 2.0 and was very easy to make.  First, here's how I made the patterned paper for my bag.  I used two stamps, Holly Greens Background and Snowman With Watering Can.  I only wanted the snowman's head, so I did a bit of masking using my stampamajig.

Use a Stampamajig to line up image on your page
Use mask to show portion of stamp you want and then remove plastic stampamajig plastic guide
Stamp through the mask

Repeat and color 

Here is the patterned paper all stamped and colored

Just follow the instructions on the tutorial link above to assemble your bag.  Here's a view, inside and out, all ready to decorate!
Now for the tealights.  They are so easy, and I mean EASY! I used the same masking technique I used to make the patterned paper.

Stamp image on white tissue paper and color with copics
Punch out the image
To punch out the tissue paper, it helps to put a sheet of typing paper behind it to make it a little sturdier.
Poke a hole in the center for the wick,  lay onto a white tealight and heat for just a few seconds with your heat embossing tool
You will know when to stop heating as the image gets very shiny, just like when you heat up  embossing powders.

Here's the cute little tag I made to go on the top of the bag using one of the Christmas Tag Cling Set Tags.   I embossed it with red glitter embossing powder and added some bells, holly leaves and a red rhinestone berry.
The completed bag has a Martha Stewart Pine Needle Edge Punch and the entire Snow Man with Watering Can image stamped and colored with copics behind a Madison Grand Window Die.  The cute holiday light swag is from Cheery Lynn (Christmas Light Swag).  
Whew!  That was a lot talk and I hope I didn't bore you or insult you with my many step by step details.  

Are you ready to bring our your scor-pal and create something?  Before you do, you will want to visit the blogs of the other Serendipity Design Team members.   Make sure to leave a comment on them all, because Mary Lee, the owner of Serendipity Stamps is going to give away a scor-it-board to one lucky winner.   Have fun!


Cathy, what a fun little gift set! I love the idea of the tea lights with the snowman face...I'm so going to have to try this for a Christmas gift!

Amy Cokley said...

Wow amazing job! You really stamped your heart out on this. And the candles are a great idea!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy What a great post - Love the step by step tutorial on how to make the patterend paper - (lining things up) and the fancy stamped tea lights...instructions even I can've taught me some new tricks today!! Your gift bag is amazing - glad you showed the close up photos so I could take in all the different elements of your project - really stunning and a beautiful gift!

Joyce said...

Such a great project. And, I love the step by step tutorial. I know you have told me before how easy those tea lights are, but I guess I didnt' believe you. But, you have shown proof. How cute that your bag is patterned inside and out, and I love the little snowman scene you created in the window.

ladybug said...

Love the snowmen on the inside of the bag, such a nice touch. The window set him off so well.... just a great treat idea!

Kim said...

Cathy, this is just amazing and those tea lights, so clever! What a wonderful gift for someone.

Too cute! Love your creations and I must try those candles. Thanks you so much for the inspiration using the Scor it Board. ~Candy

Really cute idea. thanks

Miriam said...

Love the bag AND the candles! Really cute idea for the inside of the bag too. I'll have to try this.

Marybeth said...

Love the window bag and sweet tag! Thanks for all the info on how you make the tea lights. I really like the lights you have been using on your window cards. Great informative post ,Cathy.

Love your projects today Cathy, such a great idea for the holidays. The lined bag is awsome. I have tried the tea lights before and had trouble with the hole for the wick, what do you use to make the hole?

cmarie said...

Just love your little snowman. How creative to do all the masking and making your own paper for the bag.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Renee said...

It's fabulous!!
Love the tutorial on stamping...
and that sweet precious snowman...
he's so adorable!!
This is such a fabulous project...
and a great gift!!
Love it!! :)

Sharron said...

Cathy, your little bag is so adorable! The stamped pattern on the inside is just fabulous and I adore the sweet snowman behind the window. The string of lights is such a fantastic addition too. Thanks for the info about the tea lights--such a cute gift idea!

Cheryl said...

I can't wait to start my Christmas cards! I love snowmen. The bag is just as cute as can be and the candles just make it all the more fun to give and receive! Thanks for sharing and by the way. Happy Fall and a Blessed Christmas season.

Pauline said...

This is fantastic Cathy! I love the decorated inside as well as the outside! Beautiful Christmas gift!

Carol P said...

what a wonderful, fun gift set-another great way to used the Scor It Board. Anyone would love getting the gift and winning the board!!

This is a beautiful gift set! All the detail that went into it makes it extra-special.

Kelly S. said...

Get OUT! Those are so adorable and creative, Cathy! They look just like they came from a specialty shop. Some pretty amazing coloring, too :)! And that bag! So fun with the snowmen liner!!

WOW!!! I don't have words!! Absolutely wonderful projects - I've tried the tissue stamping but only for large candles - those tealights are SUPER CUTE - must try it right away - such a sweet present.

What an incredible project! I just love it! And thanks for the tutorial on making the patterned snowman paper and tealights! Great info for me!!!! :)

Brandi said...

I have never seen stamped tealights before. How clever (& cute!)

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