Today I'm bringing you a Stampendous Holiday Inspiration
project for when you're looking for a last minute handmade gift
Every year I try to come up with
creative handmade gifts to accompany the baked goods I give my
family and friends. I spend weeks trying to think of something and
then usually the last week before the holidays rushing around
trying to finish the projects. And every year I say I'm going to
start earlier...no more last minute projects. LOL! Join me today as
I give you a glimpse at the gifts I'll be crafting and giving out
Stampendous has some FABULOUS holiday
stamps for all your crafting projects. For this project I'll be
working with the
Cling Mount Snowman Greeting Set (CRS3006). As soon as I saw
that cute snowman I thought the winter scene would be so cute
stamped onto natural linen. I've been wanting to embellish candles
for a few years now, but thought the Snowman Greeting Set and the
linen would be perfect for a candle wrap. And because the wraps
just slip over the candle, when they're done with the candle they
can pull them off and use them on a new one.
- stamps (Cling Snowman Greetings Set by Stampendous)
- Memento Ink (Tsukineko)
- white acrylic paint
- fabrics & thread
- fusible web and Fast2Fuse Interfacing
- Cut two strips of linen at approximately 3.5 inches by 12
inches. You will need to measure your candle to determine the size
for your wrap. Allow an extra inch for the ends to overlap.
- Place one of the fabric strips onto a craft sheet and stamp
your image in Memento Ink.
- Begin coloring your image with Copics. I had a bit of color
bleed through the fabric but not much. Take your time and build up
the color. Don't over saturate the fabric.
- When you are completely done with your copics its time to add
some white paint for the snowman. I dabbed a bit of white paint on
my craft mat and picked up a bit at a time with my aquapen. You
don't want it to be too watery or your stamped image will run. I
tried to avoid painting over any of the stamped image to reduce
- The next step is to iron the stabilizer in between your pieces
of fabric. I cut the Fast2Fuse stabilizer 1/2 inch smaller in
width/height than the fabric.
- Stitch your pieces together up along the stabilizer.
- Once all the edges are stitched, begin fraying your
- Place your wrap around your candle & pin the ends where
they overlap. Pull it off and stitch it by hand.
- Cut four holly leaves out of fabric using the Cricut Winter
Woodland Cartridge. (The trick to cutting fabric is to adhere
fusible webbing to your material before you cut. Leave the backing
paper on until after you're done cutting. )
- Iron the backsides of the leaves together to give the leaf some
- Tie twine through red button and adhere leaves and button berry
to lid for embellishment.
Be sure to stop back on Friday for
more Stampendous Holiday Inspiration!!!