Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tutorial Time!


Thanks for stopping by today!    I am very excited because I get to show you a tutorial that I made up!   Last year I started seeing these adorable Tea Light Cards and I fell in love with them!  I found several but just did not find any that were quick and easy  which is all I seem to have time for anymore.  So I decided to create my own.  One of my favorite card folds is the Easel card so I decided to make my project using the easel fold, I hope you enjoy!

Supplies needed:


1 Sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock cut into 3 pieces:

1—5 1/2 x 8 1/2

2—4 1/4 x 5 1/2

3 Tea lights

Designer paper

Tape Runner

Die for circles

Step 1:   Take the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card stock and score at

4 1/4 and then at 6 1/4 this is easel base.


Step 2:  Take one of the 2—4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheets and score it at 1/2. 1 1/4, 3, 3 1/4 this makes the box for the tea lights!


Step 3:  Here is where you use your die to cut your openings for the tea lights. Before you start with that go ahead and cover that piece with your designer paper so that you only have to cut them out once.  Also mark the underside for easy line up

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Step 4:   Now you are going to glue your box down by lining it up at the edge of your card base.


Step 5:  After you have the first edge taped down I used glue dots to put my lights down then pressed down on the glued areas.


Step 6: Now it is time to decorate your other 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet and attach it to your card base.


Finished Product!



Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Well, I love two things about this.....putting Margaret and Gus together. Is Gus stepping out on dear Stella? And, I love the tea light tutorial. Great pictures to help with the illustrations....I'm such a visual person.

Lawren said...

Thanks for the directions. I have wanted to make one of these for so long now.

Christina Hicks said...

So cool and your right, easy. I wish I had the circle cutter thingys, have to come up with a different idea for the but totally gonna try this. Thanks for the great tutorial Tammy.

sgc said...

Very cute! I going to try this!

mulberry station said...

Fabulous tutorial. I will have to get busy and make one of these.
Thanks a bunch! Nancy

Lola said...

Having blogger problems, so if you get two comments from me its only because I like your tutorial so much ;)

Wonderful gift idea. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and I hope to lift this for the holidays.

Charlene said...

Thanks so much for the directions for this :D

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