Friday, October 29, 2010

A Short Term Farewell and a Votive . . .

Hey Gang!  Don't let the title of this post scare you.  Although this is my last post for La-La Land Crafts Blog, I'll be back at some point.  My farewell is for a short time since I'm awaiting the arrival of my little guy.  Like I said, I wanted to go out with a BANG with this post.  I hope you'll stick with me because I have lots of photo shots to share with you!

For my project, I made a Votive Card using a tea light.  I saw this on Splitcoaststampers some time ago and thought I'd give it a try.  I made this Votive Card two-sided . . . one in a Halloween theme and the other in a Christmas theme.

Here's the  Halloween theme featuring Pumpkin Marci and Witch Marci

Got Candy? 

Witch Marci is just flying by to say "HI"!

Now here's the Christmas themed side featuring Santa Marci, Caroling Luka, and Winter Marci.

Ho, Ho, Ho . . . Merry Christmas!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

This is the top view looking down on the tea light.

I wanted to show what the Votive Card looks like with the lights dimmed and the tea light on. 

How did I make this card?  Here's the dimensions . . .

I cut a piece of CS at 8-1/2" x 12".  On the 8-1/2" side, I scored the CS in half at 4-1/4".  Turn the CS around to the 12" side and score at 3", 6", and 9".  Using an Exacto knife, cut on the score line from the 3" mark to 9" mark.  This will give you an opening for the tea light.  Decorate as you wish and adhere the two ends shut.  You can make the dimensions any size you want, it's totally up to you.  I hope my directions make sense . . . I'm not good at tutorials.  You can actually fold up this Votive Card and tie a ribbon around it to give as a gift. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it.  I know I'll keep this out in the next couple of months.  Be sure to visit the Online Store to get your Marci & Luka stamps.  They are perfect for the upcoming holidays!  Thanks again for all your support and I'll definitely keep you updated on the "boss"!


  1. wow! amazing project, Mama! LOVE it! all the best to you and hope the baby arrives safely! congrats to you and your family in advance! =) big hugs!

  2. This is adorable! I can not wait to have five minutes to give it a try. I love your coloring and I love the way that you can now use it for more that one holiday. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

  3. Oh my gosh, Mama! This is amazing! I gotta try this one day! So detailed! Thanks so much for the instruction!

  4. This is so cute Mama! All the lil Marci's look spectacular and you've convinced me that I need a couple for Christmas cards! ;)
    I love how you can cover two holidays with just the one card! And your instructions were very clear, you're great at tutorials!
    Take care!

  5. this is such a beautiful project! you are definitely going out with a "bang!" i love all the details that you put on it and esp. the idea that it can be used for halloween & christmas! take care mama and we'll see you back soon! happy halloween!

  6. You've been busy!! Wonderful creations!! I'll be thinking of you and hoping your new bundle of joy is here soon--healthy and happy!

  7. Mama, your project is fabulous, what a gorgeous creation! TFS with a tutorial too! Take care of yourself and hope to hear the good news soon!

  8. wow, these are so beautiful! good luck with everything!

  9. These are darling! Can't wait for the baby to come!

  10. You sure are going out with a bang, Mama. I'm amazed with all your creations these past days - started on Valentine projects yet? Take it easy until baby boy comes.

  11. OMG Mama! This project is so pretty! Love the votive candle. Hope all is well and you are feeling pretty good as you wait for your little bundle. Can't believe you are still crafting!! Take care!

  12. What a great project Mama! You're definitely leaving blogland for a while, with a big Bang! I love that you can use this for two occasions. Your coloring is always gorgeous and your instructions very clear! I hope to try this. In the meantime, take care, the Boss will let you know he's ready, and don't forget to let us all know! Better teach hubby how to "blog" update for you LOL! Hugs, Cami

  13. I absolutely love this!!! Super idea, and I love the 2 different sides!!

  14. HOLY MOLY...MACARONI!!!! I truly love this MAMA! you did a FABULOUS job on this awesome card/tea light/creation! you did an unbelievable...I am just speechless! this is a super duper...jaw dropping project! just reading what you had to do...whew! I rather just admire what you made. I don't know where you get the energy...but I am so glad you do! lol! hope you have a wonderful week!

  15. Oh Boy Mama!! This is just too cute and pretty! Thanks for sharing your directions... now if only I had the time!
    Jodi =)


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