Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn Tealight Presentation



Presentation matters! Prettily wrapped gifts make receiving the gift all the more exciting. Even a very inexpensive gift, presented in a special way, makes the gift even more thrilling to receive. I found some very inexpensive, but YUMMY smelling tealights but they were in such mundane and insignificant packaging. I'll bet with a little bit of cardstock, some ingenuity, and a bit of TLC, that the recipient will be most impressed with the presentation AND the yummy smell of the tealights.


The measurements I am giving you will be appropriate for 16 tealights so please measure your grouping of tealights before you begin this project. I understand that European tealights may be a different size from what we typically have in the US. Nevertheless, you can certainly adapt these instructions for your particular project.

For this project I have used Stardream Metallic Card Stock 105LB cover weight which is a very sturdy choice. For the matchbox style box to hold the tealights I have used the beautiful Stardream Metallic Bronze CS and cut the following:

Bottom of box - 9" X 6" scored at 1 3/8" on all 4 sides, using a bone folder to make all scorelines sharp. Clip to the score lines on the 6" side.

Cover for box - 10" X 6 1/4" scored on the long side at 1", 2 3/8", 5 1/2", and 6 7/8", again use a bone folder for the fold lines.


To make the bottom of the box to hold the tealights, fold in the small tabs and adhere to the longer tab, forming the ends and making an open box. I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. See how much nicer this already looks than the original packaging???


Before making the outside of the box (the wrapper) I cut a window with Long Rectangle Spellbinder die and made a border with Scalloped Long Rectangle die using Stardream Metallic Fine Gold CS. For the window I used CTI Glama Natural Translucent (Vellum) Clear and then added a couple of organza bows for dimension and interest.


Now on to the backdrop! I cut another piece of the Bronze CS to 6/14" X 10 3/4", scoring at 7 1/2". I then used  Stardream Metallic Fine Gold CS and Stardream Metallic Flame CS to mat the DP from the Memory Box Nightfall pack. I also added another bow and a couple of gold metallic corners.


At this point I adhere the completed matchbox with tealights to the base of the backdrop using strong double face tape. In order to keep the backdrop standing I used a small velcro dot. Finally I decorated the backdrop with an embossed chipboard tree and fence and Autumn FlowerSoft on the ground. And here is the final product!!!


Thank you so very much for coming by today and I hope you will try this project and let me know what you think about it. If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to ask me in a comment or send me an email and I will get back to you right away. Until the next time, hugs from Jacque!

CutCardStock products used in this project:





30 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely teabox.
Beautiful bows too.

marta said...

oh, I love this project. very, very nice.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your teabox! Your projects are always so beautiful! This would make a lovely gift! Thank you for showing all the products used!

Laila B. said...

Fabulous tutorial...I will defenitely...try it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!:)

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s a great tutorial JAcque. You have as always explained thing, so it´s very easy to follow and understand, and the final result look amazing. Great work hun.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous project! You did an awesome job sharing how you transformed the tea light box!

Snoopy said...

Brilliant project! I just love how you made your own packaging to enhance the gift.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Sandi Lou said...

The metallic cardstock really makes a statement with the project, very classy. I love the backdrop, the corner pieces are perfect.

vinita jain said...

I love this creation, the bows are looking so beautiful on this tealight box. Thanks for sharing your lovely tutorial, an inspiring project! The products are amazing!

Michaela H said...

I love this project. Thanks for sharing

Shazza said...

this is wonderful, love the colours

Glennis said...

A stunning transformation. I love the colours you have used too.

kayla-setter said...

I love the added dimension of the embossed chipboard tree & fence and the Autumn FlowerSoft on the ground.

KathR said...

Definately going to be giving this one a try...Awesome
Hugz Kath Fae Scotland

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous box. Thanks for the sharing your tutorial.

Asas à imaginação said...

Que projeto maravilhoso fez Jacque! E obrigada pelo tutorial, muito bom! Amei tudo!
Muito obrigada, Jacque!
Muito obrigada CutCardStock!
Abraços,
Marlei
Brasil

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful project! Makes a lovely presentation!

lucretia said...

Lovely project and very different.

Sue D said...

Beautiful way to give a package of tea lights. I like your choice of colors, the window and the bows on the box and love the tree die.

Venus said...

Hi! this teabox looks really pretty and functional. Thank you for sharing!!

Margaret Pender said...

Love the rich autumn colours in this. Thank you for sharing :)

Carmen M. said...

This is a great idea. You could use it for other things as well. Perhaps a get well card/box with tissue. Or chocolates at Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial these are going to be on my list for sure.

sandra design said...

Great gift idea.
Thank you for great tutorial.
Will definitely try to make one.
Hugs
Sandra

mandy said...

Absolutely stunning what a fab idea I love giving tea lights as a present so this will be a perfect gift cannot wait to adapt these for Christmas presents the tutorial is super Jacque :)

Thanks so much for the idea

Hugs Mandy xxx

UTs Hobby Time said...

Such a terrific creation. The metallic card stock adds class to creation.Those bows are perfect finishing touch. You work magic with those hands of yours!

Scrappinkar said...

What a gorgeous tealight box! It looks so elegant and it would be a wonderful gift for anyone! Also, thanks for a chance to win that great fall package (we're in it for the candy lol)!

mags said...

This is gorgeous. What a beautiful gift to give someone. Great tutorial too.
Mags
x

Regena said...

WOW!! that's gorgeous!! Great gift idea..thanks for sharing..hugs Regena

elfenkind said...

Hallo Jacque,
i love this projectand the final result look amazing.Your projects are always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

MA-MI said...

Jacque, this is a great idea and the colours are perfect for a fall project. Hugs, Maja