Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hip Hop Ippity Gift Idea

Happy Hip Hop!!

I've missed you guys.  I've been a little busy these days trying to keep up with all the happenings going on at work and also preparing for the upcoming Christmas celebration!  My family LOVES Christmas and we like a lot of lights and we have two trees and even a Christmas Village that we put out!  So needless to say I have been trying to get it all done and it hasn't left me much time to blog or craft!  I hope you can understand!  :-)

Next on my list is to tackle my Christmas cards and some hand made gifts to give away this year.  And that's just what I have for you today!  We all need easy gift ideas for this time of year, don't we?  Well I have one to share with you that you can literally finish making in less than 30 minutes!!  Woohoo!!!

Maybe you have a co-worker or a neighbor that you'd like to give a gift to, but you don't have  a lot of money or time to spend.  Then why don't you make something like this beautiful candle cover made from vellum and a recycled jar!


I stamped Ippity's So This is Love winter trees stamp several times onto a length of vellum that  is long enough to wrap around the jar with a bit of extra overlap.  I used vellum tape to secure the ends together.  Ippity's Hybrid ink in the Burnt umber was the perfect color to stamp with and it dried well with just a bit of my heat gun applied to it.  (Take care not to burn the vellum or make it curl!)  To make the birds red I simply colored over the images with a Copics marker before stamping!

The snow was created first by tearing a plain white sheet of typing paper and applying it to the underside of the vellum.  Then I sprayed an adhesive using a mask cut to match the snowbanks and applied white cotton flocking powder on top of that!


Here is the candle lit up with a battery operated tea light illuminating it!  It has such wonderful glow and shows off these amazing tree silhouettes so nicely!!



Why don't you try one of these! I would love to see what you come up with if you do!

Here is the Ippity stamp set used to make today's project!



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Next stop on today's Hip Hop is the talented Lisa Arana!!

Have fun!!


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Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with the light and love of this Christmas Season!


38 comments:

jmahugger said...

Love your candle wrap!! Very Pretty.

Eva said...

Awww...this is so pretty....what a perfect little gift indeed! Love it!

Debc06 said...

OOOOOOOOO such a great idea. Thank you

Vianna said...

This candle idea is fabulous - looks truly Christmassy when lit. The recipient will bethrilled.

Lisa H. said...

oh, Kelly! this is simply beautiful. we have been missing you, too, but I know your with us in spirit! So glad to see you crafting-haven't lost your touch!

weze said...

great job on the candle!

Emily Leiphart said...

Kelly, I'm so glad you mentioned that it was vellum because I never would've guessed. This is absolutely stunning!

Maria Gurnsey said...

We've missed you too!!! BUT of course we understand...I think we are all fighting to get it all done right now :)
LOVE this idea...and the stamp was perfect for this!!!!
Love ya lady :)

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty...what a wonderful gift idea!

doris said...

Oh I love how it looks lit! Gorgeous!

Lacey said...

beautiful!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

FANTASTIC gift idea! WOW is it GORGEOUS when it is lit-so pretty, my friend!

lynn said...

just lovely, kelly! love to recycle and make something gorgeous!

2Bis2DO said...

Your candle is beautiful. What a wonderful gift idea.
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StampinCathy said...

Love this candle and love the set you used. Great gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Princess said...

So pretty!!

Erika said...

Fabulous idea. Love it!! Thanks for sharing

Jennine Chambers said...

Absolutely love it!

Karen said...

This a truly sweet gift Kelly! Love this!

JPScraps said...

Fab idea! It's so pretty!

Pamela said...

Very pretty! :)

Bogner's said...

Just stunning!

Julie Campbell said...

No way! This is SUCH a great idea! :)

Brooke said...

ah.. your candle holder is LOVELY! I'm sure your Christmas celebration will be FABULOUS!!!

Carisa said...

very pretty!

Angie Blom said...

WOWSA... love love this idea Kelly.. so beautiful.

marilyn said...

Beautiful gift idea- thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

How pretty. I like....

Katie said...

What a wonderful idea!!! LOVE your project!! TFS!

Linda said...

That is very pretty candle wrapping! Don't you just love it!

Lisa said...

Simply beautiful! I love this idea!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh so pretty... looks all frosty and snowy! Gorgeous!

lisa a.

Becky Dunham said...

What a great idea Kelly! I can't believe the inspiration you ladies have provided today! Such great last minute gifts! Thanks so much for sharing!

catnap said...

A beautiful idea that doesn't look cheap (but is!).

Luciana Kajiura said...

Wonderful idea!!! The stamps are so beautiful! Contragulations!
Hugs, Luciana.

The Trash Collector said...

Oh! So cute!

Lucy Newton said...

What a lovely idea!!!

marilyn said...

LOVE all of your creations. Love your new project.