Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tea-light Card - Tutorial

This weeks card of the week features one of my favorite card designs. 
I usually put 4 scented candles in the gift compartment of the card, but it's also a great place for candies, hot chocolate mixes and any other kind of small gifts.




Template 1 (box and bookmark holder). The green lines need to be scored.

 Template 2: (deco element) You can use any kind of solid or patterned paper.

Template 3: (bookmark) Use any kind of card stock for this

Step 1:

Cut out "Template 1" and score along the green lines.

Step 2:

Cut out "Template 2"

Step 3:

Flip "Template 1" around and use adhesive to attach "Template 2" to it.

After that step your card should look like this:

Step 4:

Flip your card around again and add adhesive (I used a tape runner for the straight lines and glue dots for the corner) to the latches (hatched with white lines in my images), the back side of the very left lid and to the areas marked with white crosses.

Step 5:

Fold over the right side of the card.

Step 6:

Fold the left side of the card over and attache the very left lid (the one with the glue on the back side) to the base of the card so that a "tunnel"appears.

Step 7: 

Close lid on bottom of the "tunnel".

Step 8:

Fill "box" (I used 2 tea-lights with pumpkin scent and some candy corn, which I put in a plastic bag).

Step 9:

Cut out "Template 3" and cut a small opening on top of the book mark. This slit should be big enough, so that you can pull through a ribbon later on.

Step 10:

Decorate the bookmark.

Step 11:

Slide bookmark into compartment.

Step 12:

Decorate the card.

1 comment :

  1. Janine has a real knack for working with paper especially with 3D items. She has the ability to envision them for a specific purpose and then design them. She is also very good at explaining how to make them to other people. She is a prolific designer.