Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A special kind of card - Step by Step tutorial

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Today is my turn to share a tutorial with you. After much head scratching, I decided to share something which is very appropriate for this time of the year and I hope that you will like this tutorial.
We are making a Tea-light candle card. With the festive season upon us, this is a great idea to make quick little gifts.

You will need
12 by 12 cardstock/Pattern paper
A bone folder
A score board
Strong adhesive of your choice
A craft knife
Distress inks (optional)
Tea lights
Step 1 : Cut a piece of cardstock to 6.25 by 12 inches
Step 2: Score the long side at a .25 inch, 1 inch, 2and 5/8ths, 3 and 3/8ths, and at 8.5 inches.
Step 3: Flip your cardstock. We need to  make a window now. For this,pick the panel between the third and the fourth score line.You need to measure half an inch from both top and bottom of the panel and a little less than a quarter inch on both sides . Mark the points and cut off the portion in the middle with your craft knife.
 If you are as bad as me with measurements, just use a small ruler and keep it in the middle of the panel and mark the outline. My tiny ruler helped me define a one inch wide opening. I have lined the area that needs to be cut with a white pen for your reference.
Step 4 : Fold the cardstock at the 8.5 inch score-line. That will be your card section
Step 5:  Fold your cardstock on the right hand side on the score lines and arrange your tea-lights to gauge where the adhesive should go. You can use a pencil to make a line.
Step 6 : Use your tissue tape or any other type of low tack/removable adhesive to adhere the tea-lights to the cardstock, so that they don't move.
Step 7 : Fold the left panel and add adhesive to the tab (after the last score-line)
You are done with the construction of the card.(Please ignore the mismatched and used Tea-lights. I could not find white and new ones anywhere)

All you have to do now is to decorate your card and you are done!

A closeup of the flowers

Supplies used

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That's it for now. Hope all of you have a lovely crafty day.



  1. Wooow!! Pallavi, this is awesome! Those flowers are gorgeous, fab idea!

  2. Suoer cute idea ...perfect for thys festive season.
    Thanks for d share Pallavi :)

  3. gr8 idea. as u say perfect for this festive season. diwali is comg it will be very unique way of gifting

  4. Such a cute idea for gifting...I need to go find some candles first!!

  5. verrry beautiful idea...going to try on this as perfect way of gifting!!!...thank u for sharing such a wonderful tutorial!!!

  6. very interesting Pallavi and thank u for sharing it up

  7. super cute and perfect fot this festive season

  8. Fabulous idea thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow!! great idea pallavi thanks for sharing ..nice gifting card...

  10. WOw Pallavi ! Such cards are perfect gift for Diwali as well as Christmas..I loved it a lot ,Thanks for the tut !

  11. Such a pretty Candle holder...
    Love the sunflowers !!

    Thanks for the share Pallavi !

  12. I never expected its gonna be such a lovely box...I thought its a card ....but I must say its an amazing idea of gifting candles this season.....

  13. in so much love with this lovely creation. Fab work pallu...

  14. wow...the cards are awesome...and so r d designs...


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