SASI Holiday Release

October 23rd, 2008

WooHoo!  It’s party time at Taylored Expressions/Stamp a Sweet Impression!  The Holiday release is ready for your shopping pleasure!  Head on over to Taylored Expressions (the blog) to get all the yummy details!  From there you can click over to go shopping in the TE store and you can blog hop to all the Bakers Dozen sweet samples!

Tonight we’re featuring the first SASI mini set – Tag Treats.  This set is made up of must-have holiday sentiments in beautiful fonts.  The possibilies are endless with this set!  I have a project to share with you tonight that showcases the sentiment “Warmest Wishes for a Glowing Holiday”.  I think this sentiment will be really versatile and the first two things that came to mind for me were the Christmas star and projects involving candles.  Tonight I have a candle project to show you – a pretty little gift set.

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I started off with a nugget tin filled with 6 of my very favorite PartyLite tea lights (nothing better than PartyLite candles!!!!)  and a Primrose square candle I picked up at Tuesday Morning because the color was just so perfect with the TE Christmas Key Ingredients.  I couldn’t decide between Rudy and Tangles so I colored one of each with my Copics for this set.  All the cardstock and dp and embellishments are from the KI kit…I am just loving the pink/red/green aspects especially (there’s also blue and brown in the kit for those of you more drawn to those colors).candle-project-copics-08-custom.jpg  I used my circle and oval Marvy punches to punch and layer the images.  Rudy is surrounded by Kaiser Craft pink rhinestones and Tangles is surrounded by pink stickles (the only thing not from the KI kit).  Here’s a photo of the Copics I used along with the ink – Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  I love the pearly finish, but be sure to allow enough dry time – or heat set it.  Don’t ask me how I know this!  *eye roll*  The shaped end of the tag was cut with an old-school pair of Fiskar corner scissors.  Can’t remember the last time I pulled those out!

Belly bands were wrapped around the candle and the tin.  The one on the tin easily slides on and off.  The one on the candle would slide off also, but it doesn’t have to.  If you look closely, you will see that there is a tea light in the top of the square candle.  I like to do this when I am giving any type of decorated candle as a gift.  It takes a little bit of time, but it’s easy to do and makes the candle last longer, plus it’s safer.  To make the hole for the tealight begin by taking a metal tealight cup with the candle part removed.  Turn it upside down and twist it in the middle of the large candle.  This gives you a template for where you want to remove the wax.  Then burn the candle for awhile – checking it frequently.  Once a nice pool of melted wax has formed I take a small metal measuring spoon and scoop out the melted wax as well as much softened wax as I can being careful not to damage the top of the  candle.  You may need to light the candle a few times to get the proper sized hole needed.  Once the hole is formed just cut out the wick and drop in a tealight.  With my gift set the recipient will be able to burn the tealight already in the candle and have 6 more to replace it with so it can be enjoyed throughout the Christmas season.

While your blog hopping please be sure to check out the SASI blog where we’ve posted yet another opportunity for you to win a prize if you’d like to help TE/SASI Spread the Sweetness!  Wow!  This almost too much excitement for one night!  I can hardly wait to hear what you think of the 3 new sets and the Christmas Key Ingredients.  Don’t forget – the stamp sets are unmounted deeply etched PINK rubber that stamp like a dream and come on a full color index storage panel!  And hey – Taylor has added quite a few new things to the store recently so be sure to browse around so you don’t miss anything!

Thanks for stopping by – I’ll be back tomorrow with the Friday TECC.

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17 Responses to “SASI Holiday Release”

  1. Ana Says:

    Love it Jami!! Love the idea of the candles in the tin 🙂

  2. jackie (strappystamper) Says:

    What a great set! This is really cute….I love the idea of adding a tealight to a candle!!

  3. Taylor Says:

    This is sooo cute, Jami! I love that square pink candle with the wrap! You rock!

  4. Sharon Harnist Says:

    What a beautiful candle gift idea, Jami! And I know that pink PartyLite candle scent — i’ts my favorite, I used to sell it!! Great idea to give the tealights in a tin . . . adorable project!

  5. Dawn Easton Says:

    Oh wow Jami! What a wonderful gift set!!! Love how the sentiment is perfect for your surprise inside the tin!

  6. Jen del Muro Says:

    Gorgeous gift set, Jami!

  7. peanutbee Says:

    Gorgeous!! Love all the bling…you’re a girl after my own heart. 🙂

  8. Carolina Says:

    What a perfect gift set – love addition of the bling, it adds the perfect touch!

  9. Stephanie Hargis Says:

    This is so cute! I LOVE the candle idea with this sentiment! It’s perfect! I also think that the candle inside a candle idea is wonderful! I always hate it when my candle looses it’s shape!

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  11. leslierich Says:

    I LOVE PartyLite candles and have tons of them I like to use for gifts. It’s great how the tea lights fit in the nugget tin. What a cute gift set!

  12. Cakespy Says:

    You did such a lovely job with them! I love how you used the stamps for a candle. What a nice gift that would make!

  13. HB Says:

    Jami, this is awesome! I love all the bling!!!

  14. LeAnne Says:

    Cute design and great idea for the candle & tealights!
    LeAnne

  15. Donna B Says:

    what cute ways to dress up some candles – sweeet!

  16. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    I LOVE the candle set, Jami! ADORABLE!

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