Thursday, October 15, 2009

Colour Throwdown Challenge #64

At the very first Stampin Up! party I attended we did some candle stamping and that was part of the reason I fell in love with Stampin Up! products, because they are so versatile! I recently saw a similar creation on somebodies blog that I visit regularly and they posted a link to this tutorial, but I cant remember who's blog I saw it on first, but thank you! I think this creation will come in very handy during the downward slide into Christmas! I have not had a chance in absolute ages to play along with the colour throwdown challenge, and since this week colours baja breeze, black/choc chip and sahara sand, I thought I would enter this project!
And the little candles lift out in this cute, and very easy to make, little box.
And today I have had a truck load of ribbon delivered, so I have spent the afternoon measuring & chopping ribbon, and creating these cute little bags to give to the people who participated in the ribbon share. I have personalised each bag with the letter of their first name, it is so sparkly IRL!
A ribbon share is where I purchase a whole spool of ribbon (usually a whole family of spools) and customers then purchase a part in the share. I then divide up the ribbon between the amount of customers who have purchased a spot. So, in this case, each person received 1metre of each of the ribbon colours in the narrow grosgrain ribbon family for $14.35. It is a fantastic and inexpensive way to get a whole heap of ribbon that will co-ordinate with all of your other Stampin Up products. If you would like to be informed of future ribbon shares, please email me your details and I will add you to the mail list, other demo's most welcome :)

13 comments:

Liam said...

Beautiful bags for the ribbons. They are so cute. Love the candles too. I am not brave enough to do the whole stamping on candles but love what you have done. thanks for sharing.

Liam

Robyn said...

This is truly gorgeous Leonie and will make a fabo Chrissie present for some lucky person! I really like the petal pizzaz image on the candles! I just got that set for my birthday so thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, those candles are fabulous and I love the little box to hold them! Great gift idea! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Lynda S said...

Hey Leonie. Been a ways a while (my bad). The candles are awesome. Perhaps my fave Chrissy gift this year!!. The boxes are too cute. Are they a UStamp thing or is there a tutorial available?? Wld love to learn. I love the colour combo and the bags are v v purdy to. Who doesn't love the Priceless set?? You have done a fab job. Hope all is well.

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I haven't stamped on candles for a long time, and I have never seen it done quite like this....very clever! And look at those pretty bags---you are a great demo! Thanks for playing the CTD, too! I know you always leave me nice comments and I am so bad, I don't visit you very often. So I have put you in my Reader so I can see you all the time!
LeAnne

travelingmama said...

wow! What awesome projects!!

Philippa said...

Love, love, love. I am so going to make this little box. And so can't wait for my ribbon bag. Thank you

Alison said...

These candles in a basket are so cute - what a great idea (may just have to try this out).

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous candle set! Love the matching bags too! Great job!! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVELY projects! and what a great idea to have a ribbon share!

Krista Driessen said...

Wow ! You did a great job with the candle set ! Awesome !!

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely candles and gift idea! The colors look fabulous on your project! And how sweet to make personalized bags for your customers! Thnaks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super ABC projects!