Monday 9 January 2012

Quick and Easy Gift

I don't know about you, but I'm into candles during the dark winter evenings in January, especially right after taking down all the bright, cheery Christmas lights!  So now I have a couple of Yankee Candles which are all used up and wanted to recycle the jars.  I put the jar in a pan of hot water to loosen the last of the wax, popped it out and cleaned the last little bits of wax out with a paper towel.  The process soaks the label off too.  I then got it sparkling clean with dish soap and filled it with inexpensive red scented tea lights. 
Then it was just a matter of adding a verse cut with Nestabilities Labels Four and a rolled rose using MFT's rolled rose Die-namic.  I finished by adding butcher's twine and a button to the lid.
I was keeping this CAS for today's challenge at Splitcoaststampers to use die-cuts, but I plan on making a few more of these and maybe doing them up with tags, more flowers, some dp, etc.
This is gift for a good friend and I hope this verse encourages her as much as it does me.  What it says about God and His relationship with us is absolutely incredible to me!  The picture of God quieting us with His love, taking great delight in us, and rejoicing over us with singing reminds me of a mother with her baby.
Supplies include:
Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 1
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four Large, Small
Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
SU Taken with Teal, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla cardstock
Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die
MFT Rolled Rose Die-namic
Butchers twine

1 comment:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh B this is so brilliant for today's challenge. Wow. Great great idea. I love the label on this cute jar. You get bonus points for recycling.