Thursday, February 12, 2009

Enlightening Heart Prints

Remember this post with the candle cozy? I purchased several of these candles to make more than one during the holiday, but as usual here I sit with a dozen of these candles, waiting to be embellished! Onto plan B, make them into Valentine's candle cozies! I have long loved embroidering and used to stitch all the time. It feels wonderful to be stitching again! Aren't these cute! My inspiration for the cozy comes from Papertreyink's Heart Prints Stamp set. I first stamped my heart for the gift card and tried to replicate the heart design onto the felt piece. The card heart used StazOn jet black ink and adhesive pearls. For the felt heart, I used the daisy stitch and french knot for daisy centers. The cozy easily slips on and off, so once the candle is gone, it can be used on another jar.

This card heart is stamped with StazOn jet black onto MM BigDot Rouge Paperie designer paper. A white Papertreyink velvet blossom, tiny button with adhesive gem is added for embellishment . Both gift cards are cut using Labels Two Spellbinders Nestabilities die. Using the same embellishments on the felt heart after embroidering a line stitch to replicate the image lends a pretty close looking heart to the stamped image.

The left candle uses felt for the jar wrap and the other candle uses batting. Both jars utilize May Arts ribbon and DMC floss. The jar on the right has two larger velvet blossoms with ribbon centers on the ends of red felt strip.

These were so fun to create! I will be gifting them for Valentine's Day! Check back tomorrow as I have one more to show you! Just have put the gift card together and photograph! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Are you checking out PAPERTREYINK'S anniversary celebration? There are great prizes everyday and my oh my, all the designers along with Nichole have posted inspiration after inspiration for us! GO check it out! Take good care!


Anonymous said...

Love these! They are adorable.

Rose Ann said...

They're all so fabulous, Barb!! I LOVE them!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, these are both JUST fabulous!!! You are so creative and clever and out of the box ALL the time -- I love them both!!!!

Anonymous said...

These are great, Barb. I'm heading to my craft supply cupboard---was a den mother to cub scouts many years ago and we used lots of felt. I still have 2-3 gallon bags of felt pieces and lots of embroidery floss from my cross-stitching days. Thanks for the reinspiration. I'm thinking of cozies for each holiday and season! Happy Valentine's Day!
Gail S.

Janine said...

Barb!! We should get together and stitch!!! I love what you have done here!! FAbulous work!!

Norine said...

these are so pretty love your work

The Rubber Maid said...

So sweet, love your idea it is a winner. Pat

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, great idea to dress up those candles for gifts!

BethieJ said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I LOVE these candle cozies! So CUTE! I have your blog book marked!
Congratulations on your new grandson.. he is so precious!
Have a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are great! Amazing job of matching the cards to the candle hearts!


LeAnne said...

Ah yes, I remember these----very cute and the Valentine's are just as cute!

Deanna said...

Wow Barb! These are fantastic! Love them!

Lee said...

Ohhh these are soooo awesome!!! What an incredibly cute gift idea!!! And I'm sooo lovin' red pearls right now!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Great job on both of these Barb.