Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sparky & Friends...JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #12!

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Today I have the honor and pleasure of participating in the final JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop, this time joined by my cohorts at 2 Sketches 4 You! It has been an amazing run of spectacular holiday inspiration. (Pssst! Keep reading for a fun Enabler Alert!) Also, if you'd like to join the fun, JustRite is this week's 2S4Y sponsor and you could win a happy prize if you are selected as this week's Card of the Week! Visit my post HERE for my card using this week's fab sketch.

NOTE: use a flameless candle, as the luminaria is made of paper
For this Hop, we are showcasing holiday gifts and lucky me, I got to use the adorable new cling set, Sparky and Friends. I decided to make my version of a luminaria, or votive candle holder, that would be easy to package and ship off to a loved one this Christmas. The great part about this gift is that it folds flat and will easily fit into a padded envelope.
To create the lit scene, stamp the image onto vellum and color in with markers. I used Copics, which dried quite nicely. 

The luminaria also looks pretty during the daytime beneath a well-lit window

  1. From two letter-size pieces of cardstock, trim to form basic luminaria. (Leave 1/4-inch tabs to glue and assemble. (Tip: Do not fully assemble until all sides have been decorated.
  2. Punch snowflakes in three sides.
  3. Border punch top edge. Adhere cardstock accent strip.
  4. Die-cut window from front panel. (Tip: cut a hole slightly smaller than your image.) Die-cut border frame and adhere.
  5. Stamp and color image on vellum. Die-cut and adhere with colored side facing out.
  6. Assemble luminaria.
  7. Adhere cardstock strip. Adhere ribbon. 
  8. Stamp sentiment and die-cut fancy tag. Trim and adhere.
  9. Tie bow and adhere.
  • Stamps: Sparky and Friends (JustRite Stampers)
  • Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink); Solar White (Neenah)
  • Specialty Paper: Vellum (PTI)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Hawaiian Shores Hybrid (PTI)
  • Fibers: Bermuda Bay Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools: Arctic Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts; Scallop Border Punch (SU!)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Dies: Lacey Circle, Classic Circle Nestabilities and Fancy Tags (Spellbinders)
Enabler Alert! To help you create for the season, all of JustRite's original Christmas Collection are 25% off through November 29 with Free Shipping on orders over $50. Check out the stamps HERE. If you'd like to see the fabulous projects from the past hops, visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog HERE!

I hope you enjoyed my Hop project. For more holiday gift giving inspiration, keep on hoppin'! Happy Christmas giving and have a wonderful day.


Laurie said...

OH my goodness! This is amazing! I love the colors you used! WOW! What a fun project!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh so creative and festive! :)

dstandard said...

This is adorable - so creative and cute!

Sharon Harnist said...

So pretty, Regina -- what a fantastic idea!

Laura Davis said...

This is such a cool idea Regina! Great work :)

Steph Ackerman said...

Very pretty, great idea.

Unknown said...

This is just lovely, Regina! Sparky and friends are so festive all lit up!

Pati said...

Very cute and wonderful idea! How fun and colorful!

Ann Schach said...

This is fabulous,Regina! And it really folds flat and can be mailed easily? Really? How about a demonstration of this. You can mail it right off to me, and I will vouch for you! Tee hee! Have a great Thanksgiving, friend!

Peggy said...

Wonderful luminaria. Love the colors and stamps. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Liz said...

What a beautiful project .. Today is a time for Thankfulness and I just took the time to do a couple hops and blogs that I might go to .. Today the blog hop for Justrite is perfect they have wonderful designers and guest designers and I appreciate all the time and effort of a hop ...
The designers really put their heart and soul in everything they do....
So I am grateful for the love of the craft and the people that make it possible so Happy Thanksgiving and thank you

Sankari W. said...

Regina this is just gorgeous! LOVE this luminary!!! Its beautiful at night and during the day!!! You SO rock! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A beautiful luminaria! Cute little snowman family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Regina! What a great idea - so clever and creative!

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable!!! I love what you did, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Angie Tieman said...

Awww, how adorable is this!! Fantastic project!

Luv 2 Create said...

Regina, your coloring on this luminaria is just fabulous. The sky is so real looking. This is just beautiful under normal lighting, but when it is lit up - WOW!!!! What a great 12 weeks. You all have just been outstanding. Loved every minute. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.

Carla said...

Regina, this is just so beautiful. I love it and all the detail you put into it. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hugs,

Susan Mangum said...

Wow, Regina---I can't decide if your luminaria is prettier by day or night, both, I think. It's so festive and Christmas-y and the little snowman family is adorable. Thanks for sharing this one!