Saturday, December 10, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas- Day 10!

Hello and welcome to day 10! If you arrived here from Miss LeAnne's wonderful blog, then you are in the right place! If not, head over to Emma's blog HERE to see the fabulous inspiration she has for all to enjoy and to see today's GIVEAWAY!

The word for today is S I M P L E
 I know, not a common word around this time of year! The days til Christmas are getting shorter and my to-do list is getting longer! This project is a great little gift idea for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, friends or just to decorate your holiday home!
EASY HAND STAMPED CANDLES

A super simple technique that takes less than 5 minutes per candle and I really like the results :)
I used MCT "Merry Christmas" and the little snowman stamps from All Around Christmas set.

To make your own custom candles:
* stamp your image or sentiment in any color onto white tissue paper (if using white candles)
* cut image out carefully as tissue paper is very delicate
* place cut image where you want on the candle and hold down gently with a tool like a popcicle stick. Don't hold it down with your fingers, it burns!
* use a heating tool to go over the image keeping it about 6-8" above the candle--don't heat it too close or your candle will start to melt too fast.
* as it heats up you will see your image start to melt into the candle and when it changes shades underneath the tissue paper, its done! May take a lil practice with a small votive candle first just to get the feel but this is so easy!
* decorate candles as desired!

***12 Days of Christmas Give Away Alert***

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There are some AMAZING giveaways for this special 12 day event & some SURPRISES to help celebrate "My Creative Time's" One Year Anniversary! Yep, Emma released her 1st set of stamps one year ago! So make sure you are tuned in because this is ONE hop you do NOT want to miss!;)

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Cassandra ~ http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/
Cathryn ~ http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
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Jeanne ~ http://www.thecricutcorner.com/
Katie ~ http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/
Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
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Liz ~ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
Nancy ~ http://scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com/
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Rosy ~ http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/
Ruthie ~ http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/
Tracy ~ http://tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com/
Trell ~ http://polkadotsandpaint.blogspot.com/
Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/
Thanks for visiting me today! Your next stop on the MCT blog hop is Miss LIZ

160 comments:

My Creative Time said...

WOW!!! I LOVE THESE!! I REALLY NEED TO TRY THIS ON MY MILLIONS OF CANDLES I HAVE LAYING AROUND MY HOUSE!! LOL......
BIG HUGE HUGS,
EMMA;)

Shar said...

That is so cool!! Thanks for the instructions too. I will definitely give this a try!

Beautiful831 said...

Very simple idea to make a plain candle look beautiful and home made. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

sarajean said...

Wow I never new you could so this,Thank you for sharing I will definitely try this out.Yours are soo pretty!!Thanks again for sharing,sarajeank@yahoo.com

Kim44 said...

What a great way to decorate all my candles that are just sitting around my house!!

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

nellie27 said...

This is such a great idea. TFS
nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh Linsey your candles are so cute, do you have to use a certain ink, really want to give this a try!! Thanks

miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jen said...

Yet another project to try LOL

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Another awesome idea...thanks for the instructions. Love your candles!!
croptilludrop23@gmail.com

newbie paper crafter said...

wow, how clever, thanks for the instruction.

kathlee said...

You just gave me an incredibly easy and cost effective idea!! TY so much. Those are really cute!
Happy Holidays!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom

pruttybird said...

This is such a cool idea ... never would have thought of this. Love it :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

LindaB said...

Great idea something different
LINDAB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Brenda said...

this is a great idea! and they came out so cute!

thanks for sharing!!
brwneyes46@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Your candles are too cute!! I love how you used a plain candles and spruce them up!!

bolvera66@yahoo.com

JaniceA said...

Beautiful candles and a great idea.
Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

jessica said...

What a GREAT idea!! Thanks for the tutorial as well :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Simple and OH SO Classy I love this easy Idea. And you can get candles and your local dollar store! Yippee I'm so there this weekend...thanks for the tips with the heating tool....

christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Melissakc1 said...

i must try! love it!
melissakc1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this....how cool! Thanks for sharing!
Denise J.
drjohnson0526@gmail.com

Crafting Katie said...

These are super cool! Thanks for sharing the technique - love it!!!

Bex said...

Awesome idea.
I have never heard of that.
That would make a great teacher's gift;0)
love it:0)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

Craft Me This said...

Wow that is awesome. TFS
craftmethis@gmail.com

Lisa said...

WOW, great idea, I thought you just stamped on the candles, just might have to try that. So cute.

Lara said...

This is such a good idea! Oh this is so pretty! Nice work! lclass 003at gmaildotcom

shelly said...

What an amazing idea! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the instructions.
shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

joni said...

Wow! What a great idea...I've never heard of this!!! I am so doing this on all my white candles!!! After some practice of course!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

grammiej said...

oh so beautiful and what a great idea!!
TFS
jashmore1944@att.net

Glora said...

I LOVE this!!!! I have got to try some. Thanks for the little tutorial on how to do it! LOVE!!!! Hugs- Glora

Kathy said...

Wow, what a great idea. Love them. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Simple and cute! These would make such sweet gifts or just having around the house, TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Cathie w said...

this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

VICTORIA said...

I love your candles. I do family pictures this way they turn out awesome. :)
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Ooooh, something new I can try!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

CREATIVE M said...

A very pretty idea!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a FUN idea!!! LOVE it!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I really like these. I have never tried this but definatly will with a few of my candles. TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Cassandra said...

Holy cow Linsey! What an amazing technique!! So super creative! Wonderful job :)

hugs
Cassandra

Kim. said...

Oh wow these look amazing, love how you stamped them.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

Megan said...

What a fabulous idea! These turned out so cute!

megan.saxe@gmail.com

Georgi Girl said...

What a great gift idea! Great job, Linsey!
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

CA Scrapper said...

Wow!! Those candles look great! Thanks for the instructions on how to make them, can't wait to try this.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Really pretty candles- either for decoration or a nice little gift!
:)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

Rosie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm not a candle person but really starting to like them. amazing job!!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Wow beautiful for a gift. Everything is so straight.

dendearmas@aol.com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wow this is a great idea. This would certainly help me with my Christmas list. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

janner said...

That is an amazing idea. I love your candles. Thanks for the instructions. My son in law loves candles.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

CathyinMN said...

Your candles are so cute! Thanks for telling us how to do this. I'll have to give this a try.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Tammy said...

These are super cute.Great job.

mamawcindy said...

That is such a Cute Gift Idea! Love It! So Neat! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Cute cute cute. I need to go buy some candles today!!!
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

quilt4fun2 said...

Thank You for a great idea! I love it! I had forgotten about this...thanks for the reminder.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Katie said...

I have never stamped on candles - this is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea!
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

janette09 said...

Cute candles!
Great idea!
janette09@comcast.net

Ashley said...

Very cute Candles! Such a creative idea!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your candles- so cute!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Alvina said...

What a beautiful project you did, TFS

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Savahanna said...

wow great idea. I never would have thought of this

savmora@gmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

What an absolutely fantastic idea!!! I LOVE it!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Regina said...

Super cute idea for the candles. thanks for the directions on doing this. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Candy said...

These candles are great. Thanks for the instructions.
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Linda Harris said...

Love them!!! Thanks for the tutorial on how to!!! Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Trisha said...

Super cute candles. Thanks for the instructions. Love them. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Styme123 said...

What a wonderful work, such creativity!
Irene P -@styme123@aol.com

Doris P. said...

OMG!! MUST HAVE FOR ANY OCCASSION. TFS THE DIRECTIONS!! PARKERNANA5@COX.NET

callyannc said...

Awww! I love candles and these are super fun! CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Melissa said...

Very pretty and creative!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love it! Great gift ideal.

DevinTaylorCreations said...

Simple equals Beautiful!!! Great job!! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:)
DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

Dorcas said...

WOW! What an awesome idea!!!

dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great Candles!
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

Cookie said...

very cute, thanks

Brenda said...

Love this! What a great little "thinking of you" gift!!
bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

Scrappin with the bug said...

GREAT GREAT GREAT idea - what a perfect little candle - and seems so easy. Too cute.

Thanks for sharing -
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Mickey's Craft World said...

THE CANDLES CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL!!
WHAT AN AWESOME PROJECT YOU MADE!!!

LOVE IT!!!

MICKEY
mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Gina said...

These are fantastic!! great great job!
babi96 at aol dot com

melllisssa said...

Wow! That is so cool! I'm definitely going to have to try it. I always wondered how people did it or if it was easily possible.

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg@gmail.com

Kate said...

So pretty. Love it Linsey.

Hugs,
Kate

brittmartin0910 said...

Your hand stamped candles are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yaoo.com

Donna said...

never saw this before - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

Tammi A. said...

how super simple. thanks for sharing.

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Jeri said...

So creative and adorable. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing this technique.
thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

Ester said...

I will have to try this! Thanks!

esterperez73@yahoo

Jessica said...

Elegant candles. Very beautiful. Thanks for share with us.

lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

Suzy said...

Okay I'm doing this!
Suzanne Suzyq28024@gmail.com

NinaDee said...

Such a unique idea!! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

Mimi said...

I love this and always forget about doing it. It looks wonderful.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I just tried to leave you a comment and I think it posted on LeAnne's blog-which I just left, don't know why...? Anyway, you did a great job on these. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

MeMe said...

I need to try this. Thanks.
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

Micia said...

wow! a new technique awesome!! thanks :)
Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Tracy said...

to stinkin cute!

trawat1972@gmail.com

tina said...

These came out so cute. Another brilliant idea, Linsey!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

Great idea, nice job on candles. TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

Loooooove!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Really cute idea.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

pam said...

this something I'd like to try with my grandaughter

Angela W. said...

Love it! I love candles,what at great idea

Lisa R. said...

Love the stamped candles gift or decor idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Shanna Wilson said...

Wow these are really cute I really like the idea
TFS
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

TUKI said...

I love this idea, very clever!

tuki123@att.net

Sherrie K. said...

This is such a fantastic idea! Makes for a great gift as well:) Thanks for a FUN idea!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

What a super cool trick! Thank you for a new fresh idea!

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing the details.
lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your candles look wonderful. I will have to try this out.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Vicky said...

adorable these are great gift ideas.
TFS
olivervl at yahoo dot com

mbchoj said...

I love this idea you can also use wax paper to hold the tissue paper on also can do an all over design w/ tissue and wrap around and hold w/ wax paper. also cream candles work too! TFS
mbchoj at aol dot com

Josie0602 said...

Oh this looks like a fun way to add to a plain candle!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Kristi said...

Cute Candles!
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Lala's world said...

great candles! thanks for sharing.

ghost231985@yahoo.com

Denise said...

Love these! Great idea! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

cute idea...I've never tried this! but you have inspired me!:)

Luanne said...

Simple and lovely.

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Donna and Sara said...

I love this idea. Thank you for the great tips! teachermom5@gmail.com

pam said...

nice idea
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Christina said...

Great candles!!!

Christina Coen

christina.coen@gmail.com

Dawn said...

Beautiful idea. Love it!! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

yvette said...

wow love the your candles.
happyscrappyvette@gmail.com

surfnfroggie said...

OMG love this idea! Your candle turned out fabulously!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Great idea. TFS

rumored2b@yahoo.com

Lady Fair said...

Love this technique, your candles are very cute! TFS!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

pam said...

I willll have to try this.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ohhh too cute! I love these! Thanks so much!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Adorable! Love it

DawnKathleen said...

Love the simplicity of the candles! Awesome creativity!
sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

What great little gifts! I totally forgot about that technique, had used it years ago! Guess I'll have to get some cheap candles to practice on..lol Yours turned out really cute, love the added bling as well!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy

eva mason said...

Really a great idea with fantastic results. Thanks for sharing
craftkrazy@optonline.net

Pam said...

Wow, I didn't know how to do this, thank you for sharing the how to!
The candles are really cute too.
Pam at
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

CREATIVE M said...

OMG!!Love it!!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Bobbi said...

So very cute.
F.U.N.
Bobbi

- said...

Love this!! I am going to have to try making some of these.
Loving all of the ideas!!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so adorable....I've never done this....might have to try it...thank you for the inspiration....

Debbie said...

WOW! That is very cool! I may try it one day...add it too the list :) TFS!

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

kramer_buffy said...

wow super elegant.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Mrsro said...

What an awesome idea....great gifty project to try! Thx for such a cool way to jazz up some plain old basic candles!!

RLS Innovations said...

Cute candles.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Richelle said...

Super cute candles, love the idea! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

Danielle Lee said...

What pretty candles. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle
leeceratops@comcast.net

marg0006 said...

Nice job. The gems give them a nice Christmasy finshing touch.
marg0006@verizon.net

Marissa said...

Your candles look great!!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Rebecca said...

Very cute! Love those candles, simple and beautiful!

rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

~ Lori ~ said...

ADORABLE! You ladies think of the craftiest things!

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute! I love how you added the sparkles! mprantner at gmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

I love the candles! What a wonderful idea!

CraftsManda said...

These are incredible! I love how you make it sound simple to make... Very inspiring!!

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Jeanne said...

I HAVE GOT to try this! Thanks you for sharing how you did it. I wouldn't have ever thought of trying it! Great job!

lindagk23 said...

Your candles are so cute! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
lindagk23ataoldotcom

Carol said...

Super cute gift idea! must try this one - TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

2LilPrincesses said...

I love this idea!!!! so great!!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

Such a fun idea....thanks for the inspiration ;)
papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

elwalten said...

These candles are beautiful!! What a nice idea! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

SQ said...

Love making these they are so fun.
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Simple is good--very nice candles.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute candles! Great decor project. TFS.

coupondenise at live dot com

Denise said...

Very nice...

dendearmas@aol.com

FMonty said...

Great candles!!! TFS :)
fmadera75atgmaildotcom

Shana said...

love all the projects, you guys have done a great job! shanasewing@yahoo.com

Live Love and Scrap said...

WOW!!! i cant get over how cute these are!!! You make it sounds soooo easy =)

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

Addicted Scrapper said...

I need to get on the candle band wagon!! Love it!


Alina
alina.luis@live.com