Monday, April 4, 2011

Night Lights

My favorite Bigz Die is Fancy Favor.  You can make all sorts of gift items, as well as cute night lights for any time of the year.  Just change the stamped image and you can make them for every holiday, children's rooms, bathrooms, or anywhere a little extra light would be nice.

To make the night lights I started with 12 x 12 cardstock cut in half.  Now you have two pieces ready to cut, therefore, one sheet of 12 x 12 paper makes two night lights.  Before assembling, I punched vellum paper with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then stamped my images.  For the baby night lights I embossed the images with craft ink, clear embossing powder, and a heat gun.  Craft ink works great for embossing and with all of the Stampin' Up! color families available in craft spots you have all the colors you need to coordinate your projects.  Classic ink was used on the other night lights and looks nice too.  I used the 2-Way Glue Pen to attach the vellum to the inside of the box.

Next, I punched a hole on each side of the box with the 1 3/4" Circle punch.  Now I was ready to assemble the boxes using Sticky Strip.  I embellished the baby night lights by punching designer series paper with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and then punched out the middle with the l 3/4" Circle Punch so it would fit over the opening.  I punched birds and branches, and added some flowers to decorate the others.

Note -  I use battery operated tea lights instead of candles for the inside. 

To make the night lights I used the folowing:
Cardstock:   ** Always Artichoke #119971, Baja Breeze #119972, Bashful  Blue #119973, Pink Pirouette #119937 -** All 12 x 12, Vellum #101856, Early Espresso #119686
Designer Series Paper:  Greenhouse Gala #117167, Build-a-Bear Pawsitively Prints #117396 
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219, Baja Breeze #111833, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo Craft #119718 - Brights Craft Spots
Stamp Sets - (only listing ones used that are not retired)  Punch Potpourri #118394 wood or #120124 clear (Level 1 Hostess), Animal Stories #116716
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Favor Bigz xl Die #115965, Little Leaves Sizzlits #114511, 2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Sticky Strip #104294, Glue Dots #103683
Punches:  Two-Step Bird #117191, 1 3/4" Circle #119850, 2 1/2" Circle #120906 (Occasions Mini), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, Itty Bitty Shapes #118309
Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones #119246

I did use some retired stamp sets and designer series paper, and my list of products used only includes those that are current in the Occasions Mini and the 2010-2011 Idea Book.


Angel Hawks said...

I really like this idea!

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Angel Hawks

Patti said...

These are so cute. The options are limitless. TFS