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Today marks the first day of this very special 2-day blog hop. Together the design teams from both Clear and Simple Stamps and Creative Cuts & More have paired up to bring you a fabulous showcase of projects.  If you have made your away along the hop and have reached this blog by way of the talented Lisa Sommerville, then you are in the right place.  If this is your first stop along the hop, please click HERE to start at the beginning.  Trust us you won’t want to miss a single project, or chance to win …

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Think Pink Tea Light

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One of the most exciting things about papercrafting is coming up with new ways to use a product. Here we took a normal 5″ x 7″ pre-cut / scored card and created a table top tea light holder.  We thought this would look great at a luncheon or tea fundraising event for breast cancer awareness month.

{view gallery below for step-by-step photos}

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Think Pink Tea Light Directions:

We took the card base and scored it at 1″, 4″, and 8″.  The card will naturally have a score line at 5″.  You will then trim the card base just shy of 1″ and adhere tucked under to create an open rectangular shape.  (NOTE: If you want a shorter holder you can trim the base to make it shorter.) Cut a 3″ x 3.5″ piece of CSS Sheer cardstock to adhere behind the ribbon cut out.  Cut a panel of CSS White cardstock 3″ x 3.5″, stamp background repeatedly in CSS Pink ink, and adhere to the inside back wall of the tea light holder.  Wrap CSS white ribbon around base, tie into a knot, and adorn with a threaded CSS Pink button.  Then stamp sentiment on CSS White cardstock in CSS Pink ink, trim, and adhere to base over cutout.

Because the holder is a bit narrow, we added some curve by squeezing the sides to make the front and back have a little curve to them.  This way it slips right over the battery operated tea light with ease and gives the holder a bit of a convex shape.

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Think Pink Tea Light Supply List:

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Think Pink Invitation + Favor

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Well, what’s a fundraiser without an invitation or a party favor? We wanted to keep the invite simple and coordinated, so we with the classic breast cancer ribbon theme of pink and white.

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Think Pink Invitation Directions:

In true CAS style, we created a card with the die cut ribbon as the main focal point.  Create a 3.5″ x 5″ CSS White card base, Stamp background image on CSS White cardstock in CSS Pink ink, and adhere to middle of card. Then trim die cut card base to fit over the stamped background, and adhere to card base with dimensionals.  Stamp sentiment in CSS Dark Pink ink on CSS White cardstock, trim closely and adhere to die cut.

(NOTE: You can add a clear gem for a touch of bling)

Think Pink Favor Directions:

Candy melts are fun to play with and great treats! We used a ribbon candy mold filled with pink candy melts, and followed the instructions on the bag.  Once ready to be packaged we stamped on the tag die cut in CSS Pink ink with the sentiment and image.  Next sponged the edges, and adhere to the lollipop stick using twine and CSS Pink ribbon.

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Think Pink Invitation + Favor Supply List:

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A Perfect Pair Gallery {Day 1}

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Blog Hop List {Day 1}

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Thank you for joining in the fun today! We hope you have enjoyed the hop. Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win. And don’t forget to visit with us again tomorrow for a brand new set of projects, more awesome designers, and another chance to win on {Day 2} of the Perfect Pair Blog Hop…

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Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}

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30 replies
  1. steph zerbe
    steph zerbe says:

    Brilliant! Making a tea light from a 5 x 7 window card! Oh I am so doing that with the dress window card. How fun! Gorgeous colors and photos! Love the little stamped tag!

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  2. Darsie Bruno
    Darsie Bruno says:

    What a fabulous array of projects by the design teams! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your Perfect Pair Blog Hop! I just love your projects!

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  3. Joan VanCourt
    Joan VanCourt says:

    Wow, these are great projects. Nice to make and give as a gift even if you don’t have a party. The tea light is also a great idea to have lit when you are saying a prayer for a survivor or someone who has past because of cancer. Thank you for the great inspiration.

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  4. velta
    velta says:

    This is amazing!!! and so wonderful for a cause…I have certainly enjoyed this blog hop…but this last visit has meant something to me….and I want to thank you for sharing your great inspiration!!!

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  5. Holly
    Holly says:

    Totally awesome projects with these awareness ribbon die cuts!!! Love the little tutorial on how to convert the card into a tealight holder!

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  6. Mindy
    Mindy says:

    Your tea light is such a fun way of decorating. I absolutely adore your pink chocolate ribbon favor and invitation card. Fantastic projects!

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