Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day

Welcome to LGP's Kats First Ever Blog Hop!

We're celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at "Let's Get Peachy"! To kick off our celebration of design team reveals, challenges and fun, our Peachy Kat's have created some special projects and posted them on our blogs. All of us are looking forward to your visit and hope that our projects both delight and inspire you!

So for my National Scrapbooking Day project, I altered a candle.  Stamping on candles is so easy to do and its such a nice touch to a gift! 

So lets get started! 
You will need: tissue paper, ink pads, stamp set, blank candle, wax paper, heat gun & a glue stick.
Stamp your image on the tissue paper and cut closely around the edges.
Put a small dab of glue on each image so it will stick to where you want it on the candle.  Position all pieces on the candle.
Tear a piece of wax paper just slightly bigger than the candle.  Wrap it around the candle and hold the wax paper on the back side.  Make sure the waxy side is towards the candle!
Heat up your embossing gun for 30-40 seconds until it is nice and hot. Moving quickly, wave it over the area where the stamped image is; be sure to keep the wax paper nice and tight. (Every candle has a different wax melting point, but you should see a change begin to take place within a few seconds) As the candle heats up, the pressure from the wax paper should push the image into the melting wax of the candle, embedding the image and leaving your image intact.  If you need to do the backside, use a new piece of wax paper.  Each piece can only be used once!
Slowly peel the wax paper away.  I find that the candle can look a little dull after pulling the wax away and I just take a Kleenex and wipe the candle to restore the shine!!
Lastly, if you are giving your candle away as a gift, dress it up a little bit by putting it in a cello bag and tying it with some ribbon or put some garland around a candle holder to dress it up.
So to win this candle, please become a follower and leave a comment. I'm not requiring you to make a candle, but please try this technique and post your picture in your comment!  I will pick a winner May 9th. 8pm est.!

Here's YOUR chance to win The Lets Get Peachy Blog hop!
Please visit all 13 blogs on our Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment/follow each one. After you have visited all 13 Peachy Kats, go back here to Let's get Peachy and leave a 2nd post to let us know you have completed the hop. One lucky winner's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun blog hop prize.The hop runs from May 7th til May 9th, 8pm est, so get your entries in!

And now for your blog hop ….. thank you for participating, and have fun! 
1. Let's Get Peachy- Peachy Laura

2. Crafty Scraps of Stuff- Peachy Kat Daphne

3. Create Something Everyday- Peachy Kat Kimmy

4. From Me 2 U Papercrafting-Peachy Kat Tammy G.

5. Greets n Treats- Peachy Kat Becky  - You are Here

6. If It's Groovy- Peachy Kat Groovy Deb

7. Kristin's Craft Corner- Peachy Kat Kristin

8. Polkadotrentz- Peachy Kat Sarah

9. Queen of the Crop- Peachy Kat Liese

10. Rather B Scrappin-Peachy Kat Lisa

11. Scrappy Doodads-Peachy Kat Tammy K.

12. The Crafty Fruglaista- Peachy Kat Cindy

13. The Scrappy Cottage-Peachy Kat Cherrie

14. Back To LGP

Enjoy the Hop!!


  1. oh, this candle is so cute! can't wait to try this one :) meow

  2. wooot another fiskateer ( i'm 1017) what a great idea..i need to try this when the kids aren't home cos it is AWESOME

  3. Im a new follower :) This is such a simple and beautiful idea! I can't wait to create one of my own. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Great project! I've made one of these before, they're so easy & fun!

  5. beautiful candle...i have used one stamped image before and am excited to try it with multiple stamped images....thanks

  6. love the way your candle turned out!!

  7. How cool is that!!! I gotta try it!! I LOVE candles and this is just sooo pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration :) BTW...I'm a new follow and really glad i discovered your blog!!!

  8. Ok - I had no idea you could do something like that. Now I have an idea to try on one of the many candles I have sitting around.

  9. What a nice technique! I've only ever tried it directly melting the tissue paper on the candle, not the wax paper part, maybe it would give me a different look? Hmm. Thanks for the tip! :))

  10. I am a new follower. :)

    PS. Your blog looks so pretty! Loving that background! :)

  11. Beautiful candle. Thanks for the tutorial.

  12. I am going to try this also. I am a new follower, so I will be back to read these instructions again. TFS

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  13. I am glad to know how to do this now. Well done.....

  14. I am now a follower! That candle is so pretty!

  15. I'm now a follower. Great candle, I still haven't tried this technique, but have been wanting to, thanks.

  16. That is really cool! I've done this w/ copying photos onto tissue paper before. They really make great gifts. Yours is gorgeous! tfs!

  17. Thanks for the tutorial. I love candles!!