Monday, 14 October 2013

Tea Light Gift Card Tutorial

I've been seeing a lot of tea light gift cards lately so thought I try one myself. I found a template and made one from this, but the box was too big and the tea lights rattled around.  There also wasn't a closing flap on the bottom of the box, so it looked unfinished and untidy.  
Being a bit of a perfectionist, I altered the template to allow the tea lights to fit snugly and the box to close fully.  Step-by-step instructions as follows:

1. Cut a piece of card to 30x16cm and score/cut as per the following template:

You can score all the lines after measuring then use this as a guide for where to cut. 
2. Your cut card will look like this.  Now fold all the score lines. 
3. Add double-sided tape to the tabs as below then fold the box, starting by sticking tab 1 to tab 2. 
4. Your box should look like this, with the top open.
Insert three tea lights and glue the top of the box shut.  
5. Your completed card will now look like this, ready to be embellished. 
This is my finished card.
I have embellished it using Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Sizzix Sizzlits Flower Die & Textured Impressions Dots embossing folder, Embossalicious Floral Frenzy embossing folder, Papermania brads, Little Claire Designs outline stickers and twine. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

See the next post for an envelope tutorial!


  1. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  2. Great project, TFS the deets on how to make it! Thanks somuch for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Loving your owl design a great card thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Challenges 4 everybody Good luck Fiona dt. x

  4. WOW! Such a lovely card and project! I love the adorable image you used and all the beautiful embellishments! What a wonderful gift this will make. A perfect card for our Autumn challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us! Joanne

  5. WOWSER! Can't thank you enough for posting this. I've been after this kind of template for ages! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing it withus at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona x

  6. So happy you shared this template. I've been after one of these for ages! Love your design, just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona x


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