Monday, May 10, 2010

Fairy Lite Bag - A little bit of magic Stampin Up set

Well, we all love fairies right? - just think of Tinkerbelle and how much fun it would be to be when I saw the new Stampin Up sets, I had to get the fairy set.  And got it in the new clear mount set, which costs less than those mounted on the wooden blocks. Now I have tried stamping once with a rubber stamp that wasn't mounted on anything but the rubber foam, and since I was "rving" it, didn't even have any stamping stuff with me.  So I did some research online because what how did they stamp before the stamps were available already mounted? 

I learned how you could use a foam pad (like my computer mousepad!) and the back of a spoon to stamp (rub) your image on paper....course I had to practice it a little, and it takes a little bit longer, but I sure felt like a pioneer woman!  I did this for the first old-fashioned dog card I made, which is in one of my earlier posts (and you can get the directions free from me for the card, which is a gate card that opens in the middle).  It is much easier to use the clear mount acrylics!  Now I wanted to use the fairy stamp for something fairylike, and I love the little tealight stuff; I also needed to come up with something using items from the new Stampin Up Summer Mini-Catalog (which also would be eligible for a designer challenge), so that is how my fairy lite bag was born.  I thought a little tea bag would be more like a light you can carry around with you, versus a box.  It took me 3 tries to come up with this!  I used some of the new designer paper, new satin ribbon, and a mini-vintage tag, along with a butterfly from the bridesmaid designer paper (I LOVE that paper, sure will miss it), the vellum paper, kraft cardstock, and a rhinestone brad.  Oh yeah, the opening is punched out using the xlarge petal punch - just the right size. Here is the final result - have a look and see what you think - here are several views of it, with and without the battery tealight on:
Can you see where I stamped "dream" on the little tag?  The ribbon threads thru holes and ties in back...The tealight is kinda visible in this picture. Here is what it looks like when it is opened up:

Since the vellum picture is scotch taped on, you can take it off and color in your picture if you want, or even put in a different picture(s) - or even ribbon.  Notice I covered the tealite itself with matching paper?
Here is a picture of the fairy lite bag and the battery tealite beside it:

Now this was the hardest picture to get, because I took it at night with the tealite bag's light turned on, so it is not as clear as it could be - hey, it was dark both outside and inside and I only had the fairy tealite on lol:

If you would like me to email you the directions and template for the Fairy Tealite, leave me a comment and/or subscribe, or follow along with your email, and I will send it to you ....glad to share!  Long live fairies!


  1. Very inventive and very, very cute Mary. I'd love to make one for my neices. If you are sharing the pattern could you please email me with it to:
    jlfstudio at (replace at with the symbol - lol.

    I live just a few towns over from your fiberartist bud Pam in Southern Oregon. Love her work - thanks for sharing her Etsy.

    Have been enjoying your blog this evening. I'll be back to explore further another day.

    Hugs from a sister demo - Jean

  2. So cute! Keep on posting. you're doing GREAT! I'd love the pattern! tericout at yahoo dot com

  3. I'm catching up on my emails at LNS and saw your email stating you had posted your fairy lite. I love fairies so I had to come see. I'm sure glad I did!

    Thank you very much for sharing! Id love your pattern if you're still sharing. :)

    rabertag@gmail . com

  4. Almost passed on this post, as I am not into fairies, but GLAD I didn't...really wonderful idea that could also be used for small gifts....would love the directions....thanks so

  5. Very lovely, would love to see it done with a Christmas scene or even a birthday. Please email me

  6. That's really cute. Wouldn't a little girl love to have that.

  7. Thanks for offering to share your creation. It is adorable and I know my nieces would love to have these for their rooms. My email is Thank you so much!

  8. What a cute project this is! I agree with carver5, this could be done for lots of different occasions. Would love to have the directions. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is so cool! I would love the directions. TFS

  10. Fabulous!!! I have a niece and great niece who are farie lovers so would love to be able to make these for them...thank you very much for your creativity and willingness to share!

  11. Sorry forgot to leave my email address:

    Thanks again, very much!

  12. Oh my gosh, all I can say is fantastic, and how clever. And yes, I would love the directions. Thanks for sharing----

  13. It's beautiful! Please send me the directionsI would love them! Thanks.

  14. Hi Cari,
    I would love to send you the directions for the fairy tea lite - can you give me your email address so I can send them? Thanks. Mary

  15. So very cute! I would love to try making one of these. I would greatly appreciate you sending me the pattern - thanks!



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