Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tealight gift card by Jane Johnson

Today I want to show you how to make an easel card which has a tealight box attached. These are great to give as small gifts.

You will need:
a 6x6 easel card
cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
Glossy accents or other glue that will stick acetate
craft knife and cutting mat
score board


With the short edge of the cardstock at the top of your scoreboard, score at 1/2", 1 1/4", 7 1/4" and 8 ". Turn the cardstock so that the long edge is along the top of your scoreboard and score at 7 1/2", 8 1/4", 9 3/4" and 10 1/2" all the way across.


Using your craft knife cut away all of the areas that are shaded grey on the above diagram (not to scale).


Using scissors create slight diagnonals to form tabs as above on the pieces numbered in the diagram below.

This is how your cardstock should look when you have completed the first 3 steps.
Cut a window in the larges scored panel as above. You can cut a rectangle with your knife or use a die cut as I have. Tip: if you are using a die cut you will need to fold all of the side tabs in so that they are not creased in the machine - ensure your die cut won't cut into the folded under tabs too! Now make firm creases on all the fold lines.
Cut some acetate to size and glue on the wrong side of the cut out window using glossy accents or similar glue suitable for sticking acetate. Take card not to apply too much or it will spread out and be visible in the window from the other side.

Apply glue to the longest end tab as shown above......

......and fold over and stick down so that you create a box who's edge meets at the 6" along the cardstock. Tip: If you place your cardstock onto your scoreboard you can line it up correctly as in the picture above.
At each end fold in the smallest tabs first as shown in the picture above and then the larger tab.
Here is the finished base card. The box will fit four tealights inside. Now all that is needed is to adhere a ready made easel card on top of the flat portion of this card base. You can also decorate the tealight portion of the base card as I have.
Here is my finished easel tealight gift card. I have decorated the top of the tealight box with some paper cut with the same window shape and added some gold ivy and pearls to match the easel card which has been created using images and sentiment from Whiff of Joy's Christmas Blessings kit. Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to have a go at one of these gift cards!


  1. Really lovely tealight card, Jane :) I surely will try this out soon. thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Jeanette.

  2. Oh Jane, That is gorgeous Hon!!! *Hugs*

  3. This is beautiful! I want to try to make it. Nice presentidea for christmas.

  4. Beautiful card jane. Great idea for Christmas.

  5. Wow Jane this is utterly fabulous! Ive never seen one of these before so thank you so much for sharing this great tut with us all!

    What a great gift it makes!

    Keryn x

  6. That is such a lovely card!! I don't even know if I should call it a card!!
    Greetz, Frea

  7. wow that's wonderful - very creative

  8. What a great tutorial, thanx a bunch!

    Lins x

  9. Thanks So much Jane I have been looking for a tutorial on this and yours is perfect!!! understandable too lol, love the distressed look you have given yours.

  10. Wow this is totaly gorgeous, just seen this on a friend's blog and just pop over to see this WOW

  11. Fab tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. x

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  13. Hi

    this card is soooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! OMG
    I loved it.

    Take care

  14. I love the card but as always I m struggeling with measurements..........
    Would it be possible for you to make a file with everything written and sorted on so you could print it out and the just cut out everything that has to be cut off and score the lines that needs scoring.
    If you could do that for me I would be you forever greatful.
    My email is


  15. Do you have gift card holder along with these cards?
    Scratch Card Printing

  16. your effort make it easy to follow..I will use it plastic gift cards if i remember.


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