Hi Stampers, welcome to another blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring some holiday’s other than Christmas.  I chose to showcase an Advent card I made for a customer.

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My Advent card started with a thick Whisper White card base with an open top and bottom.  (Think of the base as two cards that were put together to make a square box.)

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

After cutting and scoring my base, I used the layering circles dies to cut a circle in the center of each panel. (Here is a photo of how it looked before it went together.)

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

On the outside of the card I have die cut a swirled circle around each opening. (I apologize that I used some non-SU glitter paper for these – but it would look gorgeous cut out of the brightly gleaming paper, too.)

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card I have attached a piece of vellum for each circle, to make it a window.  Inside each window are (1, 2, 3 & 4) candles that I cut using my Brother Scan N Cut (<– affiliate link)

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card, I placed an battery operated tealight candle to light it up. (safer than an open flame).

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

When you flatten the card, the message part of the card slides in and then pulls out in order to stand it up for display.

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Doesn’t it look beautiful all lit up?

Stampin' Up! Advent Candle Tealight Holder card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Stampin' Up! Advent Card Painted Label Dies Gold Glimmer Paper by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This Advent card is also beautiful in Gold Glimmer Paper.

Stampin' Up! Advent Card Painted Label Dies Gold Glimmer Paper by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

 

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