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Baby bro and sis set: behind the scenes!

I've been recently asked to make a special candle for twin babies.

Considering my new found love for card making, I decided to create a matching card as well.

But let's start from the candle...

I haven't been making candles for a while now (it's a pain over summer time!!!) and needed to re-order raw materials and stuff to stock up! That was fun too!

This is a 'pillar candle with chunks'

I've already talked about these candles over the blog (HERE), but let me remind you something:

They are great because they use the good scent throw of the soy wax and the hardness of paraffin, basically the best qualities of both!!!

If you want to see other examples of these candles follow THIS LINK

Gummy bears are made with soy wax too and you can find pictures of the silicon moulds I've used HERE

For the card, I've used baby design paper and recycled buttons, and a sentiment from the Mama Elephant Stamps - Labeled Messages stamp set.

I've made the envelope with the envelope punch board and I've embossed 3 out of 4 flaps of it with a Sizzix butterfly embossing folder.

For the front of the envelope, I've used the balloon clear stamp of this Dovecraft set

..and for the back of the envelope, a baby design paper matching the card


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