Christmas Light Favor

by Alex Bleicher

Use the Stampin' Up!® Curvy Keepsake die or our free template to create a pretty Christmas favor.


  • Curvy Keepsake Die by Stampin' Up!® or downloadable Christmas Light template
  • Die cut machine
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Scallop square punch or scallop edge scissors
  • Cardstock cut to 11" x 3" in any color (Recollections 65# red used here)
  • Silver or grey cardstock, 1 1/4" x 6"
  • Sponge or dauber
  • Ink to match cardstock (Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler ink used here)
  • White gel pen (Gelly Roll 08 used here)
  • Ribbon, 10" - 12"


  1. Step 1

    Place the Curvy Keepsake die slightly at an angle and focus on the long pointed side.

  2. Die cut 2 shapes from the 11" x 3" strip of cardstock.

  3. Step 2

    Using scissors, trim the excess from both die cut pieces so only the pointed end and box bottom are left.

  4. Step 3

    Place one cut shape onto the score board, ensuring that the crease is lined up with one of the scoring channels. Score 1 1/4" below crease. Repeat with second die shape.

  5. Step 4

    Using a bone folder, fold each die shape at the newly created score lines. These flaps will become the bottom of your favor.

  6. Step 5

    Sponge the edges of the cut shapes with coordinating ink.

  7. Step 6

    Create a reflection mark on one of the die shapes (front of favor) using a white gel pen.

  8. Step 7

    To create the light bulb screw cap, either cut two pieces from the silver cardstock slightly wider than the bottom width of your die shape using scallop edge scissors, or trim them using a scallop square punch.

  9. If using the punch, insert only one end into the bottom of the punch as shown, and punch. Mark the correct width on the back of the silver cardstock strip and repeat with the opposite end. Repeat for the second screw cap piece for the back of the favor.

  10. Step 8

    Assemble the favor. Attached the screw cap pieces to each die cut between the score line and die crease.

  11. Glue together the small flaps at the bottom to create the favor base.

  12. Step 9

    Stand the favor upright on your work surface (if needed, place a pen inside to stabilize). Feed ribbon through the slots in both the front and back of the favor and tie a pretty bow. Trim bow tails as desired.

  13. Step 10

    Tuck in a treat to complete the project for gift giving.



  1. Print and trace the Christmas Light template onto colored cardstock. For a larger base, trace the top portion of the template down to the parallel lines, mark the score line, and then slide the template down to increase the center section.

  2. Cut around the outline and score. Punch a hole and thread ribbon through, then decorate as above.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Christmas Light Favor. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Another awesome use for the Curvy Keepsake Thinlit. Thank for sharing your fabulous idea!
lisa808  |  Sun Nov 15, 2015 at 4:03 AM
Really creative! Great job, Alex. And thanks formate video, Lydia.
Lela Meinke  |  Sun Nov 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Thanks for the template. I can play now!
muscrat  |  Sun Nov 15, 2015 at 10:18 AM
So cute and clever, Alex! Clap clap clap!!!
KellyJean Gettelfinger  |  Mon Nov 16, 2015 at 8:09 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is just what I need for the candles on an Advent poster I need to make for the church bulletin board.
Also thanks for the template -- I do not own dies or do I plan on getting any. It'll be after Thanksgiving but I will post a picture.
Elizabeth N Anderson  |  Mon Nov 16, 2015 at 8:27 AM
This is such a sweet treat holder for Christmas! I absolutely have to make some! Thanks for the tutorial and suggestions. Diane
Diane  |  Mon Nov 16, 2015 at 8:35 AM
I made 20 of these yesterday, using the shimmer paper colors from the Recollections paper pack. For the socket, I found snippets of my silver mercury glass papers from last year's holiday cards and then used a silver foil embossed glitter paper, also from Recollections. Of course, the white gel pen is dried out...BUT I found that rather than hunt for a scalloped punch and score the socket, I used my crimper. It gave great dimension and the effects without the scoring on foil. I just cut approximate width sized strips of the paper, and crimped away, then adhered and trimmed. Now I need to purchase silver ribbon!
Diane, aka ciocidi  |  Tue Nov 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM
Oh - the crimper is genius Diane!
lydia  |  Tue Nov 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM
Too stinkin' cute.
Kab  |  Tue Nov 17, 2015 at 9:11 PM
Great idea Diane to use a crimper on the socket part. I have one of those somewhere in my tool drawer smile
Alex Bleicher  |  Fri Nov 20, 2015 at 10:32 AM
ooooh! The Curvy Keepsake die is an excellent choice for this favor. I love the use of this die. Now I have a good reason to buy one! Your highlights are great!
CroShayLady  |  Sat Nov 21, 2015 at 3:59 PM
This is adorable!!! Love the video! Thank you!
Deanna Anthony  |  Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 7:33 AM
This is so clever! And I think that I will have to make up some of these for my team at work! I work with mostly men, and so I have to keep the girly cuteness factor to a minimum and I think these fit the bill!
Thanks for sharing...
Karen Thede  |  Mon Nov 30, 2015 at 1:21 PM
These are just such fun to give!!
Bev Gerard  |  Wed Dec 2, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Cute idea. I think I see a place card!
Shirley  |  Mon Jan 11, 2016 at 12:27 AM
Fun idea!
mogu mook  |  Wed Mar 21, 2018 at 11:49 AM

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