Sunday, June 24, 2012

Birthday Candles

Here is the fourth card is my series from the Wrap It Up cartridge. I have been having a lot of fun playing with this cartridge and I think I might try to continue this idea, playing with a specific cartridge and make projects featuring images from that cartridge. We will see how that goes though.
This cartridge is 4 1/4"x5 1/2." I used white cardstock for the base, then trimmed some striped cardstock 1/8" smaller. The white mat is 3 1/2"x4 3/4" and embossed with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. The three candles are cut from Wrap It Up. The smallest one is 3 1/2," the middle one is 4" and the largest one is 4 1/2." The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. I punched it using a 1 1/2" circle punch, then cut a 2 1 3/4" circle from blue cardstock. I then added a button, tied with an embroidery floss bow to the middle of the circle. I finished off the card with some glossy accents and yellow Stickles on the flames of the candles. All the patterned cardstock comes from The Celebration Stack by DCWV.
I made this for the following challenges:


  1. Cute! Love the candles and embossed background

  2. i love these candles,very cute, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. Paula - these cards are turning out awesome. I love all the colourful papers you used. TFS

  4. So pretty Paula, those candles could be good for a number of occasions.

  5. I LOVE this! Your design is so simple and yet has a HUGE impact! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  6. Paula, your creation is a FANTASTIC take on the sketch from 365 Cards! It's absolutely adorable & love those candles :)

    I would be oh, so happy to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy

    Lots of joy!

  7. Love that you embossed the background, many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

  8. girl you rock the cricut!!! super fun card :)
    so glad you joined us on 365 cards

  9. So very pretty Love the candles and glitter on the candle. Fab take on the sketch :)

    Thanks for joining us over at 365cards

  10. Wow, this is fantastic. Love your design and colors. I really enjoy you cartridge series cards.