My son turned 20 earlier this month. His birthday coincided with the start of a fabulous spring break trip sponsored by the university, so he has only seen his card recently. I’m pretty sure he’s not a regular reader, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise in the rare event he checked in.
I got a little carried away…yes, there are 20 candles.
I hope you like my candle flames! They’re cut from the end of the stem from the Bird Builder punch. The candles themselves were hand-cut and are primarily Soho Subway DSP with a little Early Espresso and Island Indigo thrown in for contrast.
The cakes are floating on sheets of Window Strips. They’re hand cut, too. This was for my son, after all!
I made little packages and put them on the side of the card with dimensionals. Honestly, I go through a LOT of dimensionals. I quit worrying about it a long time ago – about the time I figured out they cost just over a penny apiece. Seriously.
The “strings” are held in place with Glue Dots. If you decide to make one of these cards (and I hope you do) trust me in this, you need Glue Dots. Just open up a fresh box and knock yourself out. I use a pokey doodle to pull them off the roll, but a bamboo bbq skewer works really well too.
Since my handsome son is away at school, I had to mail this card, and it required a custom envelope. I used to dread making custom envelopes, but not any more. The Envelope Punch Board is my BFF.
I didn’t use any bulky embellishments (such as buttons) so I just needed a little extra postage for the weight of all the extra card stock. I made the envelope on the roomy side since the card is thicker than usual.
- Stamps: Make a Cake, You’re My Hero, Perfect Pennants
- Color Palette: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
- Accessories: Oval Framelits, Window Sheets, Bird Builder, Small Oval, Corner Rounder, and 1/2 inch circle punches, Early Espresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
3 thoughts on “Bring on the candles”
Fabulous!!! Love how you packed every possible inch with fun punches/stamps!!
I hope your son was thrilled!! My son turns 30 in May but I woul have to have a small box to fit that card in:).
That’s hilarious, I didn’t think about starting a tradition but it would be fun. The candles would have to get really small 🙂 Maybe just the decade years!