Monday, December 24, 2012

Sweet and Simple Birthday

Hello sweeties-
Wow...Christmas 2012, it's here already!!  Where did the time go?
Did you get everything on your wish list?
I know my sons did!!  My oldest just turned 16 on the 23rd and my middle baby turned 3 on Friday!
It is a very expensive month for us, but what are you going to do.

Since my little one loves to count, I made good use of our challenge over at SweetStamps.
This weeks challenge is:
Sweet and Simple Birthday

Here is what I created:
Sweet and simple right?!?!  I LOVE it and so did my little one.  I have seen these candles being made, so I thought it would be a perfect time to try.   I know it's not anything over technical, but the simplicity of it is what intrigues me more than anything.  Since I do try to CAS every now and then.
He even asked if we could light the candles!!  LOL

I used American Craft: MerryMint paper to create the candles. 
I cut strips of 2x4 paper, placed a piece of 1/2" Super Sticky Adhesive on the inside of the paper I did not want to show.  Snipped a piece of embroidery and began to roll.  This this until all three candles were completed.  I used more Super Sticky Adhesive to hold down the candles where I wanted them to stay. 
Inked up my Happy Birthday Script sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Ink and DONE!!

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Next week's challenge #98 is:
Pink, Green and Brown Color Challenge
Our second monthly challenge can be found HERE
Theme is:
Cracked Glass Technique

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
365 Card Challenge #300
Tuesday Morning Sketches #178

All the products used on this card can be found here:



  1. Adorable, happy birthday to your children and happy holidays.

  2. I love this fun idea- and CAS it is!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy all of the Dec. Birthdays!

  3. CAS can be more challenging than any other card - at least it is for me. I love what you did with yours, those candles are adorable and I will be making them myself. I'd never seen them before, but you look at them and then you have to do a head slap for not thinking of it before. Happy birthday to your boys. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. What a fun and pretty card!! Really neat rolled candles!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  5. Very cute CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. We have sooo many family birthdays in December & January, so I hear ya ;) Love the rolled candles! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

  7. I really do love this card and want to give it a try! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches for our special challenge, "Anything Goes"!

  8. WOW!!! Fantastic CAS card!! One that I definitely will be stealing the idea for since I too have quite a few birthdays in Dec and Jan!!! Happy New Year and blessings for a healthy and prosperous 2013!

  9. Love your sweet and simple design. Unique idea for the candles.