Monday, October 22, 2012

Over the Edge

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge theme is "over the edge."  I used a pair of Paper Smooches stamp sets to create this simple child-friendly birthday card to meet the challenge.  And, speaking of Paper Smooches, did you see the big news here?  I'm so excited to be a part of the Sparks challenge team starting in November! 

Here's the card.  I designed a clean and simple birthday card featuring two long birthday candles I created from cardstock rectangles.  Each rectangle is stamped with the solid dot stamp from the Primary set in a color matching the cardstock.  Unfortunately, the red doesn't show up as well on the red as I'd have liked . . .  The rectangles are arranged on the left side of a dotted yellow patterned paper panel.  I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Sentiment Sampler set on a yellow notch-ended strip and layered that over both the candles and the patterned paper panel.  It's anchored with a red button tied with matching baker's twine.

My "over the edge" element is the flames on the candles. I used a circle punch to make two flame-like shapes and adhered them to the tops of the rectangles.  They're covered with Yellow Stickles for a sparkly look.  And, I was actually thinking ahead when I made this card and cut the card base a little smaller on both sides so that the card will still fit in a standard envelope even with the flames extending beyond the card's top edge.  That thinking ahead doesn't happen too often, so I wanted to give myself credit for it!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Primary and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, and Bahama Blue inks, Jillibean Soup Yellow Salt-Soup Staples 2 Collection Kit, Divine Twine Cherry Red baker's twine, Ranger Yellow Stickles

other:  Brocade Blue, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight cardstock (Stampin' Up!); white cardstock (Xerox)


  1. So perfect, Lori!! I love the TALL candles--totally effective and eye-catching! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Super fun! I love the cute patterns :) Thanks for going over the edge with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Super cuteness! Love your bold design and creative way of extending the candles over the edge!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  4. Lori your candles are awesome. Love the different patterns too. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)


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