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Monday, May 18, 2009

Big Birthday Candles




Good Monday morning Peeps! Hope you all had a great weekend. We sure did. Yesterday my niece, she lives with us, graduated from high school. She was so proud and we are all so proud of her. She completed the A+ program and will get two years of college paid for. She wants to be a teacher an I hope she holds tight to that dream! We had a party at a local park after graduation for her, we grilled hot dogs and had potato salad, deviled eggs and baked beans and chips and dips and a big ol' cake I ordered from a local bakery! YUMMY!! We all had a great time!

Well, today's card is made with the Sketch for You to Try on Jen del Muro's Blog.

This was a fun sketch to work with ad I used some of the new DS paper I just got, Stampin' Up's "Sweet Always". Love the colors in that paper.

I used chocolate chip, regal rose and pumpkin pie cardstock along with the DS paper. I stamped the candles from the big birthday candle set onto the DS paper and cut out and popped up with some dimensionals. The flames are stamped onto so saffron cardstock and cut out as well, I added some ruby red ink to the middles with a sponge.

The center circle is cut with my nesties out of regal rose and whisper white. The side circles are punches with my 1-1/4 inch and 1 inch punch with pumpkin pie and regal rose and then I ran the circles through the cuttlebug with my swiss dot folder.

I added some regal rose grosgrain ribbon. I thought after I finished this card that the side circles would have looked better if I had layered them with some white, but it was too late, already glued down!

I didn't add a sentiment to the front of this one, no place where it would really work. I also added a couple of pumpkin pie brads to the top corner and pierced all around the center rectangle.

Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!

Vicki

14 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats to your niece on her graduation! I hope she follows her dreams!!!

Love this FUN card Vicki!! That dp is a fave of mine!!!

Beth said...

Super cute card Vicki! Great sketch for this paper and big birthday candles! My son Graduates in 2 weeks too - congrats to your neice on her Grad! It is a wonderful time of life with so many dreams and so much ahead of you to look forward to!

Lois said...

OK, you have convinced me that I NEED this stamp set. I love this card. And the colors are just great.

Lois

leanne said...

Very fun card! I love the big candles in the middle and the great colors.

Maureen P said...

This is so fun! It looks like a party on a card! :)

lisa said...

Oh Vicki, what a fabulous, fun card! Love the colors!

geekyscrapping said...

You must be so proud of your niece! Sounds like you had a great day.

Tammy said...

Super cute idea. Turned out great.

Michelle said...

This is an awesome card! WOW! I love it!! I also left you a little something on my blog! I hope you have time to visit and see what it is!

Jaspere said...

Wow this card has bite. Love it!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely adore your card!!

Shy said...

Oh I love the way your card turned out! So fun and the layout and colors are great!

Reina said...

What a great BD card. I love it.
Congrats to your niece on her graduation. I know your very proud of her.

Donna Henley said...

I LOVE how you handled this week's sketch - I really struggled with this one, lol. Beautiful colours & use of the candle stamp!