Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday Candle Card (take two)

Here is another birthday candle border card.  This is my test cut of the A2 size card I wrote about yesterday.  I used the Christmas solutions cartridge to create the border.  For this border the candles can be made proportionately taller than the candles on the Hanukkah menorah on the Joys of the Season cartridge that I used a few days ago.

I cut the card base from this piece of 12 x 12 cardstock from the DCWV Sweet Stack.  I saved the apple border for another project.  I was able to cut two 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card bases for two A2 cards.

Here is the card topper cut.  I decided to emboss the rectangular section.  I did put a page in the file to create a layer so you have the option to add that if you like.  I also changed the file so that you can cut the pieces using only the Christmas cartridge.  (The file does have some George rectangles for the preview guideline rectangles but you don't need to cut those pages).

I embossed the rectangle with a new Cuttlebug folder I got recently from Oh My Crafts (here is a LINK to the folder set on their site - it is an exclusive set).

Here are the card components.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from ZooBalloo.  You can use a sentiment from any cartridge that you want - I will just show you how I adapted this one to suit the card.

The screen shot shows the location of the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.

I wanted the words welded together vertically to fit on the card topper.  Once again, "hide selected contour" is useful for altering images like this.

I simply placed two of the phrases on the mat, aligned them in the position I wanted and checked "weld" on both images.  Then I hid  all of the parts of the words I did not want to cut.  They are very pale blue in the screen shot above.

Here is one more close view of the candle border.  I used yellow Stickles to highlight the flame tips.  I wonder if I can find some more candles to make borders...

Birthday Candle Border A2 card topper


  1. Thanks for sharing these great cards with candles.
    Angie P

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful designs to the "design-less". You are the best.

  3. Definitely an adorable birthday card! Thanks again Diane for showing the project all the way through the process, it is so helpful to some (me LOL) who are not too computer savvy!

    Lisa Sturgill

  4. Hi Diane, Thanks so much for the candle topper birthday card. I really do like that.


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