"The More Candles..." Birthday card

LeNae Gerig

"The More Candles..." Birthday card
By LeNae Gerig

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Designer's Tip: Create a frame by tracing 2 labels from the template, one inside the other, and then cut out the inner label to make a window. Use a cotton swab to apply brown ink to the edges of the frame.



  1. Place the card fold on the side. Cover the card with pink cardstock. Glue 4 1/2"x2 1/2" Confetti blue stripe paper to the bottom of 4 1/2"x6 1/8" rectangle of Confetti green circle paper. Ink the edges brown and mat with medium blue cardstock, leaving a 1/16" border. Glue to the card center.
  2. Glue a length of Confetti dark pink rick rack across the top edge of the Confetti blue stripe paper. Glue a length of Confetti blue twill below. Trim the ribbons even with the card edges.
  3. From 15 Lovely Labels Template, trace a Designer Label 4"x 2 3/4" onto blue cardstock with a small designer label, 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" at the center. Cut out the center and apply brown ink to the edges. Tie a Confetti sheer pink dot ribbon length around the frame right side.
  4. Using Birthday Greetings Stamp Set, stamp the "The more candles..." greeting onto white cardstock with VersaMark watermark inkpad. Sprinkle with Garnet embossing powder, remove the excess, and heat. Glue the frame over the greeting and cut out around the frame, leaving a 1/16" border. Emboss 2 Birthday Greetings VersaMark stamped candles with garnet and gold as shown. Cut out and glue to the right side of the frame. Glue the frame, at an angle to the top of the card. Glue a Confetti blue twill bow over the ribbon border and frame corner.
  5. Inside: Glue a 5"x2 1/2" piece of Confetti blue stripe paper, 1 3/4" from the top of the card inside back. Trace an art deco label, 1 3/4"x 2 3/4" onto Confetti pink tile paper and mat with blue, leaving a 1/16" border. Glue to the left side of the border.
  6. Trace and cut a 15 Lovely Labels Template Mini Bracket Label, 1 1/2" x 1" onto blue cardstock. Stamp in VersaMark "Birthday Wishes" and emboss with garnet. Glue to the center of the larger label. Glue a knotted length of Confetti sheer pink dot ribbon below.