Saturday, July 30, 2011

a CAS saturday

well, i should have been doing while everyone else in the apartment was sleeping, was cleaning...but instead, i decided to make a CAS card for the latest challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!! :) i'll just tell my husband, 'no i didn't get a chance to clean for your mom's visit, but check out this clean and simple card, eh? eh??' ha! oh well! it was worth it!

the latest challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a 4x9 card that is, well, clean and simple! check! and it was so much fun!

i have had this idea brewing in my mind for a while and it just had to come out! so here is my card:

i used some old brown paper packaging and folded it up accordion style for the cupcake wrapper. the icing for the cupcake was made by folding and overlaying some ribbon, and of course the 'candles' are my 'frankenstein creation' of some lawn fawn stamps from the 'cozy christmas' stamp set. one of my favorite stamp sets! it's so versatile! the sentiment was stamped with 'harold's abc's' - another go to stamp set, i couldn't live without!

so, i made the candles by stamping the glass of milk image. before i actually stamped it, i used a q-tip to remove the 'milk' waves. and the fire for the candle is the fireplace image - minus the wood of course! then i just used a ruler to make the pink diagonal lines (because in my mind, birthday candles should always have those swirly colors!). i paper pieced the images together and vwa-la! easy peasy! side note - i did add a little bling (just a little!) to each flame of the candle, because what's a fire without something bling-y, right?

well that's it! i hope you are having a productive weekend too! *wink wink*



  1. Those are the cutest milk/fire candles I have ever seen! I was productive today too! I labeled my Copic Ciao makers on the ends.

  2. Forget cleaning and keep on creating! This is darn clever and perfect for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

  3. Soooooo CUTE!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Ack! This is too cute, Samantha!! I'm lovin' the smiling candles you created! You're so clever! :o)

  5. What a super fun idea - I love it!


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