This is a great go-to birthday card for someone of the male persuasion, or someone who doesn't like a lot of fluff. I CASE'd the card from our SU! demo magazine, Stampin' Success.
The candle flame is a punched piece of Polka Dot designer paper adhered with a dimensional. The punch is the retired Blossom Petals. I cut a 1/2" x 3" piece of Venetian Romance designer paper for the candle body, then tied a bow using linen thread. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen and is stamped in Early Espresso. I used a Crushed Curry marker to color in "You're How Old?" and use an oval framelit to diecut it. The oval was sponged with Early Espresso ink, and the front of the Crumb Cake card was embossing with the Perfect Polka Dots folder. There's a Pistachio Pudding layer behind the Very Vanilla too.
Don't forget that when you place an Online Order through my store at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net by August 31 you become eligible to win the hostess benefits AND be entered into a drawing for a Pretty Print embossing folder if your order includes the Tag It stamp set, which benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Thanks!
I came across this brass dog letter opener at a garage sale this weekend. It's a nice, hefty weight and very solid. Here's a close-up of the dog:
So does it look like a retriever maybe? Or what kind of dog would you say it is? Leave a comment, please!