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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Create a candle birthday card; guess what kind of dog

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 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!


Tina said...

such a cute card, love the candle and sentiment...

Kim said...

love the card!
I think the dog a Labrador
hugs, kim

Unknown said...

Love the card, too. I think the dog is a basset hound.

Barb Archut said...

I'm thrilled to have bought the dog letter opener from you. Can't wait to give it to my sister!