May’s Just Sayin’ Kit: Birthday Candles

Hi Stamping Friends!

There are just a few days left to register for my May Just Sayin' Class-To-Go Kit.  Registration ends on Thursday, May 15.  Today's project is the third card featured in the kit, and there is one more project—a gift card holder—that I haven't shown yet.

Here's what you get with this month's Stamp-of-The-Month Kit…

Just sayin 133200GMay Just Sayin' Class-To-Go Kit

  • Just Sayin' Kit OnlyFeatures Just Sayin' stamp set, 1/4 now 1/2 package of Kaleidoscope DSP (6×6" now 6×12" sheets), a full spool of 1/8" Bermuda Bay Ribbon and a full package of Rhinestone Jewels to use on projects.  Includes all supplies to create two three cards with envelopes, plus a gift card holder.  Cost $42.00 clear, $50.00 wood
  • Just Sayin' Bundle Option—Features all of the above, plus the matching Word Bubbles Framelits. Cost $60.00 clear, $68.00 wood  
  • Pre-Paid Sign-Up By: May 15, 2014

Shipping Charges Additional: $5.60 for clear mount. $10.00 for wood mount.  No shipping charges if you can pick up your kit locally.

Payment: Pre-paid registration by credit card or PayPal preferred.  Cash, check, or money order also accepted from local customers.

Register Now: Simply contact me by email and let me know which kit option you would like.

Fine Print & Whatnot: These classes may not be combined with, or count toward, other classes, workshops, private classes, clubs, incentives or special events.


Candles - two cool     

The fun word bubbles from the Just Sayin' stamp set look great on just about any type of background, but some of the phrases call out for something specific.  As soon as I saw the "You're How Old?" bubble, I immediately thought of a bunch of candles on a cake, so I thought pairing the image up with candles would be perfect!  

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Candles Background—I wanted the candles to really stand out, so I kept the Bermuda Bay card base plain & simple.  I cut 1/2" wide strips of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper, and trimmed them to size as I laid them out on the card front. 

Class Kit participants will get a half package is included in their kit, so they can choose whichever paper pattern they want for the candles. 

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Candle Flames—Atop each candle is a flame punched with the retired Blossom Builder Punch.  I used Crushed Curry card stock for the basic shape of the flame, and Champagne Shimmer Paper for the inside flame.  You could also use the wing of the Bird Builder Punch for the outer flame, then trim it down for the inside flame.  

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Sentiment—The Just Sayin' greeting is stamped in Bermuda Bay, the die-cut with the Word Bubbles Framelits.  If you're getting the kit, you definitely want to upgrade to the Framelits Bundle if you have a Big Shot. 

I tied some Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon around the card front and the word bubble is attached over the top with Dimensionals.

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Less Is Not More—I used the same basic elements for my vertical version, featuring fewer candles that are taller.  But, looking at it now, it seems a little empty on the side.  I probably should have used 5 or more candles to fill up the card front a little better.  I think a bigger bunch of candles would better reflect the sentiment, don't you think?  Yeah, the more overlapped and crooked the better!  

Complete Supplies List:

Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!

Contact me by May 15, 2014 if you'd like to purchase the Just Sayin' Class-To-Go Kit!



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Last Chance For This Week's Weekly Deals!  Check out the weekly specials available through Monday, May 12 at the Weekly Deals link.  This week Hearts A Flutter stamp set, Holiday Ornament Framelits and Real Red Stitched Grosgrain are among the discounted products! We'll have new Weekly Deals tomorrow!


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