Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paper Straw Birthday Candle Card


Hi all! Kristina here with another card using the July 2013 Card Kit. :)

Today I used the paper straws from the kit to create birthday candles. To make it a bit more going-through-the-mail friendly, I flattened the straws in my Big Shot machine. Running them through a die cutting machine flattens them extremely well, but the straws still have a bit of dimension to them. Such a fun look!

I also used "happy" from the Oh Happy Day die and one of the stamps from the stamp set in the kit, Cupcake Party.

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45 comments:

  1. Cute and goes perfect for male or female! TFS

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  2. Great card and video. Can't wait for
    my kit.

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  3. I really like this updated version of a similar one you did with the paper straws. That's a great idea and provides just that extra bit of dimension to them.

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  4. This is adorable! LOVED it!

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  5. Awesome card Kristina! Love the candles made from straws!

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  6. Thank you for this video!!! I have been wondering how to use those straws! I love this!!!

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  7. Great idea for the straws! I'm not really a crafter as much as a card maker and was wondering what a person would do with those straws! Now I know! Thanks for another great video!

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  8. Love the use of the straws for candles!

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  9. I just love this card with the 3D candles. So cute, Kristina.

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  10. Sweet card! Great idea to flatten the straws a little.

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  11. What Kristina, no glitter on the flames? thanks for sharing

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  12. What a cute and clever card!!!! I think I will have to use the straw candles idea on a card for my great nephew, who will be 9 soon. Thanks! I was looking for some inspiration for his card!

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  13. what a great idea for the candles!

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  14. What agreat way to use those straws. Love your card!

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  15. Love this card. It's super cute. All the elements work so well together. TFS

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  16. Fabulous card! I've never been into the whole straw fad, but I really enjoyed what Kristina did with them. Very original and a great result. ♥

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  17. Wish I thought of this! Love your card!

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  18. Cool card! I LOVE your birthday candles :)

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  19. Such a cute birthday card and cool candles, I love that Happy die.

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  20. I never have any idea what to do with the straws. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. Stunning card! Love the straws as candles!

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  22. So cute! How did you know it was my birthday, today? Lol! Love it.

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  23. What a great card Kristina. I love the straws in which you turned into candles. What a wonderful idea.

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  24. So cheerful, Kristina! I never know what to do with the straws - I love that idea.

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  25. How cute and fun!! Such clever idea to use the straws for candles!

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  26. Always wondered how to use those straws!

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  27. Great card - and such a clever use of straws! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  28. cute idea to use the straws as candles.

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  29. Super cute birthday cards! Love how yo created the candles out of the straws...will have to give this a try! Thanks so much for the fun inspiration!

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  30. I really like this card. The 3 dimension and the colors and the motifs. Just terrific!

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  31. Love the dimension of your card and great idea with the straws

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  32. Such a great idea to run the straws through the diecutting machine. Love the card! Every bit as cute as the original! :)

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  33. You are a genius. What a great idea.

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  34. Gee, I so love to learn from you guys. You are all AWESOME teachers. Thank you so much for sharing. Nicely done. I love the candles. I love the whole cards.

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  35. oh my I made something similar but mine had to be firecrackers. :)

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