Saturday, January 26, 2013

30 Minute Birthday Card

At the swarm last Saturday, Carrie Elmore suggested that we have a "grab box" of items we no longer wanted or use.  One of the items she put in the box, and up for grabs, was some paper straws.

The straws make perfect birthday candles!  I cut the straws into shorter pieces, then ran them through the Cuttlebug to flatten them.  These cards are for Operation Write Home and they have to pass through the post office machinery so they had to be flattened.

The sentiment is from a set of CTMH stamps and I used a Stampin' Up punch.


AndreaA said...

Great use of the straws Linda. Very cute card. I haven't found these straws yet. Would be great on a LO too.

MaryH said...

Adorable card, and clever to use the straws as candles. Thanks for that idea. Hugs

KAT said...

good idea. i also like how yo layered your 'label'. i never thought of doing that to make a shadow effect.