Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Birthday Ensemble by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have a girlie birthday card and matching tealight cake to share with you today, using the fun Out to Lunch (sku#UM3576) set.
These have been a huge hit with my daughter's friends whenever I've made a little tealight cake to match their card.  Perfect for when you need a little extra somethin' with your gift.  I designed my card first, piecing together strips of patterned paper, and zigzag or straight stitching them over the seams with my sewing machine.  I pop dotted my matted image, and glued a strip of rosette ribbon along the bottom:

 I purchased a bulk pack of the plastic tealights, and assembled my pieces using scrap bits from my card:

There is a tiny on/off switch on the bottom of the tealight, so before I attached it to my cake base, I cut a tiny hole so that I can access the switch:

I cut a small hole in the center of the cake top, just large enough to fit over the flame:

Lastly I glued on four little ribbon flowers.  Here is a photo with the little flame switched on:

My inside sentiment:

Happy Stamping!



  1. Oh my so pretty and just adore the colours just perfect for this beautiful image!

  2. Your colors and stitching are beautiful! Love this. So pretty for a friend.

  3. What a pretty card , lovely colors and your matching tea light is so cute , perfect for a friend working in an office where real candles
    are not allowed ..so love this idea .

  4. Through the art you can easily express your languages that all people speak that cut across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness.


  5. Gorgeous card Karen and the cupcake is absolutely adorable, totally awesome!