This months hop is featuring products from Wendy Vecchi. It's the first time I've used her products and I've got to say, they're pretty cool. They come with the stamp set, coordinating dies and a stencil! And they're not expensive either. I used Birthday Bash for my card today. You can find all the sets used in the hop today HERE
Now because this is a hop that means there's a prize. Leave a comment at all the stops for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store. The winner will be announced May 14th on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog. AND the Wendy Vecchi sets will be 20% OFF until May 7th! Time to shop! 

I knew I wanted to have a LOT of candles on my card so I got to stamping - I think I stamped 25 in all but had a few left over. I used my Sidekick to cut them all out. I love having that little die cut machine on my desk for the little dies - it makes it so easy. 
I used the stencil, some Lobster ink and a blending tool to make the angled stripes on the side. The front flap on the card is made with one of the dies in the set but only cutting it on 3 sides leaving the left side longer - I scored a line at the edge of where it tucks under the stenciled piece to help it fold easily.
After I colored all the candles I adhered them to a panel, added the stenciled piece with the flap and added the cake and more candles to the flap. For the inside I used a stamp positioning tool - I put my stamp in place, inked it up, stamped it and then slid the paper up and stamped it again. This keeps it perfectly lined up. I cut this piece to fit under the flap and after adhering it I outlined it with a fine tip black marker.

And since we're starting a new month that also means new prompts for the month long Random Acts of Cardness. Play along with us and share your cards on the

I'm last on the hop today but I've linked to everyone below in case you've missed a stop.

Tara/SNS blog - start here
Susan - that's me

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


Deborah Smart said…
I was looking for a fire extinguisher, for all of those candles! This is super cute, Susan :)
Joan A said…
What a cute card! I was thinking that the angled stripes stencil could be used at Christmas for a candy cane pattern too.
cghundley said…
Cute card and
love all those
Carla from Utah
MadeByMeghanK said…
AH!!! I love this! All the candles and great bright red colors!
famillemarleau said…
I love your card. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe
Allison Cope said…
What a cute sentiment idea Susan! That cake is just adorable too! Fabulous card creation!
Carrie said…
Super cute, bright and cheery card Susan!
Mary-Anne V said…
Very fun sliced birthday cake it!
Denise Bryant said…
Love that fun cake and the hidden sentiment! Really cute card!
Kia's Place said…
Fabulous card Susan, so fun.
Jane M said…
What a fun many candles !! Jane
Bunny Dobbie said…
What a great card! That’s a lot of candles!
Terry said…
Lobster ink! Lol. This is an incredible card. So many candles! Well done!