Sunday, 18 September 2022

Carrrots for Candles


A choir friend had his birthday this week and I made a card for the occasion.  He's a farmer and loves his vegetables and had a funny story to tell about carrots a few weeks ago!  I was going to make him something church or music related but couldn't find the die I wanted!  During my search, I came across this NBUS Gummiapan Carrot die set which I think I bought in late 2019 (or maybe earlier) and had forgotten I had!

What you see on the front of the card is not the carrots in question! To get to the carrots you have to dig - well lift the flap to be precise!  And ta da!

I masked off the bottom of this card panel and coloured it brown then lay the carrots on this.  Folded a small piece of green card stock and slipped the back behind the panel to create this liftable flap.  Behind the front panel is a small magnet and behind the dig button is another to make sure the flap stays closed.  I added his name to the inside of the flap and some candles to the front of the flap.  This morning it was so cold and windy I decided to add some autumn leaves to complete the scene - don't tell anyone but they're actually some holly leaves from Tim Holtz's Winter Foliage which I've been using for Christmas cards! This SSS Happy Birthday sentiment finished off the card!


Four Seasons September Anything Fall Goes - they're celebrating their first anniversary this week!

Seize the Birthday Challenge #247 - Food Glorious Food;

Inspiration Station Challenge #37 - I was inspired by the autumn leaves lying on the green grass

NBUS Challenge #42 - the carrots were NBUS;

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  1. What a fun card, I love the design. It's perfect for the recipient. xx

  2. This is darling. I absolutely love the carrots. Thanks so much for sharing your fun card in our challenge at The Four Seasons. We hope that you'll visit us again soon.

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  4. That's so clever and I love the scattering of autumn leaves around your carrots! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

  5. Such a fun card design, the carrot dies are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Four Seasons challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. What a fantastic and fun card I love your carrots ! The sentiment works so well and I love the texture.


  7. Such a fun card Kate those dies are fab! hugs Sue x

  8. Wow, this is such a clever design and I'm certain he loved his birthday card. Thanks for playing along in our challenge at The Inspiration Station. We appreciate the support and love seeing everyone's projects.
    Donna xx

  9. OMG what a cute and clever creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

    PPSS ... thanks for also sharing this fun creation with us over on the Inspiration Station blog too ... good luck!

  10. What a fun card! Love the carrots and they sound perfect for your friend, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  11. This is darling and so unexpected which I love. Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday and for using the Topping!

  12. What a fun card, and perfect for your farmer friend! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday Food Glorious Food!


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