Light the Candles: A New Card Kit with My Alternative Minis

January is a great time to build a stash of birthday cards so you have them on-hand when you need them during the year. Stampin’ Up! has released a new Project Kit, Light the Candles, that will help you to build that collection with some great cards that are super-fun and super-easy to make.

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About the Kit

I made the cards in the kit – and I’m going to share those with you today – but I also made some 3″ x 3″ cards with elements from the kit. Before I share those, here’s a look at the finished projects in this adorable kit, which makes 8 cards (four each of two designs):

Light the Candles Kit, Stampin Up!, 159332Here’s a look at all of the elements in this kit:

Light the Candles Kit, Stampin Up!, 159332And here’s a look at the photopolymer stamp set that accompanies the kit (I can imagine so many ways to use these stamps on other projects):

Light the Candles Kit, Stampin Up!, 159332If you want to see the kit in action, please click on the video link below:

The colors in the kit really set the tone for these happy, celebratory projects. What fun! I love the mix of Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Night of Navy. Here’s a graphic of these colors used in the kit:

Stampin Up! Color Coordination - Light the Candles Kit

My Projects with the Kit

I made two of the cards as showcased in the kit (with one small exception). While the kit is designed to have a cake cutout and a candles cutout pop up over the glimmery colors below, I glued my two panels together so they weren’t popped up. I then popped that panel up on my card base. Here’s a look at my finished cards:

Light the Candles Project Kit, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I also used some elements from the kit to make two 3″ x 3″ cards. I cropped the candles from a panel of cutouts in the kit and cropped the glimmer piece below each. The background panels are pulled from one of the card bases and one of the envelope liners. The Night of Navy strip and sentiment circle are pulled from the kit, and the sparkly lights on the candles are cropped from the Dandy Wishes Dies. Here are my cards:

Light the Candles Project Kit, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I hope you’ll take a look at this adorable (and affordable) kit. Such happiness in this little box!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Diggin’ the patterned candles. Cute kit and love your ideas!

  2. I love this fun kit. It’s going on my next order. Easy way to make bring a smile to the recipient on their special day! Love your alternates, Brian. Enjoy your day!

  3. Great kit! Brian I love making 3×3 cards, these are super cute.

  4. Oh , ilove it my friend, love you card ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  5. Big fan of this kit!

  6. Cool kit and fun cards!

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