Birthday Wishes Candle Card & Gift Bag

By  Debby Forshey-Choma  for  Midwest Products Co., Inc.

sizes: card, 5"x6-1/2"; bag, 8-1/2" tall

  • Birthday Wishes Candle Card
  • Gift Bag


  • White card blank with envelope, 5”x7” (Royal & Langnickel)
  • White gift bag
  • The Summer Stack patterned pack (Die Cuts With a View)
  • Tissue
  • Aircraft Grade Birch Plywood, 1/32”x6”x12” (Midwest Products Co., Inc.)
  • Cellfoam 88, 3mmx11-1/2”x11-1/2” (Midwest Products Co., Inc.)
  • Clear Colored PVC Super Sheets (Midwest Products Co., Inc.): Orange; Blue; Pink
  • Birthday Sentiments Rub-Ons, two sheets (Royal & Langnickel)
  • Sunburst Rainbow ribbon, 3/8” (Offray)
  • Fun Wire, 24-gauge (Toner Plastics): Icy Blue Fizzy; Icy Grape Soda; Icy Fruit Punch


  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Pineapple; Saffron Yellow
  • Square shader (#150-12SG) Brush (Royal & Langnickel)
  • Hobby & Craft Ruler (Midwest Products Co., Inc.)
  • Sizzix Die-Cut Machine and Dies (Ellison): Candles; Traditional Combo Tags #2
  • Adhesives (Beacon Adhesives): Zip-Dry Paper Glue; Hold the Foam Glue
  • 1. Cover bag and card front with patterned papers as shown; adhere pieces with paper glue. Embellish envelope with paper strip.
  • 2. Die cut five large candles each from Cellfoam and assorted PVC sheets; cut flames from PVC die cuts. Die cut medium-sized tag from plywood and two patterned papers; adhere papers to each side of tag and set aside.
  • 3. Basecoat Cellfoam candle flames Saffron Yellow; let dry. Side load brush with Pineapple, dipping other corner of brush into water to "float" color across bottom of each flame; let dry.
  • 4. Place PVC candles over Cellfoam candles and wrap with coordinating wire. Using foam glue, glue candles to card and bag.
  • 5. Loosely cut rub-ons from sheets and apply to finished pieces as shown. Apply a "Make a Wish" rub-on to both sides of tag; tie to gift bag handle with ribbon. Place tissue inside bag.
  • 6. Apply a rub-on sentiment to inside of card.