My neighbor's grandson is turning six next month so I made a colorful birthday cake card for him and made use of some leftover strips of designer paper to make the candles. I had a little piece of pastel pink cardstock and rounded the top 2 corners to make the cake. I added a border done with a Martha Stewart Goo punch, and covered it with diamond Stickles for some sparkly frosting. The candles were made with strips of leftover assorted designer papers and covered at the top with some more diamond stickles to look like melting wax. The flames were done with a SU! mini ornament punch and colored with glaze pens, then attached with snippets of black cardstock to look like wicks. I added a white doily behind the cake, then added 2 balloons done with a Martha Stewart punch - one with the little boy's first name initial, and the other with his age. The sentiment is from SNSS and was colored in with a blue glaze pen to match the cardstock.
I'm sharing this card with these two challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge #254 - Candles
the Allsorts challenge week #713 - for Boys or Men