I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches for this first one. I started by stamping up some diagonally striped paper onto kraft cardstock using the straight line from CTMH's Boutique Borders and the dotted line from Circle Around. Then I stamped the candle image from CTMH's Cupcake Sprinkles with Olive, Crystal Blue and Chocolate, and added the flame with Honey.
For this card I used the sketch #49 from Card Patterns. I realized while I was making it that I haven't particpated in a Card Patterns challenge in a while - gotta change that! they always have such fun and challenging sketches! It's kind of hard to see, but I also stamped some PTI Text Style onto the Dark Chocolate card base with Chocolate ink. It just gives it that subtle "extra".
Stamps: CTMH (Cupcake Sprinkles, Card Commentary, Boutique Borders, Circle Around), PTI Background Basics: Text Style
Cardstock: CTMH Olive; PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Rustic White
Inks: CTMH Olive, Crystal Blue, and Chocolate; Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Accessories: Making Memories Embroidery Floss, CTMH Cocoa Embossing Powder