Here's my version of the candle card:
The kicker? I remembered that I had this awesome stamped quote about birthday candles from the Concrete Jungle UM Stamps. And this rockin' sheet of unmounted images is still available!!! For now. Wahoo!
Take a 5.5x8.5 Tan paper and fold in half to make a 4.25x5.5" card. Trim a piece of Culinary Burgundy to 4.25x5.5 and tear away all four sides.
double sided tape, hemp fiber, a wooden dowel, and a 2.75x2.75 piece of text weight paper (I used the Just Dandy Golden Text.)
Stamp that silly UM candle quote onto a piece of paper with black ink and tear away the bottom edge.
As long as you have that hemp fiber handy, tie a bow and staple the whole works onto the card panel. Attach your candle to the card with that wonderful stuff called CS® Bookbinding Glue.
Write your "happy birthday old guy" on the inside of the card, pop it into an envelope, and hand deliver that gem to someone who will get a good laugh out of it.
Enjoy the pinspiration! Now, go forth and efficiently make one of your own.