50th Anniversary Cards

This year my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it! WOW! Where has the time gone? Since this is such a special milestone, we decided to throw them a surprise anniversary party! We can’t let this special occasion go by unnoticed, right?  Their anniversary is July 1st so I knew I had to work fast to get the invitations created and out in the mail.  Of course, I had to use the traditional gold color on their invites. I have lots of gold too…gold glimmer paper…gold embossing powder…gold vellum…it seemed like way too many options! So I pulled out all of my gold supplies and began putting together a few different designs. Here’s what I came up with…

I can so much fun creating these!  Now that I had designed a few prototypes, I had to choose one of them!  I think that was the most difficult decision!  Each one of these cards was so pretty and unique. However, I decided to go with the first one!  It was the easiest to create and, since I had to make 30 of them, it seemed like the best choice!

Now I mentioned at the beginning of this post that this was a surprise party. Well, unfortunately we had to spoil the surprise when we learned they were planning to go out of town for their anniversary! Whew!  Good thing we caught them early enough before they planned the vacation! They will still go out of town…they now plan to do it after the party!

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Falling in Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today’s “love-themed” project was created with products from the Falling in Love Suite.  The products in this suite make it so simple to create beautiful cards for any celebration of love…like anniversaries! The patterns in the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper pack are absolutely stunning! I hope you enjoy this simple, yet beautiful project idea.

To create this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of one of the patterned papers in the Falling in Love DSP pack and adhere it to your card front. Take a lace doily and adhere it to the left side of the DSP as shown. Cut a  4 x 1-1/4 inch piece of vellum. Cut a 3-1/4 x 3/4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the “happy anniversary” sentiment on it, and snip the end into a banner. Use sahara sand ink. Adhere these pieces to the doily with a bit of SNAIL adhesive.  Cut a 4 inch strip of some of the Very Vanilla ribbon and tuck it under the bottom part of the doily.  Cut a 5 inch piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim, fold in half, and secure it with glue dots as shown. For the finishing touch, add a little Falling In Love Embellishment. Enjoy!

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So In Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have started working on some Valentine’s Day and  “Love-Themed” cards using the Falling in Love product suite. Today we are going to focus on a “Love-Themed” project created with the Falling in Love product suite. If you haven’t seen the products in this suite, you need to check them out!  They are simply gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite product suites in the new catalog. Yeah, I know, I seem to have a lot of favorites! 🙂 The products in this suite focus on “love-themed” events like anniversaries and weddings. However,you could certainly use these products to create projects for other occasions as well. So today I want to share one of my favorite projects created with this suite.

To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the images from the “So in Love” stamp set on the front of your card base using Blushing Bride ink. Just a little tip: Stamp the images in a cluster, overlapping them slightly, to create an elegant background. Lay one of the Lace doilies over the stamped images. I recommend not adhering the doily until you have the desired amount of stamped images on the card. This gives you the ability to remove the doily and stamp a few more images to fill in the background. Once you have the desired look for your background, adhere the doily to the card with a few glue dots. Cut a few pieces of white ribbon and some lace trim just a little bit longer than the size of the doily; adhere them across the center of the doily.  Take some linen thread and make a few loops around your fingers with it. Slide the loops off and adhere the bunch of linen thread to the center of the doily; use glue dots to hold it in place. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink; stamp some leaf images over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. Cut the Very Vanilla cardstock into a banner and adhere over the ribbon, trim and linen thread as shown; use dimensionals to secure it.  For the finishing touch, add a little Falling in Love Embellishment! Enjoy!

 

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Love-Themed Cards

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Good Morning!  Today I have a short little video vignette showcasing some fabulous Love-Themed cards.  Perfect for weddings, anniversaries or any other “love-themed” occasion! These cards were designed by some talented demonstrators as part of a swap I participated in.  Enjoy the video!

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