Category Archives: Anniversary

Happy Anniversary – Vintage Couple

  • Sentiment stamp – Altenew “Vintage Roses” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Labels Seventeen”
  • Die cuts – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Snippets” and “Paper Dolls”
  • Magicals – Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Cattail Copper Brown, Ponderosa Pines Olive, and Red Hot Poker Orange
  • Distress Oxide inks – Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick
  • Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used two different backgrounds to create layers on this year’s anniversary card I made for my husband. One background was the Distress Oxide layer that provides some subtle color. The brightly colored, sparkly background which I created using Lindy’s Magicals powder was then die cut for the backdrop for the married couple. I combined the Tim Holtz die cuts and stamped a sentiment for a focal point, making this a perfect card for the Happy Little Stampers monthly challenge to create with dies. Thanks for visiting.

 


Anniversary Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Raining Cats” and “Simply Said”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Stitched Clouds” and “Easy Stitched Bow” Cut-ups
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities, “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Patterned Paper –
    • My Mind’s Eye – “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
    • Echo Park – “A Perfect Summer – Chevron Lines”
  • Epoxy dots – Doodlebug Designs – “Sprinkles Spring Assortment”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features a stamp I’ve had for quite a while. The wood-mount stamp is dated 2006. My how that 10 years flew by! I layered some patterned papers to give the kitty a festive environment, and even used a tiny bit to paper piece the umbrella Miss Kitty is holding. There are some Spring heart showers descending from the cloud, appropriate for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #309: Spring. I stamped the cloud with my sentiment (also from TCP) and adhered it with some dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added the die-cut bow which turns out so great when you fold it! It also repeats the stitching seen on the cloud to help tie the elements together. Finally, I popped on three little epoxy dots and it was done. Thanks for stopping by.


Happy 1st Anniversary to Runaway Art & Craft Studio

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  • Stamps – Butterflies from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz “Papillon” set and A Muse Artstamps “Happy Anniversary,” and Impression Obsession “Harlequin” background stamp
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Delicata Gold ink pad
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Bling – KI Memories/Hampton Art Self Adhesive Gems
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I created this card for my friend Christy and her family at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem. The shop has been open for one year now! It is such a great place for classes and supplies, and it is home to a creative community in the Willamette Valley. So I enjoyed making this card and delivering it to her Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

 


Clean and Simple Anniversary – Grays

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  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Patterned Paper – We R Memory Keepers “Winter Frost Collection: Frost”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Valerian Flourish” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Black Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – WorldWin and Bazzill

I really like to use the color gray in design. It is a neutral with so many possibilities. This week’s CAS-ual Friday challenge (CFC129) is to use at least two shades of gray in a clean and simple project. I have used several different colors of gray (one silver-y gray!) cardstock and there are grays in the patterned paper also. I gave this card to my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated yesterday. Thanks for stopping by.


Orchid Anniversary Card

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  • Stamp – Flourishes “Orchids” set
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Circle Frame and Rosemary” set
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Pearls – Memory Box
  • Ribbon and glossy textured cardstock from my stash

This is a pretty orchid image that I stamped with a Flourishes set I’ve had for some time. I colored it with Twinkling H2Os, so there is some sparkle. I also added some outlining with a Sakura Gelly Roll Sparkle pen to a little more sparkle, albeit subtle. I gave this card to my husband for our 19th anniversary. Thanks for stopping by!

 


OWH – Midweek Throwdown – Crocus Anniversary Card

  • Stamps – Flourishes “Calendar Set 1” and sentiment from Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Die cuts made from Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned Cardstock – BoBunny
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill

I used a lovely crocus stamp from Flourishes for this card. I colored the image with Copic markers first, and then added colored pencil for highlights and additional shading. I layered the die cut ovals for an elegant look. This week’s Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH was to make an anniversary card, so this technique worked well for such a card. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Sketch #141 – Santa!

  • Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Candyland Christmas” set
  • Die cut – from Spellbinders Poseabilities “Snowflake Wonder”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Merry” 6 X 6” paper pad
  • Rhinestone – Mark Richards, Inc. – Citron Round 3mm
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

This is one of my first Christmas cards for Operation Write Home. We need to ship our Christmas cards early in order for our overseas heroes to send cards home for their families. This is a fun one with lots of color and Santa, so I’m hoping it is cheery for both the sender and the recipient! I used the sketch #141 at OWH Stars and Stamps and stamps from The Cats Pajamas. I colored the images with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by!