Category Archives: Anniversary

Anniversary Plane

July 14, 2017

A friend asked me to make and anniversary card. The happy couple enjoys traveling; I took that idea and ran with it.


Card Front


Inside of Card


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping and water coloring the plane and the clouds. I used Distress Inks to add the color to the plane.

While those were drying I began work on my card base. I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set to create a background. I created a block of text on my acrylic block and stamped it repeatedly on my card front using a lighter blue ink. I added clouds using the same ink on the inside of the card. I also added the sentiment in black ink.

Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border. I adhered them to the card front with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I cut a small strip of water color paper and ink blended some blue ink on it. I also adhered that with foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flying By, Bon Voyage, Happy Happy Happy, and Penelope’s Blossoms

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke, and Candied Apple


Hope you enjoyed the card

Carnival Anniversary

April 19, 2017

I have been thinking about this card design since the Pop Up Box Card Die arrived. I was finally able to get the idea out of my head today!


Front of Card folded flat


Back of Card folded


Card opened


Side flap while card is open


Side flap of card


Size:  Pop Up Box Card fold to A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting; lots of die cutting. I cut the card base and braces from some black and white striped paper. I cut the stitched white rectangles from white card stock. The poles and banners were cut from two shades of gray card stock. The banners and one brace was die cut from some black and white text paper.

I find with this style of card that it is easiest to decorate everything before actually putting the box together. With this in mind, I began stamping next. I added grass to white rectangles that would be on the bottom and the three flaps that will fold down when the card is open. I added some clouds and a sun with colored inks. Using black ink, I added the sentiments, a balloon, and the Ferris wheel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped another Ferris wheel, a carousal, tickets, balloons, cotton candy, hot dog, burger, ketchup, and ribbon. I used colored pencils to color in all of the images on this sheet and on the pieces of the card base. Once, I was done coloring, I fussy cut everything out. I left a small white border around all of the images.

Then, I began assembling everything. I used strong double sided tape wherever possible and liquid adhesive on the smallest pieces, like the banner.

I love this card and it turned out way better than I imagined in my head.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Let’s BBQ, and Partly Cloudy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime and Lemon Zing


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Golden Celebrate

September 9, 2016

One of my co- workers needed a card for a seventieth anniversary. I had a lot of fun creating this card for her.



Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the word celebrate seven times from water color paper. I coated one die cut in Versa Mark ink and covered it with gold embossing powder. After heat setting the embossing power, I allowed it to cool while I worked on the rest of the card.

I glued the rest of the die cuts to the front of the card base. I was having trouble keeping the glue on the very delicate die cuts; I will have to try something different next time. I glued the gold die cut right on top of one of the white die cuts.

Then I smooshed some Versa Mark ink on the right edge of the card front. I added some more gold embossing powder. To soften the edge of the embossing powder, I used a dry paint brush to brush some of the embossing powder off of the edge. Lastly, I heat set that embossing powder and the card was done.

Dies Used: Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die set

Ink: Versa Mark


Hope you enjoyed the card

Love in all Seasons

July 16, 2016

This is the anniversary card I made for my husband. Our anniversary may only come once a year, but I love him all year long and wanted to let him know.



Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by making the top layer of this panel. Using a ruler, pencil and my paper trimmer, I cut four windows in a panel of water color paper. I silver embossing the sentiment on this panel.  I used the window panel to lightly trace the windows on the card base. Using the pencil lines as a guide, I stamped and white embossed various images in each window. I used Post-It tape to help mask areas that the stamps would have overlapped. Once the embossing was cooled, I began ink blending in each area. I also used Post-It tape to help contain the color to only one window area. I used two Distress Ink colors in each area. I flicked some water on the card base to add interest. Lastly, I popped the window panel up on fun foam and adhered it to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine, Frosties, Happy Summer, Into the Woods, Lucky Stars, Penelope’s Blossoms, Ready Set Shake, Ready Set Snow, and So Thankful

Paper: water color paper

Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Monograms and Flowers

July 10, 2016

I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #133: Mood Board Inspired.

I saw all the monograms on this mood board and wanted to do something with a monogram. I ended up making two cards. I used the color combination from the mood board on one of the cards. The other is a first anniversary card, so I used the colors from the happy couple’s wedding instead.


The color combo from the mood board


The same design with a different color combo


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  Both cards are one layer cards, so I started by creating my card bases out of white card stock. I stamped the frame in a light grey ink in the middle of both card bases. I stamped the lines on the side also in light grey ink. Obviously, one set of lines worked out better than the other set. I added the monograms in the center of the frame. The T on the purple/green card is from the large THANKS in the A Good Apple stamp set. I added hearts to the purple/green card as this is the first anniversary card. Then I started added flowers and leaves all around the edge of the card front. One the blue/yellow card I used the same blue ink to water color the frame in for added interest.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple, Flirty Frames, Penelope’s Blossoms, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and School House Backdrops

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Slate and Smoke inks

Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Squeezed Lemonade

Versa Magic Chalk inks in Purple Hydrangea, Spanish Olive, and Perfect Plumeria

Hope you enjoyed the card

Purple Anniversary

May 31, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

Oh my first attempt at ink blending. I only owned one color of distress ink, no ink blending tools, no dies, and only post it notes to use as masking paper.



Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I had cut a mask using post it notes. I used a makeup sponge to blend my ink. I did some first and second generation stamping for the flowers in the background.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms and Sophie’s Sentiments

Ink: Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

Hope you enjoyed the card