Wednesday, May 02, 2012

40th Wedding Anniversary Card

Hi all,

My Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law went to Melbourne last month to help some close relatives from England celebrate a very important event --- their 40th Wedding Anniversary. I was tasked with the card and I have to say I am really quite chuffed with how it turned out.

The 40th Anniversary is the Ruby year so I took that as my base idea. This is what I came up with...

I used the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge for the Rosette. Learning experience that one ... I used seven cutouts of the "rosette" to make the actual item and I had a heck of a time keeping it from spreading back out. Used a few different adhesives that did not work until I suddenly remembered my hot glue gun! I have had this thing in the cupboard for many many years and never used it. Now I realise how silly I was, that thing is magic!

I used Weddings for the love hearts and Winter Wonderland for the 40.
Paper is from Artee Supplies and glitter paper from my stash.

Ooops, it seems I got a little out of control and made the card too
thick/3D -- it would not fit in the envelope, so I had to make my own.

I could blather on all day about this card. I really enjoyed making it.


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

40th Birthday Card

Hi all,

I made this card for a relative and the process drove me nuts! This is actually the third version of my 40th card ... the other two turned out really really naff! I may take photos of them later for my own personal "hall of shame".

In the end I realised that simple is best, so this is what I came up with:

I used a Stampin' Up decorative punch and the Nifty Fifties
cartridge for the 40 on the front.
Plain and patterned paper is from Artee Supplies.

The inside 40 came from the Mickey Font cartridge.
Stamp from SU! Bling from stash.

I also got fancy and used the leftover patterned paper to line the envelope.