Monday, April 22, 2013

A Happy Anniversary

My wedding anniversary was last week, and I have to tell you, when it comes to cards, my hubby makes it super easy on me.  The first time I tried to give him a "masculine" card, he looked at it with disappointment, and asked why he didn't get one with "all the stuff on it".  So, he no longer gets the "masculine" style cards (I reserve them for the other male family members that I send cards to).    

I don't have a ticket die, so to make this card, I cut the corners of my card base with a circle punch.  Most circle punches (not hole punches) have an arrow, or line, marking the center of the top and sides.  I just lined up the card with both of these marks.  I cut a black mat and also cut the corners with the same circle punch, but had to go back with a craft knife to make some adjustments to the corners.  I printed the dates (the numbers) and sentiment onto card stock, cut them into strips and edged the top of each strip with black Distress Ink.  I glued the strips onto either end of the black matting, then trimmed the corners/sides and inked the cut edges so it looks like it is part of the black matting.

Materials Used:
  • Kraft, White, Black Card stock
  • Colorbok Natural Expressions paper pack
  • Hugs and Kisses digistamp from Saturated Canary
  • Ticket: Freebie from 4/5/13
  • EK Success dainty black flourishes stickers
  • Queen & Co. self adhesive pearls
  • Studio Calico wooden hearts
  • Offray lace
  • details satin ribbon
  • Random Adhesives


  1. All my males are just the opposite (including the Hubster) titivation, thank you! count yourself lucky, ha! You were very clever to make this lovely card....I hope he appreciated it, it, and the inside is just as lovely as the front....well done, you!

  2. oh wow!! this is awesome!! i love the shape and the colours!
    thank you so much for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  3. That is so funny, I give my hubby "girly" type cards and I don't think he's too impressed lol but I find it so much easier. Happy Anniversary and I love your card, love the SC image and how you made the card into a ticket. Good luck in the draw tonight at Paper Crafting Journey and thanks for joining in the challenge, XOX Lucy


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