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Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Today I’m so excited to be sharing elegant handmade wedding anniversary cards designed by my friend and team member Paula.  These gorgeous Best Wishes cards feature the Petal Passion Suite from the Occasions catalogue and if you’ve not paid attention because you’re not a scrapbooker, take a second look.  Really,  look at just how spectacular a Memories & More card can be!  

handmade wedding anniversary cards

In case you didn’t run to grab your Occasions catalogue, take a peek at the entire card pack featuring the always popular Basic Black, Powder Pink and White palette.  

handmade wedding anniversary cards

 

And are you ready for the BEST part?  You get all of this for ONLY $12.50! 

Maybe even better?  The pack will make more than 72 cards.  That’s a stellar deal!  It’s perfect for both quick and easy card making or more involved designs like Paula’s!  (And you’re not going to want to miss another fantastic idea made by my friend Rhonda below.)

But you better hurry since it’s on the Occasions retiring list and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!

Let’s get back to Paula’s card…

I’m not sure there’s anything more sophisticated than a gray and black monochromatic colour scheme on a card.  (I guess technically these aren’t really colours are they but non-colours?!😁) 

Whatever you choose to call them, they are simply beautiful together.  Especially when they’re used to celebrate such a wonderful event. 

And don’t limit yourself to only wedding anniversary, what about a wedding itself?  Or maybe a congratulations for reaching a challenging milestone?  Or even a birthday for a really special someone.  The possibilities are endless with these “colours” and this pretty design. 

Let’s take another look.

handmade wedding anniversary cards

Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Although Paula lots of elements on her card, everything works together beautifully for a few key reasons:

  • She’s limited herself to one main colour scheme (monochromatic grey running from white through to black)
  • Her pretty Petal Pair embossing folder in embossed on vellum cardstock which instantly creates a white on light look which adds interest yet blends into the background
  • She’s chosen an off-centred layout for the focal point Memories & More card to draw the eye immediately to the words
  • The delicate silver foil branch and flower beautifully accentuate, without overpowering the rest of the card

 

handmade wedding anniversary cards

 

Memories & More Card Pack Ideas

Have you had fun playing with a Memories & More card pack yet?  If you have, you know there are so many ways to use it:

  • Traditional (and fast and easy) scrapbooking
  • Card making
  • Home decor (think wall hangings or desk top pics)
  • Gift items (framed photos)
  • Book making (now you get to check out Rhonda’s cool multi-fold out book)

handmade wedding anniversary cards

handmade wedding anniversary cards

Isn’t it over-the-top fabulous!  Rhonda loves bookmaking (as you can see) and she put her Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack to use right away designing this lovely book.

No matter what you choose to create, I think one of the best deals in any catalogue is a Memories & More Card Pack.  Get yours – and all the rest of the supplies to make Paula’s elegant card right here!

handmade wedding anniversary cards

You might also want to get your pretty on with this other idea for an elegant wedding card.

Memories & More Card Packs are not just for scrapbooking.  As Paula demonstrates, they’re awesome for card making too!  Grab your Petal Passion one and CASE (Copy And Share Everything) Paula’s elegant handmade wedding anniversary cards today! 

Simply Lovely Cards with Heart Shaped Cutouts

Simply Lovely Cards with Heart Shaped Cutouts

Simply lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts will make special Valentines this year. But are you saying, “Hey Jo, Valentine’s doesn’t do it for me”? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I didn’t actually design this with February 14th in mind.  I was thinking more about a congratulations, friend, anniversary or wedding card. But when I looked at it again earlier this month, I thought “Why not”?

Another (not- so secret) secret?  This card has – wait for it – NO STAMPING! With gorgeous ribbons, designer paper, embossing and word and flower die cuts, there’s really no place FOR stamping! It’s still ultra fab and easy to put together for a soft vintage feel. Take a peek.

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Isn’t the dry embossing scrumptious? This is the Softly Falling embossing folder – without a snowman or Christmas greeting in sight! Yes, you can use it for so much more it’s such an all-round versatile background. Here I’ve embossed it directly onto the card front for maximum impact. Seriously if this folder isn’t in your supplies, you want to snap it up now!

So let’s talk ribbon. It’s probably pretty safe to say I’m a bit of a ribbon fanatic. You should see my hoard – ummm, supply. The texture, shine, weights and colours are just too much to resist. So while you could have only ONE ribbon here, why not TRIPLE it up? Finely woven Fresh Fig, Natural Silver Trim and Very Vanilla Lace, all cut to different lengths and layered straight across the card add pretty details without bulk . They’re attached with mini glue dots and lie perfectly flat so the card will go through the mail lickety split.

Are you a bit of a ribbon fanatic too – or maybe just like it? Check out this totally different design featuring ribbon.

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The Lovely Words thinlits take centre stage with the subtle shimmery white heart cutout. This framelit was on my first order back in June. I was so excited to see some new die cut words this time WITHIN an oval, a circle or heart. And don’t think you need to always use them in the frame. They’re super easy to cut out for more versatility. Check out my watercolour friend card to see what I mean.

The heart cutout has a couple supporting cast members from the detailed Flourish Thinlts. The background flower is cut from the Powder Pink Fresh Florals DSP and the detailed flower from Fresh Fig cardstock. (TIP1: there isn’t a coordinating framelit so I glued it onto a Powder Pink cardstock scrap and fussy cut it myself.) Popped up with a dimensional and accented with a silver Metallic Enamel Shape, it’s just enough to finish off simply lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts.

TIP2: If you need that cool little brush to quickly get out all those pesky little pieces from a detailed die, Sale-a-bration is the time! Add it in to get to a $60 order and you get to choose from exclusive free stamps, papers and notecards. See more info here!

So what do you think, do you MISS the stamping?

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Now it’s your turn. Pull out your Big Shot and dies and get crafting with words, ribbons and detailed shapes like I did. No word dies? No problem. Just click on the images below to have one on your doorstep in a week!

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It’s always refreshing to get out of our comfortable box. Get creative without stamps and inks every once in awhile. In this case create simple lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts to celebrate February 14th – or any other special occasion.

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

With Valentine’s and wedding season just around the corner, why not make something a little different – a reverse fold love you card? Check out my video and let’s make your cardmaking fun and fast with a card like this!  Simple, elegant and quick, you can make up a batch of these in no time and send them to family and friends. And don’t forget about your sweetie! He (or she) will think it’s super special.

reverse fold love you card

Anyone who is a paper crafter knows exactly how we can go down that “more is better” rabbit hole right. And when we do that, our greetings can sometimes take a few hours to make, not mere minutes. We add a little more colour, a few more framelits, some ribbon and pretty soon our afternoon has vanished – and we still have to do the envelope. Yup, we had fun, but if we’ve got a stash to make, we can’t always take such a long time.

That’s what’s so great about this card. It’s got a fun little surprise, uses almost NO supplies (LOL!) and goes together in under 10 minutes.  It’s very similar to this Valentine’s Day card, yet completely different!

So where’s the surprise? This card has a cut-away for the heart and the rest of the card front is folded back and glued in place. Your greeting will fit perfectly in behind the heart.

reverse fold love you card

What are the supplies…a little card stock, a couple nested framelits, some specialty designer series paper (this Bundle of Love is beeyouteeful!) and pearls and you’re all set! Here are the measurements:

Ingredients

Blushing Bride cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Very Vanilla cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
Bundle of Love DSP – 2 1/8” x 5 1/4”

Take a look at my video to make this pretty reverse fold love you card yourself.

Everything you need to recreate this card is here. Simply click on any image to take you to my 24-7 online store to have it shipped right to your door.

reverse fold love you card

Did you see how quickly this card goes together on my video?  You can achieve the same results just as quickly.

Cardmaking should be fun, not painful. Don’t get me wrong…there is certainly a time for intricate and involved, 4 hour, 6 layer cards. Just not when we’ve got a deadline to meet – and lots of people to greet. That’s why I love cards like this reverse fold love you card – it’s pretty, it’s fast, and your recipients will love it too.

More Colourful Crayon Resist Glossy Paper Cards

More Colourful Crayon Resist Glossy Paper Cards

If you liked my pretty plum flowered greeting a couple weeks ago, you will enjoy more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards like I will show you today. This one has a totally different feel however and a slight twist in the technique. But first, let’s take a peek.

more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards

Pretty right? Doesn’t it just FEEL clean and simple? Here are a few reasons why:

  • one large panel of glossy white on a white card base
  • open line drawing stamps that allow lots of the card to show through
  • open stamps that allow lots of the card to show through
  • partial stamping and colouring
  • soft and subtle sponged colours
  • only one minimal heart embellishment, also in a soft colour

more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards

Even though the colours are quite soft, the white of the crayon comes through beautifully. And what I like about the Basic Black archival ink is how BLACK it looks on the glossy paper. It creates a strong, bold contrast to the crispness of the shiny white.

Here are the steps – and a couple TIPS – to create the partial coloured panel:

  1. use a large post it note to mask off 2/3’s of the glossy card, leaving a panel exposed on the left-hand side
  2. ink your stamps with Basic Black Archival ink and stamp carefully onto the glossy paper since it will be slick
  3. heat set the ink with your heat tool (this is a MUST DO or your ink will smear)
  4. colour several parts of the stamped images with white crayon
  5. sponge your colour gently in a swirling motion to colour the exposed card, blending one colour into the next
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  6. stamp greeting in Basic Black archival ink on the white portion of the card

Did you catch my video for this technique?  If not here it is again.

If you started to play with this technique after watching my video, you may be ready to get started with making more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards right now. And if not, here’s everything you need to have fun soon.

You Can Make It Too

8-1/2" X 11" Glossy White Cardstock

$9.25

Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set

$26.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

$9.25

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

$8.50

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

$8.50

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

$8.50

Stamping Sponges

$4.75

Layering Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$28.00

Layering Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$21.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$9.25

Subtles Enamel Shapes

$12.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$5.25

Heat Tool

$40.00

How about one last look?

more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards

Creating and gifting cards like these will earn high fives from friends and family. They’ve really got a lot of pluses: fast, fun, classy and versatile. So go ahead, add this technique to your repertoire. Once you do, you’ll be hard at work -ahem, play- in your studio making more colourful crayon resist glossy paper cards for the pure enjoyment!

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Make a Pretty Wedding Card

Make a Pretty Wedding Card

It’s the wedding season – and I know that means you might need to make a pretty wedding card for a special couple.  So what do you need to make it pretty?  How about some metallic thread, gold satin ribbon and a beautiful embellishment?  Combine these with shiny gold embossing powder and a simple fold and you have not just a pretty card, but a gorgeous and unique one!

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Isn’t it pretty?  Very simple really, but with classic elements sure to impress any bride and groom!

The Falling for You stamp set is one I’ll be hanging onto once it’s retired May 31st!  Since the dandelion-like stamp is generic you can get SO much use out of it – birthday, thinking of you.  Sympathy cards are especially lovely. And if you’re like me, you don’t have many stamps with wedding or anniversary wishes so this set fits that bill nicely.

Did you see the anniversary card I made with it a few weeks ago?  I even used this for my husband for his Valentine’s card this year.  With the beautiful font for the words,  I know it’s got lots of card-life in it for years to come!

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This close up shows how a few simple elements can be combined to create something really special.  There’s a half doily on the right hand edge for a little interest topped off with my favourite 5/8″ satin gold ribbon.  The wispy gold metallic thread adds sparkle and ties together beautifully with the gold ribbon and gold embossed greeting.

The final touch to make a pretty wedding card is the oh-so-delicate Falling in Love Embellishments.  They’re so sparkly and pretty, I’m surprised they’re still available – especially when they’re 40% off right now.   But I wouldn’t hold off any longer.  Get them now before they’re gone for good!   Check out another way to use both the embellishment and this fabulous ribbon in my last blog post.

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You Can Make It Too

Falling For You Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Falling For You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Versamark Pad

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Heat Tool

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Banner Triple Punch

Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad

Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Falling In Love Embellishments

Gold Metallic Thread

Lace Doilies

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Simply Scored

Have you ever tried to match your card to the wedding colours?  Maybe I’m a little quirky, but I have!  But with this simple and clean colour combination, you can’t go wrong!  It goes with just about everything!  So that means you can make a pretty wedding card – or several of these cards – so you always have one on hand!

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