Carol’s Crafty Corner

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Anniversary & Valentine's Cards

Well, its a dreary Saturday here in North Alabama. Ron has gone on a 4-wheeling trip, so I have the house to myself. I have another book I need to complete this weekend, and I also need to make more cards.

My hubby and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary. Last year, I made the card I gave to him, and he really cherished it. So, this year I decided to do the same. He told me that I make the most special cards he has ever recieved. Now, isn't that sweet!?!

I chose to use "shiny silver" paper since it was our "silver" anniversary. The sentiment was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart and the numbers were cut using the Storybook cart and the "short/holes" function key. The card base is a very muted blue print.

I chose to use the entire area of the inside for my acrostic. Then, I decided to hand write the sentiment for each letter. This really made the card personal/special. The sentiment at the bottom was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart also.
I really enjoy card-making. I especially like the easel cards Aymee taught me to make. However, I chose to mount this card front on a traditional base. I really struggled with this one. It was one of those times that nothing seemed to work. I knew some basic elements I wanted to include, but it was so difficult to get the look I wanted to achieve. So, I went to my problem solver (Aymee) and asked her opinion. Finally, with her help, I finished this card. The pink papers are from the DCWV Doodlin Around stack for all the seasons. The black flourish paper is from the ScrapWorks Formal Affair stack. That stack has so many wonderful papers. The Love Bingo card was purchased from a scrapbook outlet we visited while in Pigeon Forge. The heart was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart, then I mounted it on white cardstock and trimmed it closely to make it "pop." I also used Lyrical Letters to cut the sentiment, "always." The heart cluster on the top of the black heart was cut using the Wild Card cart. The black bow is toille which I wrapped around the card front then tied in a knot. This makes the heart "stand up" off the card.
I really enjoyed making the following card. I used paper from the DCWV Year Round Stack for the base. Then I cut the hearts from both white and red cardstock using the Wild Card cart.
The flourishes on the white heart were stamped using VersaMark and red embossing powder. Then, I cut the silouhette from A Child's Year cart. Next, I mounted that silky lace on the bottom. Then, I attached this to my easel. I don't know if you can tell or not, but I adhered a red heart on top of the red button on the card base. Finally, I added the sentiment "B mine."

I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today.
Have a great "Super Bowl" weekend,
Carol :)

2 comments:

southernscrapper-tnscrapper said...

Carol

Great Cards!!!! Thanks for sharing. My 25th anniversary is also this year. Hard to believe! You are not far from me, I live east of the Memphis TN area.

Marilyn C.

Southernbelle said...

Simply stunning Mom! I love these! You are one heck of a card maker! :)

Love you!
Mamie

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