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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Anniversary Card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my parents. They are celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on June 5th. Can you believe that?! 61 years they have been together! I think that is amazing. Not many people see such milestones in their marriages anymore so I'm really proud of them. The cool thing is that they are still happy together and enjoy doing things together.

The card base is Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory base weight and the other small pieces of ivory are the Gina K Pure Luxury layering weight. That gorgeous designer paper is from the digital paper pack designed by Emily Giovanni for Gina K called Rich and Shabby. The red piece in the center is from my scraps but I think it is a piece of Bazzill paper. The red and ivory focal image pieces were cut out using the Labels 1 nesties. That beautiful wreath stamp is from Rupa Shevda's latest creation for Gina K. called With This Ring. It is such a lovely set; not only the images but the sentiments as well. By the way, the sentiment is from the same set as are the two I used inside (sorry I didn't take a picture of the inside to share). I colored the wreath with my new Memento markers. Yes - I finally broke down and bought some of the Memento markers. Since I have the dew drops, I wanted markers to match. I wasn't going to do it but when I couldn't get my SU markers to match, I just 'had' to buy some of the Mementos!
The strip along the bottom was punched on both sides with the scalloped edge punch from Stampin' Up and then pierced in each scallop. I used my Metallic Rub-on paste on the scallops to make it blend with the dp and then tied the ribbon around it. The ribbon is the Riding Hood Red 3/8" taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up. If you like it, hurry on over to your favorite SU demo or to the SU website. It is part of their In Colors line and they are closing out all of those items in preparation for their new catalog. The ribbon is 25% off right now along with a number of other items.

OK - raise your hands. How many of you went crazy on your order of the new sets and accessories from Gina K.'s latest release?? I wanted everything and while I didn't buy quite everything, I came close! My order came on Monday and the only thing I've been able to play with so far is the set I used for today's card. I can't wait to have some time to cut up the other sets I ordered and make some cards. There are so many fun, summery images that will make really great cards for summer birthdays, teacher end-of-the year cards, etc. The two new Pure Luxury paper colors and the ribbons that go with them are gorgeous. I'm getting excited about making some cards just talking about it! Gosh, I must be coming down with something and probably need to stay home from work so I can stamp . . . I mean recover. LOL! :)

Have a good day everyone!

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