50th Anniversary Card

Today is my parents’ 50th anniversary.  Wow!  That is a long time.  And it is surely worthy of a special card.

When I sat down to make them something, I was drawn to the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I knew the card had to have a 50 on it, and my mother loves flowers, so this seemed like a perfect match.

I stamped the flowers using a color combination of Powder Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.  The numbers were die-cut from a gold foil sheet.  A bit of gold metallic thread and some gold enamel dots finished off the embellishments.

This stamp set and coordinating dies are retiring after today.  However, this is one set I will hold on to.  I love using it for birthdays, anniversaries and graduations.

I have been very blessed with the loving parents I have.  And I wish them many more happy years together.  I love you, Mom & Dad!

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A 90th Birthday — FMS261

We have a new sketch for you today over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our sweet Floridian friend, Cindy Hall, has a great sketch for us.  Take a look:

fms-final-261-001I think you could do just about anything with this sketch, don’t you?  I knew I needed to make a birthday card for my grandmother, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday next week.  What a milestone!  My extended family is hosting a big party for her, but as she’s over 400 miles away from where I live, I won’t get to attend.  So I wanted to make a special card for her.

grandmas-90thI pulled out the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating dies for this one.  I used a color palette of Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze,  Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, and Pool Party.   The textured dsp is from the Fancy Frost Specialty dsp pack.

grandmas-90th-close-upI had to laugh when my seventeen year-old son saw this card.  His reaction was one of concern — “Isn’t it a little rude to put someone’s age on her card, especially when she’s that old?”  I had to explain to him that it may not be politically correct, but when you reach 90, it’s something to be celebrated and recognized.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card for the sketch.  We love to see what you do with it as well.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for a big helping of inspiration.  You’ll love what you see!

Enjoy your Wednesday!   Thanks for stopping by!


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Big Birthday Candles — Monday Montage #74

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

My husband has one of those milestone birthdays coming up this week (he’s MUCH older than me, by the way!  ha), so I knew I needed to make a special card for him.  I pulled out my birthday themed stamp sets and sat and stared at them for a while, before deciding to use a combo of Number of Years and Birthday Banners.

50th BirthdayI started with a piece of Festive Birthday dsp, and created some candles by stamping the candle image from Birthday Banners three times – one of top of the other to create tall candles.  I cut out a circle of Vellum Card Stock using the Layering Circles Framelits, and then placed the numbers which were die-cut with the Large Numbers Framelits on top.

50th Birthday Close UpA little bit of Black Solid Baker’s Twine was looped underneath the Lots of Labels Framelits layer.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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He’ll be 17 (Eeek!) — FMS221

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  And she has a great , clean and simple sketch for us.

I decided to make a birthday card for my oldest, who will be turning 17 next month. WHAT?!!  I’m not sure how that happened so quickly, but there it is.

I pulled out two new stamp sets, Number of Years and Timeless Textures to make his card.  I went with a color scheme of Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Real Red.

Look 17I started by stamping the numbers on Whisper White card stock and cutting them out with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  I then embossed the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I stamped the grunge-y textures with Versamark ink, and then placed the elements on top.

Look 17 Close UpThe background dsp is from the Schoolhouse dsp pack.  A pretty quick and easy card!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  For a dose of inspiration, hop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the other design team members made.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!