Tuesday, July 29, 2014

40 years - Love is all you need

This is my parent's Anniversary Card. They celebrated 40 years recently so although I mailed them a card at the time, I wanted to make something special to bring when I see them this weekend! I decided to make another starburst card using one of my all-time favourite paper packs from Basic Grey - Out of Print. I love how the patterns mixed so nicely!

A big thanks to Donna over at DAT's My Style for the inspiration to layer a sentiment on top of the number. The number alone wasn't quite right - thanks Donna - you are always inspiring me to try something different!

The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is "Triple Threat" - you must use three from this list of embellishments (or three of a single embellishment):
pearls *
flowers *
spray ink/glimmer mist
punched or diecut elements *
dry embossing

I used the starred elements.

Here is the inside. I had a blast researching what was happening the year my parents were married! It is hard to see my printing in the first photo, but you may be able to make it out in the next one. I decided to fill in the empty spots with heart stamps, but admittedly, I got a little carried away and the inside of the card looks a bit busy - oh well!

oops, this photo looks crooked - sorry having lots of trouble with my editing program!
Love this quote from my Tim Holtz set.

Thanks so much for your visit!
Shanna :)

What I used:
number stamps - CTMH W190
papers: Basic Grey "Out of Print" and Heidi Swapp "Serendipity"
sentiment - CTMH D1197 "My One and Only"
other stamp sets used:
Tim Holtz - The Journey and Life's Possibilities
In My Heart
Soul Mates
Sweet Love
Love Is
American Crafts Twine
Kaiser Craft pearls


  1. Beautiful! Love the patterned papers you chose and I love how you did highlights of 1974...may scrap lift that idea in the future.

  2. This is so fun! LOVE the patterns you used and the beautiful colors! The inside is awesome, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Outstanding! I think this is by far the sweetest anniversary card ever! What a clever idea.

    I really like the papers you selected too. Isn't Basic Grey the best! : )

    Sorry to take so long to write this but I wanted to extend a special thank you to you for all the wonderful and kind comments you left for me during my 100 cards in 100 days challenge : ) It meant a lot to me.

    Have fun with your parents!


  4. Fantastic card Shanna! Those papers work perfectly together and the sentiment over the number is brilliant! Happy Anniversary to your parents!! Thanks for joining us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for the "Triple Threat" challenge!

  5. Beautifully done! Love the inside too. Great card!


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