Monday, November 4, 2013

Anniversary Wishes & Merry Monday

Happy Monday! Hope you have had a great weekend. I've been busy working on a First Anniversary card for my daughter and son in law. This time last year we were all excited and doing last minute preps for the wedding. It's hard to be believe it's been a year already!

I got the idea for my card from the Winter 2013 Cardmaker Magazine which features pop up cards. I really like the way this card has something hanging down freely on the inside, so I went with it.

The card base is made with Pretty in Pink CS with some layers of white and pink CS. On the top layer I stamped the 1st Anniversary sentiment in Memento Black ink, masked that portion off before stamping the Interlocking Hearts Background in Pretty in Pink ink. I scored the border of the sentiment to give it a bit more definition. I got the idea for this from Split Coast Stampers' Ways to Use challenge this past Thursday. To complete the front I added a pink bow.

The inside was a bit more complicated, at least for me it was. Thankfully Cardmaker Magazine had detailed instructions. I'd have been lost without them!!

First I cut two white panels and embossed them with an older CB embossing folder that has flowers and hearts. The Happy Anniversary sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink on pink CS, die cut with a Nestie label and attached to the inside. There are two small clear rhinestone hearts on the sentiment label. The top border was created using a punch. The small hanging hearts were cut with the smallest Nesties scallop heart die. The words "love," "hugs," and "kisses" were stamped on the hearts. Two hearts were glued together with a piece of white bakers twine in between. The hearts are attached to the fold out border with tape. Here's a close up of the hearts.

I really like the way this turned out and I know my daughter will too!!

My second card is for this week's Merry Monday Card Club Challenge. You can details of this challenge here. Lesley has a great challenge each week!

I really like this color combo and went with a CAS style card. I started with the white card base, added a layer of red CS, then a layer of aqua blue that was stamped with the tiny Merry Christmas sentiment (DRS Designs 364B)before embossing with a CB snowflake folder. The tiny snowmen (DRS Designs 256B) were stamped on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, die cut and layered on red scallop circles. To complete the look, I used my Nesties snowflake dies to create the snowflake. A white button and some baker's twine finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,


  1. What cute little snowmen....just adorable! Love your embossed background, too...and that snowflake is stellar! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  2. Hi Sheila. Two fabulous cards. You've created a one-of-a-kind keepsake for your daughter and SIL to celebrate their 1st anniversary - great job. Fabulous card for the MM challenge. Your snowman are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. Time does fly! Such a pretty anniversary card and your Merry Monday is so adorable. I can't resist anything with a snowman. :-)

  4. Wow! Your anniversary card is amazing! So detailed and very pretty and elegant! I love the Christmas one too! So very cute!

  5. What a pretty anniversary card and the surprise of the dangling hearts inside is wonderful! Love the Christmas card with the sweet snowmen and snowflakes! Thanks so much, Shelia, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Those little snowmen are so happy with all of those snowflakes around! Cute card!

  7. 2 great cards!! Love the embossing & the lovely details!! :)) Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

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    Have a great week!!

  8. Great cards, Shelia! That tiny little snowman is just too cute and you've used him beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  9. Such an adorable card, Sheila! Love your tiny snowman and the embossed snowflakes! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  10. Very nice card Shelia, your little snowmen are so cute. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  11. Such sweet cards, love the cute snowmen! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!