Friday, March 4, 2016

Anniversary Cards

Last year I started making duplicate cards.  Up to that point, I tried to make each card different for valentines and anniversaries going to my children.  But now with all six children married, I decided it was time that they all get the same design for their anniversary cards.  So here is the card for this year:

I haven't made very many easel cards but I enjoy making them when I take the time to do them.  The layers are dark brown, rose pink, and dark tan with the inside being ivory.
The tan is embossed with a wood grain Darice EF.  The circles are cut with Die-namic Circle Stax dies and the hearts are Cuttlebut dies.

On the inside I stamped Happy Anniversary on a piece of ivory and then attached it to the rose cardstock that I had punched with a Recollections border punch.

The tree is a digital image by Eureka which I printed in brown and then added brown and pink Copics.
So many of the trees in this area are in bloom with beautiful pink blossoms - my inspiration for this card.  Some of the heart blossoms have a touch of clear star ink.  After I decided to use the tree, I found the quote which I printed on ivory and put on the inside of the card.
It is not a super fancy card but I like it and the men might like it better than a frilly, girly card.

Cre8tive Hands Friends - use a digital image
Scrapyland - anything
Dies R Us - shaped card
Cuttlebug Mania - welcome Spring
Paper Creators - Spring colors
Die Cut Divas - Spring
Craftin Deserts - lots of layers
Tuesday Throwdown - frame it
Simon Wednesday - texture
Stamplorations - theme


  1. So pretty ... inside & out Marsha! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘SHAPED’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Love your easel card and the love tree with those hearts is perfect for an Anniversary card! I also love the embossing folder you used for the tree trunk! Awesome design! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. I think this would make any lovebird say awwww.... Love all the texture going on here and the falling hearts are so beautiful. Thanks for joining in the STAMPlorations theme and sketch challenge!

  4. Such a beautiful card!! Thank you sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.


  5. This is delightful! You did an amazing job :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  6. Love your beautiful card and wonderful textured background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  7. Great image, love your card!
    Thanks for joined us at the first Cre8tive Hands Friends challenge.
    Ardilla :)

  8. I love easel cards!! This is gorgeous! What a great embossing background to add with the image! Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas "Lots of Layers" linky party!!
    CDD dt

  9. Thanks for joining in our current challenge with your beautiful creation. Lovely colour hope to see you again next challenge and good luck...xxPaper Creators DT {aNNie}

  10. Beautiful. I love that tree and the entire card is gorgeous.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. Super card Marsha; the heart tree is lovely, the colours delicious. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas, CarolG

  12. Beautiful Anniversary card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapy land Challenge!!

  13. Such a pretty card! Lovely colours and a great design.
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

    Hugs, Swissie DT

  14. Such a gorgeous card! This heart tree is so sweet! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.