Tony and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 24, 2023. Thinking about the last 30 years, we've been busy! He worked his entire 3M career in those years, we raised 3 great kids (now 27, 25, and 21 next week), and have taken many trips all over the world. I had to make this a special card.
I started with 2 pieces of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper (DSP):
Card base: 10" X 7", scored in half at 5",
Pocket: 10" X 4", scored in half at 5" and on the long side at 1". The 1" was turned up and adhered just to show both sides of that DSP. I adhered the pocket piece to the card base on the sides and the bottom only.
I made 7 tags using 2-3/8" x 4-1/4" Crumb Cake card stock pieces topped with 1/2 of a Decorative Circle punch from the same DSP.
When making cards for my family, I often pull out retired stamps that I have kept just for that use. This card includes a few of those and a few current stamps as well. I tried to keep it a bit more masculine by using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso floral prints in the Abagail Rose DSP. The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearls, so I used heart pearls on the front.
The current products I used are:
- Classic Letters, an Online Exclusive stamp set ("R" and "I"),
- Alphabest ("easons", "3", and "0"),
- Country Bouquet ("I love you"),
- Decorative Circle Punch,
- Best Label Punch,
- Tailor Made Tags Dies,
- Stylish Shaped Dies,
- linen thread,
- soon to be retired and currently on sale, Abigail Rose DSP, and
- also on sale Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Sude Trim.
I also used the recently retired Heart Pearls. long-retired Wonderful Words ("love") and Favorite Greetings ("Happy Anniversary"--I like the bold font for masculine cards),
In our family, we reuse large envelopes over and over again. I stamped a new image each of the first few times we used the envelope, so Tony's is quite full. His card actually had 7 tags. I only show you 2 here.
I hope this inspires you to take the time to create special projects for your family's special occasions.