Tony's 30th Anniversary Card

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.

Happy Stampin'--Sue