Thursday, May 08, 2014

Anniversary in Paris?

I have a wonderful friend who just loves all things Parisian. Her husband asked me to make a card for their anniversary this year so it was not difficult to pick a theme. Both of my friends love the colour red, so I had no problems with choosing a main colour! I used a retired stamp set or two and some retired elements as well. Thank goodness I have a secret stash of retired Stampin' Up! sets and elements to draw on for such an occasion as this! LoL! I just need more storage space to keep all my favourite things is all.
To make the scene, I sponged around a 'cloud' shape I cut out from ordinary stationery coupled with a punched circle shape to make the sky with its moon and sponged over a torn piece of paper to make the ground. The Eiffel tower is embossed in silver and 'Amour' is embossed in Cherry Cobbler. I used Real Red, Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock, a doiley and some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, plus a retired silver and crystal embellishment. The base card is embossed with a retired embossing folder as well and the tags came from a retired kit I still had. I added some stationery to the inside of the card and stamped it with images from the retired stamp set as well.

Just wanted to share and let you know I am still crafting away here.
I made my friends an anniversary card from my husband and I too. Here it is:

The Happy Congratulations stamp set I used is from the seasonal catalogue  (Celebrate the Everyday). I used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black cardstock and inks. The sentiment is embossed in gold and the background papers come from a retired stack I had. I made the envelope with my Envelope Punch Board out of retired designer series paper. I thought the circles and stripes formed a bit of a theme for this card and envelope.

Happy Anniversary, my friends!


Vicki Hodgman said...

Oh that is lovely Susan! Both of them. Wouldn't it be even better if her husband had tickets to Paris in the card! lol. sigh. Life does get hectic. Glad to see you still crafting away in your corner. I do the same in mine as the time permits.Vx

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Just love both cards Susan, I have some very happy memories of Paris, when I was working on A&E years ago we had a trip to Paris for the weekend and we didn't sleep we had such fun and the memories linger still :) I hope your friends have a wonderful anniversary. I just love the simplicity of your card to them, it is fabulous. Thank you for the memories and the inspiration...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

"Anne's Paper Dream's Blog"

Ellis said...

Stunning anniversary card you made! =) The congratulatiosn card is beautiful too, I like the lanterns! =)
Hugs, Elenor