Want to Learn How to Make An Anniversary Card?

Do you know of anyone's Anniversary that is coming up?  Anniversary cards are the ones that I forget about until the last minute.  My mission today was to make up 5-6 of these and just keep them on hand.  (Which is sometimes easier said than done, right?)

The one I made today is for my hubby.  We are rapidly approaching our 10 Year Anniversary.  I went with colors that I knew that he could identify with.  As I was choosing, the first thing that caught my attention was the Denim ribbon from Stampin' Up.  I have had this ribbon for about two years now, and the cellophane wrapper was still on it.  Denim and Matt are like peanut butter and jelly.

If you normally join me here on my blog on Monday's mornings, you might have noticed my absence this morning.  I honestly think that I lost the morning.  I have no idea what happened to it.  I was here stamping and drinking coffee one moment and then boom, it was 4pm.  I have been busy, but there is no way I would have guessed it was 4pm.    So forgive the late post.  And if you are joining me this afternoon, grab a Dr. Pepper, pull up a chair and let's chat about this Anniversary card.

I chose an odd color combination.  Really odd, but I think it works.  With denim being the jumping off point, I paired it with Real Red.  Then I needed a neutral, because another color would have been too much.  I grabbed Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Baked Brown Sugar.  Each was met with disappointment.

I was digging and digging through my card stock and found Smoky Slate.  Just say it out loud – it sounds romantic.  Now imagine James Earl Jones saying it with that deep voice….  Can you hear it?  Or am I completely off my rocker.  It “sounds” perfect for a guy card.  After getting the card almost all the way assembled, I realized it was too plain for Matt.  And since he is painting our bedroom and is quite covered in paint today (and my carpet by the way), the splatters were a must!

This anniversary card is one that you can make in minutes, especially if you have the punches.  Whenever I am asked about which ones a new stamper should have, the circle punches are a must.  It is easy to cut out a square, but unless you have mad cutting skills and a compass and a ruler and you…. my heart rate is already up just thinking about it.  Save yourself the frustration and buy circle punches and scallop circle punches.

Here is my anniversary card for Matt:

how to make an anniversary card


I will be adding this card to Stamping Family this week.  So members will learn how to make this card through the video tutorial and the supplies and dimensions printables.  If you are not a Stamping Family member, now is your opportunity to join, learn and share with other paper crafters.  (Our first swap was announced in there this week!)  Click here to become our newest Family Member!

I hope that you have had a great Monday.  Join me tomorrow with another Halloween card.  Think of someone that you need an Anniversary Card for – and then learn how to make it in Stamping Family!

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