Sunday, 16 February 2014

Anniversary Card for my Parents

Good morning friends!

I've had this card done for awhile, but couldn't post it until my parent's anniversary. It's a large, 6" card and I used the Pop it Ups Heart Pivot as the main feature.

I found this lovely paper with a bit of sparkle, cut it and got the inside attached to the outside.  Then, as I stood there admiring it - I realized I had meant to cut the right edges with the Agatha Edges die BEFORE I attached them together. Sheesh.

So instead, I added a pretty gold Peel-Off border sticker and coloured inside the open hearts with my Sakura gel pen. 

Each die set in the Pop it Ups collection come with decorator dies, so I used several of the heart ones for layering. This pretty gold metallic paper was in my stash and I embossed two of them with a circles and hearts embossing folder then popped them up with foam tape. I stamped 'Happy Anniversary' on a gold die cut label, added Glitter Dots and a sparkly pink Peel-Off. The pink was completely the wrong shade though, so I coloured it with a Copic marker so it better matched the background paper.

Here is a peek at the inside. You can see those gold hearts pivot to the inside when the card is opened. Lots more die cut hearts were added, and I also added the lovely scroll that cuts with the Agatha Edges to the inside. The gold hearts in the upper corners are the leftover bits from the heart border Peel-Off I used on the front!

I penned the words on another die cut label then folded it in half. I attached it inside, but not right to the fold - so it has another little pop out feature. Glitter Dots were added to that label as well. What would a card be without Glitter Dots?

This Anniversary was hard for my parents, with my Dad being in a full care facility and them being apart. I know life is all about changes, but that doesn't mean we have to like them all.

Supplies used:
775 Heart Pivot - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Recollections
Border Peel-Off - 0377, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sparkly heart Peel-Off - 1139, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dots - 7018, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sakura gel pen
Gold metallic paper - from my stash
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Label - Estate, Prima (Sizzix)
Happy Anniversary stamp - Stampendous

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. So pretty, it looks as if you glued the gold heart on top of the pivot connection point, but when looking from the top it isn't - cool illusion.

  2. Lovely card for a wonderful occasion. Love all the shimmer and glam!

  3. Karen, your card is lovely and I'm sure your parents were excited to receive it. My mom was in a Nursing home and my stepdad in Assisted Living when they both passed, but the love and caring for each other was always there. Cherish the days.

    1. Thanks so much Sue Ann. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to leave me sweet comments like this.

  4. Such a pretty card Karen. Love the embossing folder you used and the peel off heart border.


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