Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

by Sue
(Newbury, Berks)

Card front

Card front

Card front
Card back
Box & Card

I needed a special card for my brother and sister-in-law's Golden Wedding Anniversary and obviously Card Making Magic was the place to go for inspiration.

Once I'd got the idea for the base of the card and followed Christina's video tutorial, it took me about 2 hours to complete.

To start, I made an 8"x8" from 2 sheets of cream Centura Pearl and followed Christina's simple instructions to make the card and complete the base layers with mirror card and more Centura Pearl cream card.


I then cut Nellie Snellen heart dies in red and gold, layered them up, cut some Spellbinders Foliage leaves Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms flower and played until I was happy with where to place them and finished up with what I think is a lovely card.

I also made a box to match and cut the numbers on my Cricut machine in gold and red and thanks to Christina I think I have made a beautiful card and keepsake for my lovely brother and his wife. I hope you think so too.

Christina says ...

I too think this is a lovely card and one that is going to be a "Keepsake" for along time to come.

The red just makes it pop and the fact that you have added it to a box makes it extra special.

And for such a milestone event in the couples lives what could be nicer than a card made especially for them.

Thank you for giving me the credit but really ALL the credit goes to your for making what will be a treasure

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Really Simple

by Sue
(Newbury, Berks)

I decided to use some old stuff for a change! I started with a hammered A6 card and I used a large flower punch which I've had for years and, believe it or not, some scrap Christmas paper.

I punched 2 flowers and used an embossing tool down the centre of each petal to shape the flower a bit and then glued the 2 together then layered onto some maroon and light blue card.

I added a simple sentiment stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder and then added the flourish which is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jewel & Flowers and is cut from white Centura Pearl card. A really simple card which works for me.

Christina says ...

This may be a simple card but it would work for any one lucky enough to receive it. It is really elegant and could be for any occasion.

The flower is the complete focal point and blends really well and I like the idea of using left over Christmas paper ... waste not want not says the frugal crafter

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Handmade Lace Card

by Sue
((Newbury, Berks))

Last Christmas my neighbour gave me a lovely hand sewn Christmas card framed with some beautiful handmade lace which she had made.

Rather than just throw the card away after Xmas I took the lace off and thought I would use it to make a card.

First I cut a base card and then die cut a Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangle and layered some pretty flower paper on top.

I then cut a smaller contrasting rectangle and placed the lace on the outer edge and layered on top of the flower paper with foam pads.

The rose stamp was a free gift from a magazine which I stamped and coloured using watercolour pencils, covered with Glossy Accents and then fussy cut. The butterfly is made using Memento dies Darla and Swirl.

Perhaps I’ll give it to my neighbour for her birthday!

Christina says ...

It is always a good idea to recycle items from cards that are finished with rather than just tossing them in the trash can.

Especially if the items are pretty things like lace, flowers or ribbons that will come off easily.

And I am sure you neighbour will be pleased that the beautiful lace she made has been used again on such a pretty card

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