Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Stand-Up Shaped Anniversary Card

Hello! Yesterday was my & my hubby's wedding anniversary. I created this card for the occasion. I was able to pull this one in about 2 hours. Ever since I've been back, my sleeplessness worsened. The good thing is that I now have access to my craft room turning my sleepless nights into something productive. 

I die cut hearts on a heavy weight Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. The heart die I am using is from Honey Bee Paper Hugs die set. I am using the smallest heart die of the two heart dies that is in the set.

I die cut a letter on each heart, the initial of my and my husband's first names. The letter dies that I am using are from The Stamp Market Stitched Alphabet die. I used a red DMC floss for the cross stitching and a kraft DMC to outline the letters.

For the center heart, I stamped the sentiment to commemorate the number of years we are together as husband and wife. I used a red dye ink for stamping. I blended a darker red on the top half of the numbers.

I die cut 6 pieces of hearts using the larger heart die from the die set on red cardstock. I adhered a red heart die to the back of each kraft heart die cut to matte it. 

I trimmed some acetate at 3" x 1/2". I scored this at the middle. I applied double adhesive tape to each folded tab. I adhered this to the back of the red heart die cuts. I adhered the other set of red heart die cuts to the back of the hearts to hide the adhesive on the acetate. The acetate will hold the hearts together and keep the hearts upright.

I die cut another kraft heart. I scored this close to the top. I applied double adhesive tape to this folded tab and adhered it to the back of the center heart. This is where I wrote a personal message for my husband.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Clever, clever, clever! Your cross stitch is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. Very cute card design! Happy anniversary to you and the mister!!

  3. What a great idea, I started card making using x-stitch and never use it now. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues. :)

  4. What a sweet Anniversary card! Love your take with the colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Hues Challenge!