Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

I'm late, I'm late ... for a very important date!  What is that from, Alice in Wonderland?  I don't know why that line comes to me often, partly because I'm usually running late for something, most often in the card making department.  So, I wanted a quick card to send off in the mail for my folks Anniversary, despite it being a month ago, but figured I'd send it with the Mother's Day card (previous post), also a month late... Good Grief, it's almost Father's Day! : } Ok, something quick & easy...

I saw this paper in a mini pad made by Simple Stories - Generations theme, that I had picked up at my LSS awhile back.  A single sheet of paper with these rectangles of images & words that seemed so appropriate for my parents!  Can't get any simpler than that, tho I did have to cut off a row of 2 to make this card size.  

I didn't want to over embellish it or cover up any of the design but it needed something!  How about 3 rows of Jewelry cord on Scor-tape and a 4-loop bow, made with the help of a Bow-Easy, tied onto the center where the cords cross.  Hmmm, almost like a package!  I didn't wrap the cord around the paper because of the bulk but left them raw at the edges of the print paper, kind of different and nice & flat!  I used one of JustRite's Mini Sentiments to stamp Happy Anniversary in the lower right image, (how convenient to have that blank space) and added 2 punched hearts in the upper right area.

Since I used a full sheet of solid green from a small 5x6 pad as the mat, I didn't want to dig around to find a sheet big enough to use or to cut as the base so the mat became the base for the front flap of the card.  The back flap of the card has a 3/4" overlap glued to the inside of the front flap.  I then used coordinating paper to cover-up that overlap to dress it up a bit.  

To take up some of the blank space on the inside, I used the Twirled Heard die from Memory Box.  There was an extra full heart left in the length of the chain, just right to glue on the left.   Yikes, who forgets to take a picture before signing the card!  Sorry about the little wedge scrap pieces in the pic to cover up the writing. I was just so happy to have it done so I could mail it, sometime soon...! : )

Stamps: ODBD - Love 1Cor 13, JustRite - Mini Sentiment - Happy Anniversary (outside, Stampendous - Happy Anniversary (inside)
Paper: Simple Stories - Generations, DCWV
Ink: TH Distress, VersaFine (love verse)
Other: Memory Box-Twirled Hearts die, Fiskars-Heart punch,  Hemp Jewelry Cord (JoAnns), Scor-tape 1/8", Bow-Easy

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!  Thanks for being mine! : )