May 6, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hello crafting friends. Lena here today to share a card with you that I made for a dear friend's wedding anniversary.

It's a very romantic easel card. It measures approx. 5" x 5" and it folds flat for mailing.

I began making my card by cutting out the base in white card stock  I used a Marianne Designs die called Anja's Filigree Heart.  I folded a piece of card stock in half and laid the heart die a little off of the top so that the heart would not cut all the way through.  You can do this with any die you have in order to make it a shaped card.

Next, I used the same die and cut out a full shape from blue card stock to use as the background for my filigree heart.

I cut and embossed the filigree part of the heart.  While the card stock was still in the die, I used a sponge dauber to lightly ink all the embossed areas. I used Memento Summer Sky ink to do this.

Next I cut the flowers from the Star Flower Cluster die by Sue Wilson. Using a medium ball tool, I shaped the flowers to give them a little dimension.  Once this was done I adhered them together and added a little blue gem to the center of each flower. I needed a little foliage for my floral arrangement, so I cut out some and branches from the Flourishes and Branches die by Elizabeth Craft and also a sprig from the Spellbinders' Sprigs dies.  I put it all together into a small arrangement and added some more gems to the little branches.

For the inside of my card, I cut the little heart die 5 times and adhered it to each other, to make it thicker so that it will hold the front of the card when it's opened. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Anniversary greeting.

   Here is a quick recap of the dies I used:

Elizabeth Craft - Flourishes and Branches

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Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. What a beautiful card!! All of these dies are going on my wishlist :)

  2. A very special card and a clever idea. I think that Christi has a good idea and I am going to put some of these dies on my wish list too.

  3. Beautiful creation Lena! Thanks for all the wonderful tips & tricks! Awesome inspiration ... well done!

  4. Lovely card with the blue and white and the lattice from the heart die. You've created a wonderful design with the flowers in the center. So creative using the SB Sprigs as a flourish in the middle. This is so beautiful!

  5. Lena this is so stunning! Love the shaped card the dies made. Great job embellishing that lovely heart!

  6. I have never done an easel card, this one is just perfect! great job!



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