Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Valentine Anniversary

A lot of special couples decide to wed on Valentine's. We have a couple of those couples in our family. This double card fold works perfectly for these celebrations. Here is the one I created for one of those couples who will be celebrating 53 years of marriage, my folks.

The main base is the standard 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". The smaller card is 3 5/8" x 6 1/4", scored at 3 1/8". Both are Real Red cardstock.

Sending Love DSP stack works great for this project. Mat the outside and inside of the base card with different 5 1/4" x 4" pieces, paying attention to the pattern if it has an upright direction. Cut out the border hearts with Real Red Glimmer paper and the Love Notes thinlits. Glue to the left edge, leaving a small edge of the DSP showing on the left side. (NOTE: normally I place the thinlit on the paper side of the glimmer paper to cut, but because of the direction of the hearts, I placed it on the glimmer side for this project.)

Now for the smaller card. Choose another pattern of the DSP stack to mat the inside of the card, 3 3/8" x 2 7/8". Add adhesive to the back of this card. Open the base card and position the front of the smaller one in the center. Fold it closed over the base cover, then close the base card to attach the smaller card to the inside of the base card. This will line it up so that it will all fold together smoothly. Now complete the decorating!

Using the Sealed with Love stamp set (SAVE 10% by purchasing the stamp set and the Love Notes Thinlits together!), and black ink, stamp the corners with the tiny filigree stamp. Center one of the small doilies with the white side up (these are vanilla on the other side!). Stamp the sentiment on Whisper white, using Real Red ink, and punch out with the 2" circle punch. Sponge Real Red around the edge of the circle. Add dimensionals and attach to the center of the doily. Then add the heart and arrow from the thinlits and Red glimmer paper!

Using Real Red ink, stamp the bells from the Seasonal Bells stamp set, and punch out with the bell punch. (Both are still available on our Carry Over list!) Stamp the Happy Anniversary from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set onto Whisper White with Real Red ink. Trim each word out with the paper snips. Using the edge of the dimensionals sheet, trim small strips and add to the backs of the words, adding to the bottom of the bells. Add another arrow and a couple of the hearts from the thinits.

I hope you will give this fold a try, maybe for some of the special couples in your life.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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