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Anniversary Cards

Creative card ideas celebrate a special anniversary.

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    • Stitch on Your Sentiment

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Stitch die-cut letters to your card background to create a homespun banner.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, vellum: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (yellow), KI Memories (teal), My Mind's Eye (pink). Font: Little Days off the Internet. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette.

    • Embellish with Digital Elements

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Designing with digital elements makes creating multiples easy. Simply print the element on patterned paper or cardstock, embellish, and add it to the front of your card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Hero Arts (green). Font: Imprint MT Shadow, Arabella off the Internet. Ribbon: Creative Impressions. Gems, stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pencils: Prismacolor. Punch: EK Success. Digital elements: Feeling Wise kit by Hero Arts.

    • Include a Favorite Photo

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Place a favorite photo of you and your husband prominently on your card. Mat the photo with patterned paper, and add simple accents to keep the focus on the photo.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (yellow, blue), Kaisercraft (red). Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Brads: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. Stamps: Hampton Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pen: Sakura of America.

    • Create Assembly-Line Style

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Punch and die cut all the pieces needed to make the card, then put it together assembly-line style. This is especially helpful if you're making multiples!

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Georgia. Die-cutting tool: Sizzix (label), Cuttlebug by Provo Craft (accent). Pearls: Kaisercraft. Punches: Fiskars (circle), EK Success (scalloped circle).

    • Design a Simple Invitation

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Adhere a flourish die cut to a piece of cardstock, then punch it into a circle for an elegant accent. Format the text of your invitation so you can print two invites on a page and then cut them apart to save time and paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Edwardian Script. Die-cutting tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Pearls: Kaisercraft. Punch: Fiskars.

    • Embellish with Embossed Cardstock

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Make a card that shines by adding a piece of embossed cardstock to the card front. Dress it up further by wrapping ribbon around it, securing the ends with adhesive on the inside of the card.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Doodlebug Design. Card: Hero Arts. Font: Worn Machine by Autumn Leaves. Punch: EK Success. Ribbon: May Arts.

    • Layer Punched Accents

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Put punches to work making the accents for this card. Punch and layer circles and squares of patterned paper and cardstock and adhere them with adhesive foam to the card front. If you plan to mail the card, be sure the adhesive foam doesn't make your card too bulky for the envelope.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: Making Memories. Punch, adhesive: Fiskars.

    • Share a Black-and-White Photo

      Design by Lisa Storms

      Add a small black-and-white photo to the front of the card to instantly identify the honorees of an anniversary party. Using an older photo is fun -- especially if the couple has been married a long time.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (brown), My Mind's Eye (floral). Font: Little Days ("Celebrating"), TypeSlab Light ("50 years") off the Internet. Trim: Little Yellow Bicycle.

    • Turn Your Text

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Put a twist on the traditional anniversary party invitation by turning the text on its side. Print the text on your card, then embellish with embossed cardstock and ribbon.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, card: Hero Arts. Font: Worn Machine by Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: May Arts. Embossing template: Sizzix.

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      Accent with Decorative Trim

      Design by Lisa Storms

      For a simple yet elegant look, add a strip of decorative trim to the front of your card and place the sentiment in a strip of cardstock across it.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design (orange), My Mind's Eye (yellow). Font: Little Days off the Internet. Ribbon: American Crafts.

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      Frame with a Die Cut

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Keep the focus on your sentiment and embellishments by framing them with a classic die-cut shape. Tie a ribbon around the die cut for a little extra flair -- use adhesive to secure the ribbon so it stays in place.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink. Font: Chocolate Box off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Ribbon: Paper Source. Gems: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: XCut. Die-cutting tool: Spellbinders.

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      Emboss Stamped Images

      Design by Tracy Kyle

      Emboss a stamped design, then color the background with blended ink for an artsy invitation.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (textured), Neenah (smooth). Font: Bradley Hand off the Internet. Stamp, embossing powder: Hero Arts. Ink: VersaMark by Tsukineko (clear), Ranger Industries (colors). Ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts. Button: Doodlebug Design.

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      Make a Pocket Invitation

      Design by Lucy Abrams

      Create a pocket on the front of the card to hold a tag with party details, and write a personal message to the invitee on the inside.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Papertrey Ink (cream). Patterned paper: Imaginisce. Font: Cambria (serif), Exmouth (script) off the Internet. Laser-cut paper: American Crafts. Ribbon: Creative Impressions (cream), Papertrey Ink (twine). Button: Papertrey Ink. Ink: Ranger Industries. Adhesive: Scotch (double-sided tape), Stick It! (foam adhesive).

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      Include Masculine Elements

      Design by Leslie Lightfoot

      To balance the sweet sentiments of an anniversary card, add metal accents appropriate for the guy in your life.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories. Tag, buttons, metal accent, fibers, flowers: Making Memories. Tabs: Two Peas in a Bucket.

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      Stick to the Basics

      Design by Julie Medeiros

      Keep the your design simple with just two strips of patterned paper and a beribboned tag displaying the number of years you have been married.

       

      SOURCES: Keep the your design simple with just two strips of patterned paper and a beribboned tag displaying the number of years you have been married.Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Metal tag, numbers: Making Memories. Pen: Krylon. Paint: Delta. Ribbon: Offray.

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      Ink the Edges

      Design by Julie Medeiros

      Give your card a distressed look by inking the edges of the card and embellishments.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Sticker: Making Memories. Seal: K&Company. Pen: Krylon. Photo corners, clip: Kolo.

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      Include Found Objects

      Design by Brenda Lesch

      Repurpose candy wrappers for a theme-appropriate embellishment. Stitch down the center of the wrappers, but leave the ends loose and fluff them up for a little extra dimension.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (pink, brown), SEI (blue). Tag: Making Memories. Labels: Hershey's. Sticker: Creative Imaginations.

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      Feature a Ribbon Sentiment

      Design by Michelle Keeth

      Trim a piece of ribbon with a printed sentiment and attach it to your card front with brads.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (script), Scrap Ease (silver). Texture template: Fiskars. Ribbon: Making Memories ("I love you"), Offray (gingham), Scrapworks (waxed string). Charm: Adornit-Carolee's Creations. Dimensional adhesive: JudiKins.

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      Turn to a Single Manufacturer

      Design by Dee Gallimore-Perry

      Choose supplies from one manufacturer to take the guesswork out of picking accents.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper, die cuts: KI Memories.

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      Include Symbolic Embellishments

      Design by Lisa Stephenson

      Balance a large photo on your card with three punched circles. Embellish each of the circles with symbols of your relationship.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, rub-ons, brad, phrases, label holder, charm: Making Memories. Twist tie: Pebbles, Inc.

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