Friday, September 4, 2015

Get Carded: Happy Anniversary

Hello! Our wedding anniversary was yesterday, so of course I made a card for my husband for the occasion. He's not a fan of overly sentimental cards, so I've often made them with a lighter theme. 

I was just plain tired yesterday, due to a number of physically-demanding activities earlier in the week. I wasn't feeling whimsical, so instead I came up with this design:

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • scrap from piano music workbook page, circa 1886 (paper with black vertical line on left side of card)
  • image of hearts cut from 1980's graphic design book
  • image of couple dancing cut from vintage magazine
  • altered page from 1950's cookbook underneath dancing couple image
  • SEP from monthly budget divider set
  • 3 cut from 1920's card game set
  • 32 cut from 1950's card game set
  • sparkly piece in upper right corner from bag of costume jewelry purchased at an estate sale
As you can see, there's a mixed bag of materials used, ranging in age from 1886 to card stock bought last year. In other words, the card represent a span of 128 years.

But of course, the number 32 is there for a reason on the card - it represents how many years we've been married. 

We've never celebrated our wedding anniversary in a big way, but we did enjoy a nice dinner out and an exchange of small presents. I got my husband one of the pricier craft beers he likes (he's too cheap to buy it for himself) and a batch of his favorite homemade candy.

In my next post I'll show off his gift to me.  


  1. Congratulations to you and yours! Best wishes for many more happy years to come.