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Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Anniversary Wreath

      My husband and I  celebrated our 34th anniversary on Saturday December 18th.   
(What we were thinking - getting married 1 week before Christmas!!)    Our anniversary has always had a very festive and  "Christmasy" atmosphere!!  When we had our wedding reception the room was decorated with poinsettias and a beautiful Christmas tree, courtesy of the hotel. 

     Here's the card I made for my DH using Papertrey Ink's Wreath for All Seasons.
I started with a white card base and stamped the wreath, then I added red Stickles for the berries. The lower portion of the card was then stamped with Text Style in Caramel ink and the edges were distressed with Vintage Tea Dye Duo.  HAPPY anniversary from Mega Mixed Messages was stamped in cranberry ink on a caramel background and then mounted on cranberry card stock.

     I wanted to add a little extra detail, so I used three rows of scalloped caramel card stock that had been stamped  with Text Style and then sponged the edges using Cranberry Ink. I  layered them under the wreath image to give a bit of dimension to the card.  A cranberry  ribbon and bow was added to the top of the scalloped grouping.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Wreath for All Seasons, Text Style, Mega Mixed Messages
Inks: SU Caramel;  CTMH Cranberry, Cloverleaf Green;  PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo.
Paper: White, Caramel card stock
Other Supplies: Stickles; ribbon; scalloped edge punch; corner rounding punch

     This will be a busy week for everyone. I'm almost finished my shopping - just a few things to pick up. I still have a lot of baking to do, but I enjoy the warmth of my kitchen and the smells of gingerbread this time of year!! My youngest son arrived home on the week-end and will be with us until the 28th, so life is very good. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Laurie said...

Beautiful card! I love that red bow!!

Lorraine said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen! Your card is beautiful - and the rows of scallops is the perfect touch!

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm sure your husband will just love this!! Very, very pretty! I love the triple scallops!

Inkyfingers said...

Love your gorgeous card, Karen. Happy Anniversry and Happy Christmas too
Hugs Carol x

Kristin said...

Happy anniversary!! Love everything about this whole card :)

Cathy Weber said...

So many little details really make this a beautiful card. I hope your husband loves it, I did.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! Happy anniversary!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary - - 34 years! - - wow; congratulations! What a great card...seasonal, but just right for the occasion!