Saturday, January 10, 2015


On April 8th, my husband & I will be married 37 fabulous years. Every year, I'm running around the night before our anniversary trying to come up with a card for him. Well, my card is done three months early! Woo Hoo!!! Now all I have to do is remember where I put it! *Ü*

The CTMH New Seasonal Expressions has lots of great new products. And this stamp set, called "Amour" is one of them. 

I wanted to keep it monochromatic and away from the Valentine colors. Only colors of ink used are Desert Sand and Cocoa. 
Actually, this card could be a Valentine as well as Anniversary or any other reason you may have for giving a card to the one you love.

I got some new Spellbinder Dies for Christmas and couldn't wait to use them. This stamp set seemed perfect. 

The beginning inspiration for this card started with the dies and fit in perfect with a sketch challenge from Die Cuttin Divas.

Other Challenges for this card:
Polkadoodles - Image, Sentiment, Die Cuts, more then 2 layers & wet embossing.
Cardz 4 Guys - Vintage
Cuttlebug Mania-It takes Two
Papertake - Anything
Shopping Our Stash - Use something New
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a handmade bow
Crafty Boots - Use something New
Vintage Stamping - New Stash
4 Crafty Chickes - Anniversary


Dee's Craft Room said...

Snap! My husband and I also celebrate our 37th Anniversary this year and just like you I always leave my card until the last minute to make. I think I should take a leaf out of your book.

Your card is fabulous. I REALLY like your sentiment, it is just perfect, and your new dies are lovely. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

Thank you for joining in all of the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


sweet art designs said...

Gorgeous cards. I have been using my spellbinders dies for similar results you got with your Cricut. I an going to have ti revisit my Cricut. \beautiful card, and thank you for the inspiration. Great video. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

Jane Willis said...

A beautiful card! I love the way you've kept what could have been a very feminine design masculine by choosing the monochrome colours, it works brilliantly. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Joan said...

A lovely anniversary card, works well with the monochromatic colours

Thanks for joining the cardz4guyz challenge this week


Cazro said...

A beautiful card, I love the monochrome, it adds to the vintage style. A wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Kimbo said...

Well done on getting ahead - something that I need to try and do. Great card - I love the simple tones

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz and hope to see you again soon x

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is lovely. Congrats on 37 years! Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.


JayBe said...

What a great design - I love die-cut layers to frame the image. Thanx for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Hugz Jan (DT) xx

lauren bergold said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both! what a gorgeous card and such a cool combination of elements! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! (ps: i'm really glad not to be the ONLY ONE who would balance the triumph of being early with the fear of not remembering where they put the card; that has made my day, lol!) :) :) :)

Leanne said...

Happy Anniversary to you early, and what a beautiful card. Love the background, and the Dies you used, with the inking as well. Lovely. Elegant! Thanks for playing our Anniversary Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Barbara Bruder said...

This card is lovely. Great use of the die cuts and that image is perfect with the sentiment.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

brenda said...

Totally delightful work Nancy, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Peanut said...

A beautiful project, Nancy! Thanks for playing along with PolkaDoodles’ Tic Tac Toe challenge. A new challenge has started. Come play with us!
Asha (DT)

Shirley said...

Hubby is going to love this card Nancy.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Kimbo said...

Beautiful love card - happy anniversary

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Chris said...

I love the vintage feel of this card and the wonderful die cuts, and yes I think the stamp set is perfect. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.