Saturday, May 6, 2017

Anniversary Card at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends. Today I made a wedding anniversary card for my DT post at Dies R Us.

It's a very romantic easel card. It measures approx. 5" x 5" and it folds flat for mailing.

I began making my card by cutting out the base in white card stock  I used a Marianne Designs die called Anja's Filigree Heart.  I folded a piece of card stock in half and laid the heart die a little off of the top so that the heart would not cut all the way through.  You can do this with any die you have in order to make it a shaped card.

Next, I used the same die and cut out a full shape from blue card stock to use as the background for my filigree heart.

I cut and embossed the filigree part of the heart.  While the card stock was still in the die, I used a sponge dauber to lightly ink all the embossed areas. I used Memento Summer Sky ink to do this.

Next I cut the flowers from the Star Flower Cluster die by Sue Wilson. Using a medium ball tool, I shaped the flowers to give them a little dimension.  Once this was done I adhered them together and added a little blue gem to the center of each flower. I needed a little foliage for my floral arrangement, so I cut out some and branches from the Flourishes and Branches die by Elizabeth Craft and also a sprig from the Spellbinders' Sprigs dies.  I put it all together into a small arrangement and added some more gems to the little branches.

For the inside of my card, I cut the little heart die 5 times and adhered it to each other, to make it thicker so that it will hold the front of the card when it's opened. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Anniversary greeting using the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV.

   Here is a quick recap of the dies I used:

Elizabeth Craft - Flourishes and Branches

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I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. This is just stunning Lena and I love your choice of color/design! What an inspiring use of die cuts! GREAT job! Happy Weekend to you!

  2. Wow!! This is so elegant and stunning, Lena!! I love the heart die you used!! The easel shape is fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. OMG Lena...Oh Yes WOW....Your card is so Gorgeous....You definitely worked your creative magic using all of your goodies...the results is one Breathtaking and Spectacular card. As I read your recipe I was in awe of all you did with everything to achieve your look you so did a Super Outstanding Creative job!! Your card is definitely one that will be a treasured keepsake!! TFS!!! YOU so ROCK!!

  4. Lena, your card is simply stunning! Very elegant and so detailed!

  5. It's lovely, so delicate and beautifully decorated with the flowers. Love the heart shape, so fitting for a wedding or anniversary design.

  6. Great card Lena.!!
    Lots of work but it is worth it for sure.


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