Framelit Anniversary Card

Make a framelit anniversary card in a jiffy using your Stampin' Up! nested heart dies and your Big Shot machine.

"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness".
~Benjamin Franklin


Making a framelit anniversary card can take some thought, or in this case, not too much thought! I know we have a whole year between anniversaries to think about how to make our loved one feel special, but sometimes the date rolls around and we find we're not really prepared.  Or maybe you don't get much time without your spouse being in the house, so it is hard to surprise him/her. The nested heart dies from Stampin' Up! and your Big Shot can come to the rescue in situations like this. Here's the sweet greeting I made for my husband with them:

Here's How I Made my Framelit Anniversary Card:

All of my supplies came from Stampin' Up! and can mostly be ordered from my SusanSalutations shop.

You can secretly assemble everything you need before you start making your card. This makes it easy to go ahead and make all the layers, and it saves time if you have limited time to craft before your spouse sees what you are making. But hey, you can always hide the unfinished (or finished) card under your craft mat if you hear him/her coming! Lol!

You will need:

  • An A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock
  • A quarter A4 sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock
  • A quarter A4 sheet of Real Red cardstock
  • A scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the bow
  • Designer series paper of choice
  • Embossing folder of choice (I used the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions embossing folder)
  • Nested Heart Framelits (now retired), Bitty Banner Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits
  • Sentiment and heart stamp sets (I used the heart out of Project Life Let's Get Away and sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments)
  •  Basic pearls
  • Big Shot machine
  • Papercraft tools, inks and adhesives

Here's What to Do:

  • Start with a normal card base made from half a sheet of A4 cardstock, scored down the middle. Fold the card base closed and lay the large, scalloped heart on it, allowing the edge of your heart to overlap the fold a little so you will still have a connecting hinge for your card. Cut out the scalloped heart shape and you have your card base prepared.
  • Cut a full scalloped heart from the other half of your Whisper White A4 sheet. Stamp little hearts on each scallop in Real Red ink.
  • Cut a large, smooth edged heart out of Crumb Cake and another one the same size out of your designer series paper. Adhere them to your scalloped and stamped heart, making them slightly off centred and overlapped.
  • Using the next sized down heart framelit, cut a Real Red heart out. Run the red heart through your Big Shot with the embossing folder. Adhere this to the front of your designer series paper heart.
  • Cut out a bow from scraps of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Wonderful Wreath bow framelit.
  • Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock then cut it out using a Bitty Banner framelit.
  • Adhere your bow and sentiment to the embossed heart, popping up the sentiment banner with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add pearls to accent some of the embossed design and bow.
  • Adhere your card front to your card base and then you can add your own secret and romantic message to your loved one to the inside.

Variations:

You can add a real ribbon bow instead of the framelit bow, pop up more of the layers with dimensionals, add another layer to the card back, vary the colours you use, add sparkle instead of pearls with rhinestones, use this idea for Valentine's Day, add a lacy paper doily instead of or as well as the designer series paper.

Make the card your own!

Adding to your Framelit Anniversary Card with a gift:

Make a pretty heart-shaped box with the same framelts and fill it with chocolates ro something that your love loves. Mine loves pistachio nuts, so I could add a little cellophane bag of them to the inside of this box, for example.

Make a romantic album to give your love.

Make a chocolate slider sleeve as a gift.



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