Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Today is not going as planned. I need to mow my lawn, first time in about a month, but the weeds are looking pretty shaggy. However, it is cloudy and there was a heavy dew last night. The grass is still wet and my afternoon will be short as I am having dinner with a friend and have a meeting this evening. Tomorrow we will be canning my specialty, End-of-the-Garden Soup. I started doing this when my kids were small and I had a HUGE garden. About this time of year we dug potatoes, tomatoes were ripe, green beans had given me a second crop, onions were pulled, cabbage was ready and too plentiful to eat all of it fresh. So, I just put whatever I had in a jar and canned it. Really tasty when the snow flies and you can just have vegetable soup or add whatever meat you like. ON WITH THE CARD!

Long-time friends are celebrating their 50th anniversary, so today’s card is for them.

I began with a gold and Very Vanilla plan. Period. My next thought was not very creative or original. How about using the Large Numbers dies to cut 50 out of a Gold Foil Sheet? OK. Then what? I really wanted something fancy, but not too fancy. What follows is what resulted from my playing with paper, scissors and the BIG SHOT.


To conserve my precious Gold Foil Sheets, I cut the center out of both the outside and inside mats, leaving a 3/4″ frame on which I glued the fancy front panel and the inside sentiment panel.

This is another 5″ x 7″ card, just because I like them. I had a pretty, lacy oval die from Spellbinders that I used for the front, layering it on gold foil and fussy cutting around the edge. I cut a set of numbers in Very Vanilla, and layered them to the Gold Foil, Softly Falling TIEF embossed numbers with Liquid Glue. The numbers were adhered over the center of the oval with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals,

front detail and used regular dimensionals to adhere the whole to a Very Vanilla mat and onto the Gold Foil mat with the hole in the middle. For just a little more pizazz, I cut two flourishes from the Flourish thinlits, then cut them apart, using the lower half on the front and the upper part on the inside of the card. These were attached with liquid glue. The completed front panel was Tear & Taped to the Very Vanilla card base.

flourish detail

On the inside I repeated the Gold Foil Very Vanilla mats. Over this I used the Layering Ovals framelits to cut one plain oval in Very Vanilla and one Gold Foil scalloped oval. My sentiment is from Falling For You, and stamped in Soft Suede on the plain oval. Using liquid glue I adhered the ovals together and onto the Very Vanilla mat.The upper part of the Flourishes was glued to the to the mat, overlapping the ovals just a bit. The completed sentiment panel was then Tear & Taped to the card base.inside

The envelope got a stamped Flourish in stamped off twice Soft Suede on the front. I die cut and dry embossed another 50 in the Gold Foil. This was adhered to the flap with liquid glue on the upper portion. The lower portion has Tear & Tape that will be stuck to the envelope after the card is inserted. I will be going to their open house and hand delivering the card, so the glued-on numbers won’t be a problem.

I hope you like this card for a special occasion.

Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, front mat 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, fancy oval 4-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4″ x 6″, sentiment oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, numbers and flourishes, scraps or 4″ x 6″; Gold Foil Sheets: (2) mats 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ (from these I cut out the centers leaving a 3/4″ frame), numbers-scrap from center of mat, oval mat 4-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ inside scalloped oval 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Anniversary”

  1. Just beautiful Julie! Your die cuts are amazing and I love the gold touches. Perfect for a 50th Anniversary! Your soup sounds just yummy, I’m sure that it’s fantastic in the winter when it’s freezing outside! 🙂


    1. Thank you Amy! Yes, the soup has become a family favorite among my children and grandchildren. It is VERY handy if you have unexpected company for a meal (which, when my husband was alive happened often. He ALWAYS asked whomever was around, salesman, feed man, insurance man, etc. to stay for the noon meal-dinner. supper was at night)


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