31 August 2012

Congratulations Mom & Dad!

Hello again!

This next card I made for my parents' 25th Wedding Anniversary in September. They are celebrating on a cruise to Alaska - not sure why they didn't want to take me!! ;). So I gave them a card to open on their getaway. I was super happy with the embellishments I used for Lindsay's birthday card, so I decided to do something similar for this one. While I was brainstorming and flipping through materials, I was inspired by an acetate frame and used it to put a twist on this card.

First off, I thought the quote from the Ali Edwards designed Favorite Memories stamp set was perfect for a Silver Anniversary and a memorable vacation together. That and the french literature background modeled "cherish this story" wonderfully, while adding a romantic feel. Now... back to when I was inspired by the acetate frame... I spent a long time trying to figure out how I could incorporate it as the card face, while leaving it open to slide a photo in behind. And then I realized it was as simple as gluing down the left side and leaving the rest unmounted. My big idea is that my parents can slide a photo of themselves together on their 25th Anniversary on the Alaskan cruise into the card. Ahhh so romantic, right? A card turned picture frame! I don't want to brag, but this is definitely one of my best ideas to date. 

Here's an example of what it might look like:

My cousin Brenda and I on New Year's Eve this year.

I had to be sure this was done properly, without [many] design flaws, so I also chomped off the top right corner of the card to make it easier to separate the pages and insert a photo.

(It's funny cause this photo makes it look like I'm hiding naked. Haha! Oops!) 
Additionally, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is "Anything Goes" so I figured I'd submit this and cross my fingers.

Hope everyone is enjoying their last bit of summer! We've been so lucky this year.



MME Graceful "Sweet Chic" Frame



  1. This is such a pretty card! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  2. Stunning card, such a fitting sentiment..congrats to your Mum and Dad.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog