Friday, December 28, 2012

Magnolia Doo-hickey Dies Anniversary Card

Hello Sweet Readers,

How was your Christmas? Did you have snow? We've had flakes falling, but nothing that would amount to anything! I heard that 65% of the USA is under a blanket of white! You lucky dogs! I'm like a child when I see flakes falling! Our Christmas was wonderful. I got some new kitchen toys including a Breville mini pie maker! I can't wait to play with it!

It's anniversary time for us. This year marks #37! Our time together has just flown by. So many things seem like they happened yesterday. Treasure your sweetie. We are here for only a short time. This is the card I made for my sweet love. I didn't use a Tilda on it, but did use several Doo-hickey dies. I featured them on the inside of the card. You can purchase them at Magnolia-licious. As a matter of fact, many of Diana's products (including Doo-hickey Dies) are on sale! Some are 20% off! Check them out!

Below are the dies I used on my card. Just click the title for a link to the shop.

Vintage Tag

Tilda's Doily Die

Heart Swirl

Vintage Keys

Tea Label Shape Dies (heart)

Here are the images for my card. If you have any questions, just ask!



For the front, I used a blue, brown, and off white color scheme since it is for my husband. I used an adorable Teddy Bo image that I've had for a long time. The veil has been treated using two products. First, I painted over the veil with a white liquid that has glitter already in it. Next, I used my Stardust Stickles to outline the folds of the veil as well as the snowflakes scattered over the image. I used a Nellie Snellen die in the lower left corner Then, I elevated the cut out on pop dots. I thought the shape was similar in shape to the large die cut used in the upper right corner. I ran a strip of satin ribbon behind the mats, added a charm from my stash,as well as flowers that matched the color scheme. In the lower left is a clay sentiment which I mounted on aqua glittered cardstock. I added a butterfly to add emphasis.

Here are the interior shots:







As hard as I tried to keep this masculine, I couldn't resist the bow! The ribbon was screaming, "Use me! Use me!" So, I caved and used it! I made the keys from the same aqua glittered cardstock I used on the front. I also trimmed the heart on the right in the glittered cardstock as well. All that is missing is the mushy message. I just love that Doo-hickey Doily Die. Look how pretty it looks! The heart swirls were just the perfect size and shape. I also used a triple heart die from Quickutz (I think).

I hope you like my card. I'm not that good at making masculine cards. Good thing my sweet husband loves flowers! Speaking of flowers, isn't that burlap one on the front too cute? I got that from a dear, sweet friend. XO

Well, that's all she wrote! Now, I can get started on a New Year's card. In case I'm not back before New Year's Eve, have a safe and happy one!

Happy 2013!

Chris

13 comments:

EnblogSail said...

Agree, the burlap is too cute! Happy Anniversary! The card is made with much love and sentiments, I'm sure your hubby will cherish it! Happy New Year!
Caryl

Heidi said...

You did a great job. How did you get the bow to look so pretty? Happy anniversary and happy new year.

Rosie said...

Happy Anniversary my sweet friend!! I love your card and the image is perfect!! I bet DH loved this card (even with the flowers, bow, and glitter!! BTW, that bow is spectacular!! Love ya!!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors....Happy Anniversary!!!

Karen

Kelly Neis said...

What a gorgeous work of LOVE, 37 years congrats to you both! This card is gorgeous in color and design with the most adorable image, just says love!
Congratulations and Happy New Year!
Kelly

Rene said...

Beautiful!!!! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!
Rene ;D

Christina C. said...

OMG....this is too cute, Chris! Outstanding job coloring and showcasing this darling duo!
Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary and also a very Happy New Year!

cathylynn said...

This is gorgeous Chris! Great coloring and fabulous details. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors and design!!!! Love the dtamps too!!!! Happy New year!!!!!

Brittany said...

Gorgeous, lovely colouring and great layout.. Hugs, Brittany, xx
http://mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

julieprice3 said...

This is delightful! Love the gorgeous image, very sweet
Hugs julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful rich coloring on the image. Gorgeous and beautiful embellishments all over this adorable card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

..Karen said...

Such a precious card! Gorgeous work! : )