Friday, 22 June 2012

My In Laws 50th Wedding Anniversary

It's my in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary this weekend and I have spent the last couple of days making a card for them.

I struggled a little with this one so just want to say thank you to two members of the Docraft community as the anniversary cards they posted in the Docraft gallery were good inspiration.

murphy-millie's card helped me with the colours and I took part of my verse from her card and cleo's card gave me the idea for using the hearts.

The main card is standard pearlescent cream card. The centre circle, hearts, large flowers and flourishes have all been cut using sizzix dies.  The smaller flowers are from a punch.  The butterfly was cut out of card and layered and I added sparkling sticker dots to the body and parts of the wings (doesn't show up on this picture).  I also used gold stickers for the lines and all the dots along with the '50'.

So here is the card shown stood up:

The view inside page one. I printed my sentiment onto plain white vellum:

The second page is just some paper I had in my stash. Although you cannot see it very well on the photo;s, the pattern shows through the vellum:

This is how the first page looks open:

Last one of the card shown when its lying down:

Because of the size of the card and the butterfly which I didn't want to flatten by using a standard envelope I also made a box for the card. I made it from some Laura Ashley 12 x 12 papers I got for Christmas. The ribbon is off a chocolate box which I 'saved' and the hearts, flowers and tags are all cut using sizzix dies:

Well, I hope they like it!


  1. A gorgeous card. So elegant and such fab colours.
    Heike xx

  2. This is gorgeous, love the colours.

  3. wow super anniversary card angela your in-laws will love it ... very classy and love your design ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping hope you have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx ps thank you for visiting me too

  4. I beautiful elegant card and your in-laws will love it just blog-hopping have a nice weekend
    carol x

  5. Hi Angela gorgeous card love the layout and the colour is beautiful. Have a great weekend Caroline xxx

  6. Hi Angela lovely card.
    Happy blog hopping Kaz.xx

  7. beautiful card inside & out & lovely box to match. sue xx

  8. Love this card, the colours and the embellishments, brilliant xx

  9. Gorgeous card,lovely soft colours
    just hopped over from Dc
    Lorna xx

  10. Absolutely stunning Angela :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  11. Just gorgeous. Perfect. xxx

  12. WOW!! this is stunning Angela. I love the design and all the beautiful detailing


  13. Stunning card, love your design. Just hopping by

  14. WOW Angela your card is fab and you've included so many different elements too :-)

    I hope your in laws enjoy receiving such a keep sake to help celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!

    xx Sazzle xx

  15. This is gorgeous, love the colours.

  16. beautiful and great detail