October 10, 2015


My daughter and her husband celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary this week. Emily and Stephen are and have been all about the stars. So, I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate not only stars, but Emily's favorite color combination, in my card for this milestone anniversary.

I made a prototype from scraps first to make sure my idea would work nicely. My sample did, so I went to work on the real thing.

It is a gatefold card, but . . .

I wanted to use TWO STARS as the theme.

Can you see in the following photo how the star on the right folds in first . . .

only to close completely with the top star exactly covering the first star.

I had something specific to say inside the card. But, I was stymied as to how to follow through with the card being entirely handmade. Of course, not having a stamp saying what I wanted to say, I contemplated doing the inside on the computer. But that just did not  fit with my vision, 

So, I went ahead and stamped the verse by hand, each letter individually. The look, of course, is far from perfect. But it turned out to be a GOOD look. Just right, in fact.

What was my inside verse?

It's been ten years since two stars became one.



  1. This is lovely and you did it all yourself! How crafty! It means so much when it is personalized. #MondayMadness

  2. What a beautiful card you have made. Also that verse is brilliant for an anniversary.
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  3. I love your card. A belated Happy Anniversary to the kids!

  4. Simple, but adorable! I love the colors too!! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Aww, a beautiful star and a beautiful saying. I always prefer handmade things.

  6. What a beautifully created card! I am so happy that you came over and shared this on MMM!! :-)

  7. Now that is special! Love the sentiment Linda. Just so sweet. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx