June 2, 2020


Today is our 47th wedding anniversary. I always like to create a cool card for my husband for this special occasion.

Recently I went through my Designer Series Papers, both old and new, and chose a random selection of papers that had white on them that could be colored in with Stampin' Blends. 

Shown below with a swatch of the DSP I started with is the card I made for him. I love how wonky it turned out. And he was thrilled with it too.

It just takes a little time and patience to give Designer Series Papers a brand new look. Even though I loved this paper in just the blues and white, I am happy with the look of it with Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends filling in the white spaces. Adding it to a Flirty Flamingo card base reinforced this new look.

"Love" is an appropriate sentiment for an anniversary card, isn't it? To create my love sentiment, I die cut the word three times: the bottom layer is Night of Navy, the middle layer is Flirty Flamingo, and the top layer, the one that shows, is a surprise! Yes, it is! 

I had lying around my Creation Station area some empty Kleenex boxes that I was die cutting for another project. The box on the top of the pile featured colors and a weird design that complemented the design of my card. So, the top layer of my sentiment is die cut from a KLEENEX BOX! Yes! I love it.

Go on now. Check out your Designer Series Papers, especially the ones you'd intended to use before they retired, but they're still hanging around. Anything with white on it is fair game. 

Coloring in these papers with the intent of using them in a unique card is such a soothing tranquil thing to do in this crazy time of our lives. I've been doing A LOT of coloring!



  1. Happy Anniversary! Love the colors of your card ~ the copper color pairs so well with the blues.

    1. Thank you, thank you! Oh, so you see that as copper. Interesting. I had to look back at it, and I can see it now too.

  2. That is really pretty! Happy Anniversary!

  3. A lovely card to commemorate a lovely event! Many congrats!

    Thank you for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

  4. happy anniversary! love the colors and thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!