Sunday, July 29, 2012

Anniversary Love!

Hey there friends. The original design I had in mind for this anniversary card called for my new Nestibilities die.  So I made my plate "sandwich" and started to run it through my Cuttlebug and next thing I knew one end cover blew off of my Cuttlebug and the plates came flying back out at me and hit me in the shin and foot.  I ended up with a big goose egg on my shin and a bruised toe.  Gotta watch out for those Cuttlebug attacks. lol   I'm not sure what caused my poor Cuttlebug to "explode".  I had my "sandwich" properly stacked and was only cutting card stock.  The one thing I did differently was that I rolled the sandwich through and then turned the handle and started to roll it back through the other way.  This is something I don't normally do, so maybe that was the problem.  If hubby can't fix my Cuttlebug, I'll be saving for a new one. :( 

The digital image I used on my card is from Shoregirl's Creations.  I used a SU punch to cut the little banner flags out of printed paper and stamped the letters on them.  I had planned to print a July calendar to use, but we were out of black ink, so I used the July page from one of my calendars.  I'm happy with how this card turned out considering I couldn't use my Cuttlebug or my printer as I had originally planned to. :)
I'm entering these challenges:

DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Weddings or Anniversaries
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes Celebrations
Sweet n' Sassy - Use Flags or Banners

  • A great week of VBS at our church.
  • My hubby's extra help and concern as I haven't been feeling at all well lately.
  • Some delicious cake. I don't eat sweets very often, so I really enjoy them when I do. :)
Have a terrific day!!!

Blessings and hugs!


Hlora said...

It is romantical so much! Great job!!! Very nice crd!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh this looks so wonderful Shelly, I've always been fond of silhouettes! Love the bunting, too, so sweet with the tiny hearts! Hugs, ira

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Anniversay card Shelly!! I love that image and your adorable heart banner! I hope you are doing well my friend!
Hugs, Tammy

purplestamper316 said...

Thanks for checking up on me Shelly :) I'm great ~ just lazy/busy :) Your cards are gorgeous ~ Love the Christmas tree folded one! Enjoy the summer ><>

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful CArd Love the silhouette design and great colors.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

Stephanie said...

This is adorable, thanks so much for playing along at SNSDC this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shelly! This is SO cute. I just adore silhouette images, and this one is adorable. I also love the flag banner you've added. Just delightful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello. You are always SO sweet and thoughtful. I hope you and your family are doing well.

If you get time, I would really LOVE to have you play along at Word Art Wednesday and share one of your GORGEOUS cards with us. Have a blessed week!


Missy said...

This is darling, the papers you used & that image look terrific!

GCgirl said...

Such cuteness! May borrow the heart/love banner idea ;0). HOpe you are feeling better

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Shelly love that little banner.
Hugs Brenda xox

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a pretty card! In response to your die cutter question I think it would cut intricate shapes well. It cut the 1mm thick legs on the owl out of typing paper with no snags. I thin if you used a sharp blade you would be fine, it is more precisce than my cricut for sure! Also it cuts faster and there are more options and choices in ECAL. I have not tried the silhouette so maybe that is better for stuff like doilies, im not sure but I was cutting designs smaller than recommended on the Eclips and they cut perfect!

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped back to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. I so appreciate it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Shelly. Love the sweet silhouette image and that banner with the hearts.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous card - love the silhouettes!