Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #152: Make an Anniversary or Birthday card

How simple, right?! At SHOPPING OUR STASH, we have a super easy challenge this week: make either an Anniversary or a Birthday card. (Because on May 24th, SOS celebrates our 3 year Anniversary! Woot! Woot! Here's what I came up with. Be warned, it's pretty sappy:

and the inside:

I will be giving this to my hubby for our 23rd Anniversary, which is on the 25th this month. 23 years! And we still like each other! LOL!

I tried a new-to-me technique, which is the cloud background. I made my own cloud template too:

I dug through my pile of discarded die cuts (that I couldn't throw away, since I knew I'd use them some day), found a few with scalloped/curvy edges and glued together to make my template. It works, people! I stamped the castle first, then stamped it again on scrap and fussy cut it to use as a mask before inking my clouds. I used the curvy die from the PS Borders 1 set to cut my hill out, and also the royal icons dies and stamps. Some coloring with my SN markers, some Stickles on the dress and crown, a computer generated inside sentiment, and wa-la! Done!

This challenge is soooo easy, there are no excuses for not playing along! Just use something in your stash, and link up you card or project at Shopping Our Stash! If you get the chance, please stop by my teammies blogs to see what they created! You won't want to miss out! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Challenges: Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Royal Cuteness, Hubby & Wifey
Ink: Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Spring Mix Stack
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Royal Icons & Borders 1 dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; inside sentiment computer generated
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. Haha adorable! Makes me smile! And seriously creative cloud making skills here! I would never think to make a cloud stencil from those layered die cuts.....Wow!

  2. YAY for taking the plunge to making your own clouds. I LOVE doing that. And that knight and damsel? ADORable.

  3. WOW look at you making your own clouds...they are awesome!!
    Congrats to you and Andy for 23 years!! And even more so for still liking each other!! hee hee

  4. super sweet card,Love the clouds fab. job. congrats to you and hubby for 23 years. Mine says we have been married 100 years and he's still alive. but it's 54 years in September.

  5. 23 years and you still like each other? He drinks wine too, right? :D In this day & age it's quite an achievement to make it that far - we're going to hit 18 this year...we're getting awfully close to half my life :)
    This card may be sappy, but it's incredibly lovely. Those clouds are magnificent!

  6. Awwww. This is so adorable! Awesome cloud background. Our 23rd comes up in July!

  7. holy wow, missus! happy 23rd anniversary! clearly this husband fella was a bit of a cradle robber! ps: fab card, well done! ps: happy SOS birthday to you, also! ♥

  8. Happy Anniversary!

    And your card is SO CUTE! I love this stamp set and you totally rocked it!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!!

  9. Happy Anniversary...woowwwww 23 years together...my Husband and I was married at 2001 also this year will be our 13 years anniv...and I wanna say your idea for the cloud is really brilliant..great great great idea love the whole cute happy Anniv card you made...

    I am joining too at SOS challenge for the birthday card..maybe you would like to hop to my blog, to make you easier my card is #59 and #62 I would be so happy if you could leave me some love...hugs, Monika


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