Sadness, Celebration, and Happy Father’s Day!

Saturday was a strange day for us. It started out with two funerals in the morning and ended with a Golden Anniversary celebration that evening. I made cards for each occasion.

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The sympathy cards were made with Authentique papers.  I’m not sure which collection they came from because I bought a set of random 6×6 papers from Scrapbook Steals a while ago and didn’t keep track of the labels.  I cut 3 different sized flowers from the Artiste Cricut cartridge using coordinating patterned paper and fastened them with a giant gem brad from Oriental Trading Company.  I stamped a simple sentiment from Hero Arts on the front and a sympathy message from an unknown stamp set on the inside.  Both sentiments were stamped on yellow cardstock layered on a matching green cardstock layer.

 

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 The anniversary card was so much fun to make and I am very happy with the results!  I was going for a classic and elegant design and of course I had to include gold since it was for a 50th Anniversary.  I used papers from the Pebbles “Mr. and Mrs.” Collection.  The embellishments came from a variety of sources including the Mr. and Mrs. Collection, K & Company border stickers, and things from my stash.  I love to use dimensional foam to give some of the elements a little more emphasis.

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On the inside, I cut “Happy Anniversary” from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge from gold metallic paper.  I mounted it on coordinating Pebbles paper with more gold border from K & Company.  I think it turned out very elegant and beautiful, just like the celebration we were honored to attend!

Happy Father’s Day!!