Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! I’m back with my final post today and a super fun project to share with you! The February House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Love Theme and/or Colors! What a gorgeous color palette!


I created a paper bag card and envelope! Yep, I used two of those little kraft lunch bags, lol! So much fun! I chose several coordinating Stampin’ Up! papers and inked all the pieces with Antique Linen distress ink.


All the hearts on this paper piece were colored with clear sparkle marker and then with Glossy Accents. I tied a bow on a white heart-shaped button with gold metallic thread and adhered it to the front.


I created a tag to tuck into the slot on the front, and repetitively stamped the ‘now and forever’ sentiment along with some small hearts in three inks matching the papers.


The inside features an inlaid die cut with a little stamping.


Here’s one final shot of the closed card and back side of the envelope which features a stamped and punched heart. Really loving how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this paper bag card and envelope into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #37 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 400 – Let’s Celebrate
artbymiran Challenge: #76 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #235 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #66 – Add A Heart
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
Crafts Encore Galore Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #18 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Stacked With Love DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Groovy Love stamp set; Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings, Word Salad, Simply Said and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe ink; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Love Word 2 die
Accessories: Kraft lunch bags, Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart punch, MISTI, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve found a little inspiration to create a project for our challenge this month – can’t wait to see whether you create a love-themed project or use the colors, or both! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

21 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary”

  1. This is a fabulous creation, Leslie! I adore all the beautiful texture and shine you added–and those papers are amazing! Gorgeous, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx


  2. Fabulous creation, I actually thought the little hearts were those gelly stickers – love how you’ve coloured them and then glazed them – and I can’t see any bubbles! Somewhat in awe of them ‘cos I always manage to get a bubble or three!!! Thank you so much for entering the Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT


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