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A Special Anniversary Wish --

A friend contacted me to see if I could make a special anniversary card for her college roommate's parents 65th wedding anniversary! Yep, I can do that! I love custom orders, and having a "purpose" sometimes to craft - hehehe.

So - my friend Google tells me that the flower for a 65th anniversary is a blue hydrangea. The color is sky blue, and the gem is a blue sapphire. A favorite stamp set jumped into mind right away. Here is what I came up with -- see below for instructions and products I used. I love how it turned out.

Cute, huh? You can't tell from the pic, but the blue background paper, and the white cut out piece is on shimmery card stock that I got from The Paper Cut. It's also hard to tell, but the blue background paper is embossed with an argyle pattern. The white cut piece was done on my Cricut with a free SVG file from Bird's Cards.

Now for the stamping. The hydrangeas came from Stampin' Up - the set is called Because I Care. The congratulations also came from a retired set from Stampin' Up greetings. The 65 is from a Tim Holtz set of numbers.

I also used Stampin' Up watercolor crayons to color this. I don't think they sell them anymore, but I love using them! It's so relaxing to me. Then -- because I didn't get the dies to cut these out (kicking myself now - lol) I cut them all by hand. Ugh. lol. I turned them upside down and using a round ball stylus on top of a foam mat, I rounded the flowers to make them a little puffy. Everything was attached with dimensionals. I cut the stems and leaves off of 2 of the 3 flowers so I could layer them and stick them where they "worked". I finished it off with some pearls, and a coordinating ribbon.

I LOVE how it turned out -- beautiful for a special celebration.

If you ever need a special card, or gift -- don't hesitate to reach out to me! I'd love to help!

Until next time ---- stay safe, and see you around the craft table!

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