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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Stampin' INKspirations Blog Hop - September 2021 | Lifetime Celebrations

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes
Lots of details for a special celebration!

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing things related to our Lifetime Celebrations theme!  I cannot wait to hear about some of your life celebrations and hope that you enjoy the one that I am sharing with you today... it's definitely one of those once in a lifetime celebrations.  

Today's Project

It's only once in a lifetime when you get to celebrate 60 years of marriage!  My parents did just that yesterday!  They live not far from me so I was able to join them for dinner with their amazing friends.  Their Life Enrichment Director, Nichole, was sweet enough to set up a special table for them with a beautiful floral arrangement and champagne.  They are so blessed to be surrounded by so many caring and loving people every day!

My loving parents on their 60th Wedding Anniversary | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

After dinner, we went upstairs where I was able to get them to pose for me for this picture!  Mommy was so tickled with this card and it warmed my heart.  The only thing that would have been more special was to have my brother and his family with me and my boys celebrating this momentous day.

My parents on their 60th Anniversary - holding hands | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And if you zoom in on this picture to the around their sweet hands holding each other... you might have to do a double take.  Yes, they bought the same card for each other!!!  Isn't that so romantic?!?  It made me tear up knowing how much my sweet parents are still so in love with each other.

Memories of my parents' 60th Anniversary celebration! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The 60th Anniversary is the Diamond Anniversary so I knew I had to use something that sparkled like diamonds... thank goodness, I had a friend that came to my rescue with the amazing Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling Specialty Paper!  This paper is absolutely gorgeous and is still available as a free reward from Stampin' Up! with qualifying orders through the end of this month or until while supplies last.  It made the perfect accents for this special card.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes

The Many Layered Blossoms Dies were my go to for creating the floral background.  The intricate die was used with Very Vanilla and the larger detail die was used with Soft Sea Foam.  The two layers were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue with a wedge of a Stampin' Sponge (retired) on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  The selected portion of the die-cut was then fussy cut apart setting aside the remaining section.  The fussy-cut section was then adhered to Very Vanilla cardstock, fussy cut around the edges and adhered to the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer.  The Milestone Moments sentiments were stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and die-cut with the Floral Heart Dies banner and/or fussy cut.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes

A 1" strip of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper was cut on the reverse side for ease of cutting with the trimmer.  Smaller sections were cut to create dies of the banner ends and the floral centers (using the intricate die).  The Be Dazzling Specialty Paper was adhered to the floral centers and the back of the banner with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  After the banner was adhered to Very Vanilla layer, a two leaf section from the leftover die-cut was fussy cut to fit just right below the banner.  The decorated Very Vanilla layer was adhered to a slightly larger Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer and the Shaded Spruce card base.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes

The layers were replicated for the inside.  A 1/2" strip of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper was used along the left side of the sentiment layer along with a floral which was part of the leftover section not used for the card front.  The So Sentimental (retired) sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce to complete this special card.  The envelope front was also stamped with a very special Forever Blossoms sentiment that I have always heard my parents lovingly exchange between each other.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes

More Inspiration

I hope that this project has inspired you in more than one way.  Up next on the blog hop is Libby where you can continue along to see what she and all the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment...  we love to hear from you. 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Tricia Butts

Jan Musselman  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Anne Krucek

 Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency

Jill Chapman  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Leonie Stuart


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  
Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Floral Heart Dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-a-Bration), Milestone Moments Stamp Set (retired) and So Sentimental Stamp Set (retired) by Stampin' Up!® to create a 60th anniversary card; #anniversarycard #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Sponges (retired); Silicone Craft Sheet; Tear & Tape Adhesive

STAMPS

  • Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set; Milestone Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set (retired); So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set (retired) 

INK

  • Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad

PAPER

  • Very Vanilla, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce Cardstocks; Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (available for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration); Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Many Layered Blossoms Dies (included in the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle); Floral Hearts Dies (coordinates with the Always in My Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set)


You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

PAPER CUTS

  • Very Vanilla - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2); 4-1/2" x 11" (x2) (for stamping, die-cutting and fussy cutting) 
  • Soft Sea Foam - 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Shaded Spruce - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2)

#anniversarycard #anniversarycardideas #manylayeredblossoms #floralheart #bedazzling #milestonemoments #sosentimental #60yearsofmarriage #sixtiethanniversary #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #diamondanniversary #lifetimecelebrations #handmadecards #specialenvelopes  

3 comments

  1. Angie, this card is fabulous!💕The Be Dazzling touches really pop on this card. And your parents look so happy too. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Gorgeous card Angie, such a special occasion x

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  3. Lovely card Angie, what an amazing celebration :-)

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