Sending Congrats – Anniversary Celebrations

Another afternoon of fun!

Retro Rubber (#199) for getting to use well-loved retired stamp sets and a play with colors; Saturday Sketch (#718) and the Anniversary theme twist; Inspiration Station (#46) Inspiration Prompt Photo of the Loving Couple; Cup Cake Inspiration (#562) for the Gal & Guy Cupcakes; and Just Us Girls (#665) for the addition of the Crumb Cake (Tan) color along with the Pink and substituting Cream for White.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) retired Pink Pirouette cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock die-cut with the Dots & Spots Die and then dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for a little bit of texture.
  • Center Shape – Bursting Envelope: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Floral Explosion Envelope image from the retired Send A Celebration stamp set (circa 2006) was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder.
    • The image was colored with Stampin’ Blends MarkersFlowers – retired Dark Pink Pirouette, Envelope – Light Crumb Cake, Central Heart – Light Polished Pink, and Background Shading – Light Mint Macaron.
    • The image was fussy cut with Paper Snips.
  • Side Shapes – Two-Tone Scalloped Circles: Brushed Silver and Soft Sea Foam cardstock scraps.
    • The Brushed Silver (2”) Scalloped Circle was die-cut with one of the elements from the All That Dies set.
    • The center of the Scalloped Circle was die-cut with the (1⅝”) Stitched Circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
    • Additional Stitched Circles were die-cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock, acting as a neutral color, and fitted into the centers of the Scalloped Circles.
  • Sentiment Labels: Pink Pirouette cardstock scraps.
    • The sentiments, Congratulations and on another year of happy togetherness, from the retired Congrats stamp set (circa 2009) were also stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder.
    • The sentiments were then trimmed.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch and the Envelope and Sentiments were popped up with Dimensionals

Sending my best to all the couples that chose to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.  Hooray!!

Thanks for spending some more of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

9 thoughts on “Sending Congrats – Anniversary Celebrations

  1. Such a fun sketchy image, Jolanda! Love the soft colors and playful shapes, too. All that texture is amazing! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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