30th Anniversary Card

Hi Stampers

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I have another fancy fold card to share with you today. It is a couple of months from my 30th wedding anniversary. My team had a get together last weekend and I led a project, showing them how to make an arrow card. This fold is easier to make than it looks. We had lots of fun, as we always do. I forgot to photograph their creations.

I decided to make the card for my husband for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I made it from almost entirely retired product, so even though I think it is lovely, these products are no longer available. However, there are plenty of gorgeous products available at the moment, just take a look at the catalogues in the righthand side bar.


The above pic shows how the card looks flat. I used 2018 SaleABration Designer Paper, 2018 gold & copper washi tape, Large Number Thinlit Dies and the coordinating Number of Years stamp set (all retired). The greetings were gold embossed and the numbers were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper. The pic below shows how it looks when standing.


I think the second pic gives a much better view of the card. I hope hubby likes it. And I hope you like it too. I’d love to hear what you think.

That’s it for now, hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Netty xx

And So it Begins…

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have often thought about creating a blog. I recently took up the challenge of taking a course which showed me how to do it.  I am still quite scared of the technology!

My blog will be a place to share my papercraft creations.   I mostly use Stampin’ Up! products.  They are so easy to use as everything coordinates and they are top quality.  That’s why I joined as an Independent  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in 2006, the first year they came to Australia.  I create, mostly cards for family and friends and I hold classes in my home in Canberra.  I also do “at home parties” where a hostess invites friends to her home and I show them how to make cards and other papercraft projects and they all get to make one themselves.  It’s lots of fun.

I would like to share a card I recently made for a friend who celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. The card is a style called Easy Desktop Stand Up card  which I made using a tutorial from Lyssa Zwolanek you can see here. It folds flat for postage. I used a stamp set called Number of Years.  I used gold powder to heat emboss the numbers on black card to get this dramatic effect.  Fortunately, I also bought the matching dies to cut the Numbers, so I didn’t have to get the scissors out. The Designer Paper (patterned paper) is no longer available but was perfect for this card.


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