Today is our 13th Anniversary!
My hubby has always been so proud of my Stampin’ Up! business. Back in 2014 when Dave decided to retire, we sold our fire prevention business that we ran together. We were quite a team. Since I am 10 years younger than he is, he did not want me to go out and find a job. He wanted me to focus on my Stampin’ Up! business because he knew that’s what I loved to do. And he loved the idea of me working from home so we could venture out if we needed to without worrying about a job. When you see me writing such things like being #50 in the USA as a demonstrator, it’s not because I have done this on my own. My hubby was there with me all the way.
For those of you that have received some of my kits in the mail or my free monthly card kits for instance, he was part of that. You may have received some diecut shapes, some punched shapes, scored cardstock layers and even packaging with everything all nice and neat inside. You may have received some of these items that were cut, punched or completed by Dave. He was always willing to help.
One of my proudest moments and memories of Dave was a few years ago (2018) when he stated “I’m going to go make you a birthday card”. You can see the concentration on his face as he creates and I think he was writing me a note on the inside of my completed card. I still today, have this card sitting on the white shelf you see in the background. It was so touching and personal and I loved that he loved what I did. I will always cherish and have that card sitting on my shelf to remind me of that memory.
Didn’t he do a great job? I love the way he colored the flower and even added some bling!
Now let’s talk about the card I made for Dave for our 13th Anniversary. This is the first project I have created in about 4 weeks. If you are seeing posts this past week and before that, I had prescheduled some posts knowing that time was near and that I would have to be away from my business.
I wanted this card to be super special because this will be one of the “firsts” that people talk about that I will start missing. The first Anniversary without him, the first Christmas without him, the first Birthday and so on. I used a lot of Stampin’ Up! products on this card. In my mind, I knew I wanted to add only 2 yellow roses because that’s my favorite flower and Dave always bought me yellow roses. So I added one rose for him and one rose for me. Here are the steps to my Anniversary card to Dave:
- Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
- Layer #2: Basic White Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″. Glue to card base.
- Layer #3: Daffodil Delight Cardstock 5″ x 3-3/4″. Glue to card front.
- Layer #4: Mint Macaron Cardstock 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. Emboss using the Greenery Embossing Folder. Glue to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Border Die-Cut: Use the border die cut from the Fabulous Florals Dies with Basic Black Cardstock. Glue to the Mini Macaron Cardstock layer about 1/2″ from the bottom.
- Hearts: Using Gold Foil Sheets and the Heart Punch Pack, cut (2) using the smaller heart and set those hearts aside. You will not be using these. Using the scalloped heart punch, place the hole from the first punch to create a heart frame. Repeat for the 2nd heart. Glue both scalloped hearts frame to the front of the card overlapping them.
- Flowers: Stamp the rose image using Daffodil Delight Ink on Basic White Cardstock by stamping on a scrap paper first for a lighter color on the white cardstock. Repeat twice. Stamp the center of each flower using Daffodil Delight Ink. Cut with the die and glue both flowers to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Leaves: Stamp the three leaves images on Basic White Cardstock using Mint Macaron Ink twice without reinking. Cut with the dies. Glue and tuck under the flowers.
- Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from the Elegantly Said stamp set on Basic White Cardstock using JetBlack Memento Ink. Cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Glue over the roses.
- Bow: Create a triple bow using White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Glue over the bottom right corner of the sentiment layer with Mini Glue Dots.
- Bling: Add Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the background.
Happy Anniversary in Heaven Dave, I miss you so much!