25th Anniversary Celebration

Stampin’ Up! isn’t the only one celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year.

One of Gary’s sisters is renewing her wedding vows for her 25th Wedding Anniversary this summer and she asked me to make her invitations.  I was honored that she asked me to do so, but I was also very nervous as I wanted to do this momentous occasion justice.

As inspiration, Dana sent me this gorgeous bouquet photo:

Dana's Bouquet

Stampin’ Up! didn’t have that exact shade of blue (I think we did in years past), so I settled on using Marina Mist and Very Vanilla card stock in the design of the invitations.  Here’s what I came up with:

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I mailed off a sample to Dana last week and she says that she loves what I came up with.  So I’ve been busy working in my craft room this weekend cutting, stamping, heat embossing and adhering the materials together to make her 40 invitations.  I’m nearly done – I ran short on Marina Mist card stock and so I am on hold until a new order arrives.

Dana texted me earlier in the weekend that she was concerned that this was going to be a lot of work for me.  I chuckled and texted her back “not really – I’m a pro!”  I truly enjoy creating and it makes it even more enjoyable when I’m doing it for someone special.  I don’t think of this as “work” or “too much” of anything.

Here are the supplies that I used in the design of Dana’s invitations (all items are available in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog unless otherwise noted):

Papers:  Marina Mist Card Stock; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps:  Make a Wish (2013 Spring Catalog); I Am… (2012 Convention Set)
Tools & Misc:  Big Shot; Labels Collection Framelits; Bigz Alphabet Typeset Dies; Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder; Large Oval Punch; 3/4″ Circle Punch; Snail Adhesives, Stampin’ Dimensionals (of course); Heating Tool; Embossing Buddy; Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder; 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist

I hope you had time this weekend to put your stamps and inks to paper.

Until next time, stamp on my friends,
Linda

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