Sunday, 27 August 2017

Anniversary Card

I was happy to be asked again to fill the Guest Designer spot over in the Playground and this is what I came up with.

Searching through some seriously old stash to find a snowman die which I'd remembered I had years ago when die cutting was in its infancy I came across this cute teddy die which I'd completely forgotten I had so decided to make a card for the Snippets Challenge.  Apart from the base card the whole thing is made up from odd pieces of card left from other projects.

I started by cutting out the bear and all its 'extras' twice so that I could have a Mr and Mrs.  As this die was an early type with all the cutting parts on a single square of metal backed with a layer of foam it wasn't entirely straightforward to cut the different coloured pieces.  Once I'd gathered them all together I made up the two bears which were then layered onto a framed circle.  A decorative strip has been popped behind the circle and two die cut hearts added.  These hearts were cut twice, one gold and one cream before popping the opposite colours back into the spaces - I drew around the 'waste' of the hearts to cut out  a slightly smaller backing layer with scissors.  A simple sentiment stamped onto a banner was the finishing touch.  Backing paper was a larger snippet tucked away in the back of a paper pad.

Bears - die from Cuddly Buddly, probably no longer available
Decorative Strip - Sue Wilson Gemini die Carina
Circles - stitched circles from Sizzix
Hearts - Marianne die which I've had for a really long time
Banner - Sue Wilson die
Sentiment - from a free set given with a magazine
Card - gold and cream Centura Pearl


  1. Aren't they cute?
    Well done on being the Guest Designer again.

  2. Congrats on your GD spot...and lovely anniversary card


  3. Great to see you as guest designer again Val. I love your card and the die that you've used for the teddy bears.

    Sue xx

  4. Wonderful card Val, those teddies are so cute, surprising what we find when we go rooting through our stash lol.
    Pam x

  5. THose huggable teddies are just adorable! Love those hearts too on this sweet anniversary card :)

  6. Congratulations on your Guest Design spot. Your card is really pretty and your little bears are so cute. Barbxx