Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Anniversary Card for my Husband

In hindsight, it is a little girly.

It's the thought that counts.

In my defense, I had a fever of 102.  I've been sick for the past two weeks, so this was a last-minute thing.  Admittedly, it would have been last-minute no matter what the circumstances, but this time I have a legitimate excuse.  Also, my husband was in and out of my craft room every five minutes.  I'm not sure where he was hiding when the grandchild needed lunch, but as soon as the craft supplies came out so did he.  I can't help but think he knows I'm trying to make him something and he's like a kid anticipating Christmas.  He should know by now that I'm no Santa Claus.

Due to the lack of time (and privacy), I let the paper do the talking.  This is why I have hundreds of paper stacks.  If you have enough variety, you might just find what you need in a crunch.  Or maybe not. 

The patterned paper is from the Bella Bella stack by My Mind's Eye.  When I saw this stack in the store (and loved it enough to buy two), I never thought I'd use it for a masculine card.  But when you're feverish and coughing up internal organs, you sometimes use whatever's closest.  The sentiments are from an old vellum quote pack I've been hoarding.  And the twill ribbon, if I'm not mistaken, was salvaged from the wrappings of a household item I purchased.  To make the card as man-friendly as possible (given the bird and butterflies all over the front), I used a kraft paper base.  I'm not sure what possessed me to add the ribbon, but what's done is done.

Dinner out with my husband and two granddaughters and the romance was complete.


  1. That card is not girly -- it's just awesome! So sorry to hear you have been sick. Been thinking about you a lot (maybe that's why).

    Isn't it funny how nobody comes near you or your craft room until you are trying to hide something from them. (In my case it's usually something I purchased.)

    Off to check out that Bella Bella stack. I think I'm gonna need it.

  2. happy anniversary. This card is great

  3. Gorgeous card ... Happy Anniversary and Hope you are well now!!

    Also, thanks for the giggles!!

  4. Vanessa, not sure how else to contact you, so ... wondered if you would ever like to join my wonderful group of women at a Cricut Crop (SWARM) in Woodstock, Georgia. My next event is coming up quickly on the 21st and 22nd of April. Would LOVE to meet you and have you attend one. You can contact me via email ... saetterman at aol dot com. :-)

  5. I think your card is gorgeous and not really girly. I bet your husband loved it. Hope you are feeling better by now!

  6. Hi Vanessa, this is a lovely masculine card! I love the vellum quote, the recycled ribbon, and the gorgeous paper. You did a wonderful job and while being sick! I hope you are doing better now and I wanted to end by saying I loved the overall post! It made me smile and chuckle! Take care! ~Vanessa