Monday 29 October 2012

Anniversary with an extra surprise

Have you visited the Pink Paper Bakery yet? I do recommend having a browse there - it's full of fun projects and techniques. I was delighted to be asked to appear as a guest designer there today and have decided to bring out my new Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die for the occasion!

This die cuts six different shapes with little doors in them. They're perfect for scrapbooking of course, and for advent calendars, but I love them for cards too. Children love to open the doors to see the surprise underneath and they can be a great learning resource too! Today's idea though is to use the Petite Pairs sentiment set for an anniversary card. Come and see:

Once I'd cut out my peekaboo frame I wanted to give it a bit of texture, so I clear embossed a heart design on it using my Confetti background stamps and ran it through the Big Shot with the lattice embossing folder. To give it a mat I stuck it onto a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock and cut round the shape with some sharp paper snips.

The heart on the front has been stamped with the woolly heart design from Make a Mitten - you can use these stamps for so many different occasions! The sentiment label on the front was scored and embellished with a tiny heart cut using my owl punch and given a touch of sparkle with Dazzling Details.

When you open the little door, you get the full impact of the other half of the sentiment. Notice that only a part of the woolly design from the front is repeated on the inside - it's easy to do this with markers.

Finally, I mounted the frame onto a scored panel before adding it to my card base.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Make a Mitten, Confetti, Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Owl builder, Full Heart
Other: Big Shot, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die, Lattice embossing folder, Simply Scored, versamark, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler marker, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK, France, Deutschland, Nederland or Osterreich. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on +44 (0) 1280 820593.

My husband and I were married 18 years ago today. We always look back with great affection on our wedding day. After a solemn church ceremony we retired to the most beautiful hotel for a wonderful feast with our friends and family, then went on to the local village hall where we danced the night away at a Barn Dance. It really was a great idea - everyone was up dancing, young and old and I think there may have been a few aching bones next day! I remember the lovely lady who made my dress sewed a loop into the train so that I could hook it over my wrist while I danced. 

Well time marches on - although we did get an extra hour in bed in the UK this weekend as the clocks went back to GMT. I shall be back tomorrow with a Christmas card. See you then.


  1. What a beautiful card for such a sweet occasion. Happy anniversary!

  2. LOVE IT! Vicky, this is just beautiful. I love that window die - ooh laaa laaa. Gorgeous! xx

  3. Happy anniversary Vicky! What a gorgeous card, and a very lovely little surprise door to the rest of the sentiment!

  4. What a fun, interactive card! And happy anniversary, too : )

  5. Congratulations on celebrating 18 years, Vicky, hope you and your dear hubby enjoyed a special 'something' together. Very interesting card today with its little doors, and I liked yesterday's card with the holly and robin.

  6. This is fabulous, Vicky, so sweet and so clever, we'll all be trying this now!

  7. A very Happy Anniversary to you and hubby Vicky. Hope you get spoiled!!


  8. Simply GORGEOUS. I hadn't taken any notice of those dies . . . but now I am!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your Wedding Anniversary. Wishing you many more years of happiness.

    Sarn xxx

  9. A fabulous little card Vicky and such a great idea...


  10. Love this design Vicky it's always so exciting to have a hidden message on a card:) Happy anniversary!
    Val x

  11. Isn't that pretty? You are a romantic soul then, Vicky! Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you will be doing something special to celebrate. xxx

  12. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary I hope you both have a lovely day. Going out somewhere special? I assume you made this card for your husband, it's beautiful and a perfect sentiment.
    Love from Louise xx

  13. Happy Anniversary, Vicky! Your card is lovely, and I must say that you are awesome with a pair of scissors! Thanks for being a guest, it's a thrill to have you.

  14. Beautiful card Vicky, Happy Anniversary wishes to you both! Karen x

  15. What a pretty card-i really like the idea of the hidden message too -Happy Anniversary-hope you have a lovely day :) xx

  16. Happy Anniversary :-)

    Love your little hidden heart - just beautiful! Hope you both have a lovely day with lots of time to reflect back on your big day.


  17. HAppy Annioversary Vicky, isn't it lovely to have happy memories to look back on :)

    Love your card, great idea AGAIN!

  18. Happy Anniversary - hope you are having a lovely day.
    I think your card is super - I love all the little details you have added. I missed those Peekaboo frames when I looked through the catalogue - may have to try these out myself. Will also be checking out the website you mentioned x x

  19. Congratulations on your anniversary, what lovely memories of your day :0)
    love how you've used this little door and how you've embellished it ... interactive cards are such fun!! :0)
    Jenny x

  20. Many congrats on your anniversary Vicky. Hope you celebrated in style. Love these peek a boo frames and your decoration on it is fab. x

  21. Another pinned post of amazing creativity, Vicky! There is so much dimension to this adorable card. I want to come back and read it again and do this when I have some time. You've written this so that I can follow it clearly. You're the best! Happy belated wedding anniversary and thanns for sharing your sweet memories!!

  22. What a fabulous card and love that die so many possibilities, gorgeous embossing and oh how I love your scoring its always so perfect.



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