Friday, September 21, 2012

Golden

***I have a card featuring washi tape from the Artful Delight September Kit
in my first from today, please scroll down for a look-see!***


Welcome to The Craft's Meow's September Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Julie Ranae's blog, or you can start at the beginning over at The Craft's Meow!

The in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next year, and "the kids" are already in full planning mode. We have to proceed with caution though, as they are not the big party type people however we want their day to be extra special. Any suggestions?

The Craft's Meow


One thing that I absolutely love about The Craft's Meow stamps are their versatility and ability to be combined, even when designed by two different designers! Today my card features pattern elements from Elizabeta's Lovely Oval Set and the sentiment is from my set, Golden Days. (Did you know that Golden Day's is September's Gift with a $50 purchase so you can stock up on your favorite sets...)




I stamped the scallop pattern directly onto the card base and then embossed it, as well as onto a piece of gold tissue paper which was then fussy cut. I embossed another of the patterns included in Lovely Ovals and trimmed it out. To finish the card, I embossed two sentiments, the larger one from Golden Days directly onto the card base as well, and the Anniversary from Lovely Ovals onto a trimmed piece of cardstock. This was attached with a pin that has a been tied with a bow. Speaking of embossing, I'm going to link this up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Embossing!

So glad that you stopped by today to help celebrate this month's release! You can be eligible to win all six new sets from The Craft's Meow by visiting and making a unique comment on each design team member's blog. The deadline to comment is 9:00 pm PDT, on Sunday, September 23rd.

Your next stop on the hop is Lindsay Amrhein!

69 comments:

LindaS said...

Wow what an amazing Way to make borders - love it.

Lynnda said...

Perfect ...stunning card Karen... you nailed the theme!!!! I love it... hugs...xoxo

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty

Renee said...

This is beautiful!! I'm sure they'll love this beauty :) Good luck coming up with a plan - it's hard to decide what to do if they're not party people.. I keep thinking a cruise would be perfect for a couple celebrating that many years together. Expensive though!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Good luck with the party/gift plans! TFS.

~amy~ said...

50 years...that's totally awesome. Your card is gorgeous! Love all the embossing and of course, I love the sentiment.

Jingle said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love your new set!

Scrapaddict said...

Love the new set. Gorgeous design on your card.

Lin said...

Could there be a more perfect card for a 50th anniversary?! Love all the lovely lacey details, Karen!

JennyH said...

Beautiful card, the border stamping looks great : )

Vickie Z said...

Love the simple but, fabulous design!! The embossing is wonderful. Love the clipped sentiment. Your set is fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! The technique on the borders/layering is perfect, and I love the stick pin.

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous Anniversary card!!! Love the embossing and the sentiment pin!! Beautiful work! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Catherine said...

Very nice. The way u had left it to b simple makes it attractive. Love the golden days stamp with the gold background n lace.

hugs
Catherine Joseph
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Caroline said...

What an elegant card. Great job!

Annette said...

so gorgeous...love it Karen..

Happy Friday..

Jan Garber said...

Your card is the perfect example of vintage elegance! Love it and the new release stamps! My favorite is the Vintage Clocks!

Els said...

Great card!! Love your stamps from the new release again, Karen! great work!!

Christine Pennington said...

yup! love it!! :-)

Beckie said...

Fabulous card. Great pairing of the golden layers.

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maria f. said...

So were you two in cahoots when designing - all part of your plan for the upcoming 50th??? Wonderful card. Your set too - again I love the fonts. For my parents 60th we all went away for a weekend - to downtown Detroit, their old stomping grounds. They were skeptical at first but loved it. Low key, but wonderful family time.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful! very elegant

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Have a great weekend. I hope it isn't as cool and rainy as it is down here.

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Have a great weekend. I hope it isn't as cool and rainy as it is down here.

Katherine said...

What an elegant card- perfect for that 50th celebration!

marylouh said...

I'm sure the in-laws will treasure this card when they receive it. Hope they don't see it here on the blog. Great job.

Lalo said...

This card is golden...WOW!!!

Mommy25 said...

so beautiful!

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Pam said...

Perfection!

Brenda said...

Beautiful and so very elegant!

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous and so elegant Karen. I love the little pin embellishment - perfect for the sentiment :)

Amy Kolling said...

Oh Karen, this is pure elegance and so perfect for anniversary! Love the gold!

Jayne said...

I love your leaf set and this card with the borders is completely out of the box. Love it.

marg0006 said...

such a lovely card. Love the gold trimming on the faux lace.

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Sharon J said...

Golden days is my favourite of the month, how cool is that it's a free gift for $50 purchase !!

Chrisd said...

Great card and I think a family getaway weekend would fit the occasion for the upcoming anniversary and maybe a family portrait would be great as a memento gift instead of a party.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous, classic and elegant!

Sue D said...

Perfect for a 50th anniversary!

Charlene said...

Lovely, Karen! Never thought to stamp on tissue paper!

Emily said...

Really elegant! I like the pin tucked under part of the border.

Kailash said...

Lovely elegant card!!!

SHartl said...

Gorgeous card and love the borders!! Really elegant look...beautiful!

Rose said...

stunning!!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very nice. Perfect anniversary card. TFS

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty and classy! gorgeous card, Karen! love love it! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

kerenbaker said...

50 years is amazing!! A perfect card to match the occasion. Wedding anniversaries are hard to plan for - but the best ones I've been to have been full of little personal details and remembering memories - all stuff that I'm sure you're considering anyway. Good luck with the planning ( it'll give you a great excuse to do some papercrafting!!).

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love the amazing elegance of the second and the cute pin detail.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful I love the white and gold simply beautiful. TFS AJ-

Lisa said...

Simply gorgeous...I need not say more!!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful anniversary card, just love it! If your parents aren't into "parties"--do they like picnics? Or how about everyone meet at a resort or lodge and spend a weekend together? My parents just celebrated 62 years, they like parties and we had a huge one for their 50th, but other years we've done the picnic and also all met at someone's home.

Barb said...

Karen your set is gorgeous!! I love that beautiful green...and the ribbon...gorgeous!

Bethany S. said...

gorgeous! I love the green color scheme you used for this!

Emily H said...

This is so so beautiful!

Debbie J said...

Such a lovely anniversary card, thanks for the inspiration.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Karen!!

Katie said...

Perfect card for the Golden Anniversary

Moira said...

great card - love the embossing details!

teresa said...

Wonderful card love it !

belldoubleyou said...

I do like simple cards like yours, especially for adults. It seems to make the card more about making something special for those who receive it and less about using as many embellishments as possible.

leighann said...

What a lovely anniversary card!

marshallgal said...

Stunning anniversary card, Karen! WOW. I must try that embossed border technique - it's fabulous!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love how classy and elegant this card is Karen! Terrific embossing! love the pin accent too!
~Meredith

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the details and shine on your card!

jen said...

What a lovely 50th anniversary card!!!
My in-laws celebrated their 50th last year- they didn't want a party either! A VERY special dinner out did the trick! :)

SmokieBlueRose said...

Back to basic and it's beautiful!

Jen W. said...

This is a stunner! Love all those fabulous layers of borders and your gorgeous sentiments. :)

Jingle said...

I already commented, but here is my official one: GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! :)