We are always so good about recognizing fun and celebratory anniversaries – weddings anniversaries and work anniversaries immediately come to mind. Even birthdays and most national holidays are anniversaries we love to celebrate with friends and family. When we lose a loved one, though, the annual anniversary of their loss can really be hard. It’s important to recognize how important that date can be to a friend – and it’s thoughtful to reach out and let them know you are thinking of them. I’ve made a card to recognize one of these non-fun anniversaries. Here’s my card:
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- Sand & Sea. Don’t you love the colors and textures on this sweet-and-simple card? There are four pieces of Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper, pulling in three of the gorgeous colors from this pack of papers. While Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper features gorgeous beach and ocean themes, the watercolored patterns on these pages aren’t specific to the beach (but are as serene and peaceful as the beach). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper: If you would like to flip through these pages in my online store to get a closer look at each of these patterns, CLICK HERE.
- Serene Circles. I love my circle punches. We’ve had many over the years, but we are down to just three right now – 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/4″. While I mostly use my circle punches to crop out sentiments, this trio of circles gave me the perfect backdrop for my sweet sentiment. I used each of the three punches to built my trio of soft tones: The sentiment, cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, is from a really sweet stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog called Wonderful As You. Here’s a look at that stamp set:
- Soft and Subtle. I love yellow in a card that extends sympathy. It’s uplifting and hopeful and sweet. The trio of soft and subtle tones on this card works really well on this card – there’s a soft yellow, a soft pink and a soft blue. All of the colors in this Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper contribute to the sweetness of the pages. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Seaside Spray as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Wonderful as You Papers: Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper, So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Basic White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sad anniversaries aren’t at the top of our card making to-do list, but they can be very healing for those who are experiencing them.
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