Tuesday 29 September 2015

Mummy and Daddy's Diamond Anniversary

Hello my Lovelies!
My Wonderful parents celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary a couple of weeks ago and I had a little spark of an idea for the card I wanted to make.  When I saw my lovely Buddy's card for her friend's 25th I just knew it was the right idea.  So without further ado here is the card I made for my parents..... 

This photo is one of my favourites of their wedding.  I scanned it from the little album that were given to their parents.  I have my Grandad's album...lucky me!!
A close up of the sparkly die cuts.  Can you tell I had great fun making this card?
Side view with another photo.  The box base I cut using my Silhouette so that I could have fancy edges.
And now one showing the happy Lovebirds cutting their cake.  I am telling you, I have never used so many blingies on one card!!
Top view.  I wanted to ensure that the bits looked as good from the front as the back so I adhered another shape to the back. 
I used a few Snippets and had to raid the Christmas Snippets basket as I ran out of the silver.  Luckily I managed to find a few more bits.
Here is the card folded.
And now the other folded side.
This card took me several hours to make and all the time I was giggling as it was so much fun.  My parents loved it and my Dad, ever the engineer kept looking to see how I made it!!
I am going to sneak this into the Butterfly Challenge - K is for Knot...well the were tying the knot after all!!
I am also going to skip over to the Cuttlemania Challenge as there isn't a square in sight!!
Off to the Snippets Playground now to have a play and see if there is any choklit behind the bike shed!!  See you there!!


Karen Petitt said...

Stunning!!! I can hear the wolf whistles as this beautiful creation walks down the cat walk. I bet your parents loved it - because it is so obvious how much love went into creating it. Clever girly you are Karen x

Mrs A. said...

I like your thinking (outside of the box )and certainly will allow it. The photo's around the outside are a lovely idea and really show off the celebration. Clever you. Would have taken me a darn sight more than a few hours to compete.
Now about this conker contest. I can give you good odds if you slip a little of that best malt whisky of yours behind the compost heap. I shall be along shortly.
Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Wow Sam - stunning work! I remember showing you how to make a basic box/pop-up card but you've taken it to new heights here. No wonder you parents were delighted - it sparkles like crazy and is a real diamond of a card!

BTW, I can see you in your Mum's face - deffo. a likeness there!


Di xx

Sarn said...

Hi Sam . . . WOW - this is stunning. LOVE all the elements you used, especially personalising it with the photo's.

We have a conker contest going on behind the bike shed this week, and Mrs A is the bookie. Always choklit there too of course!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

This is completely wonderful! What a perfect way to commemorate a special occasion for two much-loved parents. The photos are so lovely, and what an inspired idea to make them part of the box, and then all the sparkly elements popping out of the top - they will treasure this, I've no doubt. Brilliant!
Alison xx

Barb said...

That is one stunning card Hettie. Congratulations to your parents and I'd say 60 years deserves lots of sparkles. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your card is stunning and well worth all the hours you put in
Dr Sonia

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
what a superb exploding box for a super Anniversary.
Congratulations to your Mum, and Dad on their wonderful 60th.
Beautiful photos of their wedding day on the box.
They do look a very handsome couple.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous, gorgeous, stunning, shall I go on, love it.

Kath x

Susanne Vargas said...

WOW! What an extraordinary and beautifully personalized anniversary card! Perfect for the equally amazing accomplishment of being married for 60 years!

Kath said...

This is a fabulous creation - I'm amazed by the detail you have incorporated. I also like your lateral thinking with the 'Knot'! Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.
Kath x

LesleyG said...

Fantastic card in a box, and congrats to them xxx

Jane said...

I saw your lovely make in the playground shout out over at Pixie's....such a gorgeous card in a box, your parents must have been so thrilled with it x

Cathy said...

Amazing project, I'm sure your parents will treasure it on their special day, Cathy x

Kimbo said...

This is just perfect Hettie, no wonder they loved it. And a super idea to add it to Mrs A's Knots challenge

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

MaryH said...

This is truly a labor of love. I always enjoy old family pictures, and what a better showcase could you have for the wedding photos than on this card for their 60th (and Big congratulations to them, also. That's impressive in today's world). I loved all the glimmer & edge trimming and the little glittery popups. I've yet to make one of these box cards, so I'm very impressed with your work. Also it happens to be a lovely & most thoughtful way to celebrate such a special milestone for your dear parents. TFS & Hugs (oh yes, I liked your knot logic too!)