Monday 14 September 2015

Ruby Anniversary + 1!

Today is my 41st Wedding Anniversary.  Forty-one years???   How did that happen?  That's more than two thirds of my life! ;-)  Here is the card I made for my hubby Alan, the second time I've made a box pop-up card.  I've taken photos from different angles, although the hearts look a bit higher in the photos than they actually are.

The die I used for the back panel is  a NBUS Memory Box 'Heart Waterfall' die.  I die-cut/punched different sized hearts, including using NBUS punch I've had for ages, a Fiskars scalloped heart squeeze punch.  I attached the hearts to acetate to make them pop up.  I'm not sure why I haven't used the Fiskars punch before - I guess it wasn't quite the size heart I needed until now.  The white panels on the side flaps are embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder, although I'm not sure you can see it in the photos.  The patterned paper is from a DoCrafts paper pad and has little hearts on it.

I also made a CAS engagement card using the Heart Waterfall die.  The first cut was through white card, which I mounted on a a red card blank.  I used the die again on red card and just used the large cut out heart to mount on the bottom corner.

As I used white and red snippets on my first card, I'll be off to play the Playground.

Darnell's NBUS (Never-Before-Used Schtuff) challenge finishes on Friday, so pop over to her blog to find out more and perhaps win yourself a lovely prize. 

I would like to enter my box pop-up card for the following challenges:


  1. Congratulations, Liz! 41 years - that's AWESOME! You made a gorgeous box card - I find those tricky - I've only ever made one! I bet he was impressed! It makes such a splash!

  2. Congratulations on your 41st wedding anniversary!
    Your box card is wonderful. Love the red and white and the die that you used on the box and the engagement card is terrific. Great way to use snippets. ta ta for now, Kathy

  3. Congratulations! 41 years! That's great!
    Your box is wonderful, and so is the card.
    Made with love! :)

    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!


  4. congratulations both cards are fab best wishes Lesley x

  5. Your box card is phenomenal Liz. CONGRATS on your long marriage.

    The engagement card is also lovely, but the box card is a show stopper!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Wonderful box card Liz - and also the card you made. MANY congratulations to you and your hubby on your 41st Wedding Anniversary!

    Great to see you in the Playground again.


    Di xx

  7. What a fun box card. I've yet to try that. What a show stopper. Love it in just the red and white too. Lovely job and congrats on 41 years - that's awesome!

  8. Congratulations to you and your Hubby on your 41st Anniversary Liz. I love the box card you made for him. I bet he was impressed. A lovely hearts card too. Barbxx

  9. Gorgeous pop up box card Liz, love the colours and fabulous design.
    Hugs Pam

  10. Congratulations on your anniversary Liz. your box card is fabulous, I love the heart die. Lovely engagement card as well.
    Jean x

  11. Congratulations on your Anniversary and what a fabulous box, looks brilliant on the blog so it must be totally stunning IRL.
    Love the the engagement card too. I am having a bad night tonight as I am seeing so many things that I want, the falling hearts die is another one.

    Kath x

  12. Firstly, congratulations on such a happy milestone event. You've celebrated it spectacularly with this lovely popup card. I just love everything about it, and what a perfect motif for this special day. The engagement card is so very pretty too. You've been busy. Now you must go celebrate in whatever way makes the 2 of you happy! TFS & Hugs

  13. Congratulations and a very happy anniversary too! Your explosion box is a real beautiful creation and the card is lovely too! Enjoy your very special day!!

  14. Congratulations Liz, beautiful box card and I love that waterfall die

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  15. Hi Liz...Beautiful the box card...hope you both had a lovely anniversary....well done on 41 years together....Joolsx

  16. Beautiful card Liz and congratulations to you and Alan. I need a tutorial for the box - it's stunning. Ruth xx

    1. They're surprisingly easy to make, Ruth, although they take a little time to make. You'll have to come round soon for another crafty evening and I'll show you how I made mine. xx

    2. Just remembered that it's the Crop and Craft day on Saturday, I can show you then, Ruth. xx

  17. Congratulations! I love your projects, that box card is awesome!

  18. Happy anniversary. What a lovely pop of love in this creation. Thanks for joining us at bizzy becs

  19. Wow, wow, wow! Happy Belated Anniversary, Liz! I believe I might have seen this lovely and loving card featured by Di at the Playground? It certainly is worth! Mwah for your support of my NBUS Challenge #5! Hugs, Darnell


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