Wednesday, July 14, 2021

50th Sunflowers

 My brother and sister in law are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and I was stuck on what to do, I sat there in my room thinking and finally I came up with using the pattern on her bridesmaids dresses 50 years ago.  The dresses were covered in Sunflowers, so I covered the bottom of the card with stamped  sunflowers and to tie it in with the top I colored an extra one and fussy cut it out and put it onto my Gingham background.

  • Hero Arts - Sunflower stamp, colored w/markers
  • Pinkfresh - Classic edges die
  • Spellbinders - Captivating squares die
  • Taylored Expressions - Whimsy #s die
  • Impression Obsession -  Sentiments II stamp sentiment
  • Queen & co. - Twinkle goosebumps

I will be sharing my post today with the Double D Challenge blog with the challenge to use Summer Gingham.  I started making cards this way over 16 years ago and do you know this paper was one of the first papers I bought, guess it is about time I use it :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.



aussie aNNie said...

wow this is so pretty, loving the sunflowers and the summer card. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous designed card and love the summery touch so cool for our current challenge, "summer gingham . " Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for Double D challenges{My Blog}
[I found my die too. xx]

Diana Taylor said...

That's a lovely card - so pretty and summery - and especially meaningful with the link to the bridesmaid's dresses - I love it!
Have a great week,
Diana xx

Esther Asbury said...

What says "summer" more than sunflowers and gingham?! Beautiful anniversary card!

R's Rue said...

What a summery card that is so bright and joyful.

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maria figueira said...

What a good idea Connie had to go use the role she'd had for a long time. The role is beautiful and Connie did a beautiful job with it!
Your brothers will love your gift

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful card!Congratulations to them!

Darlene said...

WOW what a GREAT idea for their anniversary card! I'm sure it will bring back beautiful memories immediately upon opening! Geesh .. 16 years and you still have some of your original paper? And I thought I was a paper hoarder! LOL (I probably have some of my original papers too but just not going to admit it! lol)
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Donna Phelan said...

WOW! Congratulations to them, how extraordinary! Love that you thought about the wedding attire and added those pretty sunflowers to your card, I am sure that will walk them down memory lane!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Very pretty!! Love the Sunflowers!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

Anonymous said...

Connie, what a sweet idea to match the card and the bridesmaids dresses. They must have been gorgeous!

Lisa said...

This is so happy and cheerful. Those sunflowers are great and perfect for any celebration.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Well, I would say this gorgeous card is going to be quite the hit with the happy couple. I am very intrigued to hear you say the sunflowers were part of the bridesmaids dress material. You really got your thinking cap on. Adding the "50" was nice too. Thanks for the inspiration. I have several anniversary cards to make.

My daughter had an ice cream truck ready to serve curbside after everyone left the church. We all laughed because it was so unique and a fun surprise on such a hot day. Well, I bought the SU ice cream truck and for the last 7 years the truck has been centre of attention on their anniversary cards. I'm sure she's expecting the same again this year. But, I'll have her fooled by doing a flower arrangement on the front of the card, and the ice cream truck's back end on by the signature to make it look like it's driving off. LOL.

Donna Ellis said...

How exciting! FIFTY YEARS! We celebrated our 45th this year. It's hard to believe. Weren't we all young newly weds just a few years ago? I wish them many more happy years together. Your sunflower card is delightful, and they will cherish it. hugs, de

Birgit said...

This is delightful Connie! Just perfect for the gingham challenge going on over at DD. I'm so glad you linked it up with us. Best of luck to you!

Diane said...

A beautiful and well thought out card I am sure they will enjoy! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Connie xoxo

Kathy Krug said...

Love the gingham, sunflowers and how you personalized the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Debbie said...

this is so pretty connie, i love sunflowers and what a great subject since it was a big part of their wedding!! it must be nice to make cards for special couples and special occasions!!