Love Birds – Napkin Anniversary Card
(inside: You’re living proof that dreams come true.)
My husband is an avid birdwatcher so when I saw this napkin design with the pair of birds, I immediately thought it would make a great anniversary card for him. (He got two cards from me this year – lol!)
I always struggle with layout ideas when I use a napkin with a scene for a card panel. Do I cut it apart, add a bunch of stuff to it, or leave it as is? Here is one version I did where I simply matted the whole napkin panel, layered the die cut greeting, and let the beautiful image do all the work. (This card is 5 1/2 inches square.)
(inside: An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.)
For the sample at the top of this post, I used the Mosaic Moments 4 x 6 Crisscross die to cut the frame and the napkin panel and pieced them together. The die is large (made to cut a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 inch photo), and my napkin was only 5 1/2 inches square, so I added an embossed panel behind the frame (made with the 5 x 7 “Basket Weave” embossing folder by Darice) to fill in the holes. The greeting was cut (3 times and stacked) with the “Mini Expressions – Happy Anniversary” die by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions.
The inside sentiments on both cards are from the “Anniversary 2 Celebrate” set by The Stamps of Life.
The first card ended up being 4 5/8 x 6 7/8, and while it would fit in an A7 sized envelope (for 5 x 7 cards), I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to create a custom envelope that was a better fit. I needed to create an envelope for the square card as well.
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