Anniversary Patterns

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’ Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools. It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions.  This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left stop number 4 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Dawn B. of Dawn's Creative Chalet. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

My card uses three of my favorite, and most used, tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, and Simply Scored.

The Modern Medley Designer Series Paper that I used in the center works well for anniversary and wedding cards because the whole pack of DSP is all Basic Black and Very Vanilla patterns. As 99% of Stampin' Up!'s DSP is double-sided, I love using the Simply Scored Tool with the Diagonal Plate to score even fold lines to showcase both sides of the DSP on my cards.

I was going to use the polka dot pattern, but when I laid it out, the card screamed "PROM," which was not the them I was obviously going for. This pattern felt more appropriate, and coordinates well with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder which I used with the Big Shot.

The "happy anniversary," embossed in black, is from my most used greeting set: Express Yourself. This is a set that can be purchased with hostess dollars only. In my opinion is was definitely worth the "investment" of my free dollars, and definitely a reason for you to host a party with your demonstrator, so you can get one for yourself!

The colors on this card are Basic Black and Elegant Eggplant. I bet you're not surprised to see candy dots on a card I made, are you?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll continue hopping and head over to Pamela's blog next.
Make sure to stop by tomorrow when I'll be featuring a Framelits Friday card featured over at SSInkspiration, inkspiring you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Justin K. of JK Cards
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  12. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  14. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity


  1. Love love love the purple, my favourite colour!

    1. Thanks, Nancy! K-State purple in my neck of the woods! ;)

  2. Pretty card! I love the eggplant and black together...very classy!

  3. You can never go wrong with purple...so elegant! The textured background matching the DSP is a fun element to the card. Thanks for sharing!

    1. The texture and DSP matching was a happy discovery! ;) Thanks, Heidi!

  4. Love the colors and design. It looks like it could be used for a variety of occasions by changing the sentiment.

  5. Oooo...pretty purple! Love your card! :)

  6. Great great card Darcy, love the colors and the pattern mixing.

  7. Beautiful! I loveeeee the purple!!

    1. I don't use the Eggplant as much as I used to, and I should! Thanks, Dawn!

  8. Beautiful card! I love the embossing and the colors! Thanks so much!

  9. I love the embossing with the DSP. The combo is just perfect together and what a great idea to score the corners so that you can see just a bit of the other side.

  10. A lovely card. I love you're design. Thank you

  11. What a fun card and I love the idea of folding over the window sheet! I never would have ever thought of that. :) Thanks for sharing!