To say my friend Debra‘s favorite number is 11 would be an understatement. The number 11 is a very special number to her and anyone who knows her probably thinks of Debra when they see an 11. So, a year ago when she and Drew celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on May 11th, I started planning what I wanted to do for their 11th anniversary card. When I came up with this card, I didn’t have the hardware or technology to make this other than with a craft knife, tracing and doing it all by hand. It was going to be a labor of love to create it! However, I received the new Cricut Explore in late February, and I figured this would be the tool that could help me create the card of my dreams.
I wasn’t finding a way to easily make an 11 shaped card in Cricut Design Space, so after some searching online, I came across Inkscape and installed it. Using one of the many tutorials I found online, I was able to design the 11 card exactly how I imagined it in my head. I saved the design and imported it into Cricut Design Space and made this custom card!
Here are the card parts I made – some assembly required! 😉 Isn’t that gold DCWV Glitzy Cardstock gorgeous?
This is how the inside looked before I wrote on it with a gold marker.
It’s all about the details. I wrapped grosgrain ribbon around the 11 and glued some gems onto the gold 11. This card has similar colors to a birthday card I made Debra in the past.
When Debra shared her picture of the card with this sentiment, it MADE MY DAY! I love to mail a little joy to friends and family, so when I hear how much they loved it, it fuels my creativity and ignites more passion in me to create!
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