11th Wedding Anniversary Card

11th Wedding Anniversary Card
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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.

11th Anniversary CardI 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?

11th anniversary card parts - some assembly required!

This is how the inside looked before I wrote on it with a gold marker.

Inside the 11 card

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.

11 detailsThis is the finished card – sent in a custom envelope I made from my most favorite Chantilly paper from Close to My Heart (not pictured).11th wedding anniversary card made with the Cricut Explore and Inkscape

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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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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