Anniversary Wishes…

All the holiday products had to be put away for a day to make a special anniversary card in blue…


and inside it looks like…


Once again I have tried to reproduce the Serene Scenery blue wood designer series paper pack.  It seems to work well…good thing since there are only four sheets of it in the pack!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings (sentiment), Wood Grain (background), Timeless Textures (border) and Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, White Doily, Soft Sky Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies and Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Pool Party base card measures 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The first Pool Party layer measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Woodgrain background with Smoky Slate.  Add border stamp from Timeless Textures in Smoky Slate.  Rough up all edges with tool, scissors or fingernail.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Pool Party layer measures 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Create the same background and border as previous layer. Add to card front with Adhesive Strips or dimensionals.
  • Add portion of White Doily in top left corner.  Make three loops each side of seam binding and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to Doily with glue dots.
  • Stamp banner from Birthday Banners in Smoky Slate, add sentiment from Sunshine Sayings and cut with framelit from Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut two hearts from Silver Foil with Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  Cut through one heart on left side and slide the second heart through the opening.  Add to card front with Thin Tip Glue or Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut one large and one small bird from Thick Whisper White cardstock with Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Add larger bird to card front over hearts with dimensionals.  Inside the Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background and border  and edges as card front.  Attach inside card with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Smoky Slate.  Add a piece of seam binding with SNAIL and attach to inside layer with SNAIL.  Add smaller bird with Multipurpose Glue or Glue Dots.

The sweet anniversary card will soon be in the mail for a very special couple…

Hope you are planning a fun and relaxing weekend…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Let’s get inky together…and Be HaPpY!



  1. Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring. I love that you also make the inside extra special. AND I love the B’isms! Ceresa

  2. Here’s another beautiful card, Billie. I love how you duplicate the blue wood DSP to look so authentic. It looks great with this card and the silver foil, doily, sweet bird and ribbon with twine (what else??). I also love how you designed the inside with room for a personal message. The “b-ism” is a very nice quote. I hope it comes true to you. Yes, we are planning a quiet, fun weekend. We’ve had a very busy week. Some downtime is always welcomed.

    • Ah, yes, down time…glad for you to be able to enjoy. We still have house guests until Tuesday so we’ve been quite busy. It’s been a challenge to keep my blog posts going too. This card is for my son, Jeff and daughter in love, Amy. Their 11th anniversary is the 30th of this month…so there’s lots of love here. Thanks for stopping by…B!