11 June 2021

55th Anniversary

 Hi Everyone, my card is for my hubby, we are celebrating 55 years of marriage today. The sentiment "it was Mint to be" I thought apt, as we were introduced on a blind date we didn't know was happening! arranged by our mutual friends, who were courting (dating) at the time. He asked me on a second date, I had just finished with someone and wasn't ready to start dating again, my friend said just one date to make a foursome so I can go out (with her boyfriend). I said OK.

We've been together ever since, that was 1963. We married in 1966, my Dad said as we were leaving the house, you don't have to get married if you have second thoughts! (I didn't) Bless him. I'm so glad I went through with it, as Hubby has been my rock through all our ups and downs, actually more downs that ups, but I couldn't have done it without him. AH!

OK all that romanticism is over now, just the card for you to see.

I wanted to use stamps I had and had been wanting to use for a while, I saw a card I was going to case, then it went from there, although I used a different stamp! It was only whilst stamping the background, I realised a 55 year anniversary is actually an emerald, how lucky is that! Silly me.

Anyhow, I stamped a background and die cut it to sit on a green mirror card, which also had been die cut. I then punched the heart out, stamped onto it, embossed and added separate punched hearts from card, coloured with the darker green. I stamped lots of mint leaves, fussy cut them (I don't like fussy cutting!) and layered them behind the heart. Another sentiment added and embossed then cut out with a die. It may be different, but as a man who loves his garden, I hope he will appreciate it, especially as we only send each other cards for our anniversaries when their special! 

heart and die cut sentiment card - gold Crafters Companion Centura Pearl
stamps - Magazine Freebies
inks - Distress inks - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn
green mirror card - Hunkydory
heart punches - sm ?, large Woodware
square dies - My Favourite Things, Sue Wilson Square Noble dies
number dies - Magazine freebie

this shows the gold pearl card, which doesn't show face on

this is the insert before printing.
 I'm not good at putting words together, so I copied a verse I found online, just changing a few words here and there.


Janette said...

I think this is perfect, a gorgeous well thought out design and btw Happy Anniversary to you both, how wonderful.xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Faith and a lovely verse. Congratulations on your 55th Wedding Anniversary, I think it is wonderful that you are still so happy after all these years, supporting each other through all the ups and downs is what marriage is all about - I don't think there will be many 55th Wedding Anniversaries in the future, it is sad that the youngsters don't seem able to make a commitment to each other.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marlena M. said...

Oh what a special card and celebration Faith! Huge congratulations! My husband and I met on a blind date as well ;). I went so this lady would leave me alone and it was a spur of the moment act of courage, that led to my greatest adventures! May you have many more years of happiness and joy~

Leslie said...

Love, love, love... both the card and the story! Happy Anniversary!

Pat K said...

Congratulations on your special anniversary Faith. What a beautiful card and verse that I'm sure your hubby will love. Your colour choices and design are fabulous. xx

Liz said...

Happy 55th Anniversary, Faith. Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss. Your card design is fabulous and I love the sentiment and the beautiful verse. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations Faith on your 55 Years together, and what a lovely story of how it all came to be. I'm a sucker for a romantic story.
Your card is so lovely, beautifully styled and a beautiful verse. I hope you have a fabulous Anniversary celebrations, Kate x

Cindy Groh said...

Did you get married when you were 5? Wow! What an amazing milestone. Congratulations.
I love the card. Beautiful.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW 55years congratulations to you both on your special anniversary and love how you met-fate !Absolutely beautiful card and verse love the sentiment on the front too
Carol x

Carol L said...

First of all, congratulations on your amazing milestone anniversary! There are very few couples who stay together that long in this world today! Your card is just beautiful with a great sentiment and an beautiful verse inside. I know all about those ups and downs, but staying together is what makes our bond stronger through it all. I'm not too far behind you - our 53rd is coming up in 6 months! Enjoy your very special day!

Aimeslee Winans said...

OH! I'm so glad I was able to catch up today with my blogging friends, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 55 years! That's a BFD! Congrats! I loved your story, too! And that card is amazingly gorgeous, love that green, and the mint pun too! Good work on that verse! I had to save a copy, I may scarf some lines! Just an amazing card, so happy your mojo came back when you needed it to! HUGS! xoxo

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is perfect and hope that you had a great day to celebrate.

Carol Cel said...

such a great card for your anniversary. I met my hubby on a blind date also, that I didn't know was a date. Still happily married 42 years. Congrats.

Christine said...

Congratulations to you both.
Love the card and the verse, enjoy your special day.

Shirley Young said...

Belated Happy Emerald Anniversary Faith, that is some achievement. Your card and the verse are beautiful and how lucky were you both with the blind date, you have a lot to thank your friends for I think xx

Bunny said...

A perfect card for your husband. I love the punny sentiment. Congratulations on your 55 years of marriage. It must feel so wonderful to have been together that long.[Bunny]

NanaConnie said...

This is fantastic, Faith! Congratulations on 55 years of marriage. What a great accomplishment. :-D

Sue said...

Stunning card Faith and congratulations!!! It's funny my Dad said the same to me when I married my first husband ..I should have said I don't want too LOL but luckily I met Paul and we've been married for 35 years now...lots of hugs Sue xxx

Darnell said...

Congratulations to you and your mister, Faith! That's a huge accomplishment and it's clear that you are still head over heels in love with your lucky husband! The minty card you made him is exquisite and I love the beautiful love note inside! Hugs, Darnell (p.s. Thank you for your very lovely comment on my blog the other day. Mwah! Also, you can link to NBUS if you like!)

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning card. The colours and the design looks fabulous. Fun sentiment and what a thoughtful card Faith x. Happy belated anniversary and sending hugs x.