Happy Anniversary or Congrats on Your Wedding!

Stamping with Princess – Happy Anniversary for One or Congrats on Your Wedding for Another

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I’ve often wondered why we don’t use wedding cards as anniversary cards. I mean really…aren’t we celebrating their wedding? So…I’ve decided to make a card that may traditionally be used as a wedding card to celebrate my parents 48th wedding anniversary.

Another confession (I do that a lot on this blog! =), this is not my design. And I can’t for the life of me find the website where I originally saw it. I spent an hour today trying to find it. Alas. If this is your design or if you know whose it is…please leave me a comment so I can properly give you credit where credit is due!

The lovely bride and groom card

The lovely bride and groom card

Well, since I couldn’t find the link to this card…I had to create the shape of the dress and tux on my own. I did refer to these gift boxes to help give me some guidance. The card is all black. I decided to put the bride’s dress on the right so I could cut the shape of the card to match the shape of the dress. Both the front and back part of the card match this shape…as can be clearly seen from the inside of the card.

I cut the shape of the interior card to match the shape of the outside.

I cut the shape of the interior card to match the shape of the outside.

I think the V neck on the bride’s dress is my own creation…or addition. But since I can’t find the original…don’t quote me on that! I especially love how the gems accentuate the V neck. The big gem on the bottom of the V is actually clear…but for some reason shows up yellow in the picture. Grrr…

The card did take me quite some time. Partly because I am not feeling well today. But also because I find cutting curvy shapes quite challenging. So…I’m pleased with how it all turned out.

You may laugh…but I actually used a ruler and compass to create the shape of the groom’s shirt! I kind of enjoy playing around with the compass. For some reason I didn’t enjoy it in high school! Maybe because we weren’t incorporating stamping! =) The bride’s dress, however, was completely freehand. It actually started out a lot bigger and the more I trimmed to make each side match the skinnier she became! I’m quite pleased with her shape!


  • 1 piece black cardtock (matte finish)
  • 1 piece white glitter cardstock
  • 1 piece shiney black cardstock
  • 1 piece white typing paper
  • Happy Anniversary stamp – My Sentiments Exactly
  • Black inkpad
  • gems
  • 1/8″ whole punch for buttons
  • scissors
  • double sided tape


  1. de said,

    May 1, 2009 at 12:12

    I LOVE this one too! So unique!

  2. lindsey said,

    May 1, 2009 at 22:49

    This is great! I think I am going to make about a dozen of them and keep them handy for all the weddings this summer!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. May 25, 2009 at 15:39

    […] Well, that’s what happened to me. I wanted to make a nice simple and fresh set of thank you cards for my nephew’s fiance with a cute itty bitty bride and groom stamp. But nothing I tried looked appropriate. So due to lack of time, I modified the anniversary card I made for my parents from an earlier post. […]

  4. Ansa said,

    May 30, 2009 at 13:22

    I love this card and would love to case it for a wedding Im going to today…( I know …I know…Im a procrastinator).
    Do you have a pattern or template to follow…or more information on the measurements?

  5. mtnbikechk said,

    May 31, 2009 at 03:54

    So glad you like the card. Unfortunately, I was out of town today so didn’t get your message in time. And also, there is no pattern. I just designed it from scratch. I will be putting together a tutorial one of these days. So maybe you can use it on a future wedding.

  6. Fran said,

    May 31, 2009 at 13:52

    This card is great!!! A tutorial would be most appreciated!! TFS

  7. Raquel said,

    April 27, 2010 at 11:33

    Love this card. Great work!!!!!

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