Wednesday, October 5, 2016

wcmd at winnie and walter - part 3

Back with more Winnie and Walter WCMD challenge fun. DS is going to visit my folks. On his own. Should be interesting. It's been a bit stressful making this happen, but let's hope all goes well...

Conveniently, he's going to be there for their 66th wedding anniversary. Dad's turning 90 and Mom 87 soon. They are still managing their house. And looking out for each other. I know we are so lucky as a family that this is the case. And I've come to realize it's only cuz they're such a good team. (Perhaps that's a natural consequence when only daughter moves across the pond). So I had this idea for a card...

Well, I was thinking of oranges and yellows (cuz they dig 'em) and team stripes or a varsity feel. And then I saw the current Freshly Made Sketch. Bingo.

To follow the sketch I die cut a circle from the panel and then die cut "team" from it using Papertrey Headline alpha die. Adhered the dark circle with foam adhesive so the light gray would show through. Die cut the numbers with MFT High Rise die.

Taheerah's Pick n Mix challenge helped me pull it all together - rust/mustard/gray; die cutting; sequins (those two stars are actually gold and rose gold!); masculine. Whew! I even added a Winnie and Walter sentiment on the front and a Congrats die to the inside.

Wanna know something funny? Those paint chips on the front? I was organizing my folks' basement this summer and found those in Dad's "stuff". Rather than into the bin, they came home with me. They say Dutch Boy on the back and judging by the font I bet they're 20 years old!!! Now they're on their way back to MI!

Probably not exactly what the gals at Stempelkueche were thinking with their "Fall" challenge, but IRL this card has a fall feel with those rust and gold tones so I'm hooking up!

Thanks for looking. If you're not playing yet, you can check out all of the WW challenges here.


  1. Your card is so personal and perfect! Your parents will be so happy - and I'm thinking your Dad might even remember those paint chips and get a laugh out of it! Excellent work!

  2. Lover your personalized anniversary card. It is such an incredibly creative way to use paint chips.

  3. Great! I love the layout and the colors. A perfect anniversary card for your parents.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Thank you for your nice comment! :)

  4. Beautiful card! That's so lovely for a personal occasion!! Hope it is grand!! :)

  5. Great anniversary card with lots of meaning to your parents! Love how you incorporated your dad's old paint chips. ­čśÇ

  6. Such wonderful cards to mark an impressive occasion...66 years of marriage is quite the milestone (my dad passed away on my parents' 56th anniversary, Dec. 30, 2014...sighhhh). So awesome that they're in love and still independent. My heart is smiling! Love the Team 66, especially!

  7. What a fantastic, personalized card and sweet story! Wishing them a lot more time together, being healthy and independent!

  8. And so awesome that your son will be there to celebrate with them!

  9. Cool masculine card and beautiful colors! Thanks for playing with us at Stempelk├╝che-Challenge!

  10. I love that your card is clearly for your parents! Congratulations to them!! LOVE your use of the paint chip - a fabulous look. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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