Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Jun 27, 2010

Le Romantique Anniversary Card

My son and his wife were married for one year today. So I made them up an Anniversary Card using Graphic 45's Le Romantique. I'm really starting to fall in love with Graphic 45. It's just so easy to work with! Anyway, here are some photos:

We were away for the last two days, and although I had started on this card, I didn't have everything that I wanted to complete it.

So my husband volunteered to go and get them today...and while he was gone, I worked on the inside.

That's a Tim Holtz Stamp I used on the inside. Lots of inking on the edges as well.

The LOVE stamp on the front is also a Tim Holtz stamp. I used a transparency with a lace border underneath most of the front.

It turned out that my son and his wife made it to our place before my husband returned. They had called to say they were coming, so I threw together this little fan. I added the lace after my husband came home.

So...yes, I gave them the card...took it back...and gave it back to them.

And yes...they laughed at me.

Here's a photo of the whole card. If I'd had more time, I would have played a little more with the top middle.

But I figured I was pushing it already...and I didn't want them to think I was a perfectionist...even though that might be a little true.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!! :)


  1. Just stopping by to say, "Hi".
    I hope that you are enjoying your Summer!


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