Wednesday, September 5, 2007

70 Years of Marriage!!!

WOW!!! My maternal grandparents will be celebrating their 70th anniversary this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007!!! What an accomplishment! I definitely admire them for this! Not too many people get there... They are such a neat couple, and I'm sure their faith in God has been the foundation for their strong marriage! I hope I get there, one day... I was figuring it out the other day and discovered that I will be 102 that year! LOL!!! (Whew!!!)

Anyway, one of my uncles is planning a "surprise" reception for them on Saturday! (I'm not sure it will be a complete surprise, though... He placed an announcement in the paper and Granddad reads the paper regularly! LOL!!!)

My contribution to this special day is this "card cake" I just finished making today! It's a container for the cards they may be receiving. When I saw the one Vicki Chrisman posted on her blog, I knew I had to make one as well! Hers is FAB-OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! (Check it out here:

Knowing that my Grandmother's absolute favorite color combination is blue and white, I took those as my color cues and found some lovely ribbons at Hobby Lobby! I think I went a bit overboard on the ribbon -- what do you think?!? (Couldn't resist!!!)

Here is the "big picture" of the completed cake front:

And back:

And, here is some detail as well:
I stamped the boxes with SU!'s Brocade Basics stamp set, using my Essential Glue Pad and applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter (this is their "diamond" anniversary, after all! LOL!!!). The card stock I used for the flowers was SU!'s Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, and white vellum. I punched out the petals with both the large and small oval punches, curled each petal, and adhered them to a smaller circle base in the matching color. The bling in the flower centers are the clear rhinstone brads from the Pretties Kit! Love them!!! The leaves were punched from vellum, then I used my stylus to create the veining and make them more dimensional.

The lacy edging on the box tops is just the edges of square paper doilies. I had to use several pieces to make it all the way around the cake, but the doily corners made a good accent at the seams, I think! Looks a lot like Battenburg Lace to me!

The photograph in the frame is one taken of my grandparents about 20 years ago... I wish I had a photo of them as newlyweds but, alas, I do not! I'm so excited to see them this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing my joy with me!


Anonymous said...

Wow!!! That's beautiful!!! Love it! Great job! I can't say enough about it!

Katie! said...

This is just so gorgeous!!!!! I would LOVE to see it in person!!!!!

Vicki C said...

MARY>... THAT IS GORGEOUS!!! Seriously... just gorgeous! I'm going back for another look!! WOW! Vicki

Karen said...

OMGoodness Mary - this is absolutely gorgeous!! STUNNING!!

MJ said...

That is just WOW! Very nice. And 70 years of marriage! I just hope to live that long!