Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card

Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing the Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card that I made for my sweet husband.  Today marks 45 years as man and wife.  Wow!  It seems like it was just yesterday, but when I look back over the long, winding road we’ve traveled together, my heart overflows with gratitude for the beautiful life we have been given.

We met in Bible College in upstate New York.  An unlikely pairing: me a rock ribbed New England girl, Dale a soft spoken Southern boy.  I was 19…he was 20.  And between the 2 of us we had about a nickel’s worth of common sense.  But we fell in love and we got married.  And I think, although it is hard to imagine, that I love him now more than I did at the first.   Because we were both so young, it’s like we grew up together.  I hardly have an adult memory that does not include Dale.  Isn’t that amazing?  

So when I saw this “Such a Beautiful Life” sentiment in the Spring Farmhouse collection, I knew it said exactly what my heart is feeling today.

Such a Beautiful Life…from bits and bobs

Here’s how this simple card came together from bits and bobs of the Spring Farmhouse collection.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base from 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square of chocolate brown cardstock as a matting layer.
  • Trim a 4×6 Spring Farmhouse Journal Card to a width of 5 1/8″.  Adhere this at the top of the chocolate brown panel.
  • Now trim out the brown check pattern to fill in the gap between the journal card and the base of the chocolate brown panel.  I had to overlap these two pieces, but it really didn’t matter because I knew the joint would be covered by the other card layers.
  • Then ink the edges of 3″ x 4″ wood grain journal card and adhere it over the background so that it is mostly on the right hand side of the card.
  • Now wrap the left hand side of the card with burlap string.  Tie a knot at the top.  Slip a little key and padlock over the ends of the string (my heart belongs to him alone!)  and tie a knot. Add a small burlap string bow at the top.
Layer and Layers of Memories

  • Next, layer other neutral scraps of paper over kraft and chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Then cut out the old house image and mat on both kraft and brown.  Place dimensionals on the back to really make it pop.
  • Use a tag die to cut out the sentiment from the paper collection.  Top with a bow and a button.  Place dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card base.
  • Then adhere the chipboard sentiment “Grow Old With Me…the Best is Yet to Come” to the right of the focal image.
  • Adhere the large button on the right.

This old house makes me think of us.  We’ve had lots of celebrations…and we’ve weathered some storms.  But the walls are still sound…and the roof doesn’t leak…and this man is my home.  Ain’t love grand?

A Peek Inside

I created a little pop-up scene inside the card.  Then I added a stamped sentiment that is so perfectly “us.”  We’ve consumed more than a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in lean times…but that’ s OK!  We both like peanut butter and jelly!

The sentiment panel on the top of the card is actually a pocket/tag combo where I wrote my personal note to Dale.  And no…you can’t read it!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Here’s the side view.  If you’ve never made a pop up card, you can find a video tutorial HERE.

We have no big celebrations this year….just a quiet dinner at home with lots of good memories to share with one another and dreams for the future, whatever it may hold.  Just the way we like it!  I’ll be back with a Spring Farmhouse card video tutorial for Throwback Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by!




15 thoughts on “Prima Spring Farmhouse Pop Up Anniversary Card

  1. Claire Gagne

    Beautiful pop up card Kathy. Been off here for a couple of weeks because I accidentally spilled coffee on my laptop and now have another one (with no coffee in sight). I must play catch up now on videos & e-mails. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  2. MaryH

    Congratulations are certainly in order to both of you! I always delight in your personal insights that go with your beautiful makes. Here’s to a well lived life and wishing you Love and much Happiness together forever!

  3. Helen Budz

    A delightful pop up card, Kathy. Like seeing the return performances for these Throwback Thursdays. So glad you can celebrate “this beautiful life” you have with Dale. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  4. Rosemary D Schroader

    Love, love , love your love story and card, Kathy! You share the most wonderful times of your life!

  5. Gena Krannig

    What a sweet anniversary card, Kathy! Wow, I really like the way you did the popups. I may have to try doing that one day. I love the simplicity, warmth and elegance of this card and the beautiful sentiments inside. The front with the beautiful farmhouse is so inviting and comforting. All of the colors go so well together. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Priscilla Hughs

    Again, delightful idea for a variety of papers…I have a Farmhouse Collection from another company and love how you used the twine, wood features, etc., to make it more rustic and authentic.My mind is exploding with ideas! Thanks, as always, for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  7. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! So sweet …and congratulations to you both on 45 years together …it’s just wonderful! It makes life so much easier when you find your soulmate and you work together to make it happen! Luv your card creation, the house, the pop ups inside and all the sentiments. Wishing you many more …hugs to you both, Suzy Q

  8. Martie Rollin

    Marking life celebrations helps us to realize just how fortunate we are to be alive! Congratulations on 45 years together…you’ve figured out how to get it right! It’s so comforting to know that long term marriages really do exist. Thank you for allowing us to share in your personal joy!

  9. Terry Law

    Congratulations on your 45th anniversary! That is just wonderful! My middle daughter got engaged yesterday. Yay! I hope she will be married to this wonderful guy for 45 years too!

  10. soozyb2013

    Love the old farmhouse. Happy Anniversary Kathy and Dale!!! Here’s to another 45 years!!! It’s all about the journey. Have a lovely day!

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