Is your wedding anniversary coming up? Or is your friend celebrating her birthday in a few weeks?

Lorelei ‘s crafty site shows you how to make crafty little gifts for all occasions, including wedding anniversary gift cards. Here you’ll find her making beautiful paper quilted wedding anniversary cards, which are gorgeous and so unique your partner will adore them. These gift cards could be given away for any occasion, including birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more.

Here Lorelei shows us how to make paper-quilted wedding anniversary cards…

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I recently celebrated my 7th wedding anniversary with a lovely surprise night away for just the two of us.  With the upcoming arrival of bubsy number 4 it was a special time together to relax and talk about the past and our exciting future together.

I love to receive and give hand made cards.  Not being a scrapbooker though I usually make cards on the computer using a photo.

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When I went to the craft show at Rosehill Racecourse in March I saw a lady by the name of Michaela Laurie giving a demonstration on a gorgeous technique called Paper Quilting. She had some beautiful work on display from framed pictures to gift tags and cards. I purchased her book knowing that one day I would put it to good use.

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The technique uses little squares of paper that you piece together like you would a quilt. I decided not to use pretty paper stock but to print out little photos from our wedding to make my paper quilt card. I already had these files handy as small pictures as my husband designed our wedding invitation and thank you card in a very similar kind of design.  That is partly why I thought it would make such an appropriate anniversary card for him.

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I arranged just enough pictures to enable me to be able to cut out a heart shape from the quilted pictures. In the book Michaela mostly uses metallic thread to quilt the paper pieces together but I decided to us some glossy teal thread which was one of our wedding colours.

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Nothing says I love you more than a special hand made card in my book and he totally appreciated and loved it.

I love him and he loves me and I pinch myself as to how lucky I am to have found the perfect man for me, the man of my dreams. Looking forward to many more happily wedding years with together. xoxo

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  • A friend of mine used to decorate the front of Christmas Cards using a similar method. Something for me to always treasure.


  • These are very cute and would make a lovely personalised gift.


  • Nice way to make an inexpensive, personal keepsake.


  • That’s so clever, and so creative, yet so simple…….anyone can do it. I might have a go for my daughters birthday, it’s coming up soon…..


  • makaes for a thoughtful, hand made, personal gift.


  • Love this card idea and can not wait to try it


  • this is a sentimental idea and i love it


  • Thanks for sharing this project with good instructions; looks good.


  • These look perfect for anniversary cards


  • These are really cute great idea


  • Loved this idea so much we tried it a few weeks ago, turned out amazing, thanks for sharing.


  • A lovely idea! This would be great for any special occasion for someone you’re close to. Certainly has given me ideas :)


  • Just gorgeous


  • omg such an excellent idea!


  • soooo coool =) cant wait to try it for his birthday! would be so personalized!


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