Here's the card I made for Ray for our 6-month anniversary. It fulfills two of the August Creative Crew challenges: to use the paper-piercing tool and to use colors from Pocketful of Posies DSP. I chose Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz.
I stamped the images from Inspired by Nature onto Baja Breeze cardstock then embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I used the ticket corner punch on that layer and the Early Espresso mat. I stamped the flowers again onto Baja Breeze, cut out the big flower and popped up the image over the embossed piece; I got this idea from Renee at Stamping for Sanity.
The sentiment is from a retired Mini set called In a Word. I used two different markers to highlight the word "us". For the ribbon, I cut a slit in the Razzleberry ribbon to feed through the other end then tied it off with Early Espresso narrow taffeta ribbon.