Happiest of Birthdays!

A group of my Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator friends and I will be “hopping” again next month!  You’re going to love our projects that use spring colors and new and retiring products.

My dad is having a big birthday Monday; he’ll be turning 80 years old.  I hope he doesn’t mind that I’m broadcasting his age.  I can’t believe he’s going to be 80; he looks and acts more like a man in his 60s, I think.  He’s very healthy and active and still the smartest man I know.  And the wisest.  He’s my “first and always” hero.  He’s a man of integrity, honor and faith in an age where that doesn’t seem to matter any more, and I respect him so much for that.  I know that if my dad says something, it’s the truth, and if I tell him something in confidence, no one will ever hear it from his lips.  I am truly blessed.

He’s having a birthday party tomorrow, but the only way he’d agree was if everyone promised not to bring gifts.  So this is more of a card than a gift.

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Almost 100% of this product was done with My Digital Studio.  I printed it on card stock, matted it with Early Espresso card stock and the First Edition designer series paper, then adhered it to a piece of our chipboard sheets.  The eyelets are retired, and the binder rings are from the office store, but everything else is MDS.

Here’s a picture of the inside.

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I made the envelope from Lucky Limeade card stock using my Simply Scored scoring board and diagonal insert.  I punched a 1″ circle from So Saffron card stock and adhered it to the flap, then added a little more multipurpose liquid adhesive to the bottom half and let it dry so the adhesive would be temporary.  The envelope holds slips of paper with things we love about my Dad.

So that’s it.  I think he’ll like it, and I’m hoping Mom will be too busy tomorrow morning to read this to him before I can give him the card/book!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Happiest of Birthdays!

  1. Mom says:

    I didn’t get time to check blogs yesterday but you can be sure I will share it with him tomorrow. Your tribute to him made me weepy!!!!
    The ‘card’ is such a gift!!!! He has read, and re-read it, and it is a treasure. Thanks for being such a a treasure to your parents!!!!

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  2. Mom says:

    (A little ‘redundant’ there, but could not find a better word!)

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