Today is the 75th birthday of the husband belonging to the other director at the preschool. We were planning on having our quarterly birthday lunch for the staff today and she had invited her husband to come and eat with us. And I had (secretly) tried to organize the staff to bring birthday cards for him. But — school was cancelled again. Too icy for large numbers of people to safely move around town. Hopefully we'll be back at school on Thursday. I do love staying home, but I need my school schedule to make me productive.
Anyway, I thought I'd make a card for Jerry for his birthday. And then I read this post from my blog friend Sue, who is trying to collect 90 birthday cards for her dear husband's 90th birthday next month. (Maybe you'd like to participate, too.) Making two masculine cards at the same time for these milestone birthdays seemed like a good idea.
Not sure I really succeeded in the masculine department with the rather dainty trees, cute little birds, and scallop-y grass, but I decided that any man who was 75 or 90 should be secure enough in his masculinity to tolerate a bit of cute. :)
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #11, Make a Wish, Little Bitty Bird, Simple Alphabet); cardstock is PTI (Kraft); patterned paper is scraps from my stash; ink is Stampin' Up (Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Kiwi Kiss), Memento (Tuxedo Black), and PTI (Tea Dye Duo); twine is PTI (Rustic Jute); also used Sizzix Argyle #2 embossing folder, PTI's Woodgrain impression plate and Fillable Frames #11 and Little Bitty Bird dies, Fiskars Apron Edge punch, Cricut's Storybook cartridge, and Copic markers (B24, B21).
Funny, but I'm just not feeling too chatty today. So — I guess that's it. I'll try to be back tomorrow night.
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