Tuesday, 5 March 2013

40th Birthday Card for my Husband

 It's my husband's 40th Birthday on Sunday, and this is the card I came up with for him.
(He's actually Vice Principal of a college now, but his background is accountancy and numbers, so hopefully he appreciates the humour!)

(A bit later)
 So, did you spot my mistake?!! My darling accountant husband liked his card, but pointed out that actually, VAT on 32, is 38.4... ooops! (So really, he's 33.3 plus VAT)
 Oh gosh. I used lots of dies for this:
Pop 'n Cuts Base, with Label insert,
Movers & Shapers Star and Circle Set (to cut out a window in the pop-out part, which I stuck acetate sheeting behind),
On the Edge Brackets (I used this to make the red strip at the top too),
Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabetical,
Stampin' Up/Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Typeset (for the 40),
Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet (for the 32),
Sizzlits Phrase, Smile w/Frame,
Sizzlits Phrase, For You w/Swirls,
and my old red Sizzix School Supplies die, for the pencil.
I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist pad for the ledger paper and K&Co Cut n Paste for the domino/numbers paper.
The card front. (I liked how 40 was one of the numbers on the other side of the cardstock! I used two Nestabilities dies to make the shiny red frame, to pick it out, plus used Sizzix Ancient Documents die, Label & Flourish Sizzlit (from the Love Set), and Stampin' Up Hearts punch and Scalloped Border punch.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha ha! That's an awesome sentiment, Helen! Love all your clever combinations in this card. He is sure to love it!