Saturday, November 17, 2012
Happy Birthday Dad!
Today is my Dad's 88th birthday - Happy Birthday Dad!
Instead of doing a celebration with all of my siblings appearing in Pennsylvania at once (from Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Massachusetts) we are stretching out the celebration a bit. My oldest sister and my brother were able to visit last weekend, my middle sister and her husband will be with Dad today and I'll be going back down to Pennsylvania to see him again after Thanksgiving.
Thanks to those of you who asked for his address and sent cards - I know that he has received some of them already.
I made this card for him with the idea that the "badge" could be removed and worn for special recognition on his special day. The ribbon color isn't perfect for the paper on the card but I thought it would stand out nicely if the badge is pinned to his sweater.
You may recognize that copper metallic cardstock - I have been using it a lot lately.
I added more numbers on the outside of the envelope, then I worried that they might come off in the mail so I put a clear envelope around the card. At the post office they said the clear envelope was OK but since the gems inside were making the card a bit thick I ended up putting this envelope inside another envelope. That's a lot of unwrapping for him to do to get to the simple card inside!
The copper numbers were cut with my trusty old original Sizzix (the red one with the lever) using the "Fun Serif" dies. I used pinking edge Nestabilities to cut the brown and cream circles and sandwiched in between the circles is a flattened mini cupcake wrapper made of gold foil.
This photo was taken on my last trip to see Dad - just before the hurricane. He is wearing the cardigan I bought him for an early present.
Dad has had more and more health issues as he gets older. We are so happy that he is able to celebrate this birthday and we hope that with more physical therapy he will be able to move back over to his apartment in the assisted living part of his complex.
Have a wonderful weekend! Will you be crafting or cooking to prepare for Thanksgiving?
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