It feels good to be card-making again!
This past week, my wonderful dad turned 60 (!!) and we all can hardly believe it – he looks and acts much younger than he is. I think it’s true that 60 is the new 50; 50 is the new 40; and 30 is the new 20. I don’t think anyone is saying 20 is the new 10, though. But I digress, so let’s get on with it already!
I feel like I could have come up with something more creative than this for my Dad’s birthday, but he seemed to be very happy with it, so I think it was just fine. I always struggle with masculine cards because I have to refrain from using floral stamps, paper & embellishments! No feminine ribbon & bows, no adorable swoopy border punches or pastel buttons – nope, not for the men in my life.
Here is the inside of the card, which is truly what makes this a 60th birthday card:
Whoops, Jake didn’t sign the card. I sure hope he signed it before I gave Dad the card but if not, it wouldn’t be the first time… or the last time I forgot to have him sign a card! I made the bouncing “60” with my Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge, my Cricut Expressions machine, an orange Square Stax, puffy double-sided tape, and some black craft wire I coiled around a thick pen. Here’s what the underside looks like, below. I adhered the coil to the card base and the back of the 60 with Scotch magic tape. It was very easy to make and I’m happy I finally found a use for my craft wire.
So, happy 60th birthday, Dad! You are loved beyond expressible words, and you are an incredible person that everyone looks up to – and that’s not just because you’re over 6 feet tall!