Before the front door was about to open. The kids and I went to Target to pick up a few things - they wanted to buy their dad birthday cards this time - I'm okay with that, really. I still hadn't made a card for him, due date tomorrow, so I looked at Target, and looked some more, and looked even more. I couldn't find anything that spoke to me and that I wanted to spend $5 or so on, especially with all I've invested here at home. So they came home with funny cards, me, empty handed.
Anyways, we got home at 3:45 or so, which left me about 10 minutes to get a card together without Jay being around. Luckily the leftover patterned paper from the card below was still out, waiting to be cleaned up. What you see here is the reverse side of that paper. Perfect for a guy card and especially a guy who loves red. I loved that his age appeared in the numbers, so I trimmed a scrap that framed the number 48. He's always dreamed of having an old car as a project car - but with kids and their schooling and sports and you know, the process of raising a family - it's not been a reality yet. Someday.....
Knowing that, I remembered this classic truck and coordinating sentiment set from CHF. I stamped the truck in red and the sentiment in teal, a teal mat, clip and small snippet of ribbon....and in he walked just as I was tying the ribbon....to loud shouts from the kids, don't come in here yet!
The base card size is an off size, too, as it's also what is leftover from the 5" x 5" card below - it finishes off at 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Now just to write something soppy on the inside, nahhh, prolly not, we're not the soppy kind.
p.s. now final wishes for a wonderful weekend, whatever your plans!
Stamps: 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Truck and You're A Classic by CHF
Ink: SU! Riding Hood Red and Taken with Teal
Paper: Natural White by Neenah, Taken with Teal by SU!
Patterned Paper: Blue and White Motel and Skyline Motor Inn from the Road Map Collection by October Afternoon
Other: Clip, Red ribbon, Distressing tool, Dimensionals