Sunday, September 27, 2015

it's your {birth}day

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  ;)  

Around here, my hubby had a birthday yesterday...which means that once again, I'm the "younger woman" --ha ha!  Though that joke of his only lasts for four months, it still happens every year and he seems to derive a great deal of pleasure in reminding me of it...although, technically, I really am younger {if only by four whole months, but still...younger is younger, right?}, so I'm not sure why I don't hold this silly title all year long since that fact doesn't only hold true dependent on the month.  Hmmmm....  I just may have to keep reminding him of that all year long so he doesn't think I'm old when my "number" becomes the same as his.  {Or maybe it's only a quarterly moniker he gives me because it would make him feel old if I'm always "younger"??}  Well --regardless {we know the truth, so we'll just keep this between us, okay?}, I think it's still really cute to have him want to make me smile like that...if only four months out of the year. ;P 

Anyway, here's the card I made for this sweet man who holds my heart:
I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  At first I was a little stumped as to what to do with it, but then it came to me!  I decided to turn it on its side and make a matchbook card of sorts {that's why the side with the button looks a bit wonky}.  To remain true the sketch, I chose to make the little piece sticking out from beneath the "tag" panel an interactive slide-out:
And here's a view from the top to see the 'matchbook' effect, though I opted not to staple it down like a typical matchbook card usually is:
And here's a peek at the inside:
After I took these pictures, I wrote my own gushy personal sentiments on the computer {even though the personal touch of a handwritten note is often appreciated, I prefer the look and choice of fonts --sooooo much nicer and more uniform than my handwriting, plus I can squeeze in a whole lot of words by selecting a smaller font...luv that!} and then adhered them to the right side of the card.

Sorry for the multiple pics of the same card, but I wanted to you see how it all worked.  Hopefully you can still see the sketch in what I created.  I ended up really enjoying this sketch and my hubby really liked the card, so I'm a happy camper...not to mention a {temporarily} "younger woman"! *wink wink* ;P 

Thanks for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Supplies shown some lovin':

it's your birthday

Cardstock:  Grey Wool, Cranberry {CTMH}
Patterned Paper:  Daily Grind 6x6 collection {Simple Stories}
Stamps:  Wonderful Words:  Birthday, Stylish Sentiments {Papertrey Ink}
Ink:  Versamark {Tsukineko}
Other:  Cuttlebug {ProvoCraft}; Wonderful Words:  Birthday die {Papertrey Ink}; heat tool, Liquid Glass {CTMH}; Detail White embossing powder {Stampendous}; white Gelly Roll pen {Sakura}; black Multi-Liner pen {Copic}; button {my stash}; baker's twine {King Arthur Flour};  sandpaper  

4 comments:

Jen Mitchell said...

What a great card! I love the matchbook design. And the little slider for the sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous card, Christi! You younger woman, you! Ha ha at the joke. You will always be young at heart, so don't you forget that! :) Back to the card. I like the matchbook design and the clever pull out. Your colors are fun and festive and the sentiment on the inside is beautiful! Liked all the detail with the white dots. What pen do you use? Thanks so much for sharing, Christi. :) Have a terrific week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this! The colours, the design and the fold are all very cool! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Barb said...

Love your card! Great idea to flip the sketch. And younger *is* younger no matter how you slice it! Belated happy birthday to your hubby!