Friday, August 30, 2013

Another birthday card

Next week is my dear son Tad's birthday. And yes, that's his real name, his whole name (not Thaddeus). He is absolutely wonderful. Dear child, and the kind of son every mother hopes her son will grow up to be. I could gush all day, but I'll end all this gushing by just saying that Tad is a blessing.

So I made a card for him. And I like it. 

I popped into CASology earlier this week, and came up with ziltch. Nada. Zip. Nothing. Then a little something...nah.... Today a ping  went off. Got it. It fits! It'll work. I can play along with CASology!!


This is my darling son's birthday card:


It's a matchbook!  The bottom part kept popping open, so it looks a little lame. So much better irl...another bad photo *sigh*. And here's the inside:


The 'striker' part of the matchbook covers the very bottoms of the candles. If I were having a better photography day, I'd show you that part. But, it just isn't working for me. 
I cut a strip of kraft into a 4x11 panel, and scored on the 1" and 5" marks, then folded it into the matchbook shape. Blue (and it's more of an aqua color than the photo shows...darn it all!) letters cut with MB Parker alpha dies. MME enamel dots. Unknown candle stamps, could be HA...Memento and Studio G inks. Random scrap of yellow cardstock 'flames' and a touch of stickles. Wplus9 inside sentiment. And that's all. Happy dances everyone


16 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Now THAT'S a ping-and-a-half, my friend! What a clever take on the cue card and the perfect birthday card, especially for someone who needs more and more candles lit! lol! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

lostinpaper said...

How totally clever, I would never have thought of a match'book' in a thousand years, and I know that your son is going to love it!

Bobby said...

A matchbook. Now that's clever!

OH Babs said...

A very cute and clever card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This HAS to be a winner, Bevie! You have everyone beat on the cleverness quotient! Happy Birthday to Tad!! It's a testament to you and Mr. Happy Dance that he turned out to be a blessing of a son!!

Kim Heggins said...

Ok, I am in Darnell's camp...matchbook is about as clever as it gets. So fun and very unexpected too. Love the candles inside too, fabulous way to say Happy Birthday!

Geri said...

Oh you clever, CLEVER girl!!! Seriously, never in a million years would I have thought of such an ingenious interpretation of the cue word....nor would I have been able to put this card together so bang-on perfectly with the theme! The candles in lieu of match sticks inside the card - WAAAAAAY BEYOND CLEVER! He is going to be so thrilled with his card made by hand with love from your heart!

mypapercraftworld said...

CLEVER ... check. INSPIRED ... check. PING ... double check. WINNER ... triple check!! Sooo utterley amazing, Bev, talk about being creative, I'm so taken with this I'm almost speechless (a very rare occurence!). A truly fantastic idea, brilliantly executed... Tad is going to adore it (as no doubt he adores his wonderful Mum!) Anita :)

Gillian R said...

Such a clever idea! And perfectly made. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

wienerhoneymooners said...

Perfectly FUN!
Cute idea! I may have to do one like that!!

Thanks for playing in the FUN at CASology with us this week!

Kylie said...

Woohoo for a perfect PING! Such a cute idea! Happy birthday to your Tad! Hope he had a great day!

Kim S said...

What a cute idea! Just the unique way of opening it makes it extra special and the colorful candles are a happy surprise!

cm said...

Eeee...a matchbox card! Perfect for your Tad! Love the 'surprise' of candles inside! Yes - this is going on my 'must try' list (because I'm much better at folding than watercolouring, splattering, stamping with masks...). Delightful+++
c

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love being right!! Congratulations on the HM from CASology, Bevie!!

cm said...

Joining in the applause from a well-deserved HM on Casology! Fabulous card! May have to case this little gem...
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Me too, me too!! Congratulations on your HM at CASology my friend ... just knew this fabby clever card would hit the highlights! Anita :)