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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Today was my son's 18th birthday and I made this card for him. I wanted to make an "adult" card. Unfortunately, it sort of turned out a little too feminine for a masculine card. Using my Craft Robo, I cut the number out and glued on to the the textured panel. To create the sentiment, I printed it on my computer.

While at the restaurant where we ate dinner to celebrate my son's birthday, I gave the card to him. I wrote a "words of wisdom" sort of note inside the card . . .sort of my advice and wish for him.

Part of my "letter" to him was discussing the responsibilities that comes with becoming an adult and that choices that he make, even little ones, can sometimes have huge implications or consequences.

Well, the irony is. . .he left the card in the restaurant. Last year on his birthday, he also left his dad's card at the restaurant and it actually had money inside of the envelope. My husband was obviously upset that he left it in the restaurant. Well, he did it again. . .luckily there was no money in it. He didn't even realize that he left it inside the restaurant until I asked him where he placed the card. Well, we went back to get the card and apparently, the bus person threw it away and they didn't know where it was.

Anyway. . .back to the card. . .the cardstock is by Stampin Up - Bordering Blue and DCWV textured cardstock. The designer paper is by SU as well!

Nothing much else to the card.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!!


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Maria, You have the BEST stories to go with your cards; it's like they all go off to live exciting lives ;0)
Too bad this one went to the big bin in the sky (criminal actually!!!) A concrete way for your son to learn Mom's wise lessons though. :0)

Risa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the card episode Maria. I know your son means well and hopefully some of your words of wisdom etc. have "sunk in". If my husbands head weren't attached to him, he would walk off and leave it!!
I think that some people are just forgetful!!
I love the change in your blog...very cool and your sons card is beautiful!!!

Rita said...

Awe, all that hard work! That's a teenager for you, the more responsible years are right around the corner. Anyway, it was an awesome card & I luv the design!

wandykj said...

So goes the life of a teenager:) What a nice card for his birthday! I'm sure hel'll remember all that you said in it even if he doesn't have it to look at. Here's wishing him a Happy 18th.

Little C's Creations said...

how sweet!!! happy birthday to your boy!! my hubby's birthday was the same day!!