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Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrating...

Friends with Flair, oh how I miss you!  And craft time, I miss you too.  Squeezing in a quick post today because it's been too long.
This card may seem strange, and it likely is, but it was for my FIL's 75th birthday and after so many years of making him cards I wanted something special but was simply out of ideas.  My hubby mentioned to our daughter that Poppy ate a banana EVERY day and I got the idea to mark his time in bananas.  Weird, yes, completely!
Stamps used are Unity's Celebrate The Good Times SMAK kit

I stamped the Celebrating and hand sketched the banner around it since I didn't have a banner stamp large enough.  I used the circle stamp in the kit for the background and used the number stamps to calculate bananas eaten.  I had some banana embellishments laying around from 3 years ago when I did my sons birth announcements and only used the monkey from the kit.
Celebrating 27,375
 and the inside reads: of bananas eaten in your lifetime!

Thankfully he thought it was funny and I was happy to see when we visited over the weekend that he had the card on display (his b-day was at the beginning of the month) and it was the only card he had on display too!

Happy weekend Unity friends!

11 comments:

Ruby said...

Cute card.

Rachel said...

that is SUCH a darling idea!!! i love how you personalized his card, he will definitely get a kick out of it :)
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Maria Levine said...

What a fabulous idea! That yellow is awesome,

Diane Jaquay said...

Fun and creative, love it!

Gaylynn said...

How clever this is. Super fun and unique design. :)

Linda said...

We can count 789 Lol

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the color. Fun card. TFS

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Clever and fresh idea, bet he will love this!
Hugs, JoyceAnn

Donna K said...

I certainly hope you get more craft and FwF time in soon. Your card is just DARLING…I adore personalized cards like this. I bet your FIL will treasure it. How fun.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Yes this may be a strange card but the thought and love behind it is all that matter. It made me laugh and smile. Thanks for doing that. =) Great card by the way. TFS An'Jenic

Cynthia said...

Inspiration comes from many sources! I think it's adorable. glad your FIL liked it!