Happy 65th Birthday Jim!

Today is my husband Jim’s 65th birthday!  We celebrated with the whole family by going to his favorite restaurant, Porto Vino.

Here he is with his birthday cake:

Jim's 65th birthday sml



Here is the card I made for him.  Jim owns a very pretty Miata (a little sports card).  We spend a lot of time each summer driving around with other Miatas (and their owners…).  Jim has always been a car enthousiaste, so when I planned his birthday card, I thought it should have cars on it.  The old jalopy was used for a joke, because although he is 65, my husband is still very young at heart in all aspects of his life…   Anyway, here is the card:

The front of the card:

Birthday card Jim front wm sml


Sizzix die (Tim Holtz) Old Jalopy

Patterned paper:  Die cut with a view (DCWV) old fairytale collection

Stampin’Up silver metal label and pearl colour brads for lights (discountinued)

Numbers:  Memory Box Classic numbers

Silver and pearl grey cardstock (Stardream) and kraft cardstock (SU).

Greeting:  Stampin’Up – Discontinued Hostess set “Happiest Birthday Wishes” #122617

I distressed the edges of the paper and the windows with an ink applicator and Distress ink (I think it was Burlap…).

I also inked the edges of the card in silver with a metallic marker.


Inside of card:

birthday card Jim 2013 opened


                                        The card looks green, but it is actually a bluish silver grey.


Side views:

Birthday card Jim side view (65)


Birthday card Jim side view wm sml


Supplies for inside of card:

Sizzix Pop N Cut die (Karen Burniston) Wavy 3D Frame insert (#658371) cut into Pop N cut standard base #657802)

Dark brown paper is also Die cut with a View (DCWV) Fairytale patterned paper.

The silver and white patterned paper is by Pink Paisley and is called Luxe.

The ends were diecut and embossed with a Stampin’Up border die:  Edgelits Adorning Accents #125595

The edges were diecut with a Quickutz 12″ border die – Scallops CC-BDR-009

The 2 labels were cut with a Lifecraft dies Nesting Labels CC-Shape-3-026.

The stamp is a Stampin’up stamp (Bring on the cake #121958)


That’s it!!!  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Merci de votre visite.


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