It was my boss's 40th birthday this week and I got to get a little creative. I made the birthday banner above using the petal cone die and the colorful dsp from the SAB catty along with my Broadstreet Alphabet stamps and the button embosslits. This was a pretty quick project until I decided to actually add real thread to the buttons. Thankfully I used quilting thread and it didn't have to be knotted, but it was a nice touch. I've been a bit of an Indian-giver and asked to have this back so I can send it to one of our teapot destination stations. My boss was very happy to do that.
I also made the card above. Since there are about 45-50 staff members, the card had to be pretty big so I used a file folder that I had and cut the tab portion off. The ribbon is hiding the gusset scores. Inside I used some die cut letters to spell out YOU! on the inside cover and then attached 4 sheets of trimmed copy paper in booklet form with a decorative strip across the staples that said WORDS OF WISDOM where everyone could offer theirs.
This is what it looked like driving to work on Wednesday morning. Not very Springy, but at least we didn't need a snow day. Even today there are remnants of snow in the shaded areas of lawns. Mother Nature is being such a tease!