Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend

Hello there!
Today is the birthday of a very dear friend of mine,
and I thought I'd stop in and share the card I made for him.

Now, I admit, I suck at masculine cards, 
but this is a man who loves to be out in nature,
listens to birdsong on his daily walks, plants flowers,
and just appreciates beauty in all forms around him.

He's also an incredibly talented writer,
so I thought these papers from My Mind's Eye
Be Amazing Follow Your Heart collection would be perfect.
Those words definitely describe him.
And I just love the mix of nature and paper,
the graph and ledger in the hexagons, 
the post cards and letters in the print down below.
Even the map, since we were recently road trip buddies
on the way to the Pennwriter's conference.

He and I are both avid readers, and we love many of the same books,
so I made him a little bookmark that slides out and reads,
"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
and I added the sentiment "Enjoy the ride" with
Because each book is truly an adventure just waiting to be taken.
The "happy birthday" on the card is from Hat's Off To You.

I paired it with a vintage copy of Graham Greene's 
The Heart of the Matter, which is actually set in West Africa,
very near the place where I spent a year of my life living.

I hope he enjoys it, 
and I hope you all did too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Birthday, Terry! :o)


  1. Terrific masculine card!! Actually, this card is fab for any gender. *sigh* you are making me wanna get on that hexagons bandwagon.

  2. Love your creation!! xx Tamara

  3. He will just LOVE it and oh my so do I! Masculine cards are hard for me too but you make it look so easy. The pullout bookmark...AMAZING!!!

  4. This is an absolutely fabulous masculine birthday card! I love the reasons for how you used the papers and such!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic masculine card, and I especially like the hexagons! Great patterns, great colors.

  6. This is fabulous! You are so creative and your design is perfect! LOVE everything about it!
    Hugs, Karin

  7. This is sooo awesome Christy! Love the design of this. Such a fun and happy card book mark! Love this :)

  8. Beautiful, I'm sure your friend loved it. I love those papers!


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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