Here is the card I made for his birthday.
The hot air balloon image is cut from the Victorian Romance cartridge. A second layer for the flags on either side of the balloon was not offered, but it's easy enough to trace and hand cut two little red flags.
The original balloon also had a heart cutout on the basket. I decided to use the basket's under-layer as the top layer to hide the heart cut out and help it look a bit more masculine. I embossed this layer with the Herringbone Cuttlebug folder and simply adhered it on top. The striped paper at the bottom of the card is simply the back side of the cloud paper, so it coordinates perfectly.
The sentiment is computer generated and popped up on foam tape with three red eyelets below it. I certainly hope my son enjoys this next journey around the son. I'm pretty confident that he will. He seems to enoy his job and his life, in general.
The inside of the card mimicked the front. I used a cloud stamp from Hampton Art, along with the same striped paper and red border.
Thinking ahead to next year, it will be even harder to believe when I have a son who is 40! Wasn't I 40 just a year or two ago?
Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!