well, my lovely dad turned 80 last week and we celebrated with a 'bit of a do' on Saturday,taking over Bar Azita in Harpenden for the afternoon. My card for him was plain and simple, but said it all, I think.
Despite the myriads of choice with all the new products in the just launched new catalogue I went back to Basics, or should I say 'Neutrals' with 'Basic grey' as my colour scheme just augmented with simple blocks of toning papers from the 'Neutrals' Designer Series Paper Stack, to go with.
I die-cut 'happy' from the 'Hello You' Thinlits set, replicated it 3 times, used a bit of silver glimmer paper for that all important '80' from the 'Large Numbers' Framelits and a stamped and popped up bannered sentiment from the matching 'Number of Years' stamp set and it was done.... and with the current challenge over at CAS on Sunday asking for a bit of sparkle, so I hope this may fit the bill..
He really liked it - and he had a great day and was thoroughly spoilt, which after all is what birthdays are all about, in my book
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and the birthday boy himself, centre stage, and clearly enjoying himself I think - ( with my nephew and my great-niece tackling the fish platter, watched by my sister - aka his mum, also, all in the frame..).
til next time - happy stampin'