Happy Birthday Jaide’s dad!

My coworker, Jaide, is a beautiful soul. She has been through a lot, but does everything in her power to maintain an uplifting, positive take on life. Her dad had a birthday recently, and she offered to pay me to make him a birthday card. I said I would make it, but wouldn’t take payment…so she left a giant chocolate cake on my desk the day after her dad’s birthday!

This was me, upon discovering it:


Mmm, cake….chocolate…chocolate AND cake…

Where was I? Oh, right. Birthday card!


Jaide’s dad’s nickname is Moose, so I used a moose silhouette from Cricut Design Space, cut out 5 times out of kraft cardstock. I used walnut stain distress ink to add depth and shading (or at least that was what I was aiming for…).

I also diecut some red pattern paper (also treated with walnut stain distress ink) from a stitched scalloped rectangle set from Gina Marie designs. I’ve said this before but I LOVE GMD dies. They are priced so affordably and cut just as good, if not better, than their more expensive counterparts. You may not get bells and whistles with the packaging, but I repackage my dies anyway, so this doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

The shimmery yellow/gold accents are actually gold shimmer vellum I had in my stash. I used it as a mat as well as to cut out the stitched squares behind the word “dad”. The individual letters (from Concord and 9th) were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder from Ranger.

The sentiment (Sending birthday wishes) is from an Avery Elle set that I got on clearance a few weeks back – if you didn’t shop their clearance sale, you missed some amazing deals! Thankfully, it’s the time of year when sales are in abundance, so keep a look out on their website for more deals…


I finished the card by adding some gold enamel dots and stripey twine. I’ve had that roll of twine forever and it never seems to run out (knock on wood). I love that stuff!

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