(vintage: card and chauffer illustrations + london road map; patterned paper and ribbon: making memories; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i used the rather fab unscripted sketch #170 as my "road map" (sorry, pun intended!) for this card. there is, admittedly, A LOT more stuff on top of it than anyone might have anticipated; but knowing that the recipient is quite a classic car afficionado, i just could not resist these fabulous vintage illustrations!
our chiropractor has been a good friend to us over the last 20 years, so as odd as it may seem, i make a bit of a fuss over his birthday. isn't it odd how nothing else about a person can really tell you whether they are the sort of people who will ENJOY that or just be horribly embarrassed? this particular person is a fan, so in addition to the card, i have a coordinating and fancily decorated (my favorite part is the not-entirely-unlike-a-seatbelt basic grey magnetic buckle which is fastening the ribbon!) present:
we'll also stop at his favorite italian market for cannoli on the way to our next appointment. because we care. and yeah, because at some point during that encounter he will be wringing both jeff's and my own neck like chickens, and frankly i really only ever want that done by a *HAPPY* and well-nourished sort of guy!!! :)
hope that each and every one of ♥YOU♥ are happy, well-nourished, not-too-manic-of-a-monday sort of guys today, darlings!!! ♥♥♥
*there is now a photocopy of this information tucked away in my desk. never hurts to have insurance, right?! ;)