Family members planned a surprise birthday party for my sister-in-law on Saturday. Her birthday isn’t until mid-January so you know it was a big surprise! Plus the birthday-girl does NOT like attention drawn to her. Ooops. So sad. One is only 70 (almost) once though and she deserved being celebrated.
I got this card in a swap about a year ago (I have no idea who made it unfortunately) and knew that some day it would be the perfect card for someone in my family. Of course I didn’t take a photo before I adapted it. I’ll point that out in a bit.
I’m sharing the progress of the card in reverse order, from envelope to card. Since the card is rather oversized I had to make an oversized envelope for it……..with lots of numbers for the oversized birthday celebration. And since it’s for a big birthday I used the number images from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paperpack.
I had a bunch of fun morphing this from a guy/beer card to a gal/birthday cake card. We really did need to celebrate this event.
And here’s the surprised birthday (actually it’s on January 15th) girl.
What an array of guests! The party was a total winner and Mary was stunned and thrilled. Her hubby and daughter pulled it off without blowing the secret.