So today is my daddy's birthday, and I'm excited to share the card (and boxy envelope) that I made for him. The whole time that I was creating the card, I was either listening to or humming ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man". Daddy is a really sharp dresser, and he ALWAYS looks soooooo neat. For as long as I can remember, his friends, co-workers, and relatives have enjoyed joking with him about stepping on his shiny shoes or boots. If I was to stumble and could either hit the ground or save myself by stepping on his shoes, you can bet that I would take a hard splat to the ground! I'm telling you . . . I learned from a very early age to never step on his shoes!
Even though we sometimes jest about how neat daddy is, I am proud that he wants to look sharp! He doesn't look anywhere near his age, and I'm proud of that, too. I would love to share a picture of him (and his closet that is oh, so stinkin' organized and tidy)), but he has put his shiny-shoe-clad foot down on that! I am happy, though, to share his card:
Daddy wouldn't EVER be caught in a suit quite as flashy as this and might never wear a bowtie, but I knew he had to have a sharp-dressed card. I kind of had an idea of what I wanted to make, but I wasn't sure how to mimic the jacket. I had seen cards made to look like a vest or a jacket or a dress shirt, but I wanted a card, similar to a gatefold, that included a shirt, vest, jacket, and tie. After a few tries with scrap paper to get the "bones" worked out, it was time to construct. In the end, I really loved the fun fold design. See the inside:
Of course, the bowtie couldn't get squashed, so I created a boxy envelope to be hand-delivered.
Stampin' Up! products featured on this card include:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide
DSP: True Gentleman
Stamp Set: Truly Tailored
Punch: Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes
to the sharpest-dressed man
with the shiniest shoes and
the cleanest vehicles and
the most organized closet I've ever seen!
I love you, daddy!!!