Happy 40th!

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  I’m a week post surgery and thankfully, the “you can’t lift your arms above your shoulders” restriction has been lifted.  I’m still rather restricted as to what I can and can’t do, but I feel pretty good and hopefully, will be getting back into the swing of things soon.

Today I finally have my husband’s 40th birthday card/book that I made him.  It’s only taken me two months to get it posted!  Shortly before his birthday, Whimsie Doodles had this hilarious Zombie Lover image — my husband is a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead – so I needed a way to incorporate a zombie into his birthday card.  I did a little shopping in the Whimsie Doodle shop and picked up some other images that allowed me to put together a little accordion fold book.

I had a stash of chipboard that I covered with some designer papers from Echo Park – A Boy’s Life.  I kept the front simple and added in a 40 cut with MFT High Rise Numbers.

I started off with the Super Dad image from Whimsie Doodles — the little tags were just printed on the computer.

Next came the Blogger Boy image — aka computer “geek” — and Mr. Fix It.

Finally was the Zombie Love — those dripping brains are just too much! LOL!

Here’s the book open.

Finally, for his gift, I opted to give him a basket of 40 of his favorite things.  To keep this cost effective,  there were lots of little treats — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy, beer, gum and some Walking Dead figurines.  He loved it!  His birthday was actually spent at a Mumford & Sons concert in Brooklyn, which was just downright awesome!

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Catz — #179 This One’s For The Boys
Aud Sentiments — #78 For a Guy

Happy 40th!
Stamps:  Whimsie Doodles Mr. Fix It, Super Dad, Zombie Love, Blogger Boy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cyrogen, Echo Park A Boy’s Life
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other Stuff:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


5 thoughts on “Happy 40th!

  1. This is awesome! Love all the folds and all the images. I am a big fan of Whimsie Doodles!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. We would love to see you back soon again. Good luck!



  2. What a fabulous gift idea! We had our 40ths last year, but this could still work for 41 this year. And his book is another fabulous idea!

    So glad to hear you are on the mend and doing well.


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