Monday, April 4, 2016

Assorted Card Fold Smash Book Birthday Card O' Love....

Before I inundate you with a boat load of photos, I just want to give you a BIG virtual hug and welcome you back to my blog!!  HUG (you) HUG...there we go.
Okay, let's get started with my sampling for this weeks' showcase of Assorted Card Folds Set 1 for the ever wonderful cut file and craft store, The Cutting Cafe.
I decided to cut out ALL the card fold styles and then bind them together to make a smash book birthday card for my husband's 45th birthday  Each of these style cards led to the most fun and wonderful project.  It's certainly a one of a kind birthday card filled with 13(our lucky #) reasons why I love him.   Here they are...
I looked all over the internet for the cutest pictures of little kids to print out that would go with my thought process. Each page is personalized with a sentiment I typed up, a number, some journaling, doodling, stickers, cut outs, words and a bunch of love!
When I saw this little boy I HAD to start the book/card with it.
One of my favorite quirks about him is that when I randomly and rhetorically say, "I wonder why...." At some point in the day he'll come back with an answer. He loves to google and research and then I don't have to wonder any more.  :)
My husband is a firefighter and served in the military for 22 years. 
Of all the things I know he's seen and done to help others, he truly is my brave, noble and kind hero.
Even though I hate wasting money on flowers that die...I love that he ignores me and buys them for me anyway.  The special deliveries when he was serving over seas were especially sweet and thoughtful.  

Even though some think he has a gruff and grumpy side (they would be right too...LOL) he is the most reasonable and rationale person I know. I love seeing the world through his eyes.  He's taught me so much just by sharing his thoughtful perspectives.  
He makes me smile EVERY day!
I think this goes without explaining, but...  
I shouldn't be around competitive sports; at least not in public!  I love how he encourages my love for sports and takes the kids out of the house when my teams are losing and I begin to 'lose' it. 
There hasn't been anything he can't solve or figure out who can.
         He's a HUGE car guy, so there's this one...
YEAH NAPS!!!!!
We're total foodies so this was one of my FAVORITE pages....
The look on this little boy's face is priceless!!! I swear that's just like my husband when he see's me eyeballing HIS plate. AND that little girl...LOL, isn't that adorable?  Look at her little fingers getting all ready to sample his food...I LOVE IT! That's so me!!
And lastly....
The sentiment is perfect!
"I wish I could turn back the clock.  I'd find you sooner and love you longer."
And here's the width of my smash book birthday card o' love.
Stop by and see more assorted card folds here and here if you'd like to make one of these for yourself!
Thank you SO much for being here!
Happy Crafting and have a wonderful day.
Lisa xx

23 comments:

Jane said...

Hi dear Lisa, what an amazing smash book you made your darling Hb....I bet despite him being tough that he secretly shed a little tear inside when he read through it. This is so personal and speaks volumes of your love. Treasure it xx

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Lisa, your book is so beautiful! A very creative and original idea using the folded cards for a book. I bet your dh will like it. There is a lot of love in this gift.
(cutting cafe d-team)

Regina Easter said...

Wow my friend. ..first this is one of the most beautiful gifts....truly a work of art...he is so lucky to have you ...or shall I say yall lucky to have each other....I love how you searched for pictures to relate to him ...to you both...like I mentioned over on the cafe be Inspired page ....I'M SPEECHLESS...Happy 4th to him....hugs

Regina Easter said...

Wow my friend. ..first this is one of the most beautiful gifts....truly a work of art...he is so lucky to have you ...or shall I say yall lucky to have each other....I love how you searched for pictures to relate to him ...to you both...like I mentioned over on the cafe be Inspired page ....I'M SPEECHLESS...Happy 4th to him....hugs

Team Clark said...

I'll take that hug and raise you a squeeze This is the coolest album ever! What darling images and awesome color collection. The kraft is such a great base. Gorgeous details, thanks so much for this inspiration! <3

Joi at RR said...

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE Lisa. Wow - I'm totally AWED. What a gift of love and what an ADORABLE and FABULOUSLY CREATIVE gift it is. j.

Tracey said...

WOW! This is amazing Lisa & I love all the photos :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Chrissy said...

SMASHING book card Lisa..I can feel the love..awesome cute pictures and fabulous details..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Pia S said...

I didn't look at each page, I STUDIED and ADMIRED each and every one of them. I don't think there's anything that can show love more than this project....

Kelly said...

Awe Lisa you are amazing and your personality shines in this Birthday book. I am sure he loved it, I see the giddy young girly love all over it. What a very happy and sweet book with your thoughts on him, just beautiful and inspiring for us. I love the style, love the kids photos you chose, stinking cute is right! Your character in this is stunning, I love the whole blog post. Hope you get snuggly together later, lol
Hugs Kelly

Mitra Pratt said...

Hot diggety dog, I almost felt a couple of tears! Super sweet card! What a lovely walk through it too! (Curious minds must know, did you let him read this post?)

Anita Houston said...

Best birthday card ever!!! I LOVE the 13 reasons! You are amazing...happy birthday to him! I'll be 45 soon too...blah!

Sandy said...

Oh Lisa - your birthday card for your husband is absolutely fantastic! This has been such a sweet post and very creative. I am going to look at this a couple more times for sure!!
I sure hope I did not offend you with the forward I sent - if I did, I am sorry.
sandy xx - Oh and by the way -- did I tell you that this is the most love I have seen on a blog EVER!!!!
Sandy xx

Lynn Price said...

Hugs back to you, girl!! What a FABULOUS love note in a smash book - lucky guy!! Love the step-outs - and all the details - you are such a clever and talented woman!! xxx Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

Girl I think it's safe to say you are in love!!!! (Still!!!) What an amazing make and absolutely love all the thought, selection and fabby details that have gone into it. BRILLIANT!!! Happy Birthday Lisa's hubby, you are a lucky man. Nicola x

Lori said...

Love your smash card - that was so smart to use all the folds to create it! It looks fabulous and I know your husband loves it!

Tracy said...

I can't even begin to say how much I love this. It's total genius in every way. Those pictures...every one had me smiling and laughing and they are so spot on for your themes. What a treasure for your hubby. I didn't know he was a firefighter. Yay for him!!! Awesome work Twang! Hugs!

Tammy said...

OMGoodness, WOW, WOW, WOW! Incredible card and such love and happiness on each page really shines through! Best wishes for your husband on his birthday and thank him for me for his service!

Lisa S. said...

Shame on me L2 for taking so long to get here...but man am I glad I'm here now. What an awesome way to wish your hubby "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" lady. I know he loved this smash book, it's simply brilliant and full of heart. Hope he had a very special day on his birthday. Hugs to you, L1

butterfly said...

Lovely to see you pop up again - I've been massively absent myself! - and what an amazing return. Every page so full of delights - from the photos to the quotes to the cut-outs to the ephemera - and I love the funky colour palette and patterns... fabulous!!
Alison x

Tracey said...

Oh My gosh....Wow, what an awsome idea, love this fabulous book, the sentiments are perfect and photos oh so cute!

Karon said...

This is so cool and I love all the vintage photos. TFS

mackyton said...

Beautiful card! I love crafts and help my loved ones to arrange their events whenever I can. They really like my DIY décor. Currently, planning my sister’s birthday at a party venue NYC. Quite excited for her birthday.