Monday, December 8, 2014

Celebrate 40

 Hubby turned 40! - here is his card. At first, I was stumped as to what theme to go with, then I remembered this fab paper pad I've been hoarding saving from Basic Grey. Since he owns and operates a Driving School, this was perfect!

Here is the inside. My youngest loves to draw Yoshi, so he often adds a Yoshi to things that he signs. :)

I would like to share at Seize the Birthday where the theme this week is "anything goes".

He requested that we not have a big party, but since he was turning the BIG 40, we had to do something...
He had to teach in the classroom on his actual birthday, so we decided to sneak in and leave some ahh, subtle hints for his students!!!

I apologize for the pictures which are rather awful, I had only my cell phone and we were in a bit of a hurry...this is the hallway outside of his class. The big sign on the door is for people to leave comments/congratulations, we left a pen attached to the door.

Big thanks to Donna who knew where to find all the fun 40 stuff! She also helped me out with fun little ideas when I was feeling stumped about what to do considering I was not "allowed" to have a party! My fave find was this "yield tape" that said something to the effect of "caution 40th birthday party."
He has a little fridge in the classroom where he keeps pop and water. Inside, we left 3 Duncan Heinz "Deep and Delicious" marble cakes - his favourite! We left plates, napkins and forks so everyone could dig in a lunch time. I got a text part way through the day asking "do I really have to share?" lol

Unfortunately, my photos were too rushed, but we left a jar full of "rock" candy with a sign that said "40 ROCKS!" We were going to leave a pile of actual garden stones/river rocks, but they froze to the ground before we could get them there, lol!  It would have been lots of work to haul them in there but it would have been rather hilarious to leave him a huge pile of rocks on his desk! 

We also left him a little surprise in his car, 40 Hershey's Hugs & Kisses with a little note. He told us later that we actually surprised him. I consider that a compliment that is nearly impossible!

Have a fabulous day!
Shanna :)

What I used:
Basic Grey "Wander" 6x6 paper pad and ribbon doilies
SU ticket punch
CTMH numbers and sentiments
Gelatins "tread" stamp
MFT buttons


  1. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. Fabulous & Fun Card! I love all the layers. The classroom turned out fabulous as well.

  3. Awwww! what a delightful post! You are so sweet. I hope your hubbers had a fantastic birthday - his best gifts are obviously his wonderful family! ; )


  4. Awww such a fun way to not celebrate his 40th birthday, teehee.
    My husband was the same way when he turned 50 last year :)
    Your card is so fun and love the theme of everything :)

  5. Great card for your hubby! I am sure he loved it! Thrilled you played along with us at Seize the Birthday in the middle of the Holiday Season...we sure do appreciate it!


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