Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Happy Birthday

Hi, folks.

Thought I'd show you what I did for Jim's birthday was last week.  While I can't take credit for the initial idea, I did adapt it and made it a little more scrappy-ish by using a spellbinders die and a scallop square punch. 

I typed up 52 (he turned 51 plus 1 for good luck) reasons why I love him on cardstock and then punched them out with a scalloped square punch.  Then I found 52 pics of him which I die cut in a similar shape.  I adhered the reasons to the backs of the pics and then tied them to helium filled balloons.  When he and Logan came home from a baseball game, this is what he walked in to find in our living room.

We had our monthly gamenight that night so our friends also saw the balloons and since we celebrated 2 other b-days that night, the balloons made it quite festive.

You had to see me trying to cut the ribbons the night before.  What a time I had doing that.  My kitties were going nuts trying to grab the ribbon as I was cutting it.  

The funniest thing about this was how my married friends were shocked I still had that many reasons for loving him after all these years of marriage.   LOL

Hint: if you do this, be sure to use 12" balloons and fill them well.  The 9" balloons had trouble holding the weight and didn't last but a couple of hours. 

Wishing you all a happy day!

10 comments:

Marlene said...

WOW Serene, they look beautiful. I so wish you both 52 more reasons. What a blessing.
xxx
Marlene

courtney said...

That is so sweet, Serene!
Was Jim surprised you still had that many reasons to love him too? ;P

Sondra said...

What a wonderful idea. And so colorful and festive. Did he read every one?

Lisa said...

How very sweet.... and so colorful! What a great surprise!

Serene said...

Thanks, everyone, for the comments.

Courtney - yes, he was very surprised when he walked in and saw the balloons but you had to see his surprise when he realized there were reasons attached to the pics.

Sondra - He did take the time to read every one of them, after he found his reading glasses, of course. He is 51, after all. LOL

Lora Oliver said...

LOVE IT!!! What a sweet way to remind him how much he is loved. I love all the happy colors too. I bet the furballs were going crazy. They probably thought Mom was the best ever since she got them all ribbons!

luv46kdz said...

What wonderful thing Serene. And I'm not surprised you could name 52 reasons : )

Staci said...

That is so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Melissa said...

Aww, how sweet! I love the idea!

Renee said...

Oh, Serene, this is a cute and loving idea! I bet your husband loved it!! It's so thoughtful and festive, too!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog; I really appreciate your friendship and your sweet comments, too!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Renee