|In hindsight, it is a little girly.|
|It's the thought that counts.|
In my defense, I had a fever of 102. I've been sick for the past two weeks, so this was a last-minute thing. Admittedly, it would have been last-minute no matter what the circumstances, but this time I have a legitimate excuse. Also, my husband was in and out of my craft room every five minutes. I'm not sure where he was hiding when the grandchild needed lunch, but as soon as the craft supplies came out so did he. I can't help but think he knows I'm trying to make him something and he's like a kid anticipating Christmas. He should know by now that I'm no Santa Claus.
Due to the lack of time (and privacy), I let the paper do the talking. This is why I have hundreds of paper stacks. If you have enough variety, you might just find what you need in a crunch. Or maybe not.
The patterned paper is from the Bella Bella stack by My Mind's Eye. When I saw this stack in the store (and loved it enough to buy two), I never thought I'd use it for a masculine card. But when you're feverish and coughing up internal organs, you sometimes use whatever's closest. The sentiments are from an old vellum quote pack I've been hoarding. And the twill ribbon, if I'm not mistaken, was salvaged from the wrappings of a household item I purchased. To make the card as man-friendly as possible (given the bird and butterflies all over the front), I used a kraft paper base. I'm not sure what possessed me to add the ribbon, but what's done is done.
Dinner out with my husband and two granddaughters and the romance was complete.