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Dad's 70th Birthday: Cards, Album and Malteser Cake

Malteserscake

We've had a few birthdays in our place in the last couple of months so there's been a bit of card making happening.  My dad had a milestone birthday.  Hannah and I made him this malteser cake (with some extra jaffas for a pop of red.)   Here's the card I made ....

Robot-card

The robot stamp is retired now.  I love the word bubble framelits - definitely a handy set to have in the framelit collection. 

Hannah (12) made use of the Little Letters Framelits to make this card. 

Poppy-card

Jack (8) elected for just a pen and a piece of paper.   Love his sense of humour. 

Poppy-card-jack

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Before his birthday I got in touch with a swag of relatives and got them to send a birthday message or funny memory.  MDS made it easy to put the scanned or typed messages, stories and photos together into a photobook. 

Here's a look at the front cover.  I used Well Word DSP throughout - the digital DSP packs make it easy to produce a coordinated look. 

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And the title page (with faces masked for privacy.) 

Dad-70-Album-masked-faces

It is a bit of a personal gift so can't share too much more but it came up so well.  I think the nicest part of putting together photobooks is watching people read them.  Great way to capture lots of people's thoughts and a ton of funny anecdotes.   I kept it super simple - just picked a background paper, inserted the scanned letter or typed in a text box.  Added a matting layer and drop shadow.  Photos done with the same process on the facing page. 

I'll be back next time with Hannah's birthday bits and pieces. 

Cheers, Sue

Here's a look at some of the products featured.  Click on supply list for a printable version. 

 

Comments

Frommycraftroom.wordpress.com

What a wonderful album Sue.
Hannah and Jack have done a great job of the cards - so have you :)
Thanks for sharing - the cake looks yummy too!

Sue

Thanks for stopping by. I think dad enjoyed his cards and album - and cake, yum!

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