I've been under the weather a bit with mouth and sinus surgery, and my time management skills have flown out the window. Had I been able to be more organized, I would have this birthday card made and off in the mail before this birthday arrived, as my surgery was actually on the date of the birthday. Time seemed to get away from me prior to the surgery getting things done (or not), so here I am sending this card off very late.
With time a limitation, I used a card kit developed by my sister, Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner blog). I did manage to almost finish the card front the day before my friends birthday. I ran out of time to complete the inside decorations and verse, having no idea I was going to be feeling under the weather for as long as I have, thus making the card sent so very late. I am posting Fran's card on her birthday even though I know she doesn't look at card blogs. (You get to see it on time, but she does not. . . is that fair?)
Added post: So now that I am feeling better, the debate began, will this be really strange to send a card this late. I want our friend to know she was thought of before her birthday, during her birthday, and then after, as her card sat unfinished on my crafting table. I decided to finish it, send it, and give her that message. I hope she enjoys her card. I did check to make sure there was no mold growing on it!
And here is the completed inside with the message of a belated birthday apology and a dash of Iffy humor thrown in, I hope!
Recipe: Paper: Stampin' Up-Whisper White cs (card base), Night of Navy cs, Cherry Cobbler cs. Pinkpaislee-Starlight/ Glow (back). Paper Loft-Old Towne Tavern/ Franklin (stars). Magnolia stamp: Tilda Sailor Girl. Spellbinders dies: Circles; Scalloped Circles. Sentiment: handmade. Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored pencils with mineral spirits. Stash: 5/8" Grograin ribbon, red button, blue netting, twine. (Size: 5-1/2" square).