My amazing stepdad is celebrating his 91st birthday. He is a heavy duty Kansas City Chiefs and KC Royals fan. To customize his birthday card, I sent him an email with ten questions to find out what his favorite things are.
When he wrote back he had selected the Royals baseball team, the color blue, the movie “Gone with he Wind”, the song “Ebb Tide,” etc. etc. It was so much fun learning more about him that I decided to design his birthday card around his favorite things in life.
To get everything to fit, I had to design a long card (VERY LONG ACTUALLY).
For kicks, I took pieces of elastic cord and dangled cut out baseballs from them. It gives the card movement.
I had to make an envelope for it, so I struggled a bit, but managed to create one I think the U.S. Postal Service will accept.
When I was folding up the card to test it on the envelope, I realized I needed to put something on the back. I went with stamps.
This was definitely one of my favorite projects, made for one of my favorite people in the world.