I didn't want to include this card in my post about cards for Operation Write Home. I made a retirement card for a friend who is currently with the same public school district from which I retired a couple of years ago. 5 of us are taking her to dinner and I volunteered to make a card for all of us to sign. I made the card large enough to fit into a 6" x 9" envelope so it's nearly twice the size of cards I usually make.
I used papers and chipboard stickers from Bo Bunny; designs that I fell in love with when they first arrived at my local scrapbooking store. The card base and one of the layers is from that Bo Bunny line. I used coordinating card stock and natural (color name) seam binding for ribbon. I laid down Scor Tape, some wonderful double-sided tape that holds forever, to fasten the seam binding as I pleated it. Sandie's name consists of stickers as does the swirl design. The sentiment is the top part of a large clear sticker made to be a card sentiment; the other part of the sentiment was placed inside the card. The entire sentiment reads: "Retirment is a celebration of old memories and new beginnings. A time to be grateful for the years behind you. A time to welcome the years ahead. Retirement is a wonderful feeling filled with the gift of knowing that all you've accomplished has made a lasting difference...and all that lies ahead will become a lasting treasure." The quote is attributed to Kimberly Rinehart; I think I've seen her name in the past on some pre-printed cards in the stores. I thought it was perfect for this card.
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