Sunday, June 3, 2012

Retirement Card

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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  1. Love the use of the ribbons! I am sure Sandie will love it!

  2. That's a wonderful sentiment you added to this thoughtful retirement card, and I'm sure your friend Sandie is going to treasure this for a long time to come! Very pretty!