Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Retirement

Hello!  Today I would like to share a card I was asked to make for a retirement.  It was a little tricky as the retirement is state required and the man isn't really happy about it.  I didn't think a "congratulations" type card was in order, so I went with this:

 With ALL the paper pads I have stashed away, I just didn't find the paper I wanted, so I used Stampin' Up stamp pads Chocolate and Berry to make stripes, then I lightly brushed the Chocolate pad over the stripes to blend.

This digi stamp is from Beccy's Place.

I made both sentiments on my computer.  With a little bit of black sheer ribbon and 3 black metal brad tops, it's complete!  Sure hope he likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!  I've entered this card here:

Addicted to Stamps - flowers
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Dream Valley Crafts - no designer paper
Beccy's Place - anything with her images
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Try It On Tuesdays - celebrations (retirement)


  1. Great card and love the digi and your backing papers. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  2. Love the backing paper most. I am sure he will like it - its a great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  3. A lovely card, perfect for your intentions, love the grass stamp, thanks for playing with us a Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  4. This looks fab!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  5. I'm very impressed with your homemade patterned paper Sarah, when I read that in your post I had to go back and have a closer look! I love the effect you got by rubbing the ink over the textured paper... it looks wonderful.

  6. A beautiful retirement card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! Hugsxx

  8. Great take on the challenge, so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z


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