Monday, July 21, 2014

A Pair of Retirement Cards

Hello everyone!  I realized a short while back that I had zero retirement cards in my stash. Thought it would be good to have at least a couple on hand -- and one of them already went to my father-in-law.  His is the second one.  But I'm sure you could guess that =D.


The girly one above makes great use of skinny scraps of patterned papers.  Couldn't we all make loads of 'em by doing this??  What crafter doesn't have skinny scraps!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU Paper: white - PTI; Sahara Sand, patterns - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Ash Pink seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools: pearls

And now, the more neutral / masculine card.


My inspiration jumping-off point was this badge from American Crafts. Reeeeallly wish they had printed the word 'relax' in a bolder color.  It's so pale!  But I took my color scheme from it, and grounded it with gray cardstock to tie in the color of the metal.  The green is an accent to help liven things up.  It seemed too sleepy with just the blue/yellow/gray combo.


Hope I've inspired you to make some retirement cards for your stash.  Thanks so much for your visit today!

Stamps: Essential Messages - Hero Arts Paper: Barely Banana, Basic Gray, teal dotted pattern - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: green twine - American Crafts Accessories & Tools: green button, green border sticker - SU; metal 'Relax' flair - American Crafts

6 comments:

Maria said...

Great way to use up your scraps! Love all the pink and different patterns! And, fab metal accent and button on the second card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful sympathy card and the retirement cards are awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, the first card is so pretty with the three flags and the fluffy bow. So simple, yet just fabulous. Totally love the second card, as well. Great design in general, and your colors and elements are great for a guy.

Jessi Fogan said...

Retirement cards are an occasion I always forget! That & new homes. Luckily "congrats" can cover those if need be, lol! These are both fabulous - I especially love the greens on the masculine card!

Lisa said...

A wonderful pair of retirement cards. You just reminded me I need to make one - oops!

Lisa Lara said...

Inspiring Colleen. I love them both.

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