Friday, July 24, 2015

Rooster Retirement


Some very AMAZING teachers in my girls' lives all retired at the end of this past school year.  It was my absolute pleasure to create special cards to celebrate their new chapters in life.

I had bought a pack of this fabulous French Country rooster paper by Graphic 45 at Tuesday Morning.  From there, I worked the color palette around the designs.

A smattering of sequins and a topaz gem were sprinkled on the top half of the card.  Oh, and you see that coppery glittered strip by the ribbon?  It's trimmed from a store-bought card.  Sure do hate for anything pretty to go to waste!

Honestly, the three teachers, who each received one of these cards, are so very cherished.  They've each touched our lives in profound ways, and are such giving souls.  It feels good just to be around these ladies.  They impacted so many childrens' lives, and we are incredibly blessed to have had them all together in our tightly-knit little elementary school.  Thank the Lord our girls were instructed by them.  Our family wishes N., D. and O. all the best in their retirement!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes - Stampin' Up! Paper: rooster patterned paper - Graphic 45; Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory - Stampin' Up!; cinnabar/copper strip (by bow) - store-bought greeting card Fibers: Mottle Brown seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: Metallic Gold sequins - MJ Trimming; Bronze sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; topaz rhinestone; Modern Label punch, Scalloped Oval punch - Stampin' Up!; corner rounder punch - Fiskars; Labels 13 die - Spellbinders 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that G45 rooster!!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...


Samra said...

Stunning card Colleen!!! Love the choice of papers you used for this creation! Simple and so very elegant!
Have a wonderful day my dear!!!
Paper Talk with Samra

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous paper and card, Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just gorgeous! Wow! I love the paper. I've seen this paper at our local paper craft store, but not in a smaller pad, and I have admired it so much. Your card is just beautiful and I'm certain each was very much appreciated.

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