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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Not My Retirement!

Happy Sunday everyone.  A while ago I was asked to make a retirement card for one of the ladies at work.  It had to be big enough for the whole office to sign, which was a challenge in itself, but I accepted and off I went.






So I stuck four 8x8 card bases together to form a concertina card with lots of pages
Main image is a Stampendous stamp Vase Bouquet (CRR170)
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Then out came a couple of old but pretty Papermania Colossal paper stacks
I made the patchwork background on a square of card and then shoved it through the Calibur with a Grand Label 1 Nestie.
The image shape is also Nestie and is Labels 11
Memory Box Vivienne butterflies
LOTV retirement stamp
Inside I used more Papermania sheets, and stamped each page with a different LOTV sentiment
It ended up with nine signable pages

When the lady was given her presentation, we were amazed to hear that she had been with the firm for 45 years - that is one very well earned retirement indeed.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx



11 comments:

Annette said...

The one and only time I was asked to make a retirement card for lots of people to sign, I went for BIG, but this idea is so much better. I will have to try to remember this if I'm ever asked again. I love the pinks too. Wow, 45 years. I've currently done 20 at the same place and that's not even half her 'sentence'. She's certainly earned her rest.
I'm currently deciding whether to paint the garage door (top colour paint finally arrived from Homebase) or ink up my new Tiddly Inks. Hmmm, which one will win do you think! ;0)
Hugs
Annette
xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is one awesome creation, love the image and colours used.x
The Journey is the Start

Sarah said...

What a great idea Squirrel both for the signing aspect and an easier size to be kept as a keepsake too. Love the pretty image and the patchwork papers xx

Chrissy said...

Very pretty retirement card Squirrel..love the image and colouring and those butterflies are gorgeous..fabulous design for many signatures too.[45 years..eek..]

luv CHRISSYxx

Jackie said...

OMG what a whopper, and it's gorgeous too :o)
Jackie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Squirrel and I am sure the lady loved it as much as me.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Faith A said...

Lovely card such pretty colours, AND plenty of space for everyone to sign. Wonderful.

Bet she was glad to retire after all those years in one place

~@ngie~ said...

WOW this is gorgeous darl :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Kat W said...

This is such a fab idea to create space for everyone to sign and I love the mix of pretty DP.
The pretty floral image and patchwork DP are a lovely choice for a retirement card :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

coops said...

oh wow so stunning squirrel.i love the fabulous fold out design and beautiful floral image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a great idea to get a card that you need lots of people to sign. Around work, I just try to keep it quiet that I make cards so I won't get asked to do these things. Love the colors, the flowers, and the butterflies on the front. They give such a light and airy feel.... sort of like being retired (or so I've heard).

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