Sunday, June 30, 2013

Enjoy Life!

I managed to carve out just a little crafty time this afternoon.  We've been on the go most of the weekend, so I didn't know when I would manage to create this retirement card for one of the guys at work.  But...I did :)

I'm playing along in 2 challenges.  Retro Sketches #70 and the Moxie Fab World Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge.

Since I needed to create a card that would be big enough for a lot of co-workers to sign, my card measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Since this is such a large card, I kept feeling that there was too much empty space.  I had to resist the urge to fill it up!  But since this card is for a guy...I tried kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Just a few of those fun wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.  I tapped them onto a red ink pad to color them.
The date that I stamped on that calender is the first day of retirement for the recipient...July 3rd.
I wish him all the best!

Thank for looking!

Supply list ~
Card stock: basic black, very vanilla, riding hood red (SU)
Stamps: calender stamp set (Precious Remembrance Shop)
Ink: poppy parade (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
Patterned paper: 5 & dime (October Afternoon)
Other: wood veneer stars (Studio Calico)


  1. Great card Susie! Looks like a perfect masculine card.

  2. What a wonderful retirement card! Perfect sentiment and love the mix of papers. Clever idea with the date stamp as well.

  3. What a perfect masculine retirement card!!! Love the paper you used, the calendar, and sweet stars! I'm sure the receiver will treasure this gem! Take care and Happy 4th, hugs!

  4. Hey Susie! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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