Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Who would have thunk - Christmas papers - for a retirement card?

I was asked to make a retirement card from our Office.  The recipient of the card has worked for the University over 50 years and she has worked in the same position the majority of her years.  Wow - can you imagine - the changes she has seen.  Mind boggling.

This picture is an inspirational image from Moxie Fab World for one of Paper Crafts new special editions - Get Inspired.  This card is my inspiration - I have a greenish houndstooth paper in my card and also the clasp is a pearl and I used a pearl brad in the center of my flower.

The papers for this card are from two different Christmas collection - Melissa Frances and Webster's Pages.  I had to trim the Santa Claus off one paper in two different spots.  The flower is made from old pattern pieces - I have enough pattern pieces to start several greenhouses.  The "thank you stamp" is from Hero Arts.  The three sentiments in this stamp set - have become go to stamps for me.

I hope you enjoy my retirement card made from Christmas papers.


Kathryn said...

No one would guess those papers were meant for Christmas. Love the pattern flower. We tried to make those for my friend's wedding toss bouquet and it was a disaster! Yours came out so lovely. Glad to see it can be done. :)

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for linking this up to the Get Inspired by Fashion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)