Today, I’m sharing some retirement card samples.
Just this last Friday, my husband, Pat, worked his last day! He retired after a twenty-six-year career at State Farm. That career took us many places. From Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Woodbury, Minnesota, to Lincoln, Nebraska, and finally to Mesa, Arizona. Through our travels, we met a host of awesome people we call friends. State Farm treated us well. We’re glad to have had the opportunity to work for them.
We’ve been celebrating all weekend. As a stamper, I had to create my own card to congratulate him! There’s no going to the store to purchase one. Both of us love the beach and the ocean. I created a dream vacation scene with Stampin’ Up!’s Waterfront stamp set. It offers a host of images to craft a variety of nature scenes.
I also used the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and the colors of Night of Navy and Mango Melody. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It was punched with Stampin’ Up!’s Classic Label Punch.
It’s been fun for Pat as he hears from people he’s met throughout his career. He appreciates everyone wishing him well. For the time being, we plan to stay in Mesa, Arizona, and use our home as a base to travel. We look forward to spending time together trying new restaurants and seeing new places.
A few of my crafty friends have sent handmade congratulations cards. I share them below.
Thanks for stopping by today. See the list below for the ingredients I used to create the top card.
Maui Achievers Blog Hop is live! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizng a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. Be sure to visit them all.
My card below uses a blend of two stamp sets you can earn free during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts.
Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts
You can earn each of these stamp sets free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) in the US. This is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting promotion of the year, and it runs through March 31. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. (Look for more items to be added March 3.)
With my recent move to Mesa, Arizona, I was drawn to the cactus in the Gang’s All Meer selection. With a little watercoloring and a little masking, I made a desert come to life. I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
Here are some of the measurements if you’d like to create this card at home. From the top down:
Shimmery White: 2 x 3 3/4″
Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4″
Cajun Craze: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4″
Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4 x 5″
Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4″
Cajun Craze base: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2″ (scored and folded in half)
Thanks for stopping by today to view the Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Below is a list of all of the people participating. After this list of hoppers, I’ve included a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can shop for any of them 24/7 from my online store.