Friday, July 30, 2010

Celebrating my Dad's Retirement!

This is a card I made to send to my Dad. Today is his last day of work and he's officially retiring! I'm so happy for him. He will be so much less stressed and relaxed (hopefully!). As a special gift, we also ordered Cleveland Indians tickets for him and my mom.
This is also one of the first non-baby thank you cards that I've made since Josiah was born! I've mentioned it to a few people, but I actually had to dust cob-webs off my poorly neglected stamp area!

In case you're wondering, I did not come up with this on my own. It's a case from a card on splitcoast (click here). The most creative I get these days is coordinating 3 kids' naps to all hit at the same time (rarely works)! I changed the colors and used: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz, and Real Red. These are all colors from the Birthday Bash Suite in the new catalog. I love how SU suggested color palettes for various occasions!

I used the Top Note die and the Stars #2. I just kind of randomly layered the stars. The hardware is non-SU, as is the 'celebrate' sentiment. This is a pretty simple card, but believe it or not, it took me half the day to make!