Friday, November 4, 2011

FWF and a Happy Retirement card

Friday, friday. Time for Friends with Flair fun. If you're looking for inspiration, you can find the blog hop HERE (check it throughout the day because new links are constantly being added).


A colleague of dh's is retiring and moving to California to be closer to his kids so I put together a little easel card for him with Unity's A Little Destination stamp set. I was able to use the plane's banner to customize it with his name, and the signs had room for me to customize also. I jazzed up the labels on the suitcase, too. I wanted more than just a blue sky for the plane to be flying through so I used postcard paper that I had laying around and more of that DCWV green bling paper from the Songbird stack.


The fun continues inside the card. DH's office took up a collection and wanted to include a gift certificate to Golfsmith so I alluded to the colleague's retirement plans by adding the cute vintage golf clubs and made the journaling square a pocket that can hold the gift card as well as provide a ledge for the easel card to stand with. I'm hoping it will be a fond remembrance of the friends he's leaving behind.


Thanks for dropping by... always good to have you....

I'm germinating more ideas for cards, including one which will use a recent Ippity purchase, so check back.....

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

21 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Cindy! Your card is fantastic!! Love the wonderful elements on it which fit the occasion so well. I'm sure you colleague will treasure it. Great job!! Love this!!

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JPScraps said...

Great card. I love that you personalized it.

Sarah said...

Wow...love it!! The pape...coloring of stamps!! Very nice!

Sarah said...

This is really cool- I love that just as much detail is inside as out!

NoraAnne said...

Super cute card, Cindy! I'm glad to read below that you have power back! I've seen on the news that some are still without. Who would have thought you'd be dealing with this in October?! I hope it's not an indication of the winter we are going to have here in NJ!

Crystal said...

I love the scene you created and how you personalized it with names and places!

Pryn said...

This is sooooo awesome!!! I love how you were able to personalize it!

marilyn said...

What a special card. I would think that it will be treasured by the recipient. LOVE how you used the signpost to show where they are going.

Jennifer said...

LOVE your card!! Very CUTE!!!

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Ruby said...

Awesome card.

Joni Kix said...

GREAT card! The postcard stamp makes the perfect background! He's going to LOVE it!

Sarah said...

What a great card! I now know I have to have this card :) Thanks for the inspiration

Linda said...

I love your ideals That is so clever and cute.

Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love how you made the most of the images by personalizing it!

Anne Tussing said...

Wonderful card!! I love how you personalized it and made it so special!!

Jen said...

This is super... Bet he loves it!

Kim Cook said...

So very cute and special!

sharon g said...

That is so darned cute. I like the stamped images a lot.

Jen W. said...

This rocks! Love the postcard background for the sky and that fab patterned paper you used for the ground. Great colouring too!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how fun!! This works great as a farewell card. I really like how you used the postcard as your background. :)