Retirement Card

I got word in the mail last week that our dentist has decided to retire. She ran a one-woman dental office with very personal service. The staff has been fabulous and knows us by name and asks about our kids and our vacations. It is sad to have her go but know that she has given much service over the years. I decided to make her a happy retirement card and turned to The Paper Variety’s current sketch challenge to come up with my design.

Check out the sketch

And my interpretation…

stamp, cardstock, blue pattern paper, paper flowers: Stampin’ Up
punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
resin flowers: Making Memories
pearls: Want 2 Scrap
ink: Ranger
other pattern papers: stash

I scaled the sketch down to fit the size of a card and eliminated a few elements to prevent overcrowding. As you can see I replaced the stars with flower elements for a feminine feel and I chose colors and patterns with a more vintage feel since her whole office was decorated in vintage items: doll houses, curios and wall papers. I will drop it off in her office for the staff to deliver to her as a new dentist has already taken over her practice. Here’s hoping the new dentist is just a nice!

4 thoughts on “Retirement Card

  1. I love how you made a card too! I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to so glad to see I have a “rebel” in my corner too!!:) I really like how you did this. And love that curly side….I got that cartridge for Christmas and has been the BEST gift EVER!! Just a beautiful card.


  2. Love that you made a card from our layout sketch! The punched edge adds a lot to the design 🙂 Thanks taking the Paper Variety challenge! 🙂
    Suzanne, TPV dt


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